New Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse continually cleanses itself with
protective outer layer

Irvine, CA – September 25, 2006 – IOGEAR today introduced its Germ
Free Wireless Laser Mouse, disabling the survival of bacteria with an
auto-disinfecting surface. The mouse, ideal for use in
highly-trafficked public areas, such as offices, libraries and
schools, is able to inhibit a wide range of antibodies, viruses and

According to a recent survey from the University of Arizona, the
average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet
seat(1). Despite this, office workers rarely have time to clean their
desktops frequently or thoroughly enough to be effective. As a
result, the presence of microbes contributes to the spread of
pneumonia, the flu, pink eye and strep throat, among other extremely
contagious viruses.

Designed to address this health issue, the outer shell of IOGEAR’s
new Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse is covered in nanocoating,
consisting of titanium oxide and silver nanoparticles that can
prevent or deactivate bacteria with 99% efficiency. The titanium
oxide attracts water and oxygen molecules. When these molecules are
combined with the electrons of the titanium oxide and light, free
oxygen ion bases are given off. The ions restrain, clean and
eliminate parasites while creating water, carbon and oxygen
molecules, starting the cleansing process over again.

“With the manifestation of germs and pathogens on our hands, it is
important to keep our most frequently used devices clean,” said
Mirandu Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc.
“Our new Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse addresses this problem with a
continuous cleansing process. Regardless of location, the peripherals
are able to stay bacteria-free, helping reduce the spread of common
viruses and infections.”

The Germ Free Wireless Laser Mouse is priced at $39.95 (MSRP) and is
available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online
resellers and selected retail outlets. It comes with IOGEAR’s
standard three-year warranty.

For further information on the company and its connectivity
solutions, please visit

IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading connectivity
manufacturer that provides complete KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse),
FireWire, USB (Universal Serial Bus), Bluetooth, UWB
(Ultra-Wideband); HomePlug and Peripheral solutions. The company
targets end users at home, in the office and on the road.

IOGEAR has consistently provided products that incorporate innovative
technology, delivering to the end-user outstanding functionality and
capability. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry,
IOGEAR offers high quality products backed by the service and support
that consumers demand. IOGEAR offers 24/7 tech support by calling

The company distributes products throughout North and South America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information,
please visit IOGEAR’s Web site at