Philips makes a mouse with OCD

New line of 'dirt-free' mice


Our hypochondriatic society has given rise to all manner of bacteria-resistant computer equipment and even gadgets that claim to have germ-eliminating lights so you can lay waste to evil kooties wherever you go. But some of us aren't quite at that level of obsessive-compulsiveness (yet) and just like to keep our workspaces tidy.

Philips understands that and is putting its clean genes to work on the most used and abused item on the desktop: the lowly mouse. The company is offering a new line of "dirt-free mice" that have a "wipe-clean, high-gloss casing to prevent dirt buildup," according to Shiny Shiny. We're dubious about how well it can live up to its claims, but in true Philips fashion, at least it made the mouse look good.

The question, though, is when will they make one that's dishwasher-safe?

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