This mouse reads your eyeballs

An awkward security idea

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It seems logical to bestow the computer mouse with security features, as it's already a natural gatekeeper standing perennially at the ready like a loyal sentry guarding the palace. There have been a number of models on the market, for example, that authenticate fingerprints . But an iris reader?

Maybe it's just us, but we're not in the habit of peering into the mouse--or anything else on our desktop--closely enough for our eyeballs to be identified. That's what would apparently be required to get past this picky peripheral from Qritek Japan, which Plastic Bamboo says has a lens and sensor mounted on its side.

Not only that, but this particular mouse is corded--an attachment that could be problematic if yanked too quickly in a rush to sign on. And for $315? We'll get a new lock for the office door instead.

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