Another Good Reason for Virtual Keyboarding: Bugs

No, not the software kind; the germ-y kind. A University of Arizona study claims that the typical office desktop hosts 400 times more bacteria than your average toilet seat. And iBiz Technology Corp. suggests that its version of the virtual laser keyboard can help cut workplace absenteeism due to sickness by eliminating a major hangout for these troublesome creatures.

They've got a point: With 3295 of the little disease-causing rascals hiding in its cracks and crevices, your keyboard is way behind your telephone (25,127), but still a cause for concern. And unlike a mechanical keyboard, your iBIZ Virtual Keyboard will let you spray disinfectant all over it. You won't end up with sticking keys or shorted-out electronics—because there aren't any. (Just make sure the surface your keyboard is projected on is disinfectantfriendly.)

Running on a self-contained, rechargeable lithium ion battery, the iBIZ Virtual Keyboard gives you up to four hours of germ-free typing time. It's compatible with PCs and laptops running on Windows 98/2000/XP and with most PDAs using the Palm or Pocket PC operating systems.

Contact iBiz Technology Corp., Phoenix, AZ; 800-234-0707, [email protected],