Ask Engadget question is coming to us from Cris, who can't seem to find a latex-free mouse that he needs to prevent allergic reactions. If you're looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
So, any suggestions for Cris? Quite a few folks are allergic to latex rubber, and it's borderline impossible to believe that no latex-free mouse lives in a world chock full of options. If you've managed to uncover a gem that fits the bill (or a particular keyboard, while we're on the subject), drop a hint in comments below."I work in an office environment for ten hours a day in front of a computer where my right hand spends most of it's time on my wireless Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 2.0. It's a mouse I've loved, but there's an issue. I have discovered that I'm allergic to the rubber latex used in the mouse. Although I have not had a tough time finding posts online from people complaining of the same problem, I have had a very difficult time finding a solution. I need a latex-free mouse, preferably with similar features to the Intellimouse I love so much. It's easy to find many things in a latex-free variety; obviously mice aren't in that group. Thanks!"