For the mining exec who has everything: A copper keyboard

The Australian chapter of the International Copper Association showcases the latest copper product destined for the world's hospitals, or the boardrooms of mining companies looking for something a little bit different on the corporate gift register this Christmas.

Copper is inherently antimicrobial and Colorado's Operator Interface Technologies has produced the world's first commercially-available antimicrobial copper keyboard.

According to the company a US Department of Defense study "identified computer input devices as being among the most contaminated surfaces in an intensive care unit patient's vicinity" but using copper cuts infection risks by more than 40%.

Read more at the International Copper Association or pre-order a keyboard from Operator Interface Technologies.