A new survey by Logitech has found that almost half of us spend more time with our computer mouse than our partner or pet.

In a survey of just over 2000 people, 41% say they spend over 5 hours on an average day in the company of a computer mouse. Furthermore, 6% of us spend over 10 hours a day with our mouse, at home or at work.

Compared to spending time with partners or pets, only 32% of us spend more than 5 hours a day with a partner and only 15% over 5 hours with a pet.

However in an effort to get people to spend more money on the peripheral, Logitech say that although 25% of people are happy to spend more than £1000 a year on their loved ones, 80% of mice get less than £10 worth of accessories, treats, and repairs a year.

Common complaints include leads getting in the way and mouse balls needing to be cleaned. The company's recommendation? To invest in a cordless laser mouse of course.