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Dr. Sheldon Cooper approves this keyboard

If you're germophobe, you probably already know that the keyboard in your work/home office is a haven of microscopic critters that can make you sick. If you have to share a keyboard, the germs could be even more prevalent. Logitech has unveiled a new Washable Keyboard K310 that can be washed to eliminate germs and left over mess from spills. 
“We’ve all experienced that moment of distraction – followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard,” says Sophie Le Guen, senior director of mice and keyboards at Logitech. “Because life and its messes will happen, regardless of how careful you are, Logitech designed the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 to look and function like new, even over time.”

The keyboard is designed to survive being sprayed with water or even submerged in a kitchen sink for cleaning. The keyboard can be hand washed repeatedly and completely submerged, with the exception of the USB cable, in up to 11 inches of water with no damage. The keyboard has drainage holes at the back to ease drying. The key characters are laser printed and have a UV coating to keep them from fading when washed.
Logitech also says that the keys are good for up to 5 million keystrokes so it should last for years to come.

The keyboard is expected to launch this month in the US and in October for European customers at an MSRP of $39.99.

Source: Logitech

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By Flunk on 8/22/2012 9:25:48 AM , Rating: 2
Keyboards get dirty because things fall down into the cracks. You would still have to take it apart to clean it properly so it being "washable" doesn't make sense because you can just take any keyboard apart, wash it and put it back together.

Take it from someone who really does clean their keyboard.

RE: Silly
By dark matter on 8/22/2012 9:47:55 AM , Rating: 3
Not that Silly. When I type, I touch the top of the keys.

As long as I can wash them, it's clean enough.

I don't know about you, but I can't get my fingers down the side of my keys to touch it.

And besides, I'm sure you could use a mild sanitizer if you were really worried about bugs.

But it's worth bearing in mind, their are millions of germs in every cubic cm of air.

AND you can be TOO clean.

I don't personally use any anti-sanitizer or keep my home like an operating theatre.

And guess what.

I don't get ill. Unlike some of my friends whose house always smells of cleaning product, and whom always seem to have a cough, cold, or other ailment.

Man up lad.

RE: Silly
By LRonaldHubbs on 8/22/2012 1:50:09 PM , Rating: 2
Look more closely at the picture. The keys are not recessed like on a normal keyboard, so you really can wash around and under them.

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