Logitech Unveils Washable Keyboard K310 for Messy Folk
August 22, 2012 9:14 AM
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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.
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RE: stop being cheap
8/22/2012 12:08:46 PM
It's not 'cheap'. It's being environmentally aware.
Now, I'm not one who believes in CO2 causing global warming or that every chemical gets is poisoning us all the time. (We have far greater lifespans than just a hundred years ago, if industrial chemicals were so dangerous, we wouldn't be living this long.) However, I do try to avoid generating more trash than necessary, and I prefer to reduce the amount of energy we use. I also think it would be smart to get off foreign oil, as that causes many strategic issues for a country.
A washable keyboard, especially one I could put in the dishwasher, would be great. It would save a lot of trash. However, I can't do it without the ergo aspect. My hands are already messed up from decades on a regular keyboard.
RE: stop being cheap
8/22/2012 10:27:51 PM
In clinical environments, this appears to be a great inexpensive alternative to antimicrobial keyboards.
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