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Logitech Launches Fully Water-Washable Keyboard K310

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Yes, you can wash this keyboard without causing damage. It can even be submerged in up to 11 inches of water -- just don't include the USB plug.

You can't deny it: your keyboard usually has something on it, whether it's spilled coffee or crumbs from a snack. Keyboards are known to be one of the most germ-ridden devices on the planet, and once children begin pecking at the keys, you might as well kiss that cold-free season goodbye.

To help combat human nastiness, Logitech has introduced a washable full-size keyboard. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is easy to clean and easy to dry, the company claims. It’s also designed for a comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile.

"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."

According to the company, not only can this keyboard be hand washed time and time again, it can be submerged in up to 11 inches of water (except for the USB plug -- keep that dry). Drainage holes at the back of the keyboard allow for easy drying while key characters are laser printed and UV coated so that letters don’t fade in the wash. Even more, the keys themselves can last up to 5 million keystrokes, ideal for dirty, heavy-hitting fingertips.

Given it's a full-size keyboard, Logitech's peripheral comes packed with F-keys, a number pad, and hot keys for instant access to Internet, e-mail, play, volume and more. It's also compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and requires no software setup -- simply plug the keyboard in and you're good to go.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in August, and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information, hit the product page here with your currently-dirty keyboard.

 

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    freggo , August 23, 2012 2:53 PM
    soldier37How many people will actually dip this in water to wash it when they buy one? Try using a disinfecting wipe like everyone else.


    Uh, have you ever looked between or UNDER your key caps ? There is prob a whole parallel universe in there :-)
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    Briguy131 , August 23, 2012 2:56 PM
    These would be perfect for a hospital environment.
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    Anonymous , August 23, 2012 3:54 PM
    I have been washing my keyboards in the sink for over a decade now. Cheap ones mind you, and let them sit for a week to dry out completely. They come out just like new and go into rotation. I have also pulled an Xbos 360 out of a cold dirty bucket full of water and let it dry with a portable heater and it works just fine. Granted I would not try this with anything I value greatly.
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    freggo , August 23, 2012 2:52 PM
    11 inches... damn, and I thought I can take it safely into the tub with me :-)

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    freggo , August 23, 2012 2:53 PM
    soldier37How many people will actually dip this in water to wash it when they buy one? Try using a disinfecting wipe like everyone else.


    Uh, have you ever looked between or UNDER your key caps ? There is prob a whole parallel universe in there :-)
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    Briguy131 , August 23, 2012 2:56 PM
    These would be perfect for a hospital environment.
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    Zetto , August 23, 2012 3:08 PM
    Perfect also for the production plant floor, where keyboards die in a month or so.
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    seroism , August 23, 2012 3:13 PM
    I'm very surprised they didn't price this higher. Not that I'm complaining but I would have figured they'd charge more than 40 bucks!
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    Anonymous , August 23, 2012 3:18 PM
    The raised keys make it look like it came from a typewriter or something. Nice design I think.
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    sstym , August 23, 2012 3:32 PM
    freggoUh, have you ever looked between or UNDER your key caps ? There is prob a whole parallel universe in there :-)

    Technically I'd call that an ecosystem.

    My son uses my desk computer. He's 2. More often than not he has sticky hands, or a water/juice cup.
    Hence, I need this keyboard, badly.

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    RazorBurn , August 23, 2012 3:41 PM
    for gaming, the A4tech X7 series keyboards are more desirable..
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    TunaSoda , August 23, 2012 3:45 PM
    RazorBurnfor gaming, the A4tech X7 series keyboards are more desirable..

    You obviously have never owned a Nostromo... ;) 
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    whiteodian , August 23, 2012 3:49 PM
    I give even normal keyboards a bath here at work. I've bathed mine 3 times. They just need a long time to dry out. Users spill crap on their keyboards all the time. Unfortunately the stupid ones don't unplug them right away. Being designed to withstand spills will save a few keyboards. Also, this could be useful in an environment where the user's hands get wet.
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    Anonymous , August 23, 2012 3:54 PM
    I have been washing my keyboards in the sink for over a decade now. Cheap ones mind you, and let them sit for a week to dry out completely. They come out just like new and go into rotation. I have also pulled an Xbos 360 out of a cold dirty bucket full of water and let it dry with a portable heater and it works just fine. Granted I would not try this with anything I value greatly.
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    ohim , August 23, 2012 4:11 PM
    RazorBurnfor gaming, the A4tech X7 series keyboards are more desirable..

    Comparing A4 tech with Logitech is like comparing Renault with Ferrari.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 4:11 PM
    Washable Keyboard!? What the insane sorcery is this!? This is madness!

    ....I really start feeling like my pink hover-board aren't that far away anymore...the future is on, fun*k yeah!
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    crisan_tiberiu , August 23, 2012 6:47 PM
    i have the Logitech G15 ..and i am washing it every 6 months. I open it and clean every key.
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    Anonymous , August 23, 2012 7:06 PM
    The raised keys make it look like it came from a typewriter or something. Nice design I think.
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    paulbowring , August 23, 2012 7:57 PM
    i think this is awesome....i hat the skin and hair that gets caught between the keys.... i'd love to just throw the thing in a dishwasher to wash thoroughly once a year or so... brilliant.
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    kittle , August 23, 2012 8:54 PM
    give me a keyboard I can put in the dishwasher and you'll have something
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    plokert , August 23, 2012 9:05 PM
    Maybe not this brand but WalMart's been selling these for over a year now.
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    snowzsan , August 23, 2012 10:04 PM
    I think it's great. Granted that I did this anyway but then I had to have 2 keyboards to swap between while the one dried.

    All around good idea. I'm not about to blame my children for spills in the keyboard because, let's face it, we're all guilty of that at one point or another.

    This will save me valuable minutes of my time, lol. Step in the right direction anyway until these parts become water resistant.
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    dauntekong , August 23, 2012 11:18 PM
    There's always milk, soda, drolls, chocolate, and so on from my 2 year old and man I've went through dont know how many razer keyboards... =(

    Drench and spray it with water and light soap, let dry in the sun for 5 days and hope it still works... 50% of the time I'm lucky...

    With This keyboard I'll no longer worry about washing.
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