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.