Washable Keyboard Is Great For Kids

This one comes to up compliments of Kate Freeman over at Mashable.  How many times have your kids spilled something on the keyboard when they are using the computer?  Let’s be honest here – how many times have you spilled your coffee or food on your own keyboard?  It has happened to the best of us and we all wish there was a waterproof version of this link to the outside world.  Look at another way.  How many times have you looked at your old keyboard and wished you could just wash the darn thing so it didn’t look so weathered and beaten?  Read on and you will see that there is a solution.

Washable KeyboardAnyone with kids, or perhaps a job where you eat at your desk, knows that food and keyboards don’t mix. In fact, they can get pretty sticky and crumb-filled if you don’t clean them regularly. Besides using a gas duster or wiping it with an electronics-friendly cloth, there’s no easy way to thoroughly sanitize your keyboard.

Enter Logitech‘s Washable Keyboard K310, unveiled last week. It has the familiar layout of the Logitech keyboards you may already use, but this one can take a dip in water. You can rinse it in the kitchen sink or wipe it with a wet cloth. Not only can the keyboard be submerged up to 11 inches, it dries easily, too.

The keyboard can handle plenty of washing and use, according to Logitech. Characters are laser-printed and UV-coated, so they don’t fade after a cleaning. Holes in the back of the keyboard let water escape easily, and air enter, to dry every part. The keyboard is also simple to set up: Just plug it in, and you’re ready to work.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is expected to be available across the U.S. starting in August for a suggested retail price of $39.99. It will be available in Europe this October.


Jonathan ResslerJonathan Ressler is The Social Media Badass at The Big Fat Mouth, a social media agency that is focused on programs that deliver measurable results.

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