// Logitech Washable Keyboard K310
LOGITECH has launched a full-size keyboard you can throw in the sink, soak and wash alongside the dishes and cutlery. “From a light dusting to a deep soak, this washable keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry,” Logitech said of its washable keyboard K310.
Costing $39.99 online, the K310 can be submerged in up to 30 cm of water, has drainage holes on the back and has its letters lasered on so they won’t fade with repeated cleaning. It’s an answer to the ever present threat of E. coli and staph due to the build up of months of food crumbs and other unsavoury organic material inside a keyboard.
This problem was highlighted graphically in 2008 when British microbiologist James Francis compared the build up of bacteria inside keyboards to that on toilet seats and recorded that in some cases keyboards were more dangerous.
Logitech’s keyboard however can only be washed by hand with mild detergent, and the water temperature cannot be more than 50C. Throwing it into the dishwasher or washing it in the backyard pool is out as its attached USB cable is not waterproof.
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