Logitech creates washable keyboard for dirty typists

Summary:After you get crumbs all over it, you can dunk the Washable Keyboard K310 in up to 11 inches of water.

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Nothing's more annoying than getting crumbs on your keyboard, especially if the build-up of foodstuff gets so bad it renders a key inoperable. For those of us messy typists, Logitech has devised a keyboard that can simply wash away all of the debris.

As its name suggests, the Washable Keyboard K310 can be placed under a faucet or dunked in up to 11 inches of water and emerge clean and still fully operational. How does it do it? In addition to a couple of drainage holes at the back of the keyboard, Logitech has laser-printed and UV-coated keys so they don't fade.

The K310 is otherwise a standard desktop keyboard, including 12 hot keys, a number pad, and plug-and-play setup via its USB connnection. (The USB cable is not washable, however.) Logitech claims the keys can handle up to 5 million keystrokes.

You can get your grubby hands on the Logitech K310 this month in the U.S. for $39.99, though the product page on the company website seems to be having technical difficulties at the moment. Logitech says the washable keyboard will be available in Europe in October. Do you need one?

Topics: Hardware, PCs

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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