Logitech has unveiled a new keyboard that’s likely to give the accident-prone among us something to smile about. The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 aims to put an end to liquid-induced keyboard destruction once and for all.
The K310 is a standard looking board that includes F-keys, a number pad and USB connectivity. Laser printed and UV coated keys suggest this keyboard can take a beating as well as multiple washings. The board borrows a page from select notebook computers in that there are drainage holes that allow liquid to pass through freely, assisting in cleanup and post-wash drying times.
Before you go tossing the K310 into the dishwasher, there are a few limitations you need to be aware of. The unit is only submergible in up to 11 inches of water – perfect for the kitchen sink or a garden hose. But take note as you shouldn’t get the USB cable wet nor should you use any harsh abrasives or cleaners with alcohol / solvents. Furthermore, the company doesn’t recommend water that’s over 50°C (120°F).
Simply put, this is a hand-wash only affair and a mild soap will do the trick. But if you can adhere to these guidelines, the $40 K310 could be a proverbial lifesaver if you often find your keyboard drowning in a sea of cola or coffee. The board is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship later this month to US residents. European buyers will have to wait until October to get in on the action.
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