Tech Detective – Are you a Keyboard Killer?

Water and keyboards aren’t the best of friends; in fact, they’re not friends at all. If you are a clumsy human like me, you’ll be familiar with a horror story about a glass of water tumbling down and killing your keyboard, or even worse, your whole computer.

There is some exciting news my clumsy friends, Logitech have come up with a new washable keyboard.

This washable keyboard is the solution if you’re prone to spilling drinks and it’s even better if you are a germ-a-phobe.

When you hear the term “waterproof keyboard,” I wouldn’t blame you if your first thought was “how waterproof?” Thankfully the K310 can be submerged in up to 30 inches of water that’s no hotter than 120 degrees Fahrenheit for up to five minutes. That’s more than enough time to save it from a run in with a glass of wine, coffee or coke!

The other part to keyboards that we all dislike is the germ factor! Whose used it before me? how many pieces of food, fingerprints, old dead skin are inside the gaps? Ewwww… Not only can you wash it clean but the only cool thing about the K310 is the brush built into its back that can be used to remove dust.

This ‘dirty keyboard’ topic became a point of interest in our office, Gladstone News Staffers decided to compare the keyboards to see who was the grossest. Despite objection I have published our rank below.

If you’d like to have a little bit of a try-before-you-buy experience, Logitech has a video demonstrating the waterproof abilities, subjecting it to more than just a light sprinkling of liquid. If you’d like to see how it fared, watch the video. _ google Logitech Washable Keyboard.
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