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Logitech Unveils Washable, Ultra-Durable Keyboard

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Today Logitech unveiled the latest in its line of PC keyboards, the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. It’s also designed for a comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile.

    The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can be hand washed time and time again, and can be submerged (with the exception of the USB cable) in up to 11 inches of water. Convenient drainage holes at the back of the keyboard allow for easy drying while key characters are laser printed and UV coated to help ensure the letters don’t fade in the wash. Plus, the keys can last up to five million keystrokes, meaning this keyboard can take a washing, as well as a pounding.

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    "We’ve all experienced that moment of distraction – followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard,” says Sophie Le Guen, senior director of mice and keyboards at Logitech. “Because life and its messes will happen, regardless of how careful you are, Logitech designed the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 to look and function like new, even over time."

    Durable, yet still comfortable, this full-size keyboard’s contemporary design complements both your computer and your work space. It comes complete with F-keys and a number pad, and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. With twelve hot keys for instant access to Internet, e-mail, play, volume and more, you can readily open your most-used applications with a single keystroke. To make life even easier, this keyboard requires no software for setup, simply pull the device straight out of the box, plug it in and type away.

    Pricing and Availability
    The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in August and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
     
  2. TheLostSwede

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    Made for wankers... :p
     
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    +1 :laugh:
     
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    Sorry mate, but -1 for such childish and obvious humour.

    This product would be great for the kids or for kiosk... or indeed outdoor... far far cheaper than industrial keyboards designed for outdoor use.

    Raised pebble keys look fun. Perhaps not practical for speed typers... but looks quite retro-stylish. Now make those keys translucent with LED lighting and it would be seriously cool for funky PCs.
     
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    Reminds me of the old chiclet keyboards.
    Sorta like IBM jr's.
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    gimme a washable G510 :p
     
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    I know a lot of people who should buy this thing. Any stationary computer that sees a lot of use, like any library computer in any college/university in the country could make good use of it.
     
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    if they make a LA-Latin or at least a spanish version with reverse L enter i'm all in

    but i'm not convinced on those square-rounded laptop style buttons, i hate them
     
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    I like the overall design, but from the images the keys look overly tall which leads me to believe speed typing could prove to be a challenge. I know some end users who need this keyboard bad. :laugh:
     
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    PRE-ORDERED :rockout:
     
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    A4Tech's X7 gaming keyboards are washable.
     
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    Hygiene

    After mobile phones, aren't keyboards the filthiest things we use on a daily basis?

    I wish all keyboards could be given a bath. :D
     
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    I like how it looks.
     
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    As far as I know all keyboards are washable! It's never the washing that gets you into trouble, its the dry time that will get you!
     
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    I was a temp at a call center once and had to hop between desks, and yes. Yes I would've liked this.

    (while talking about keyboards and cleaning them, my sister once tried to boil the keys to a keyboard to clean them. It didn't work. They melted.)
     
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    Food establishments need these as mandatory... I used to manage a pizza place and they needed something like this.
     
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    I still disassemble my keyboard and submerge each key in hot soapy water and wipe down all non-electrical parts periodically. It's a pain in the ass to say the least. Something like this has appeal for me, because I don't want to have to clean my keyboard again.
     
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    Before i enlarged the picture it kind of looked like an apple keyboard.
    Time for another lawsuit.....it has round corners lol
     
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    I will never buy chiclet keyboards.
     
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    except if you're me and decide to miss most of the keyboard and land the coffee on your crotch ;-;.

    BUT!

    I think I'm sort of stoked to pick one of these up in the future. I don't mind the look and the spill protection is very attractive. :D
     
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    Yeah, I use industrial washable keyboards at home. I am getting this. It's much cheaper.
     
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    Protip: Just don't boil them. ;)

    But yeah, I take it apart and clean the plastics with a brush at least. Same with the mouse, and the laptop I have now went down similiar treatment not too long ago. I wish I did something similiar with desktops, but I can't be bothered. Those I just vacuum when I feel like it, which isn't that often.
     

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