Tuesday, July 7th 2020

Cherry Launches WeTex Hygienic Keyboard Covers

For years, various representative studies have shown that computer keyboards are among the dirtiest and most bacterially contaminated office products available. There are many reasons for this. Firstly there is a high concentration of foreign bacteria on our hands with which we operate the keyboard. Secondly, external influences such as eating and drinking at work, bring further contamination to the keyboard. These impurities often remain hidden as dirt and bacteria collect under the individual keys. Unfortunately, because of this, keyboards are cleaned by their owners far too rarely or only on the surface.

In today's tense times, where special attention must be paid to hygiene, some industrial sectors and branches are confronted with sanitation concepts that sometimes push them to their limits. Especially in organizations with a large number of staff and constant changes of customers or patients, or in production or workshops where liquids, dust, or production waste are generated during work, simple and effective solutions are needed to protect computer keyboards.
As the world's leading keyboard manufacturer, CHERRY has reacted accordingly. It has added CHERRY WetEx to its range of products, a protective cover for computer keyboards that prevents dirt from penetrating under the keys of a keyboard, and also can be cleaned without difficulty using standard disinfectants*. This provides simple but effective protection against bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants. In clinics and doctors' offices, for example, the keyboard's entire contact surfaces can be disinfected quickly and easily regularly, which can protect your employees from illness.

WetEx is a flexible protective film which is resistant to diesel, oil, detergent, and distilled water as well as conditionally resistant to petrol and 40% sulphuric acid. It fits perfectly over the keyboard and offers an impenetrable surface. Under normal conditions, WetEx will last >10 million operating cycles and is ideal for home, office, and industrial applications.

WetEx has been developed for a wide range of CHERRY products, including the KC 1000, G84-4100, KC 1000 SC, and STREAM KEYBOARD models. It is easy to handle and provides comprehensive protection for the keyboard within seconds. Because CHERRY always takes the environmental aspect into account in its products, WetEx is free from halogens and latex and does not contain polybrominated diphenyl ethers. No polybrominated dibenzodioxin or dibenzofuran is produced during disposal.

The CHERRY WetEx keyboard protection is available immediately starting at a recommended retail price of 30 USD.
Source: Cherry
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4 Comments on Cherry Launches WeTex Hygienic Keyboard Covers

Make your keyboard nice mushy....

Also apparently cleaning your keyboard isn't a thing anymore.
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This was everywhere around 10 years ago, but fell out of popularity. Its not a bad compromise especially in places where hygiene is more important than typing on mushy keys e.g. hospital counters.
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hummm, a good idea, but the timing seems like nothing more than a money grab due to the pandemic... now if they would just make them to fit all other keyboards, the entire company could retire as mega-millionaires within a short time :mad:..:cry:..:fear:

In some small mom & pop shops, I still see some of those grimey old rubberized/plasticized covers left over from way back that have now turned a dark baby-poop yellow or snot-greenish color due to their age, which makes me wanna puke every time..
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I'd like to have the option of using such a cover, whenever I see fit. Maybe I'll be away for some days and would rather my expensive mechanical keyboard not get dusty. Maybe I want to mush-it-up for a session of cheetos and gaming. Maybe my girlfriend's long haired cat makes cleaning the keyboard all too frequent, and I'd rather keep the original clicky mechanical feel for gaming or serious typing, not browsing and casual use. I wish major keyboard manufacturers reintroduced these.
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