I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my fair share of instances where someone dropped a couple of bread crumbs(or other small bits of food) between the different keys on my keyboard. The only way that I could get them out would be to either turn the keyboard upside down and shake it. Alternatively, you could use a vacuum cleaner to get the dust and foreign particles out of there.
However, Logitech have acknowledged this problem and it has announced a new Washable keyboard which they have called the K310. It is a black keyboard with white keys and it has drainage holes at the bottom for the water to come out of. The drainage holes will also allow for the keyboard to dry easily.
In case if you were wondering, you will be able to take the keyboard to your kitchen sink and submerge it in up to 11 inches of water. If you’re worried about the letters, numbers and characters fading after the washes, then don’t worry. The keys are laser printed and UV coated.
Logitech K310 keyboard should be available in October 2012 and the suggested retail price is €39.99 or you can preorder yours right now from logitech.com for £34.99.
I know that HP and Kensington both do washable keyboards so I would really love to see what this keyboard brings to the table. Of course, you will need to make sure that you leave the keyboard to dry after you wash the keyboard. However, I would highly recommend not putting your computer’s keyboard in a sink and trying to wash it.
Disclaimer: I can’t be held responsible for any keyboards that stop functioning due to water damage.