updated 08:11 am EDT, Wed August 22, 2012
Logitech reveals its first washable keyboard
Logitech has unveiled its Washable Keyboard K310 that comes with a standard keyboard layout, F-keys and a number pad. The wired keyboard is notable for its namesake capability that allows it to be hand washed. To help with its longevity, Logitech has laser printed the key characters and UV coated them to ensure that they don't fade after repeated washing.
Logitech suggests that when users clean it, they use mild soap and a soft cloth in water less than 11-inches deep, and at a temperature lower than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It will not survive being washed in a dishwasher or being cleaned with abrasives, solvents or alcohol - users should also avoid submerging the USB cable. The device also has drainage holes to help it dry out, which will help it air dry completely.
The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 PCs. It is retailing for $40 and is available now.