Logitech’s newest keyboard can be washed in the kitchen sink

Logitech unveils the K310 washable keyboard

When you get crumbs, dirt and dust clogging up your keyboard, what do you do?

I once took every key off my keyboard and placed them neatly on the floor so I could get all the dirt off with a cotton bud. Unfortunately my dog buried half the alphabet in the garden when I wasn’t looking.

Logitech’s newest keyboard can be washed in the kitchen sink, thank god.

The K130 features the familiar layout and thin profile of Logitech’s line of PC keyboards, but unlike the others, this one can be submerged in up to 11 inches of water.

“We’ve all experienced that moment of distraction – followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard,” said 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.”

The washable keyboard has drainage holes underneath to allow for easy drying and key characters are laser printed and UV coated to help ensure the letters don’t fade in the wash.

The keys last up to five million keystrokes and there are twelve hot keys for instant access to internet, e-mail, play, volume and more.

The K130 is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7, and is expected to be available in Europe in October 2012 with a suggested retail price of €39.99.

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