The keyboard that loves a wash. From a light dusting to a deep soak, this washable keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry.
Clean comes easy
Life happens and this keyboard is ready. From a light dusting to a soak*, this washable keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. It's submergible in up to 30 cm (11 inches) of water and has convenient drainage holes at the back for speedy drying.
More than tough enough
Laser printing and a UV coating ensures this keyboard can take a washing as well as a pounding. The durable keys, robust tilt legs and increased resistance to surface scratches makes the Washable Keyboard one of the toughest on the market.
Functional and good-looking
Comfortable typing is a given, thanks to a familiar layout with F-keys and number pad. And it all comes in a unique, contemporary design that will complement your computer, as well as your work space.
Plug and play simplicity
Thankfully, the Washable Keyboard works right out of the box. There's no software to install, so you can simply plug it in and start typing. Talk about a clean setup.
Take a shortcut and save time
Gain instant access to popular applications like the Internet, email, volume controls, and more - with 12 hot keys. Hit F1 to go home, F2 to launch your email, F3 to start a search, and F4 to crunch some numbers on the calculator. Want to bring up your media player and play your favorite music? Simply hit F5 to launch, F6 for the previous track, F7 to play or pause the track, and F8 to skip tracks. For volume controls, you can hit F9 to mute, or F10 and F11 to lower or raise the volume (respectively). And when you're finished using your computer, put your PC to sleep by hitting F12. It's that easy.
* Hand wash only. Use mild soap and a soft cloth in warm water less than 30cm (11 inches) deep and less than 50°C (120°F). Do not wash in dishwasher. Do not use abrasives, alcohol, solvents or harsh detergents. Do not submerge the USB cable. Follow washing instructions in the Quick Start Guide.
I guess I have never really thought about my keyboard before and was happy just typing away at whatever I had, so I was really interested in checking out this K310 washable keyboard from Logitech, a product I didn't really know much about.
First thing I noticed out of the box is that it is very light compared to my old keyboard, which I never realised was heavy until holding this Logitech one. The next thing I noticed was the great looking keys, they are white with a dark grey colour for the letters, and the keys all have a gap around them which is a neat look compared to a standard keyboard. Number pad and 12 hot keys are very helpful.
Underneath you have a blue colour that I love, a small built in brush which you can pull out to brush away stuff between the keys. The bottom of the keyboard has rubber feet and they are also found on the fold out legs, all great and really helps the keyboard stay put where you have it. The legs themselves only have one piece so don't offer the extra set of positions that some other keyboards have.
Apart from the cool look to this keyboard you would think it is pretty standard, but this is where the game changes, it is washable. Now don't get confused with waterproof. This keyboard is designed to be submerged in water and cleaned in warm water with mild soap. The water flows through the keyboard and drains out and must be left to dry. To help prevent water getting in the USB end of the keyboard there is a cap on the end that must be put on, I guess this is important if you're cleaning the cord as well as it is plenty long enough.
Now you might think cleaning a keyboard is crazy, but for someone who eats around one all the time or has mud on my hands from gardening I no longer need to worry about it as I know it can easily be cleaned. I was also happy to see the local accident and emergency department have these keyboards at all their workstations when I was there the other night, so great to see them out in the wild and being used.
I put 9 for durability as I just don't know at the moment due to only having it for a short period and washing it once. The only other downside is the amount of time you need to wait while it dries naturally, so you will need to time when you wash it, or use a backup keyboard, something you won't want to do as this one is just that good to use.
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