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Dishwasher Safe Keyboard

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the rinse-it-off-first dept.

Input Devices 8

Slatterz writes "Reports about the number of germs contained on common office keyboards are a perennial favorite — according to some tests, the innocuous looking keyboard sitting in front of you might contain 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. It's a fact not lost on big name manufacturers, with Lenovo announcing in 2008 a desktop PC called the IdeaCentre K210, which had a special anti-microbial keyboard. All well and good, but why worry when you can just pop the entire keyboard in the dishwasher? The Silver Seal fully submersible keyboard is a 100% waterproof keyboard. The whole board can go into the dishwasher, with seals to protect the gold USB connector, and 'laser etched' keys guaranteed not to fade during the punishing cleaning cycle."

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'Unofficially' (1)

sleekware (1109351) | more than 4 years ago | (#28868785)

The IBM Model M keyboard is also dishwasher safe (or so I've been told).

Re:'Unofficially' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#28874731)

Eh, no, it really isn't. But you can pop the key caps off and wash those instead. Don't want those springs to rust!

Really (3, Informative)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 4 years ago | (#28872035)

I have run many keyboards through the dishwasher. The only ones I have ever had not work after were a couple of $10 specials. If you wash your keyboard, let it dry for a few days after you wash it.

The gold USB connector need protection, apparently (1)

fridaynightsmoke (1589903) | more than 4 years ago | (#28879065)

Yeah, I've heard about the rust problems caused when gold gets wet...

water safe, but... (1)

800DeadCCs (996359) | more than 4 years ago | (#28880233)

Sure it's safe with water, but what about beer?

The picture reminds me of how I once had a whole can of beer spilled on my mac keyboard...
Bottom side of it looked like a water globe with bubbles instead of fish.

All we need now... (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 4 years ago | (#28880297)

... is a dishwater safe desktop, monitor and programmer so that corporations can send their entire programming teams through a soak-and-rinse cycle without having to lose precious man-hours.

Apple keyboard in photo (1)

objekt (232270) | more than 4 years ago | (#28880801)

What about the Mac keyboard in the photo? Is it dishwasher safe as well?

I'm using one just like it as I type this.

Buy a new one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#28906589)

Why not just buy a new keyboard when it gets crummy? They're cheap!

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