by Anton Shilov
08/22/2012 | 09:49 PM
Logitech has unveiled washable keyboard K310. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. What is even more important, the keyboard survives spills of beverages usually located on desks. It is also designed for a comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile.
“We have all experienced that moment of distraction – followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard. 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,” said Sophie Le Guen, senior director of mice and keyboards at Logitech.
The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can be hand washed and can be submerged (with the exception of the USB cable) in up to 11" of water. Convenient drainage holes at the back of the keyboard allow for easy drying while key characters are laser printed and UV coated to help ensure the letters do not fade in the wash. Plus, the keys can last up to five million keystrokes, meaning this keyboard can take a washing, as well as a pounding.
The full-size keyboard has attractive design and comes complete with F[unction]-keys and a number pad, and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. With twelve hot keys for instant access to Internet, e-mail, play, volume and more, one can readily open most-used applications with a single keystroke. The Logitech washable keyboard requires no software for setup and is ready to work out-of-the-box.
The Logitech washable keyboard K310 is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in August and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $39.99.