Newark, Calif. – Logitech has unveiled a new washable keyboard, the K310.
With the exception of the USB cable, this keyboard can be submerged in up to 11 inches of water, and drainage holes at the back of the keyboard allow for quick, easy drying, the company said.
The key characters are laser printed and UV coated so that the letters do not fade when washed.
Its a full-sized keyboard with a complete set of F-keys and a number pad. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7, has twelve hot keys for instant Internet, email, play and volume access, and the users’ most-used applications can be opened with a single keystroke. It requires no software.
“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.”
It will be available in October for a suggested retail price of $39.99.