We've seen plenty of waterproof keyboards before, but never one that could withstand gobs of virtually any substance. Logitech's K310 keyboard can be lathered up, washed and left out to dry with no damage to its functionality whatsoever.
Built to withstand spills, crumbs, dirt, ketchup — you name it — the K310 keyboard looks to be the perfect keyboard for the messy office or college dorm.
From Logitech's press release:
"We've all experienced that moment of distraction — followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard," says 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."
Logitech says that there's no limits to how many times the keyboard can be washed and that, theoretically, the keys should last quite a long time — five million keystrokes to be exact.
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac users will be disappointed to hear that they aren't getting any washable keyboard love. Logitech will sell the Washable Keyboard K310 for $40 in the U.S. this month, and in Europe starting in October.