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Logitech Releasing a Waterproof Keyboard in Europe and the U.K.

August 22, 2012

Logitech Releasing a Waterproof Keyboard in Europe and the U.K.

By Jacqueline Lee
Contributing Writer

If you’ve ever had the horrifying experience of spilling soda on your computer keyboard, then you want the newest product from Logitech.

The soda can, bottle or cup tips over. You stand by in horror, watching the stream of bubbly liquid head toward your keyboard in slow motion as you realize you are helpless to stop it. You didn’t buy the warranty, and you can’t time travel back to the store and change your mind.

If you own a PC that uses Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, then here’s some good news. You will soon be able to purchase a waterproof keyboard from Logitech (News - Alert).

Logitech’s K310 Washable Keyboard can be submerged in up to 11 inches of water to remove spilled liquids and even crumbs, dust and debris. Every Windows-owning parent just breathed a huge sigh of relief.

The drainage holes in the back of the keyboard allow the keyboard to wash and dry out easily. Also, because the letters on the keyboard are laser-printed and coated, the tops of the keys won’t fade out in the wash.

The keyboard itself can withstand up to five million keystrokes. In addition to function keys and a number pad, the keyboard comes with 12 hot keys that enable instant Internet access, e-mail access, “Play” and volume adjustment. You can even use the hot keys to access your most commonly used applications with a single keystroke.

Laptop users and iMac users are still out of luck, but anyone who owns a PC running Windows XP or later can access the keyboard starting in October, when Logitech’s K310 will be released in the U.K. and throughout Europe.

The keyboard, says the company, offers a “comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile.” Logitech has issued no specifics on compatibility with Windows 8.

Just don’t immerse the USB cable, okay? Even Logitech can’t help you if you do that.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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