Clearly, there are just many of us who do not shy away from keeping eatables close while working away or just casual browsing and more often than not, spill food crumbs that find their way into the crevices of a keyboard. Logitech has now unveiled a new keyboard, which it claims can be washed. As per an official statement, Logitech has unveiled the latest in its line of PC keyboards – the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310. The company claims that from a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. It’s also designed for a comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and a sleek, thin profile.

Logitech Washable Keyboard 310

Logitech Washable Keyboard 310

Interestingly, the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can be hand washed time and time again, and can be submerged (with the exception of the USB cable) in up to 11 inches of water, claims the company. The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 sports drainage holes at the back that allow for easy drying. In addition to that, the official statement adds that the key characters are laser printed and UV coated to help ensure the letters don’t 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, claims Logitech.

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.”

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310, as the company puts it, is both durable, while still being comfortable. Logitech adds further that  Logitech Washable Keyboard K310's contemporary design complements both the user's computer and his work space and comes complete with F-keys and a number pad. The keyboard is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 features twelve hot keys for instant access to Internet, e-mail, play, volume and more; you can readily open your most-used applications with a single keystroke, adds Logitech. The keyboard requires no software for setup and the company claims that users have to simply pull the device out of the box, plug it in and type away.

Check the video below to get a closer view at Logitech's Washable Keyboard K310.

As per the official statement, 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. 

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