Pretty typical washing instructions, at least early on:

Hand wash only. Use mild soap and soft cloth in warm water less than 30cm (11 inches) deep and less than 50°C (120°F). Do not wash in dishwasher. Do not use abrasives, alcohol, solvents or harsh detergents. Do not submerge USB cable. Follow washing instructions in the Quick Start Guide.

The eyes bug out, I suspect, at “USB cable.” This is, in fact, a washable keyboard, by Logitech, and Tam will vouch for it:

The keys are spaced a reasonable distance apart to avoid fat-fingering and give satisfying, if not exactly IBM Model M-like, tactile feedback when struck. As a bonus, there’s a little brush clipped to the bottom of the keyboard for dusting stuff out from under the keycaps, and the USB connector on the cord has a tethered cap to cover it when you’re giving it a scrub in the sink.

Costs about as much as three crappy keyboards you’ll throw away in six months.


  1. jsallison »

    18 May 2013 · 6:16 pm

    Humph, wotta y’all do with them things up there? I’ve got two walmart emachines and a toshiba laptop, all over six years old and the only thing I’ve done to them was ram upgrades and replaced the crt monitors with flat screens to get said screens further away from the aging eyeballs. Although the wife-unit has recently made mention of being interested in a keyboard with oversized, lit keys, now to find one…

  2. CGHill »

    18 May 2013 · 9:11 pm

    My laptop (also a Toshiba) dates back to 2001. Our IT department despairs of finding reasonably affordable keyboards — the current Model M workalike runs $90 — that are more than marginally Pepsi-resistant.

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