Logitech's Washable Keyboard K310 a Boon for Sticky Fingered Typists

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Deviate

Yeah, quit jizzing on your keyboards.

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OccultAssassin

For when fapping goes wrong.

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vistageek

I'm pretty sure all keyboards that aren't wireless or that don't have an lcd on them, are waterproof.

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theabsinthehare

As someone who has destroyed 3 keyboards with very small amounts of liquids and seen others do the same, I'm pretty sure you're wrong.

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vistageek

I've put three or four different keyboards in the dishwasher to clean them. They've all come out fine. What kind of keyboard do you have?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

I have yet to find a keyboard that is NOT waterproof

I have disassembled several keyboards and run them under warm water to clean the gunk out

Just be sure they are COMPLETELY dry before reassembly

I've even fixed a Roland Piano by doing this

The key is to be sure it is absolutely dry before using it again

Any circuit boards or motherboards that cannot handle a good washing (without CPU and RAM) are pretty much worthless in my opinion

They need to be dependable or whats the point of having it?

I do not subscribe to the "disposable technology religion" that is currently sweeping the Globe

I refuse to buy "Sealed" or Non-User serviceable technology such as Camcorders or phones with sealed batteries (Who thought that up anyway?) or non-serviceable Apple products

I'd rather have a dependable and reparable product than a disposable one any day

If the gunk inside makes your product unusable, you have nothing to lose by cleaning it this way

If it still doesn't work, then it was crap to begin with

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aether

If you have to wait for the water to evaporate before using the device again then that is not really waterproof. But I get your primary point, and agree with it.

I think the main difference here though is that this board literally isolates the conductive elements from the water/debris, so that it is water proof to a certain PSI, so you don't have to wait for it to dry. Instead of it being a timely endeavor, you can rinse the keyboard off and get back to work in a minute, I think that is a nice feature even if it rarely needs to be done.

"Any circuit boards or motherboards that cannot handle a good washing (without CPU and RAM) are pretty much worthless in my opinion"

...Keyboards are one thing, but I don't think all electronic should be held to this standard. More advanced technologies (highspeed technologies) don't have much margin in their signal's path loss and minor imperfections that water exposes the circuitry to can decrease the MTBF. Usually robustness and dependability are trade-offs with communication speed.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

"...Keyboards are one thing, but I don't think all electronic should be held to this standard. More advanced technologies (highspeed technologies) don't have much margin in their signal's path loss and minor imperfections that water exposes the circuitry to can decrease the MTBF. Usually robustness and dependability are trade-offs with communication speed."
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I wasn't sure about motherboards in general but added that comment because my 1st gen ATOM 330 handled a wash just fine after an accident
(CPU included)
Maybe it was just a fluke and I got lucky but it was worth a shot
(nothing to lose)
Has anyone here tried different spray on coatings when modding a motherboard for Liquid Nitrogen cooling or would that destroy it?
(Other than Silicone)

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lostcause64

Amen, Brother Moose!!

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iwolbers

I bet their primary target market for this product is the porn industry along with their clientele.

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Scatter

Or PC Gamers who eat Doritos.

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nsvander

Flammin Hot Cheetos and Code Red FTW!!!

LMAO

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don2041

This is ok but what we really need are washable notebooks & netbooks

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