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    cleaner keyboard and mouse?

    Not sure if this is hardware or technical humour

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7822293.stm

    It is an article about gadgets. The one I particularly like is the keyboard and mouse you can put in your dishwasher

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    http://www.sealshield.com/

    And they are actually not that expensive in comparison to other keyboards. And as silly as it may sound to you, I can see a practical need for it: medical facilities where computer is stored in a surgery area; burn patients to have a keyboard to use; classrooms (do you know how much coffee, red bull and other stuff is spilled daily?!).
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    I agree entirely MsM, which is why I put it in hardware rather than humour. If it is waterproof it will be dust and crap proof as well?

    I can see applications in garages, engineering machine shops, construction sites and all sorts of places which have a "hostile environment"


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    Public keyboards are gross. They should make a keyboard with a built in hand sanitizer pump. I work at a school, and have seen tons of kids coughing and sneezing on keyboards... I try to do as much as I can remotely from my system.
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    You guys are giving me a complex now - freak me out

    I don't even think you can get them in SA ...
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    one thing i dont get is the interface...is it wireless, usb or ps/2? cos if its usb the water can spoil the plug(reminds me of a chinese-made rubber keyboard thats in the market here now...)

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    gold usb.
    reasonably priced $33 US
    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...px?EDC=1324824
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    Looks good to me, especially at that price.

    If you follow the link that CSR kindly posted, you will see that there is a little lanyard attached to the USB plug. I think that you will find that it has a rubber cap attached to it to seal the USB plug. I have some rubberised Maxell USB stick drives that have that feature.

    (reminds me of a chinese-made rubber keyboard thats in the market here now...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    I am jealous, all we have been sent here is blow-up rubber sheep


    Anyhow back onto topic.

    I do wonder just how durable they would be, i mean wouldn't the wiring etc get damaged eventually from all the wear 'n tear that it would get submitted to.

    I wonder if left in a car on a really really hot day if it would work afterwards.?

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    i told a colleague of mine who owns a factory about these and he ordered a couple to see how well they hold up. so we will see.
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