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2012-08-23 02:12:03 AM
TFA doesn't say anything about spermicide being included with the product..
 
2012-08-23 03:00:26 AM

Wanebo: TFA doesn't say anything about spermicide being included with the product..


You do realize keyboards can't get pregnant?
 
2012-08-23 03:06:55 AM
This would've saved me so much money over the years. I've lost at least 10 good wireless keyboards to spilled beer/wine/soda over the past 10-15 years.
 
2012-08-23 03:07:25 AM

ceebeecates4: Wanebo: TFA doesn't say anything about spermicide being included with the product..

You do realize keyboards can't get pregnant?


What if they're consenting?
 
2012-08-23 03:27:36 AM
I was expecting something a little more like this (which may also need to be washable):
i1156.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-23 04:34:28 AM

ceebeecates4: Wanebo: TFA doesn't say anything about spermicide being included with the product..

You do realize keyboards can't get pregnant?


Is he a member of congress?
 
2012-08-23 05:46:28 AM
psh

I've washed my logitech K120 "walmart special" keyboard five times now... it really DOES have drain holes.

The trick is to spill coke or barqs on it first to soften up the dead tissue, snot and phlegm for a couple minutes first, then use a ball-tip microbrush and a gentle misting of water.
You don't want a flow of water, just a gentle misting to rinse everything down. Watch out for plugged holes and yes, let it dry. I usually set it up on the back of the fridge, around 115 there.
 
2012-08-23 06:00:54 AM
i used to think keyboard sex wouldn't result in pregnantcy.

now I have three kids
 
2012-08-23 06:08:39 AM
The reality is that most generic external keyboards are not only washable, but dishwasher safe. You just have to let them dry completely before using them. The IT guys at a former workplace used to run all the keyboards through the office kitchen dishwasher with a mild detergent and then put them on the shelf for a couple of weeks to completely dry. People have been doing this for years.
 
2012-08-23 06:15:10 AM

Lanadapter: i used to think keyboard sex wouldn't result in pregnantcy.

now I have three kids


When the FBI locates you, you're going to be in dutch.
 
2012-08-23 06:15:58 AM
Reading through the comments on the site, I think I found a relative of MeowSaysTheDog, by the name of Maventwo:

This is great because normally keyboards today is not wet-proof.

And I who like white keys with black letters instead of white letters on black keys (which are most common today) because it is much easier to see black letters on white keys than opposite.
Better view ergonomics with black letter on white background.
 
2012-08-23 06:20:42 AM

CommieTaoist: I was expecting something a little more like this (which may also need to be washable):
[i1156.photobucket.com image 850x571]


Now there's a keyboard I'd enjoy getting carpal tunnel with!
 
2012-08-23 06:26:16 AM
or other sticky and/or goopy fluids

Thanks for not getting too specific.
 
2012-08-23 06:49:55 AM
There goes the old, "You owe me a keyboard" compliment. If they come up with washable monitors we're doomed.
 
2012-08-23 07:08:29 AM
Give it Cherry Blues and we can talk.
 
2012-08-23 07:45:42 AM
Then why did they discontinue their corded trackball?

(It's a trackball - where is the cordless advantage?)
 
2012-08-23 07:49:20 AM
FTA:
The specs don't list Mac OS X as a supported OS, but in all likelihood the K310 works just fine. Don't try putting your Mac in the sink, though - if it's been at least 9 months, you're probably better off just buying a new one.

nice...
 
2012-08-23 08:05:22 AM

Lanadapter: i used to think keyboard sex wouldn't result in pregnantcy.

now I have three kids


How are little Qwerty, Dvorak and Colemak?
 
2012-08-23 08:09:36 AM

Dorf11: Lanadapter: i used to think keyboard sex wouldn't result in pregnantcy.

now I have three kids

How are little Qwerty, Dvorak and Colemak?


How are little Tab, Alt, and Esc?
 
2012-08-23 08:16:17 AM
Your keyboard can only get pregnant from cases of legitimate masturbation
 
2012-08-23 08:20:02 AM
I've washed other, regular, supposedly non-washable keyboards several times, never seems to cause any problems. I probably wouldn't try it with my Das, but there's very few electronics or sensitive parts in a standard rubber dome keyboard. Take it apart, take the little circuit board out of the top corner, and run the whole thing through the dish washer, then let it air dry for 24 hours.
 
2012-08-23 08:21:16 AM

Lanadapter: i used to think keyboard sex wouldn't result in pregnantcy.

now I have three kids


images.tigerdirect.com
 
2012-08-23 08:24:56 AM

SJKebab: ceebeecates4: Wanebo: TFA doesn't say anything about spermicide being included with the product..

You do realize keyboards can't get pregnant?

What if they're consenting?


If it involves legitimate porn keyboards have a way of shutting that whole thing down
 
mhd
2012-08-23 09:38:33 AM

CommieTaoist: I was expecting something a little more like this (which may also need to be washable):


So that's the layout! I always wondered why my Emacs-trained contortions didn't provoke the wanted effect.

/all I ended up was a C-g
 
2012-08-23 09:39:52 AM

Macular Degenerate: The reality is that most generic external keyboards are not only washable, but dishwasher safe. You just have to let them dry completely before using them. The IT guys at a former workplace used to run all the keyboards through the office kitchen dishwasher with a mild detergent and then put them on the shelf for a couple of weeks to completely dry. People have been doing this for years.


YES

www.haxton.com.au

/I fail to see how this is something new. They are just finally admitting that they are washable...
 
2012-08-23 10:00:23 AM

SmellsLikePoo: They are just finally admitting that they are washable...


I have been washing mine in my dishwasher for years. The trick is to not use dishwasher detergent. Use about three cups of shampoo and you're all set!

/Don't try that
 
2012-08-23 10:58:53 AM

Macular Degenerate: The reality is that most generic external keyboards are not only washable, but dishwasher safe. You just have to let them dry completely before using them. The IT guys at a former workplace used to run all the keyboards through the office kitchen dishwasher with a mild detergent and then put them on the shelf for a couple of weeks to completely dry. People have been doing this for years.


Came to say this, leaving relieved.
 
2012-08-23 10:59:44 AM
Still no solution for laptop keyboards?
 
2012-08-23 11:11:35 AM
Most keyboards can be tossed in a cold-wash dishwasher, or simply soaked and cleaned in a bathtub. Just make sure they're completely dry before plugging them back in or installing the batteries. A quick bath in rubbing alcohol will expedite this process.

This has been true since pretty much forever.
 
2012-08-23 11:12:17 AM
Crap. Should have read thread a bit closer. My bad.
 
mhd
2012-08-23 11:16:35 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Still no solution for laptop keyboards?


Thinkpads have been spillproof since back when they were still delivered by velociraptors.
 
2012-08-23 11:25:17 AM

KyngNothing: Then why did they discontinue their corded trackball?

(It's a trackball - where is the cordless advantage?)


Travel. Trackballs are easier to use in cramped or not flat spaces like planes and hotel beds.
 
2012-08-23 12:08:44 PM

prjindigo: psh

I've washed my logitech K120 "walmart special" keyboard five times now... it really DOES have drain holes.

The trick is to spill coke or barqs on it first to soften up the dead tissue, snot and phlegm for a couple minutes first, then use a ball-tip microbrush and a gentle misting of water.
You don't want a flow of water, just a gentle misting to rinse everything down. Watch out for plugged holes and yes, let it dry. I usually set it up on the back of the fridge, around 115 there.


That is quite elaborate. I took notes.
 
2012-08-23 12:57:30 PM
Someone call me when the decide to put cords longer than 6 ft for their rear speakers on their 400$ sound systems.
 
2012-08-23 01:00:46 PM

mhd: BarkingUnicorn: Still no solution for laptop keyboards?

Thinkpads have been spillproof since back when they were still delivered by velociraptors.


You can also remove the keyboard from most laptops pretty easily and clean it out with isopropyl if needed.
 
2012-08-23 02:24:32 PM

Shakes999: Someone call me when the decide to put cords longer than 6 ft for their rear speakers on their 400$ sound systems.


If you're spending $400 on Logitech speakers, the joke is on you.
 
2012-08-23 03:03:07 PM

MrEricSir: Shakes999: Someone call me when the decide to put cords longer than 6 ft for their rear speakers on their 400$ sound systems.

If you're spending $400 on Logitech speakers, the joke is on you.


No doubt. Mine was 300 and has lasted for 4 years but never again. Not to mention getting a soundcard BUILT for THX even getting to recognize it. The cords are the worst thou. How the hell are 6ft cords for the rear speakers any use if your gonna wall mount. You know, like damn near every person who owns surround sound.
 
2012-08-23 03:41:06 PM

MrEricSir: Shakes999: Someone call me when the decide to put cords longer than 6 ft for their rear speakers on their 400$ sound systems.

If you're spending $400 on Logitech speakers, the joke is on you.


Burn...
 
2012-08-23 03:51:42 PM
I have one of those EZEyes keyboards, and being tolerant to spillage is a selling point for those.
 
2012-08-23 04:12:14 PM
For those of you who are going to try and wash your keyboard in the dishwasher; don't forget to remove the system 32 directory from your hard drive first.
 
2012-08-23 05:40:28 PM

CMYK and PMS: For those of you who are going to try and wash your keyboard in the dishwasher; don't forget to remove the system 32 directory from your hard drive first.


I have an older 512mb USB stick I carry around for applying antivirus updates, MS patches on in-law's dialup computer, etc. The case has long-since been reduced to plastic shards, so I encased the entire thing in a single tube of shrink-wrap.

It's been through the laundry AND dryer at least a half-dozen times, mostly because I never bother to check the pockets on my shorts, and it's never once had an issue.

Pretty amazing.
 
2012-08-23 07:20:37 PM
Standard washing up liquid? Is that what Brits call water these days?
 
2012-08-23 09:32:07 PM
I hate to say this.... but...

I have washed almost every keyboard I have owned in the last 15 years...
I currently have a Logitech G15 (2nd one.. wore the keys off the first) and have washed it twice already and am thinking of washing it again...

Whats the big deal...

1 pry all the key off and wash them separately...
2 hot water only and wash it well... lots of rinsing...
3 let dry for a week in the corner on a towel
4 reassemble keys and plug in :)

easy
 
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