How to avoid a dirty qwerty: The radical new hygiene friendly keyboard

How to avoid a dirty qwerty: The radical new washable keyboard that helps office workers fight off germs

New keyboard that you can wash safely

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UPDATED:

10:08 GMT, 18 October 2012

Computer keyboards harbour fluff, hair, bits of toast, the odd dash of ketchup from that naughty bacon sandwich at breakfast- it's all festering among the keys.

And that's just your own keyboard.

If you're a hot-desker at work, there's no way of telling whether that tuft of hair swirling around the delete button like tumbleweed has come from your head or someone else's! Yuk!

Dirty qwerty: Computers harbour all sorts of dust and food, especially if you are a hot-desker

Dirty qwerty: Computers harbour all sorts of dust and food, especially if you are a hot-desker

Thankfully a new device called Logitech has developed a keyboard that you can wash.

The K310, priced at 34.99, allows the hygiene-conscious among us to run it under the tap.

For those who like to do a job properly, the keyboard will also withstand being dunked into 30cm of hot, soapy water.

The water runs through drainage holes in the back and, because the keys are laser printed, they won't fade. Magic!

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