Wash Those Keyboards

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Aron Schatz
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June 16, 2007
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Did you know you can wash most electronics with water? I guess it is news to NPR. A reporter decided to wash his keyboard. As long as the electronic stuff isn't powered, it should be fine. Rinse with distilled water, though.

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Studies show that computer keyboards have more bacteria than toilet seats. But it's hard to clean all those keys. So some people advocate an extreme solution: Throw your keyboard in your dishwasher. At first glance, this seems insane. But the computer-keyboard-in-the-dishwasher advice is all over the Internet. And don't we wish it were true? My keyboard is an old Hewlett Packard that's encrusted with a kind of mysterious black grime. I thought, "Well, why not try my KitchenAid?'" I ran the experiment one night. I put the keyboard on the top rack, cord and all, key-side down. I used a little soap, and hit "normal wash." (I didn't want to pots 'n' pans it.)


I think I'll pass with my G15.

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