Waterproof Keyboards

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 30, 2008
Updated • Dec 2, 2012

After asking about the keyboards you are using I thought it would be nice to introduce some specialized keyboards that might be interesting for one or the other. Specialized usually means keyboards that can be used in environments with special needs that are sold for a hefty price tag.

A waterproof keyboard on the other hand can be useful for most users. Did you ever drop some coke, coffee or other liquids on your keyboard before ? Chance is that the keyboard stopped functioning from that moment on or that some keys got sticky or stuck completely.

Waterproof Keyboards from Man Machine can be cleaned from liquids in no time. Most of their keyboards can even be drowned in water to clean them up. Their medical keyboards on the other hand top even this because it's also contaminant proof. There are probably other manufacturers of waterproof keyboards out there.

I always thought of getting a waterproof keyboard to make the cleaning process easier.Taking the keyboard with you under the shower or in the tube to clean it up once every while. That sounds like fun, does not it ?

The downside is the hefty price tag in my opinion. If someone would produce a solid waterproof keyboard for $30-40 I would buy it but it is not worth $100 or even more in my opinion unless you need it in a special work environment.


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  1. OAlexander said on July 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    The waterproof keyboard is a great idea. Nevertheless, on pricing considerations keyboards are better treated as consumables. Before I spend Mega-Money on a mega-keyboard I rather tend to spend rather little and kick it simply out when needed.

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