Technology Study: Computer keyboards havens for superbugs, germs

Discussion in 'Technology' started by tablet, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    Do you pick your nose or scratch your face once in a while? Well, … this latest study will not make you happy. Especially if you’re a typist or one that like to type.

    edit: forgot to insert the source..
  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member


    That is just nasty. Although can you imagine what some people get on their keyboards - hmmm...think about that one for a while. *shudders at the thought*

  3. xu

    xu Premium Member

    when you unscrew the bolts and disassemble a keyboard, all the top part, the keys and the plastic casing around it ( basically everything you see when looking it from above) seperates as one whole part. and this is the part which gets contaminated by germs, so you can take it and put it in the dishwasher and the outcome is like ultrawhite, so bright that you cant directly look at it. :)

    however you have to place the rubber caps for each button before you assemble the keyboard, but it is fun really, each rubber has its respective hole and once you place them you have to turn the keyboard upside down to get them out, so it wont give you any headaches, and there is no chance of misplacing these rubbers so you dont have a chance of making a mistake.

    If only they could design keyboards which can be disassembled and re assembled easily, then this germ issue wouldnt be any problem.
  4. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member


    Great stuff xu! by the way it's nice to have you here. Take a minute and introduce yourself in the introductions thread.

  5. xu

    xu Premium Member

    thanks Bleys. I am not really good at intrdoductions, so I generally skip it and dive right into the forums. but thanks for the welcome.