The Perks of Being a Developer

Good News, Desk Diners! Logitech Debuts Washable Keyboard

The accessories maker knows its market.
screen shot 2012 08 22 at 12 53 35 pm Good News, Desk Diners! Logitech Debuts Washable Keyboard

Talk about a reset button. (Image: screencap)

Startups and established tech companies alike love nothing so much as feeding their employees. How else does one keep developers tied to their desks for those all-night coding sprints? However, just a few days of eating at one’s desk and the filth starts to build up–pizza grease, Cheeto dust, and let’s not even discuss the trauma of soaking one’s setup in cold coffee.

Luckily, Logitech has heard the prayers of techies everywhere and just debuted a keyboard that is washable. We’re not talking a mere sponge bath, either–the demo video shows a keyboard fully immersed in a tank of water. Finally, freedom from the consequences of our lunch-related decisions.

Surely it’s only a matter of time before we see this added to the standard array of Silicon Alley/Valley perks. At the very least, it’ll do more for the quality of one’s worklife than a Segway.

(h/t @Farhad Manjoo)

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