CHERRY has it covered
In a report published on The Huffington Post, the humble PC keyboard was found to be the second dirtiest office item, just behind the electronic ID badge. Swabbed to find colony-forming units (CFU) per square inch and then sent to a lab for testing, they had 20,598 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and the most common bacteria identified was one found in pneumonia….yuck.
So, what can you do to protect your keyboard from all this dirt, grime, and bacterial deposit?
Well, you could clean it more often for a start. Antibacterial wipes or spray cleaner over the keyboard may work, but care has to be taken that fluid doesn't seep inside the casing and cause the product to malfunction. If you use isopropyl alcohol cleaners, they're better but can be quite aggressive to the plastic casing or the keycap legends.
The solution is to use a protective cover, which not only protects the keyboard from daily dirt, dust, and bacteria but prevents liquid spillages that will render the keyboard unusable.
The CHERRY WetEx® cover is that exact solution. A flexible protective film which is resistant to diesel, oil, washing up liquid and distilled water, as well as conditionally resistant to petrol and 40% sulfuric acid, it fits perfectly over the keyboard, providing an impenetrable surface. Under normal conditions, WetEx® provides >10million operating cycles and is ideal for home, office, and industrial applications.WetEx® is designed for a wide variety of CHERRY products, including the KC 1000, G84-4100, KC 1000 SC, and STREAM models. It's easy to fit and takes just seconds to protect your keyboard, giving a smoother surface to clean and, ultimately, a more hygienic desktop.