For all of you germophobics out there, here’s something for you: An antibacterial, dishwasher safe keyboard and mouse. The Silver Seal keyboard and mouse from Seal Shield Corp. are made from antibacterial plastic that is infused with something they refer to as all natural, pure silver ions. This, according to the company, is the big difference between the Silver Seal product line and other “antimicrobial” keyboards and mice. Those offerings are manufactured with a chemical coating that can rub off, but the Silver Seal keyboards and mice leverage the ions so when they’re exposed to moisture in the air, it creates an antimicrobial shield around the hardware to resist any bacteria.
Those shaking their head might want to take notice. According to recent studies, the keyboard and the mouse are major sources of cross contamination infections, sometimes housing infections that can survive on the hardware for up to six weeks.
If the ions don’t convince you about being germ-free, just throw the Silver Seal keyboard into the dishwasher. Apparently, it’s dishwasher safe.
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