Today we’re going to deviate a bit from the regular business topics and talk about cleaning your keyboard. All prompted by a single photo on Twitter.
That is a Kinesis Freestyle V1 keyboard (which I reviewed) in the top rack of my empty dishwasher.
Keyboards are filthy. We eat over them and use them when we’re sick and most people rarely wash them.
Not only that, a keyboard is how I make my money. Either I’m emailing clients or typing code and both take a keyboard to do. I have 2 keyboards the V1 pictured above and a Freestyle V2 which means that as one is drying I can use the other one to keep working in wrist comfort bliss.
Now about washing that keyboard, a few notes.
I to was nervous the first time so I tried it on a ‘dead’ keyboard. This keyboard came from my school and had a full can of pop spilled on it. When you pressed the backspace key you got an ‘e’.
I figured that the worst that would happen is that it wouldn’t work at all.
That keyboard is still in use at my friend’s house 6 years later with no issues.
I’ve also saved an Apple Wireless keyboard from a full cup of coffee on it.
I got lots of makeup off my Apple Wireless keyboard from the previous computer user at one job .
I have washed my Kinesis keyboard  and a few types of Microsoft ergonomic keyboards.
I’ve advised many people how to do this and no one has had a keyboard die so go ahead keep a clean keyboard by dishwashing it.