Seeing these Cleankeys keyboard reminds me of the Atari 400. Some of you may not remember this slightly cheaper version of the Atari 800 home computer that used a TV as a monitor, but the keyboard did not have the individual keys like the ones on most of our PCs and laptops of today.
The problem with the 400 is that they had a way of not relaying input when then were touched lightly. Hopefully, the people who made the Cleankeys have solved this problem, but I think that their goal was to make a computer keyboard that would be easily cleanable.
All you need to do is just wipe it down like you would a window. Not only is this a computer for all germphobics, but for most offices where computer keyboards are shared amongst employees.
The cleankeys have a numeric keypad, and what looks like a circular touchpad in its lower right hand corner. Now, an easily cleanable keyboard is the good news. The bad news is the price tag. It costs about $400.
Yeah, I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to take a risk with germs rather than pay that price for a keyboard, which is about four times more than a regular keyboard. Oh, and did we mention that it was wireless, too?