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New Kensington® Washable Keyboard Helps Reduce Workplace Illness Risks

Washable Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection Offers Best Solution in "Cleanliness" to Improve General Office Hygiene Standards and Practices

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple? computing accessories, today introduced the Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection. The USB or PS2 plug and play keyboard is waterproof, easily washable and treated with an antimicrobial* that provides additional defense for the keyboard against bacteria. The new product meets administrative demand for the highest level of cleanliness within communal environments.

The Kensington Washable Keyboard addresses the critical need for keyboard sterilization within healthcare and lab environments where keyboards are stationed at areas of treatment, and are susceptible disease transfer. But communal work environments of all types can benefit from giving employees the ability to sanitize their keyboards with the same ease and frequency of routine hand-washing.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology "2008 MRSA Pace of Progress Poll" indicates participants believe their institution could and should be doing more to prevent the most common pathogen responsible for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals, MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Included among top choices for improvement are more aggressive hand hygiene programs and greater compliance with housekeeping/equipment cleaning and decontamination practices.

*Please note: Sureshield is formulated with Antimicrobials to help suppress the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms on the treated surface. Sureshield is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene or to prevent food borne or infectious illnesses.

Key Features of the Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection Include:

  • Antimicrobial Treatment- Special treatment provides added defense against the growth of molds, mildews, and fungi associated with odor and stain-causing bacteria
  • Lab and Office Friendly- Water-proof and washable keyboard designed for use in many different environments, such as hospitals, government offices, schools and more
  • Easy, Convenient and Reliable- A standard size, white keyboard with 104-key layout that is plug and play via USB or PS2; the soft-touch keys offer a crisp, responsive touch for added comfort and is compatible with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection (SKU# K64406US; SRP $39.99)
    You wash your hands to protect yourself from germs and now you can do the same for your keyboard. The Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection can be run under your tap and washed to remove germs and contamination. Plus the built-in microbial finish provides continuous microbe-fighting action to better protect the keyboard.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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