After reading an article about this, I thought to myself, the title is wrong. A keyboard that kills germs? It is the keyboard’s container that does the disinfecting so the title was misleading. Anyway, I wonder how much this costs.
The Vioguard keyboard is like any other keyboard, except it comes with a built in UV sanitizing system. Say what?!? Sanitizing system. Now that, is something. When it is placed within the container that comes with it, the keyboard will retract into the germ killing unit and the lid will close. Then the keyboard is subjected to 90 seconds of intense UV light. According to Vioguard, the system eliminates 99.99% of germs and viruses, even H1N1.
Recent advances in lamp and electronic ballast technology have made it possible to provide high power levels combined with long lamp life, which means that no matter how many months you use it for sanitizing, the bulb will last long. How much electricity usage this unit can consume, I have no idea though but if it does not consume much, then the better.