FDA approves Vioguard’s germ-killing keyboard

Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard

Researchers find average computer keyboards carry more harmful bacteria than a toilet seat. That’s why it’s a good thing the Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard has gotten clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The keyboard rids itself of bacteria and viruses through the use of germicidal ultraviolet light, which kills germs in seconds. It has the look and feel of a conventional keyboard and requires no software or special hardware to function. However, studies indicate that it may not be as effective as previously thought.

Vioguard claims to eliminate 99.9 percent of the harmful microorganisms living on your console, but reports are saying it’s only about 67% effective. So if you want a 100% germ-free keyboard, you still have to clean it manually. I normally use rubbing alcohol with a lint-free cloth and sometimes I get a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust. After all, should somebody have a cold in your house or office, you’re very likely to pick it up from a keyboard.

Vioguard’s FDA approval is new, but its product has been on sale for consumer use, at a cost of $900 on Amazon. Check out the keyboard in action in the video below.