When I first saw this Vioguard UVKB50 Self-Sanitizing Keyboard, the first thing strike into my mind was that its market can be extended to microbiology laboratories.
Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard bathed the keyboard with germicidal ultraviolet light (UV-C) automatically when it is unused. UV-C is a well-known disinfectant, and it was proven capable of killing more than 99.9% harmful microorganisms within seconds.
Keyboard: 88-key low profile UV-resistant keyboard
Pointing device: Advanced multitouch trackpad
Proximity sensor: Infrared, 1-3″ range
Computer connection: USB 1.1 or 2.0 compliant, single connection for keyboard and touchpad
UVC lamps: 2 x 25W custom T8 germicidal lamps
Input power: Universal input, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, power factor corrected
Power consumption: 80W during disinfection, 3W standby
Lamp cycle life: 40,000 disinfection cycles
Mechanism life: 300,000 disinfection cycles
Disinfection time: 65-95 seconds with factory setting
The self-sanitizing keyboard is also waterproof, which allows users to clean it with other sanitizing solutions without worrying it will damage.
The cost for this keyboard is not known yet, but you can contact Vioguard to know the details. If you happen to know the price, please leave a comment to let me know.