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by Gary Woods

What's the dirtiest thing in your house? Well it's not your toilet bowl or sink trap. It's not even your trash basket or your car's engine compartment. It's probably your computer keyboard.

If you ever took a look at that thing you'd see crud for days. I keep a can of air next to my computer and blow under the keys every now and then. When I do all manner of crud comes flying out. I also have something I got at the Pomona Computer show years ago that allows me to scrub my keyboard with an over sized tooth brush and an alcohol substance. But even so my keyboard looks pretty bad.

To solve this problem Seal Shield has come up with waterproof keyboards that can be washed in your dishwasher. Not only does the keyboard get clean in the dishwasher or sink but they have something called Silver Seal Antimicrobial Protection. Silver ions embedded in the plastic provide antimicrobial protection and resist microbial growth and the spread of odor-causing bacteria.

Seal Shield also has a waterproof Laser Mouse that's completely submersible and dishwasher safe. The mouse has fast scrolling with their frictionless Seal Glide scroll system and precise laser performance.

Finally Seal Shield has a Waterproof TV Remote which can also be washed in the dishwasher as well as a Waterproof Home Theater Remote Control.

The keyboards retail from $39.99 to $99.99. The mouse lists for $39.99 and I couldn't come up with a retail price for the TV Remote Control and Home Theater Remote.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc