Belkin Washable Mouse Number Two

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 06 Mar 2009 01:22:13 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

A little over thirteen months ago, I bought my first Belkin Washable Mouse. I've been very happy with it, but a hole wore through the rubber cover, so I bought another one. The touch-sensitive no-moving-parts scroll "wheel" is its best feature, but it tracks well, and doesn't get gummed up, since it's water proof.

Belkin Washable Mouse
New mouse in its box

Old and new mice

Old Belkin Washable Mouse
Old mouse damage

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Wash 'em!

Submitted by Fascist Nation on Mon, 09 Mar 2009 02:21:24 GMT

You can just toss your (any) keyboard or mouse in the dishwasher, with a teaspoon of detergent, and do a low power run (cool). Make sure the cords don't get caught in anything.

Afterward shake out the water and let dry for two to four days depending upon the humidity. Note the care in making sure it is absolutely dry before plugging it in.

Plug back in.

[Variants I have not tried: Some have reported doing a post distilled water rinse to remove any detergent and salt. Others have used a post rubbing alcohol rinse to quicken water removal.]

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