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A water block top made of this would be cool, if there is enough silver in it to prevent algae buildup.
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Originally Posted by brandontaz2k2 View Post

That's why you plug in your own keyboard + mouse thumb.gif  Never have to use someone elses dirty components. 

I worked retail, expected to work on 10+ laptops and 5+desktops at once our KVM only used PS2 and we had 3 PS2 to usb adapters (which every dell computer would need because they dont work well with KVMs)...eventually you run out of clean machines to work on...even though they get priority over the dirty ones.

From there you are down to the following:
1) ones you can clean disinfect(which you just use).
2) ones you try to clean but it just smears (*dry heave*) and you wear gloves / designate a USB/PS2 adapter for because they are paying so much money.
3) ones you tell the customer are not repairable because you are not touching it even with a hazmat suit on (or tell them to 'send it in' for repair)

On topic, this is great for tablets and phones. I hope this makes it into everything.
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Originally Posted by squishysquishy View Post

I worked retail, expected to work on 10+ laptops and 5+desktops at once our KVM only used PS2 and we had 3 PS2 to usb adapters (which every dell computer would need because they dont work well with KVMs)...eventually you run out of clean machines to work on...even though they get priority over the dirty ones.

From there you are down to the following:
1) ones you can clean disinfect(which you just use).
2) ones you try to clean but it just smears (*dry heave*) and you wear gloves / designate a USB/PS2 adapter for because they are paying so much money.
3) ones you tell the customer are not repairable because you are not touching it even with a hazmat suit on (or tell them to 'send it in' for repair)

On topic, this is great for tablets and phones. I hope this makes it into everything.
LOL do they store their keyboards in the toilet? I never thought of a keyboard being too dirty to want to avoid... usually some dead skin that you scratch off or some juice in it or some crumbs
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People need to learn to just clean their gadgets. Damn... Problem solved.

*I wouldn't touch some of the keyboards I've seen. I keep my gear clean.
     
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LOL do they store their keyboards in the toilet? I never thought of a keyboard being too dirty to want to avoid... usually some dead skin that you scratch off or some juice in it or some crumbs


@frickfrock999 Link this man your thread.

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post #16 of 26
See i just take my phone in the shower with me. A nice good cleaning with water helps against build up.
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Haha, what difference would it make if everyone is just slapping on screen protectors?
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There is such a thing as an immune system that reacts to bacteria and microbes and adapts (as best it can) to fight new threats. As with everything this needs balance. Too much of this anti-bacterial/microbial stuff and you'll be left more vulnerable to the stuff that "should" be on a normal phone.
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I want my phone to have as many germs as poss then hopefully it will kill any person who steals it biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by PsycoCarrot View Post

I think they mean 1,000 species of bacteria. Phones are so filthy that 1,000 individuals would be an extremely small number.

I wonder how this will affect the other applications of ionic silver ie water purification, self-sterilizing lab equipment, etc. Ionic silver's mechanism of action is to disrupt enzymatic activity by causing the proteins to precipitate out; mechanisms of resistance have developed to combat enzymatic disruption antibiotics.

EDIT: wikipedia says that the effectiveness of this mechanism is enhanced when an electrical field is applied. Maybe this will be able to raise the % killed high enough that resistance won't start to build.

Pretty sure you'd need a 100% kill rate to ensure no bacterial resistance evolved. TB evolved resistance to rifampin, isoniazid, et al via sheer dumb luck (point mutations). They're resourceful little buggers, and I wouldn't put anything past them.

(Off topic, love your avvy. Legionella's gorgeous, shame it's so dangerous.) smile.gif
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