This super compact keyboard from Solidtek is designed for use in wet or dirty environments in which traditional input devices could be rendered unuseable. It is fully enclosed in silicone and meets IP68 standards. Potential applications might include manufacturing equipment data input, medical or dental environments in which equipment must be sterilized, and any location where data entry is necessary but where moisture or dirt are prevalent. With a cursorpoint mousing device incorporated into the keyboard, and key movement that provides distinct tactile feedback, the Washable Super Compact Mini Keyboard with Cursorpoint is a complete data entry and control device in one.
The narrow 9" footprint of this keyboard means that it can be used wherever space is at a premium. However, the resulting reduction in key pitch spacing (14.6 mm, or 75% of standard) could make touch typing difficult. With the possible exception of those with extremely small hands, the majority of users will find it difficult to position the fingers over adjacent keys in the usual way. Most users will find there is enough space to ensure keying accuracy if they employ a two-fingered typing style that eliminates the chance of overshooting the targeted key. This keyboard is consequently more suitable for quick data entry than for writing.
The incorporated cursorpoint mousing device is located directly below the spacebar and offers full fingertip cursor control. Large left and right click buttons flank it on both sides.
Note: The entire keypad has a raised outer ridge running around it which, in some environments, could allow liquid to pool.