Samsung uses Silver Nano to protect keyboards
Dubai, June 10, 2009
Samsung is using Silver Nano technology to coat the keyboards nano-sized silver ion powder, which makes it impossible for bacteria to live and breed, and creates a more hygienic personal computing environment.
'Because laptops are such an essential part of our daily lives, Samsung felt it was paramount to invest resources in ensuring a great deal of hygiene for our users,” said Madhav Narayan, general manager, IT division, Samsung Gulf Electronics.
“No matter what kind of materials you use to clean your keyboard, bacteria still remain and can very easily be transferred from the keyboard to the individual’s hands and so on,” he added.
“This is why Samsung’s new notebooks and netbooks are all equipped with this new technology.”
Silver destroys enzymes that bacteria need for breathing and digesting, and as a result bacteria find it impossible to survive. Basically, thanks to the finish on the keyboards, 99 percent of all bacteria are successfully eliminated within 24 hours.
Samsung’s X460, one its newest additions to the notebook line has an ultra-light and sleek form, designed for on-the-go use, indoors or outdoors. Under normal conditions, this would mean a bacteria invasion on the keyboard, but thanks to the antibacterial coating, users do not have to worry about germs infecting their keyboards any longer, and are guaranteed a germ-free keyboard.
The NC20 is another Samsung ideal netbook designed for an on-the-move use. Its ergonomic design and optimized 18.5 mm key spacing helps ensure less strain on wrists, faster typing and fewer errors, which would normally also mean a bacteria haven because of the spacing of the keys, but thanks to the coating, bacteria is eliminated within 24 hours.
“While we try to do everything we can to provide users with a technology that will help keep their computer keyboards as germ-free as possible, it is also crucial to make an effort to keep their workplace as hygienic as possible,” said Narayan.
“Disposing of unwanted foods as fast as possible will help ensure that you do not have additional bacteria roaming around your desk for starters, but washing your hands with soap as often as you can, will help remove food debris and germs accumulated from hand shakes that hand sanitiser cannot reach.” – TradeArabia News Service