Apple wants to clean your keyboard using gas, wipers, and seals

This week, the US Patent and Trademark office made public a patent from Apple that proposes a solution for one of the oldest computer bugaboos: keyboard dirt. Originally reported by Digital Trends, the patent is titled “Ingress Prevention for Keyboards” and offers several ideas for “mechanisms that prevent and/or alleviate contaminant (such as liquid, dust, and so on) ingress.” The solutions are inventive, if not a little overcomplicated. Some of them including an under-key membrane, tiny gaskets underneath the keys, brushes, wipers, caps, and skirts. The most intriguing suggestion is “bellows that blast contaminants with forced gas,” which makes it sound…

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