Cleaning and disinfecting keyboards and mice


Best practice

The best practice for cleaning and disinfecting our keyboards and mice, including the cleaning frequency and method,
will depend on the specific use and conditions in your hospital or clinical establishment.

Your Infection Control Team can give you specific guidance on which cleaning protocols should be established in your facility.
In general terms, we recommend treating our products as you would treat any other high frequency touch surface in the same room.
On these pages you can verify if the cleaning methods you wish to follow and the disinfectant you intend to use are compatible with our products

Approved disinfectants

  • Alcohol based
  • Chlorine based, up to 100,000 ppm (10%) bleach content
  • Formaldehyde based, up to 370,000 ppm (37%) formaldehyde content
  • Glutaraldehyde based
  • Oxidizing, such as Hydrogen Peroxide, up to 30,000 ppm (3%) content
  • Phenol based
  • Quaternary Ammonium, up to 20,000 ppm (2%) content


  • Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the cleaning product.
  • Do not use petroleum based cleaning fluids nor Acetone or abrasive cleaning aids and products.
  • Do not use temperature or pressure sterilization.
  • Do not expose the product to temperatures above those indicated in the product manual.
  • Exposing any silicone product to the oils contained in some hand alcohol, hand lotions and other emollients reduces their life span.
    Regular cleaning helps to limit this effect. Such degradation is not covered under warranty.

Our cleaning Program

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

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You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Use Port Cover

Only immerse when cable is disconnected and cable port is entirely sealed of with port cover.

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You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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You can sterilize the product in an autoclave or thermo disinfector (up to 134 ºC, tested 200 cycles)

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With keyboard lock

To activated and deactivate, keep lock key or both Ctrl keys pressed for 3 seconds. Blocked mode is signaled.

Our products

C Mouse
C Mouse Wireless
Its Cool
Its Cool Drape
Its Cool Flat
Laptop drapes and mousepads
Mighty Mouse
Mighty O Mouse
Petite Mouse
Really Cool
Really Cool Touch
Really O Cool
Slim Cool / Slim Cool +
So Cool
Universal Keyboard Drape
Very Cool
Very Cool Drape
Very Cool Flat

List of approved cleaners and disinfectants

About our list of approved cleaners and disinfectants The list on the next pages contains products that have been approved by their manufacturers for use on silicone. Although this is the best indication we can give for the product’s suitability as a disinfectant for our keyboards and mice, there will always remain factors of uncertainty regarding the effects it may have on our products either by itself or in combination with other substances to which our products may be exposed in their setting. Therefore, no rights can be claimed from this list and we always advise a test in your facility on a small batch before fully adopting a disinfectant in your overall cleaning and disinfecting protocols. For more detailed information, please contact the manufacturer.

Product name Manufacturer Website
1 5 0 6 7 1 Antibac Keyboard Wipes (80 wipes) Abena A/S
Acrylan Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Alpet D2 SARAYA Europe
Alpha Guard Laboratorium Dr.Deppe GmbH
Anios DDSH Anios Laboratories
Aniosurf Citron Anios Laboratories
Antiseptica Kombi Liquid Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Apesin AP 100 Tana Chemie GmbH
Apesin AP 3 Tana Chemie GmbH
Apesin AP 300 Tana Chemie GmbH
Apesin combi DR Tana Chemie GmbH
Apesin rapid Tana Chemie GmbH
B 10 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG
B 20 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG
B 30 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG
B 40 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG
B 45 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG
B 60 Desinfektionstücher Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG
Banicide Plus Pascal International Inc.
Biguacid Liquid Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Biguacid Plus Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Biguacid-S Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Buraton 10F 1% Schülke & Mayr GmbH
Chlor-Clean Guest Medical
Cleanisept Wipes Maxi (80 wipes) Dr. Schumacher GmbH
Compliance Metrex Research Corporation
Descocid-N Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Descogen Liquid Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Descogen Liquid r.f.u. Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH
Descosept forte Dr. Schumacher GmbH
Destec Bavicid Floor (Dilution product) Seitz GmbH
Destec Bavicid Go Seitz GmbH
Destec Bavicid Wipe Seitz GmbH
Hexanios Anios Laboratories
Incides N Ecolab Deutschland GmbH
Incidin Perfekt 2% Vol. Ecolab Deutschland GmbH
Incidin Pro Ecolab Deutschland GmbH
Incidin Rapid Ecolab Deutschland GmbH
Incidin Liquid Ecolab Deutschland GmbH
Mikrozid AF liquid Schülke & Mayr GmbH
Mikrozid sensitive liquid Schülke & Mayr GmbH
MinutenSpray-classic (500 ml bottle) Alpro Medical GmbH
MinutenWipes (120 wipes) Alpro Medical GmbH
Neoform MED AF Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG
Neoform MED FF Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG
Neoform MED rapid Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG
PlastiSept (500 ml bottle) Alpro Medical GmbH
PlastiSept-Wipes (120 wipes) Alpro Medical GmbH
Sani-Cloth Active Ecolab Deutschland GmbH
SinAlc Tücher HIMED GmbH
Sporox II Sultan Chemists Inc.
Spray In Neu Laboratorium Dr.Deppe GmbH
Spray Off N Laboratorium Dr.Deppe GmbH
Surfanios Anios Laboratories
Surfa’safe Anios Laboratories
Terralin Protect Schülke & Mayr GmbH
Ultrasol active Dr. Schumacher GmbH
Wavicide-01 Metrex Research Corporation
Wet Wipe Chlorine Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S
Wet Wipe PHMB Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S
Wet Wipe Triamin Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S
Wet Wipe Ethanol Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S
Wip’anios Anios Laboratories