Consumer Peripherals

Teardown: Fellowes Microban Split Design Keyboard

05 April 2019
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.
Fellowes Microban Split Design Keyboard. Source: IHS Markit

The Microban Split Design Keyboard is one of several peripherals with built-in antimicrobial protection offered by Fellowes. Additional features include an ergonomic design, a 16-character buffer designed to support fast typists and hot keys for multimedia control and one-touch internet access.

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The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Fellowes Microban Split Design Keyboard. Source: IHS MarkitFellowes Microban Split Design Keyboard. Source: IHS Markit

Summary points:

  • Microban antimicrobial keyboard
  • USB wired
  • Etched keys with paint infilled

Fellowes Microban Split Design Keyboard main enclosure portion. Source: IHS MarkitFellowes Microban Split Design Keyboard main enclosure portion. Source: IHS Markit

Target market: Computer accessory

Pricing: Varies. Amazon list price is $77.49; IHS Markit reports online retailers offering as low as $36.80.

Availability: Worldwide

Total manufacturing cost: $16.94 (including direct materials and manufacturing)

Fig. 1-3, injection-molded polystyrene key button brackets; fig. 4-12, injection-molded plastic key buttons, printed; fig. 13-14, formed metal wire key clips. Source: IHS MarkitFig. 1-3, injection-molded polystyrene key button brackets; fig. 4-12, injection-molded plastic key buttons, printed; fig. 13-14, formed metal wire key clips. Source: IHS Markit

Major components:

  • Enclosure, main, top, injection molded polystyrene, printed — (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, main, bottom, injection molded polystyrene — (Qty: 1)
  • Hot key/main PCB housing, injection molded plastic, printed — (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, main, bottom cover, injection molded plastic — (Qty: 1)
  • Box, corrugated cardboard, printed — (Qty: 1)
  • Hot key plunger, injection molded TPE, w/ seven carbon contact pads — (Qty: 1)
  • USB cable, USB type A plug, 6.2 ft, w/ one four-position pin socket connector and cable lug, heat shrink tubing and ferrite core and two cable ties — (Qty: 1)
  • Hot key/main PCB housing bottom plate, injection molded plastic — (Qty: 1)
  • Hot key button, injection molded plastic, painted — (Qty: 7)
  • Hinge stand, injection molded plastic — (Qty: 2)

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Top and bottom of main PCB. Fig. 1, top: ENW Electronics Ltd. MG10RM016; fig. 1, bottom: Holtek Semiconductor Inc. HT82K95A. Source: IHS MarkitTop and bottom of main PCB. Fig. 1, top: ENW Electronics Ltd. MG10RM016; fig. 1, bottom: Holtek Semiconductor Inc. HT82K95A. Source: IHS Markit



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