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Smell from wrist rest

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sul, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Sul

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jun 2004

    Posts: 347

    Location: Tea

    Hi,

    I just got a new belkin wrist rest for my keyboard.. and it has this awful chemical smell! Can't be safe surely? I've googled and found others found this as well. Anything I can do apart from throw the thing out of the window?
     
  2. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,601

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    the smell will probably disappear after a while, a lot of things get the same sort of smell when new in my experience:)
     
  3. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Jan 2004

    Posts: 14,208

    Location: Hall

    Yeh, it will stink of sweat after a while :p.
     
  4. Sul

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jun 2004

    Posts: 347

    Location: Tea

    hmm you sure? It does smell really bad.. it just makes me feel sick *puke up*. I'd swap that smell for sweat any time!

    For now I've left it lying somewhere till the smell just goes..
     
  5. Spyhop

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 6,510

    Location: Cold waters

    I know what you mean. I get some free trade magazine each month and the chemical smell it has when it comes out of the bag is disgusting. Seems to fade after lying about for a few days.
     
  6. Dave M

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,496

    I like the smell :)

    If that makes you sick you should buy some acoustic absorption mats - oh my :)
     
  7. Sul

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jun 2004

    Posts: 347

    Location: Tea

    Dude... are you kidding?! I had to spray some of my Lynx on it! Just thinking about it makes me feel queasy lol