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LOL 2 weeks! I seriously though a high end keyboard would wear slower than that!

My 8yr old media keyboard which cost all of £15 lasted atleast 500 hours of battlefield 2 over a 1000 hours of WoW, 150 hours of COD and 200 hours of LFS before the keys started to fade.. (they were not double shot)
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post #12 of 89
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Doubleshot Model M keycaps?

Showing wear and tear after 2 weeks is pretty normal for most key printing methods.
Model M keycaps are dye sub.

It depends on whether we are talking about legend wear or keycap shine. For example, my 3 year old Thinkpad keyboard has legends that were pad printed with decals, and they still are perfectly intact. I had an old Dell keyboard (the original black rubber dome ones) which I used for ages before selling it on, and the legends never wore. Neither of these keyboards cost anywhere near as much as a Ducky does.
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post #13 of 89
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Keep in mind tator probably puts 1mil keystrokes into the majority of his keys every day
Nah, but I do average around 3000 keys an hour.

3000 x 24 = 72,000 Keys a day.
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post #14 of 89
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Nah, but I do average around 3000 keys an hour.

3000 x 24 = 72,000 Keys a day.
Holy crap he can type in his sleep...teach me master!!!
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Model M keycaps are dye sub.

It depends on whether we are talking about legend wear or keycap shine. For example, my 3 year old Thinkpad keyboard has legends that were pad printed with decals, and they still are perfectly intact. I had an old Dell keyboard (the original black rubber dome ones) which I used for ages before selling it on, and the legends never wore. Neither of these keyboards cost anywhere near as much as a Ducky does.
Well the legends wear is different than the key wear.

Lazer printing's infill will generally wear off long before the pad printing on most keys will. Though the PBT cap will take longer to shine.

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Holy crap he can type in his sleep...teach me master!!!
I said "average" I have hours where I do 6k or 9k, so that makes up for hours I was asleep or not at the computer.
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From what I can see, the OP was talking about legend wear.

I had a blank Filco once, which I used regularly for about a year. Before selling it on, I cleaned the keycaps with a cloth, and they looked as good as new. Then again, issues with coatings may make this incomparable with regular lettered Filcos.
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Keep in mind all that white is is paint, it's no surprise it would wear away so quickly but it will take a long long time to actually loose the engraved lettering.
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post #18 of 89
Unfortunately, I'd imagine that you'd go through a lengthy transition period where not all of the infill has faded away, thus leaving you with a keyboard that looks like crap.
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I really have no idea how keyboards are painted but lets face it. I have about 15 keyboards and no one have even started to show signs of wear. I have no idea how you guys can say its normal that it should start to show wear already after 2 weeks.

5 computers at home, no sign of wear on keyboards.
Not even my school laptop show signs of wear...

Dang it, if I buy a "quality" keyboard with a hefty price I expect it to last!
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I really have no idea how keyboards are painted but lets face it. I have about 15 keyboards and no one have even started to show signs of wear. I have no idea how you guys can say its normal that it should start to show wear already after 2 weeks.

5 computers at home, no sign of wear on keyboards.
Not even my school laptop show signs of wear...
Those are pad printed, basically super stickers his is plastic which is laser engraved to leave etching in the plastic, the etching is then filled with paint it makes sense that the paint will dull quickly but it also should take awhile to actually go away as it gets tougher and tougher to get the skin into the engraving and pull up the particles of paint.
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