Originally Posted by killeraxemannic
I am on my second keyboard in about a year and a half and I am feeling that this one is getting ready to go now. I can't get some keycaps to stay down, the shift key feels like it is going to break and the keyswitches are starting to feel sticky. The last one I had the keycaps wore clear and the screw receptacles pulled through the top
How often do you guys wear out keyboards?
First one was a Saitek Cyborg, this one is a Black Widdow Regular.
I have never worn a keyboard out. The only problem I've EVER had with ANY keyboard was my first Saitek Eclipse. After 2 years, it had a short inside where some keys would repeat a billion times until you hit a key right next to it and then it would work normally.
However, I've had this RMA board from them (they sent me an updated NIB replacement) since 2007 and it still works perfectly. Hell, none of the letters even look remotely close to worn.
I think you need to reassess how you use your keyboards. If you're killing more than one per year, YOU are the one doing something wrong. It's not the KB's fault.
Originally Posted by xPrestonn
buy something that is built more durably [i.e. not razer/saitek products] and you will have it last.
steelseries 6gv2/7g is built like a tank.
I personally like Saitek products. Sure the first ones weren't the greatest, but their updated versions have taken care of most of the issues that the original versions had like the lettering on the keys wearing out.
This RMA replacement has lasted quite a while now, and it still feels like brand new. Not to mention Saitek has excellent customer service. Even though my original Eclipse was well out of warranty, Satiek/MadCatz RMA'd it.
Unlike Razer, from what I've heard Razer's customer service it atrocious.
Originally Posted by kremtok
What is contributing to the demise of your keyboards? Under normal use with no spills or rough treatment, any keyboard should last longer than that. I suspect it's your habits that need to change, not your hardware.
I agree -- PEBKAC.