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...That's what i just said! they're based in the Republic of China, therefore count as Chinese, just like whats-his-name said.
People who live in Taiwan do not call themselves Chinese any more than you would call yourself a Caucasian instead of american, Canadian or other. RoC is a county not a race.

When I talked to Ducky I got the impression they were mostly a group of enthusiasts like us but who also started a business. They were made up of forum members on both sides of the straight and at first it was difficult to actually buy a Ducky in Taiwan. They do seem to be doing RnD on their own and putting together parts from more than one source.
 
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Yeah, I think Ducky Corp. is a bit more complicated than a HQ building in Taiwan subcontracting Costar/PLUM down the street. A lot of ROC/PRC companies are like that I hear.
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Hey everybody. So I've been enjoying my Leopold and haven't stopped being excited about every key press I make. Now I wonder, what makes the keycaps wear down? I'm already seeing the ASDF keys losing their texture, unless it's just oils from my fingers. I don't have any isopropyl alcohol at hand to see if it's just oils. Will try to get some tomorrow. The space bar looks untouched and shows no signs of wear at all. I've had this baby for a week.
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Hey everybody. So I've been enjoying my Leopold and haven't stopped being excited about every key press I make. Now I wonder, what makes the keycaps wear down? I'm already seeing the ASDF keys losing their texture, unless it's just oils from my fingers. I don't have any isopropyl alcohol at hand to see if it's just oils. Will try to get some tomorrow. The space bar looks untouched and shows no signs of wear at all. I've had this baby for a week.
It's oil from your fingers, plus you actually pushing the keys.

Standard wear and tear mostly.

There's not a whole lot you can do about it, besides buy new keycaps after awhile and use them.
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Ahhhh, thanks Tator Tot. Now I wonder if I could someday bust a hole in a keycap like that one picture I saw floating around.
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Ahhhh, thanks Tator Tot. Now I wonder if I could someday bust a hole in a keycap like that one picture I saw floating around.
With enough use, I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen to be honest.

Though, it'd take some cheap keycaps and many years of use.
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With enough use, I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen to be honest.

Though, it'd take some cheap keycaps and many years of use.
Having strong finger oils would help too. Some people seem to wear off key legends in a week.
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My fingers tend to stay dry. It easy way to not wear out your keys is washing your hand with soap. My hands always feel dry after that.
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Thanks for this extremely informal guide! Looks like I'll be picking up a DeCK Keyboard sometime soon!

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Deck Legend 105 Linear.. hmmm.
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