Originally Posted by fancysocks
I've looked around a bit but haven't found anything regarding plastic or silicone covers for the mechanical keyboards mentioned in this thread. Are they just not that popular? Or do they interfere with the whole tactile clicking experience?
I noticed that Unicomp does sell covers and am considering the Endurapro and asking if I can order black keycaps. I really really like the Filco tenkeyless and the HHKB though. I love the minimalist look and mechanical functionality. I just really hate having the paint/finish/lettering come off or having dirt fall into the cracks. I did see that I could request matte keycaps for the Filco that wouldn't wear as fast, but having a keyboard cover just seems easier.
I can't imagine having one of those sanitary covers on my keyboard. I think it would completely destroy the feel. I am a drummer, so I'll make this analogy: I think it would be like trying to play while wearing thick winter gloves on a cheap black rubber pad electronic drumset as opposed to holding the sticks with my bare hands and playing on a well-tuned drum set.
Besides, I just vacuum my keyboard a couple times a day or more (whenever I see any debris, actually) using a special horse hair brush attachment
. The horse hair is gentle enough on the keyboard that I can do this, and it's about 1Â½" long which makes it great for cleaning my keyboard.
I've had my keyboard since 3/9/10, and it's still 100% perfectly clean (although I think I may need to wash the keycaps soon, but I'm not sure yet).Edited by TwoCables - 6/6/10 at 1:58pm