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lmnop will mock me 'till the day I die about this, but it's just flippin' impossible to get any information about Unicomp's keyboard covers. I even tried emailing their support, no luck.

Call me obsessive, but I don't have money to waste. ;/
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post #8092 of 14567
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Originally Posted by Maytan View Post
lmnop will mock me 'till the day I die about this, but it's just flippin' impossible to get any information about Unicomp's keyboard covers. I even tried emailing their support, no luck.

Call me obsessive, but I don't have money to waste. ;/
Those covers are great, but they're designed to stay on the keyboard. They're intended for environments where the keyboard needs to be protected from the environment they're in.
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Those covers are great, but they're designed to stay on the keyboard. They're intended for environments where the keyboard needs to be protected from the environment they're in.

I was more or less interested in it purely for keeping dust out when I'm not using it/only need to use it for a minute.

What I question is the material. If it were like you suggested many pages back, I'd surely pick one up.
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I was more or less interested in it purely for keeping dust out when I'm not using it/only need to use it for a minute.

What I question is the material. If it were like you suggested many pages back, I'd surely pick one up.
I know why you want it, but my concern is that it may wear out from not keeping it on the keyboard 24/7. It's a soft material, kinda like silicon, but not like super-soft. It's enough to protect the keyboard from spills and stuff while staying strong enough and flexible enough to be able to type on it every single day. But removing it every day or whenever might cause it to wear out and perhaps crack or tear because it isn't made for that.

Why not just keep the keyboard clean by vacuuming it every day? I'm serious. I vacuum mine more than once per day: every single time I see any debris on it.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I know why you want it, but my concern is that it may wear out from not keeping it on the keyboard 24/7. It's a soft material, kinda like silicon, but not like super-soft. It's enough to protect the keyboard from spills and stuff while staying strong enough and flexible enough to be able to type on it every single day. But removing it every day or whenever might cause it to wear out and perhaps crack or tear because it isn't made for that.
You raise a good point. It probably isn't worth it for my uses.

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Why not just keep the keyboard clean by vacuuming it every day? I'm serious. I vacuum mine more than once per day: every single time I see any debris on it.
Taking a vacuum to a computer part always scared me. That said, I have micro-fiber cloths used purely for wiping down my current keyboard; I could use those.
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You raise a good point. It probably isn't worth it for my uses.



Taking a vacuum to a computer part always scared me. That said, I have micro-fiber cloths used purely for wiping down my current keyboard; I could use those.
Well, it's one thing to take a vacuum directly to the business side of a PCB, but it's another to do it to a keyboard. I've been doing it to my Majestouch multiple times per day for the past 6½ months without any negative effects. I use a horse hair brush attachment which probably creates a bunch of static electricity which might be too much for direct contact with components on a PCB, but not for a keyboard.

However, I do it because I like my keyboard. Although, if I wanted to have a cover for my keyboard, then I'd probably just get one of those generic dust covers from like Best Buy or something. But then I'd have to be careful about removing it because I wouldn't want to allow any of the dust and/or debris that is on top of it to fall onto my keyboard.
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Vacuuming IBM keyboards with double-part caps will inevitably end with tears.
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Ch, would you kindly answer my question about the Topre switches?
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lmnop will mock me 'till the day I die about this, but it's just flippin' impossible to get any information about Unicomp's keyboard covers. I even tried emailing their support, no luck.

Call me obsessive, but I don't have money to waste. ;/
Sorry Maytan but my two posts answering your question got deleted - a casualty of the PS/2 versus USB debate I guess.

Explicitly here's the scoop.
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I also ordered the protective keyboard cover. I used to use a keyboard cover back in the 80's which was made of hard plastic and very very easy to place and remove. You just placed it on top, and it's done in less than 1 second. The one I got from unicomp was made of flexible plastic, and it takes a while to put it on, from 10 seconds to 60 seconds depending on how well you want it placed. This is annoying, cause I was hoping to put the cover on everytime I go to bed. Since it takes too long to put the cover, I don't find myself using it much. However, with this flexible keyboard cover it's actually possible to type on the keyboard while the cover is still on, and it still feels better than a lot of rubber dome keyboards. So if you want to use your keyboard in the rain, their keyboard cover should do the job.
The other two posts got deleted is because I compared the cover to a certain prophylactic device. In the second I suggested that Maytan do a google search for "Unicomp Keyboard Cover" and click on the third hit to get to the Unicomp keyboard review that includes this trivia. For this offense I apologize to the gentle readers here and the mods.
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BTW for the ultimate noodles slurp proof keyboard cover nothing beats this.

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