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So it is a thing? I thought it was just psychological, lol.



I do have a 4" asus screen that came with my motherboard. But the only thing it's good for is displaying the cpu temp.

I've thought about just modding the screen out and fixing it on a little stand under my monitor. But i think it's attached to the PCB that the keyboard's on.
Below is a pic that can help explain what's wearing out:




What's wearing out are both those little round black things, and the contact areas below on that transparent membrane. As this contact point becomes worn, extra pressure has to be applied in order to to accomplish a keystroke. But at some point, they become so worn that the key or keys cease to function.

Plus, the individual rubber domes wear out as well. But mechanical switches will take much longer to wear out. Plus, they wear out at much slower rate.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #1292 of 36947
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
So anyway, I've had my Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO for close to 10 months now (I received it in the mail on March 9th), and I'm still impressed by it. It just has not yet ceased to amaze me.

It's the best computer-related investment that I have ever made.
Have you noticed any key wear yet? I got mine in April and the coating has started to come away on some keys, kinda annoying as it makes the keys looks dirty :l It's been well looked after and my hands are always clean too so I was suprised it started to wear so soon.

Whats strange is I would of expected the most used keys to wear like WASD, QE, Tab and some others but they look fine and instead IOLG and CTRL are worn..
post #1293 of 36947
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Have you noticed any key wear yet? I got mine in April and the coating has started to come away on some keys, kinda annoying as it makes the keys looks dirty :l It's been well looked after and my hands are always clean too so I was suprised it started to wear so soon.

Whats strange is I would of expected the most used keys to wear like WASD, QE, Tab and some others but they look fine and instead IOLG and CTRL are worn..
I see a little, but I have to use light to make a reflection. Otherwise, I don't see any wear.

Although, I'm extremely anal about the cleanliness of my hands for the sake of my keyboard. I also vacuum my keyboard every single day, sometimes more than once per day to avoid typing on top of any dust or debris.

But I think another factor is that I type extremely lightly. I mean, I don't bottom out anymore.
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #1294 of 36947
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Below is a pic that can help explain what's wearing out:

[IMG]http://www.overclock.net/picture.php?albumid=2267&pictureid=13292[IMG]


What's wearing out are both those little round black things, and the contact areas below on that transparent membrane. As this contact point becomes worn, extra pressure has to be applied in order to to accomplish a keystroke. But at some point, they become so worn that the key or keys cease to function.

Plus, the individual rubber domes wear out as well. But mechanical switches will take much longer to wear out. Plus, they wear out at much slower rate.
That sounds like what's happening. I think it's a combination of regular wear, and i've taken every key off 2 or 3 times to clean them.

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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post
Have you noticed any key wear yet? I got mine in April and the coating has started to come away on some keys, kinda annoying as it makes the keys looks dirty :l It's been well looked after and my hands are always clean too so I was suprised it started to wear so soon.

Whats strange is I would of expected the most used keys to wear like WASD, QE, Tab and some others but they look fine and instead IOLG and CTRL are worn..
What board do you have? I'd have guessed that WASD would wear out first too. I've realised that when i'm just browsing OCN or reading a web page my fingers rest on WA and D with my pinky on shift.

Looking forward to receiving my black-widow. I love how razer are trying to bring mech keyboards to the masses with the price range they're in. Glad i didn't pay £40 for the backlit version. I turned off the backlight on my G15 the other night and i didn't notice a difference.
post #1295 of 36947
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I see a little, but I have to use light to make a reflection. Otherwise, I don't see any wear.

Although, I'm extremely anal about the cleanliness of my hands for the sake of my keyboard. I also vacuum my keyboard every single day, sometimes more than once per day to avoid typing on top of any dust or debris.

But I think another factor is that I type extremely lightly. I mean, I don't bottom out anymore.
I'm pretty much the same with my keyboard I usualy remove every key and clean it properly but yeah, the wear isn't THAT visible. I think I only noticed it because I clean the thing so often. It still bugs me a lot though so I took a little wet n dry paper to a spare filco key I have and it doesn't look to bad, I may do that to every key as it wears until the keyboardco gets some blank key sets in stock.

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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
What board do you have?
Filco Majestouch
post #1296 of 36947
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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post
Filco Majestouch
Sweeeeeet. I was looking at getting one of those but i couldn't seem to find anywhere that sold them.

Where did you get yours from?
post #1297 of 36947
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Sweeeeeet. I was looking at getting one of those but i couldn't seem to find anywhere that sold them.

Where did you get yours from?
Forget to mention it's a tenkeyless

Anyway I got it from here http://www.keyboardco.com/

Great site, really helpfull and quick to answer emails.
post #1298 of 36947
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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post
Forget to mention it's a tenkeyless

Anyway I got it from here http://www.keyboardco.com/

Great site, really helpfull and quick to answer emails.
What's tenkeyless? Has no number keys?

They didn't have any stock when i looked, but to be fair i didn't send them an email about it.
post #1299 of 36947
Yup, without number keys

Seems they have been short on most Filcos for a while now, hope they don't ditch them like EK, nowhere else to buy them in the UK if they do
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don't forget about the pics guys.
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