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Depends what you're doing for the 10 hours, it'll be a lot longer if it's casual web browsing compared to if it's some fast-paced game, you could download WhatPulse to track your clicks and keypresses for a week, then extrapolate to get an estimate of yearly usage.

You'd have to track keypresses on an individual key, not over the whole board too. Gaming is obviously going to be harsher then typing, but even then I don't think you really have to worry about it.
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You'd have to track keypresses on an individual key, not over the whole board too. Gaming is obviously going to be harsher then typing, but even then I don't think you really have to worry about it.

Using relative frequencies of letters in the English alphabet, you could calculate approximately how many of those keypresses were a given letter, then you could use number of keypresses on the letter E (most common letter) to calculate a lower bound on the lifetime of the board, assuming you consider the end of the boards useful lifetime to be when a switch fails naturally.

Or you could just feel safe in the knowledge you'll probably get a new keyboard long before a switch naturally fails (not broken by other factors). tongue.gif
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Using relative frequencies of letters in the English alphabet, you could calculate approximately how many of those keypresses were a given letter, then you could use number of keypresses on the letter E (most common letter) to calculate a lower bound on the lifetime of the board, assuming you consider the end of the boards useful lifetime to be when a switch fails naturally.

Or you could just feel safe in the knowledge you'll probably get a new keyboard long before a switch naturally fails (not broken by other factors). tongue.gif

The spacebar in my deck legend isn't working anymore. Could just be a poor solder joint though... I did get it around the time I joined OCN.
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Find some MX Super Blacks and make your own board, you'll have finger biceps in no time.


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If I was not interested in a poker 2 and model M I would consider buying it.

The QFR brown switch is on sale for 64 dollars on amazon with free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-Rapid-Mechanical/dp/B007VDKLLM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381189049&sr=8-1&keywords=quickfire+rapid
 
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If only it weren't TKL at that price frown.gif
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if only it weren't brown switched at that price
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Eh, I like TKL keyboards way more.
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if only it weren't brown switched at that price
I demand greens at that price!
 
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I just find normal sized keyboards more versatile, means I can bring them to work and back home and use them for multi-purpose stuff. I work with a lot of numbers!
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I just find normal sized keyboards more versatile, means I can bring them to work and back home and use them for multi-purpose stuff. I work with a lot of numbers!
Then get an awesome numpad!
 
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