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You can't get them wet at all.

I opened a can of pop and it sprayed. TWO drops fell on my Razer Blackwidow and the enter key started sticking. Fortunately I bought it from Bestbuy and not Newegg, so I simply returned it. Unfortunately they were out of stock on both the Blackwidow and the 6GV2, so its back to my Saitek Eclipse. Its working right now, but I don't know for how long.


I'm not sure I'll go back to the Blackwidow though. Mechanical keyboards are supposed to be indestructible, but this is just pathetic.
    
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How did it feel lying to them when you returned it?
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By sticking you mean it was acting as if pressed 24/7?
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How did it feel lying to them when you returned it?
I got used to it after a while.
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Dude that's a shame, good thing best buy sounds like they're handling it.
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By sticking you mean it was acting as if pressed 24/7?
I mean it went from its clicky goodness to feeling like the worst membrane keyboard you can imagine. Occasionally it would stick, and it took 4-5x as long to return rest position.



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How did it feel lying to them when you returned it?
I didn't lie. If I wanted to I could have just said I didn't like it and returned it, but then someone else might buy it used and get stuck with it, and that would have made me feel bad.

I literally said "The enter key is sticking", and the chick was fine with it. The people at Bestbuy are pretty relaxed.
Edited by nathris - 12/30/10 at 5:05pm
    
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Did you try cleaning the key?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
You can't get them wet at all.

I opened a can of pop and it sprayed. TWO drops fell on my Razer Blackwidow and the enter key started sticking. Fortunately I bought it from Bestbuy and not Newegg, so I simply returned it. Unfortunately they were out of stock on both the Blackwidow and the 6GV2, so its back to my Saitek Eclipse. Its working right now, but I don't know for how long.


I'm not sure I'll go back to the Blackwidow though. Mechanical keyboards are supposed to be indestructible, but this is just pathetic.
Cherry-based keyboards suck for this kind of thing. A switch in a Filco I once had stopped clicking. Poking around, I found a tiny hair got lodged into the switch through a gap in the bottom... Rated for 50 million presses, and yet a tiny hair stops it dead in its tracks.

Nonetheless, doesn't mean all mechanical keyboards are bad. They're just one type out of many. Some even have drainage channels -


Edited by ch_123 - 12/30/10 at 5:10pm
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I want to see a video of a the contents of a jug being spilled into that thing.
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