Originally Posted by beers
How did it feel lying to them when you returned it?
Pretty damned good I'll bet, as they gave him full credit.
Anyway, you could have just cleaned it you know?
EDIT: I should mention that my mechanical is a new old stock M13, about 20 years old, has had a small amount of liquids fall in it, I cleaned it, it works fine. This is not something unique to mechanical keyboards at all.
Originally Posted by nathris
Except that this isn't a matter of electronics. This is a mechanical keyboard. With a membrane keyboard there isn't any moving parts, so there isn't any chance of something going wrong. With a mechanical keyboard there are moving parts, and things can get stuck in them or parts can fail. This is a fact, regardless of the brand. Its also hardly a matter of liquids, because like I said it was 2 drops. I could have opened the can inside my case and nothing would have happened.
Basically what this means is that I can't have any liquids at all around my keyboard. Thats simply unacceptable. It may have been a rare occurrence, but I'm not going to spend that much money on such a fragile keyboard.
Baloney. I have seen membrane keyboards and scissor switch keyboards get jacked up by spills and abuse. Accidental damage is something all keyboards are vulnerable to, regardless of key type.
God, another edit: Fruits are the edible seed bearing portions of plants, vegetables are, well here is what Wikipedia says, but basically anything not a fruit:"The noun vegetable usually means an edible plant or part of a plant other than a sweet fruit or seed. This usually means the leaf, stem, or root of a plant."Edited by Mygaffer - 12/30/10 at 7:17pm