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Mem-brain. :smile:
Ah you know what I meant
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Well, only thing under the keycaps are the switches and the metal plate, which just has holes punched in it for the switches to pass through/mount to. Nothing that would channel liquid as far as I know.
That liquid has to go somewhere, and the fact that 3 drops spilled on the keyboard managed to gum up to inside of the switch tells me that they lead into the inside of the switch. Otherwise you could literally pour liquid on the keyboard and nothing would happen.
    
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post #13 of 35
Someone post the Gif of whats-his-face pouring coke through his keyboard already.
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post #14 of 35
Yes sir.



There was also the repetead 9-foot drops of the internal keyboard assembly with the casing removed.



That thing didn't fare well from all that... Model Ms are not quite as indestructible as they are made out to be. Too bad you need to look at stuff that went out of production decades ago to find better quality.

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That liquid has to go somewhere, and the fact that 3 drops spilled on the keyboard managed to gum up to inside of the switch tells me that they lead into the inside of the switch. Otherwise you could literally pour liquid on the keyboard and nothing would happen.
There are small gaps around the bottom of the switches. In my young, carefree, days I had a Blue Cherry Filco. One of the switches stopped clicking one day... I poked around, and found that a small hair was lodged half way in through the bottom of the switch, and prevented the clicker from working. Did I mention that it was a really small hair?
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There are small gaps around the bottom of the switches. In my young, carefree, days I had a Blue Cherry Filco. One of the switches stopped clicking one day... I poked around, and found that a small hair was lodged half way in through the bottom of the switch, and prevented the clicker from working. Did I mention that it was a really small hair?

This is what has stopped me from getting another Black Widow. The whole point of a mechanical keyboard is that its supposed to be indestructible, but honestly, I think a 9 months to a year from now we're going to get spammed with threads of angry Black Widow owners complaining about how their keys all suddenly stopped working.

The whole degradation of membrane keyboards is bogus too. Maybe after 20+ years of solid use, but the keyboard I'm typing on is at 8+ years now, with a hole cut out of it from when I was into Frets on Fire, and I've spilled everything from soda to spaghetti sauce on it and there is all kinds of hair, dust, dead skin and who knows what jammed under the keys, and guess what? It still feels exactly the same as it did when I got it. There isn't even any wear on the keycaps.

Mechanical keyboards are not more durable. They tend to have a higher build quality, since most of them cost $100+, but the fact that they use mechanical switches actually makes them more vulnerable, as it introduces an additional vector for failure.
    
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post #16 of 35
I thought the point of a mechanical keyboard is that they're awesome to type on.
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post #17 of 35
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this is for gaming though, and I do enough typing at work.

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post #18 of 35
And awesome to game on.
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post #19 of 35
SOME mechanical keyboards are nigh-indestructible. Old IBM keyboards, for instance (Model M ain't got nothing on, say, the Model F).

Cherry switches are just the most common now, and they are vulnerable compared to other switch designs.
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I got a mech keyboard right next to me its a dell 0463CD its a cheep-o but still better than cheep rubber dome keyboards.

Edit: Oh and I still do have that 50% off my next logitech purchase, I may get a G9x.
Edited by Bobicon - 1/16/11 at 11:46pm
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