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We've been thinking a lot about keyboards around here lately (SPOILER ALERT: We're working on a keyboard roundup for the April issue of Maximum PC) and one board that just keeps coming up is the SteelSeries 7G--not because it's a great keyboard (although it is) but because it would make a great weapon. Or a building foundation. Or siding for a humvee.
The thing is sturdy, we're trying to say.
But just how sturdy is a question of some inter-office debate. So, to settle things once and for all, we decided to see just what it would take to break a 7G. We started out with your basic punch/kick/stomp test.

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You can read more about it here (with pics and all). lol
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Were they trying to create some testament as to how "durable" the 7g is?

I had one and it was terrible for a mechanical keyboard. The lazer etching got all gross and tinted after a few weeks (I never eat / always have clean hands when at the computer) and all of the keys got that shiny worn crap on them.

The plastic felt low quality and one of the keys physically broke.. As in SNAPPED at the actual mechanical bit.

Not only that but they refused to honor the warranty, forcing me to pay for a key which broke because of their low quality.

Oh.. and did I mention that the keys are so lightly stuck on that if you so much as turn it upside down half of them fall out?

I got the DECK Legend and can't imagine ever considering getting another Steelseries keyboard again... Owned it for 4 months and it looked like it had gone through two years of use.
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Sturdy or not, I literally am vilified with this thing. Had it 1 week before my descision to get a Razer Lycosa Mirror and returned it the first day due to extreme typing and gaming difficulties, which I havent experienced with other mechanical keyboards. Nice to see it serves a purpose afterall smile.gif
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its my first mechanical, and i have no problem typing after getting used to it. i love the sound it makes! gaming on this is actually great. the only problem is the poor lazer etching and the keys get shiny after a couple weeks use.
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Originally Posted by X3NIA;12188229 
Were they trying to create some testament as to how "durable" the 7g is?

I suppose. Never had one before and guess I won't be getting it then.
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Originally Posted by tyuo9980;12188314 
its my first mechanical, and i have no problem typing after getting used to it. i love the sound it makes! gaming on this is actually great. the only problem is the poor lazer etching and the keys get shiny after a couple weeks use.

What sound is it supposed to make? Blacks are a linear switch that do not have any tactile bump/click.
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Why didn't they bring a laptop? o.O
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post #8 of 17
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You should definitely do that to an IBM Model M or a Unicomp keyboard. And then run over a cheap Logitech for a comparison.

Now that would've been interesting.
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Originally Posted by reaper~;12188445 
I suppose. Never had one before and guess I won't be getting it then.

...cause you're gonna routinely run over your keyboard with a truck...
thats about as stupid as deciding not to buy a house because an antimatter bomb could destroy it.
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post #10 of 17
Just don't give it to that crazy German kid.
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