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I've just acquired an Apple aluminium keyboard, due to my fondness of the chiclet key feel.

I noticed a few people with MacBooks and Asus laptops with the same kind of chiclet keys and who type a lot, have some of the keys worn down to a state in which the keys look like they're melted.

The keys have been tapped repeatedly to the point of deformation.

Just a question; what causes this, and if I use the keyboard properly and take good care of it by wiping it down regularly and washing my hands often so that dirt and other tiny stuff in the fingerprints can't wear the surface down, will it happen to my keyboard as well??

The keycaps becoming shiny is one thing; I just don't want my keycaps to melt.
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If stuff like this is really happening, it's probably because of some hideous failure of the keycap design. I'm not sure there's much you could do to prevent it.
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I have an Asus G73 which has a keyboard like that.
I've had it for around ½ year now, and the keyboard is as good as new.

So i guess if you treat it right you should have no problem
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Alright, noted.

Some of my friends tend to type harder, and I wonder if that is caused by the harder typing style as opposed to clean hands.

Most people I know don't have a habit of washing their hands often. ><
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