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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by EarlZ;12866769 
What happens to the MX Blues if they wore out after the first month ?

I had a Blue Cherry Filco which I used frequently for about 6 months before selling it. The feel remained pretty much constant after initial break in. I also have some 10 year Blue Cherry keyboards which are very badly worn and don't feel all that pleasant to type on.

Nonetheless, this isn't an overnight thing.
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post #12 of 21
Oh ho ho, the Xarmor U9 (which my step-dad has been using) feels TOTALLY different. Hrmmm...
post #13 of 21
So much for Gold-Plated German Engineering.

My springs are still buckling after all these years.
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I see, its nothing worth worrying about then.. probably after 5yrs or so a lot of us may have moved to a different keyboard by that time or still purchase the same one because we find it worth the value.
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post #15 of 21
This is one of the reasons Steelseries picked black switches in their keyboards. I actually took the time to check keys on my keyboard for tactile feel. They do seem to wear out, I've had mine for about a year and a half. I can notice a significant difference from the s key and the page down key. I'd say my s key is almost completely worn. Though oddly enough I don't have very shinny keys with my blank keycap set. Some home row keys seem to be a bit worn down but still retain some texture like the other keys.

The space bar is from the original key cap set, and you can see that it does have some weird ware to it, probably from my nail.
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post #16 of 21
I am using a Compaq mx 11800 and I agree that the bump is harder to feel than in a Filco, but it still remains a bit bumpy.

ps. It is about 20 years old, maybe more.
post #17 of 21
Hard to say what in the switch is causing it without actually looking at the part for wear.
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post #18 of 21
Well, in the Tactile and Clicky Cherry, the tactility is generated by juts on the slider rubbing against the metal leaves

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The only thing that really explains the loss of tactility is those juts wearing out.
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by clownfart;12903660 
This is one of the reasons Steelseries picked black switches in their keyboards. I actually took the time to check keys on my keyboard for tactile feel. They do seem to wear out, I've had mine for about a year and a half. I can notice a significant difference from the s key and the page down key. I'd say my s key is almost completely worn. Though oddly enough I don't have very shinny keys with my blank keycap set. Some home row keys seem to be a bit worn down but still retain some texture like the other keys.

The space bar is from the original key cap set, and you can see that it does have some weird ware to it, probably from my nail.
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Might be time to just get a cherry red board and see what's up. KBC Poker, here I come.

That's odd. Is that a Filco or Steelseries spacebar because it looks like the coating is being scratched off?
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by ripster;12924018 
That's odd. Is that a Filco or Steelseries spacebar because it looks like the coating is being scratched off?
It's a stock filco space bar, pretty sure I kept the blank one as a back up because of you and your shiny space bars.
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