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The "last millions of keystrokes" point is about the actual switch, not the lettering. If you look here, you'll see that the standard edition OCN keyboard uses pad printing, the lowest quality lettering available; it would take the Special Edition to get the dye-filled, higher quality printing method.

It's still a bit much that they wore out so quickly, but I'm not really that surprised. The OCN keyboards are special because they are Ducky's and have solid build quality for the keyboard itself, including those switches.
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Originally Posted by mr. biggums View Post
just like the steelseries g6v2 keys lettering started to wear after a a week, contemplating just sanding the keys.
I pound away on my keys. Had this keyboard for over 5 months now, no wear whatsoever.
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I pound away on my keys. Had this keyboard for over 5 months now, no wear whatsoever.
Pounding ftw. There is a reason why they call it black. ^_^
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post #14 of 27
oh man that sucks!
my 9 year old Dell Quietkey doesnt even have any wear! and im using it right now lol. dell OEM keyboards went down in quality :/

anyway, contact Tank guys. maybe u could get replacement keys.
    
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Originally Posted by EfemaN View Post
The "last millions of keystrokes" point is about the actual switch, not the lettering. If you look here, you'll see that the standard edition OCN keyboard uses pad printing, the lowest quality lettering available; it would take the Special Edition to get the dye-filled, higher quality printing method.

It's still a bit much that they wore out so quickly, but I'm not really that surprised. The OCN keyboards are special because they are Ducky's and have solid build quality for the keyboard itself, including those switches.
So you are saying that if I didn't want keys that fade after less than a month, I should haver spent more money? And I don't expect the key lettering to last as long as the switches, just a LOT longer than they are going to.


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oh man that sucks!
my 9 year old Dell Quietkey doesnt even have any wear! and im using it right now lol. dell OEM keyboards went down in quality :/

anyway, contact Tank guys. maybe u could get replacement keys.
Like I said earlier, I will just get quality aftermarket keys and learn my lesson. Anyone know of any good guides or stores for buying nice durable quality keycaps? I think I'll check GeekHack for more info.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/3/11 at 12:04pm
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Ugh. Shoulda got a Filco.
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So you are saying that if I didn't want keys that fade after less than a month, I should haver spent more money? And I don't expect the key lettering to last as long as the switches, just a LOT longer than they are going to.




Like I said earlier, I will just get quality aftermarket keys and learn my lesson. Anyone know of any good guides or stores for buying nice durable quality keycaps? I think I'll check GeekHack for more info.
These are topre and for HHKB:
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...pid=pdkb400ktw
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Well I suggest RMA, even my 5 year old no name el-cheapo off the shelf dome switch 5 dolla keyboard has it's letters perfectly printed.

Here is a nice clip to cheer you up:

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post #19 of 27
Join a group-buy over at Geekhack and get some double-shot keycaps. They should last for a while but yeah, I agree with OP. A month is too soon for the letters to be wearing out.
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Well I suggest RMA, even my 5 year old no name el-cheapo off the shelf dome switch 5 dolla keyboard has it's letters perfectly printed.

Here is a nice clip to cheer you up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q
Kinda ironic because I'm typing on a Duck......y
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