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average life span of a keyboard


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what's average lifespan of a keyboard i have a Logitech g15 for 5 & 1/2 years how much longer could it possible last 


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I got a free keyboard when I bought my computer over 10 years ago. lol... same with my mouse thats been good to me for 8 years.


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ive had lots die buy my g15 is a beast


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if u let ur keyboard get crusty... not long  lol


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gaming or regular use. 

regular use forever it seems

gaming with me about 20 minutes. 


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I've never had a keyboard die, ever, after 20 years. Laptops are a different story...


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Mechanical keyswitches last for about 50 million presses (per keyswitch). At least that's what Cherry claims on their MX keyswitches

 

Membrane keyboards not quite as long (only number that I've found so far was about 15 million keystrokes per key).

 

Exact timeframe in years depends on usage, maintenance, quality, etc. I've had my Razer Lycosa for about 3 years and I have some issues with keys not responding occasionally (moreso since I switched to Windows 8 ). I just want to upgrade from a membrane (Lycosa) to a mechanical (BlackWidow)

Heck I've heard of some oldschool keyboards still going strong after about 20-30 years

 

Edit: Here's some Cherry MX switches that I have lying around (added O-rings to quiet down the loud "bottoming out" noise when pushed down all the way). Ordered the keyswitch sampler from Max Keyboard.

Blue: Tactile, loud click when bump is felt

Brown: Tactile, no click when bump is felt

Red: Linear, no tactile bump/click

Black: Same as red, but spring is a little stiffer.

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Edited by n1ghtsn1p3r, 11 March 2013 - 01:56 AM.

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mine normally last untill i spill pop on it.



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gaming or regular use. 

regular use forever it seems

gaming with me about 20 minutes. 

gaming use


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Mechanical keyswitches last for about 50 million presses (per keyswitch). At least that's what Cherry claims on their MX keyswitches

 

Membrane keyboards not quite as long (only number that I've found so far was about 15 million keystrokes per key).

 

Exact timeframe in years depends on usage, maintenance, quality, etc. I've had my Razer Lycosa for about 3 years and I have some issues with keys not responding occasionally (moreso since I switched to Windows 8). I just want to upgrade from a membrane (Lycosa) to a mechanical (BlackWidow)

Heck I've heard of some oldschool keyboards still going strong after about 20-30 years

 

Edit: Here's some Cherry MX switches that I have lying around (added O-rings to quiet down the loud "bottoming out" noise when pushed down all the way). Ordered the keyswitch sampler from Max Keyboard.

Blue: Tactile, loud click when bump is felt

Brown: Tactile, no click when bump is felt

Red: Linear, no tactile bump/click

Black: Same as red, but spring is a little stiffer.

img2013022200078.jpg

use mine for gaming and regular stuff never done any maintenance to it i don't think it's mechanical keyboard


Edited by teamjeffrey, 10 March 2013 - 11:48 PM.

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battery's xs power 1 d2100 2 d3100
sky high car audio 1/0 awg ofc wires

memphis car audio 1/0 ofc
xs power xs flex 4 awg

sky high car audio 8 gauge ofc

sky high car audio 12 gauge ofc

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I game, and I rage. So about 1-2 months for me.


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the only time you should ever really use it is if your system has a dip at whatever the bass boost freq is. dont use is as a "it makes my shit bang" knob.


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Lmao homie broke it down up there^^^^^ seriously. But ugh forever or until I fps Doug it and slam that ish. Which ever comes first.

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My mechanical was one of the best purchases I made regarding computers. They are so nice to type on, using membrane keyboards feels so foreign now.
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I agree.. I do prefer a good snap or click or w.e membrane ones feel mushy less exact I guess but then again I don't really buy the whole gaming keyboard being more precise aka better k/d ratio results kinda thing vs a 20 year old IBM ps2 keyboard I have..

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i've had my g11 for as long as I can remember, the thing still lights up fully on the whole keyboard

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I got a 10 dollar waterproof silicon one that I can roll up n put in my pocket lol.. Had if for a year no problems

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I'm planning on getting something like the Corsair K90 or K95, whenever the latter comes out. K95 is full mechanical (and black base), while the K90 is mostly mechanical (macro, F-keys, and the PageUp/PageDown cluster are membrane, plus silver base).
 
I'm interested in trying a mechanical anyway, but not anything with Cherry MX Blues (too clicky). I doubt my gameplay will improve, but I'm just bored with membrane keyboards.
 
Either the aforementioned Corsair or something else, like Ducky. Backlit preferred :P

Lmao homie broke it down up there^^^^^ seriously. But ugh forever or until I fps Doug it and slam that ish. Which ever comes first.

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Edited by n1ghtsn1p3r, 11 March 2013 - 01:58 AM.

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I didn't even know keyboards had a lifespan. I've always thought they were eternal lol


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