teamjeffrey

average life span of a keyboard

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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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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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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

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