Cooler Master Launches Mechanical Keyboards with Enthusiast PBT Keycaps

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Prince Valiant Master Guru

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    Hopefully the rest of the companies selling keyboards will jump on the PBT bandwagon and drive down prices for individual sets :nerd:.
     
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    adabiviak Master Guru

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    I bought a nice mechanical keyboard (XArmor U9W), but wound up bringing it to work for typing duty: my 2004 Microsoft Bluetooth membrane keyboard is still my favorite for gaming. None of the key caps are worn out (though they definitely have the shine mentioned in the story).

    Are membrane keyboards known for short lifetimes? Maybe I got lucky. Is key cap wear actually a thing? The ad copy makes it sound like this is some sort of plague. I think I've seen one or two keyboards ever with actual key cap wear (where you couldn't see the symbol), and these were the cheap HP/Dell things that came pre-bundled with computer packages at work, but even that was many years ago.
     
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    I had to trash several membrane keyboards over the years cause of the most used keys getting worn out.
    Never had one where the letters on the caps where worn down though.
    My old Corsair K70 doesn't want to break down though, best keyboard I ever bought, so the day it dies I will get another mechanical keyboard.

    Which reminds me, got an old spring loaded IBM keyboard which also still works, but it's pretty noisy compared to my Corsairs MX red switches.
     

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