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Personally, I feel that life is too short to spend cleaning keyboards. I make sure not to eat or drink over it, vacuum hairs and dust out about once a year, and that's it. When a keyboard gets too grotty, I replace it.
I do not require some extremely expensive keyboard, so the cost of replacement every N years is not too bad.
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Sure does I like the simple design too. I don't see my exact model anymore but it's the current Model S Professional just without the backlit media-control F-keys. I really like the Brown switches. They feel good for both typing and gaming.
For some reason my fingers fell in love with these old OEM dell keyboards I have to go to thrift stores to find. They're about $4 a piece so i stock up on them when I shop for them, though they're very durable. Eventually, the cord goes on them, but it takes years so it's whatever.
The only time I spilled something on my keyboard was in my first days of C64... It was beetroot juice and rendered the C64 unusable for almost a week (in which I used pure alcohol and hair-dryer to make it work again)... After that I keep a distance between any liquid and my keyboard... They are with me for years...
"The only place where Success comes before Work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon, 1928 - 2012
The keyboard for the Olivetti M240. The connector is a DE-9, but with a simple passive adapter it plugs right into PS/2 with no issues.
It's a membrane, but the strokes are noisy anyways. They don't require mush force to activate, but I guess that after 33 years the rubber domes aren't as stiff. It's built like a tank, with two stainless steel plates keeping the layers together, so it weighs 4 kg (almost 9 lbs). There's no way it's moving around my desk. The detachable cable renders it an easy conversion to weapon, if needed.
I have a CoolerMaster MK750 on one machine and a Corsair K70 on the other (quite similar to your K68, IIRC).
Before that, two Logitech G11's that lasted > 10 years. Technically, the one is still ok -- I killed the membrane under the shift key on the other )': Then I went full-mechanical (Cherry Red). I prefer to have the same feel for keyboard at home and work and the two I have now are so similar in feel that it will do. I'm also looking forward to at least a decade on these!
If you say that getting the money
is the most important thing
You will spend your life
completely wasting your time
You will be doing things
you don't like doing
In order to go on living
That is, to go on doing things
you don't like doing
Unicomp Ultra Classic Buckling Spring (an IBM Model M repro). Great, classic feel. Except it is still at the office, which I haven't been to since March. So for now I am stuck with a POS Dell provides for "free".
G-Skill MX Red light with blue cherry's. It's anti-spill and I changed the original caps for an engraved with transparent cover so I think these keys will have the letters disappear just a few minutes after the end of the world
Absolutely! But you know, I am not a gamer, I'm a developer. I bought it for these reasons: 1) Durability. It lasts forever. 2) The Blue Cherry's are the best for my taste. 3) The red light is soft for working. (Multi color can be a little overwhelming) and 4) Because it has 6 x 3 macro programable keys which is fantastic to avoid repetitions for folding, unfolding, build... etc, functions that usually require CTRL + xx, CTRL + yy or something like that.
I got a membrane, backlit Redragon gaming keyboard K512RGB. It is a comfortable keyboard, but I would like to better understand the backlight. It progresses across the keyboard with all the colors of the rainbow. It is pretty but doesn't appear to have a function beyond that. It didn't come with a manual. I liked it well enough that I got another for a machine in my lab.
There's .NET libraries for the Corsair, and it is supported under Linux. Still doesn't mean I have found a real use for it
I had the idea to write a VS-plugin to go from "rainbow" to "flashing red" on an exception during build. Changing the color of the keyboard was done in 15 minutes, then wasted 4 hours on the "updated" plugin system of VS and gave up
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