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Looking for dirt-proof gaming keyboard

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by GhoXen, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. GhoXen

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    The one thing that annoys me the most is cleaning dirt off keyboard. I'm not talking about dust, which rarely gets to stay on a keyboard for long due to frequent use. I'm talking about dust and debris combined with sweat stuck under and between a keyboard's crevices. Even compressed air is futile against such dirt!

    And so I'm looking for a keyboard that simply doesn't have such crevices like the one shown below. I don't think there is any mechanical keyboard like that, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. I'd also prefer a backlit keyboard if one is available, and of course it will primarily be used for gaming. I'd also need a numpad too when I'm not gaming, which is why the one I linked is outside my consideration.

    Alterntaively if anyone can povide me a super godly hidden raptor door-opening keyboard cleaning technique that makes cleaning keyboards a trival joke, then I'll just get a Ducky mechanical keyboard.

    Thanks in advance.

    ADD: Oops, forgot to link the image. Here's what I'm looking for, but I need a numpad instead of some useless LCD gimmick.
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  2. seronx

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    You might laugh....

    But the only dirt proof keyboard is a roll up keyboard

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    Heck they are even water proof and you can wash them but they use membrane actuators which require a lot of pressure to get response

    There is some backlit roll up keyboards
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    not to mention youre doomed if the membrane tears.
  4. Goodman

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    You could always use a screw driver & open up the keyboard to clean it , you lazy...:p

    The best way is to not eat over the keyboard or drink...
    When you get hungry maybe it is time for a break anyways don't you think?
    Maybe you could try eating before going on the PC & wash your hands before using the keyboard unless you wanted to be all greasy...;)
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    Did you use a knife? :laugh:
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    never owned one. but its obvious. there is a limit to how much it can flex.
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    My test for a keyboard is to usually bend it over my knee. Too bad I haven't ever used a roll up keyboard.
  8. GhoXen

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    I'm lazy enough to give up a mechanical keyboard for dirt-proof. Sue me. :p

    I'm not exactly looking for a completely dust/water proof keyboard like that rubber one. All I'm after is something that have no opening between keys.
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    I think your only choice then would be mat keyboards like seronx posted

    You know what a keyboard that would be like a "touch screen" that would be nice but it still doesn't exist yet...

    EDIT: I was wrong... -->http://mashable.com/2011/04/27/cool-leaf-keyboard/

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  10. de.das.dude

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    it would feel very aarrrghhh
  11. GhoXen

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    Wow, truly all kinds of keyboards exist. o_O The problem I see with that flat keyboard is touch-typing though. I may have to settle with a SWTOR keyboard at this rate. Perhaps I can mod the LCD so it shows a numpad. :p
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    i dont understand. why not buy a simple dust cover for the damned keyboard? or simpler still... cover it with some paper :/
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    A big enough LCD & you'll have a complete keyboard & more...:laugh::rolleyes:
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    As said the issue really isn't with dust, it's with dirt that sticks onto the keyboard during use. I tend to snack sometimes while gaming, fully knowing that it'd get my keyboard dirty. I'm just lazy and I want to find a keyboard I can easily clean up later. :p
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    basically you can wash any keyboard. just be sure to dry it in the sun for a week :p
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    This will really be awkward to type on. How much more for gaming?
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    Even backlit keyboard?

    Besides, where I live if you leave something to dry in the sun for a week, it will probably come back wetter. >>
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