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Keep your keyboard's keys from getting worn out
Authored by: AaronAPP on Apr 29, '13 08:03:44AM

I wouldn't rule out the rubber membrane solution of the keyboard, it has the secondary benefit of protection spills from entering the (I assume we are talking about a laptop) macbook AND from the gunk that builds up between the keys! If you are really typing, and trying to crush your WPM, then the rubber membrane will take some getting use to... in fact, if it bugs you that much for those occasions when you want to max out your WPM you can just wash your hands and type out what ever you have to type out.

I think the tape sounds like a good idea!

In both cases, tape or silicone keyboard, if worn keys or gunk bug you that much they are probably well worth the effort/time.
Nail polish sounds like a terrible idea, that will chip and wear out over time as well, but be difficult to remove and reapply, like tape would be.



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Keep your keyboard's keys from getting worn out
Authored by: davidmorr on Apr 29, '13 10:26:21PM

Nail polish might well dissolve the plastic of the key as it contains extremely volatile solvents. Try on an inconspicuous place first :-)

It could just be physical abrasion. The effect could be increased or reduced depending on the hardness of the plastic, the force with which the keys are hit, the angle at which the keys are hit, and the softness or hardness of the person's fingertip skin. Maybe even the length of their finger nails.



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