How long does the Massdrop CTRL last for?
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I want to pick up a Massdrop CTRL, but for the price I want to make sure it will last me long. Provided that I take care of it, how long will it last?
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erickong
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Jan 22, 2020
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Mechanical switches are rated at like 50 million presses. The CTRL doesn't have a battery, so you don't have to worry about the battery life dying after cycles. Keyboards last a long time if you take care of them. I don't think people have done scientific research on keyboard shelf life or expected working hours. I have never seen anyone ask the same question that you asked.
Jan 22, 2020
erickong
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Jan 22, 2020
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There are plenty of old boards that still work. Vintage IBM, Apple, Omnikey, Dell. Given, they aren't the CTRL. But they are similar. They have a case, keycaps, a circuit board of some kind, switches. I have been using the same keyboard with Gateron Red switches for 3 years.
Jan 22, 2020
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Jan 22, 2020
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Also thanks! I definitely feel that when I can, I will purchase this.
Jan 22, 2020