Photo (Video) Awesome #17: Can a SteelSeries Keyboard Withstand a Truck Squashing?

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garychencool

you guys should have run it over sideways where all of the keys get swashed!

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bstauts

Drove over my phone on accident one day. It was actually open and face down when I came back looking for it. It only scratched the mouth piece. Thank goodness for a military spec GZ-one phone. Only stopped using it because the battery only lasted for two days on a charge.

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Keith E. Whisman

Greatest video ever. This is slightly better than the "Will it blend?" videos because you used a freaking truck.

Ok, it's not better at all and in any way but it was a nice try and I'm all for destroying shit.

 

I would love to see what kind of torture tests you guys can think up to do to bring one of those toughbooks to it's knees. How about "Will it burn?"

I enjoyed the video, keep up the great work and keep these videos coming.

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JonPhillips

Great video, guys! I love the editing, and the tour of the office. One request: Put the next keyboard under the back tire, and have Jose do a BURNOUT over the keyboard next!

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whitneymr

I'll second that one.

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pellier

reminds me of my days of running nalgenes over with my truck, most of them survived

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Stinger9D9

So an expensive keyboard broke when you ran over it with a pretty light duty (1500 series 2 wheel drive) truck...hee hee, I said duty.

Anyway, what does that prove?  You could have broke a cheap generic keyboard doing that.  If it would have survived - that would have been worth posting.

Also, why did it take SO LONG to get the thing to a computer to test it?  Are notebook computers not portable enough to have one down in the parking lot (preferable connected to the keyboard during it's last keystrokes to determine the exact click of death)?

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jaygregz

Lol.. these guys posts crack me up. Everyone is saying it would have been better with this or that. Well I'm here to tell you that it would have been better if the vehicle was a lamborgini diablo and the keyboard was made of gold. Also if there would have somehow been some type of sutle, yet classy nudity. Another thing that would have made it better is if you guys could have incorporated a guy in a chicken costume. Hey.. I'm just saying.

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Columbia747

I think the real surprise is that the ball joints didn't come flyin right out of that truck

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Cleaver

Two things I wanted to see:

1. Better view of the back (any damage to the keyboardchassis/casing/outer plastic/whatever) I caught glimpses that made it look ok but would have liked a shot. 

2. The final result of the circuitboard inside the thing. Since your obviously not getting your money back, and its not going to be used again, might as well pop it open and see how scrambled the innards got. 

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sayeret

Are you guys going to do sound level tests?  I've been looking for a silent keyboard for ages (the clickies drive my wife bonkers) and it would be nice to see which ones are the quietest in your roundup.

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Jesterace

The Iluminated series by Logitech are pretty quiet. it almost feels like I'm typing on a laptop. Keys are quite quiet compared to other keyboards I've used.

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Pylon

You should definitely do that to an IBM Model M or a Unicomp keyboard. And then run over a cheap Logitech for a comparison.

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Ghok

If I had known I could have done this at work I would have gotten myself an education.

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bstauts

It's never too late.

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PulsePCTeck

Is the Alerton Microset 2 on the wall!

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IAteTheKey

I wish you guys had it plugged in during the beating. I wanna know what the truck has to type.

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skelleman

Keyboard is great, I would buy one if I had a kid...

Guys stepping on keyboard: goofy shoes, and small feet... har!

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