A keyboard that may outlast its owner

SteelSeries claims that its 7G model will endure 50 million keystrokes.

SteelSeries

Gaming is serious business, of course, and the line can often seem to blur between console gear and military-grade hardware. The latest example of this potential convergence may be SteelSeries' 7G professional gaming keyboard.

We're not sure if it's as tough as the survivalist-oriented M779 , but the 7G claims to be 10 times more durable than conventional keyboards. That means 50 million keystrokes, according to the company, thanks in part to mechanical switches that are plated in 18k gold. The no-click switches would probably come in handy for covert operations as well. No word, however, if it's compatible with night-vision goggles .

About the author

    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

    Join the discussion

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Show Comments Hide Comments
    Latest Galleries from CNET
    Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)
    Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases
    Make your own 'Star Wars' snowflakes (pictures)
    Bento boxes and gear for hungry geeks (pictures)
    The best tech products of 2014
    Does this Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell Ring true? (pictures)