Things should be serviceable!
You can repair an older white Apple USB Keyboard, even corroded traces can be repainted with conductive paint. You can restore an iPhone 4S to pristine condition, order the stainless steel band and replace it yourself.
My 2009 Apple Aluminum Keyboard - not so. Splashed with inkjet ink, and that was it. It's spot-welded together.
"They don't make things like they used to!"
With TextBlade, the break from the past is in a different direction. It is the most robust keyboard I have ever encountered.
It's incredibly pleasant to use and with unprecedented portability. From a serviceability standpoint, first of all, it's so robust you're unlikely to need to service it. But should damage occur, you don't need any tools to service it! Even extreme damage means you swap out the destroyed part and continue.
TextBlade hardware has never once failed me. 8+ hours per weekday.
My nephew, on the other hand, has a different story. Anything portable, and in less than a month it's gone from new to dead:
- smashed iPad mini screen twice (it had a protective case)
- broke his laptop charger brick at least a half dozen times: sheared off the plug 3 times, destroyed the jack once, severed the cord twice. I have part numbers on hand, and he has learned to solder!
Imagine my surprise when he snapped an axel pin on a butterfly mechanism. (This doesn't come from normal usage, for those curious.)
"I have no idea how it happened!"
I facepalm. We talk. I see he's embarrassed. I remind him to be more careful.
And then I swap out the damaged butterfly in 20 seconds flat. Good as new.