Let's address the key concern on everyone's minds: do the new silicone implants work? Here's our highly scientific analysis:
We sprinkled some blue powder on the keys, mashed on them, and then popped the keycaps off to see where the powder went.
Mild success! The third-gen keyboard (first image) routes most of the powder towards the edge of the key and away from the delicate butterfly mechanism. Last year's mechanisms (second image) don't fare so well.
Accelerated testing (aka more powder, more typing) pushes glowing dust past the membrane's not-infallible defenses and onto the dome switch.
Shoutout to our buddy and fellow Mac enthusiast @danj for the fluorescent powder idea! Thanks Dan.
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