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Offline NegaYouDontKn0wMe

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As a newbie, should I pick up a magicforce 49 or a Cherry MX 87?
« on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 21:21:06 »
How is the keyboard, is it usable for heavy typing?

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Re: As a newbie, should I pick up a magicforce 49 or a Cherry MX 87?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 21:27:54 »
both are very usable, it's up to personal preference

personally, i'd say save up and buy a leopold/filco/varmilo/ducky of your choice
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Re: As a newbie, should I pick up a magicforce 49 or a Cherry MX 87?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 09:17:24 »
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Re: As a newbie, should I pick up a magicforce 49 or a Cherry MX 87?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 22:59:15 »
If you are getting it because tiny keyboards are a "thing" right now, no.
If you just want to try a small keyboard, get the Magicforce (look for Qisan as well, they are the same thing but cheaper), they are a good budget/starter keyboard to find out what you like.

As for how usable, that's VERY much personal opinion.
For me, I use almost every key on an 87 key keyboard (especially arrows) plus shortcuts, so for me, it's not very useful. I'd be using far too many wacky key combinations to do things I do regularly. If you are a primarily mouse user or use strictly a text based desktop user (Linux) you might be okay, but I highly doubt many people use one as their primary keyboard. I'm sure someone will say they do, but they are a small minority among a small minority.
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Re: As a newbie, should I pick up a magicforce 49 or a Cherry MX 87?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 20:50:53 »
Cherry seems more extended option, but magicforce is compact - it's up to your personal working preferences, but I vote for cherry for sure