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Magicforce 49-Key Mechanical Keyboard

Magicforce 49-Key Mechanical Keyboard

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BrutalWaffle
and I don't have to wait until February to get it? Sold.
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I have some broken caps, how can I get in touch with Magicforce about them, not my fault they broke? Massdrop has washed hands of the matter.
Did anyone else notice that the lowest price is the same price that you can buy one from amazon. It's a nice board, just don't see why we need a drop to get prices that are already available.
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kdb424
Actually, all the ones I see on Amazon seem to be Gateron-only, while this Massdrop also has Cherry switches as an option.
chexxor
O BOY! CHERRY SWITCHES!?!?!!? NEVER SEEN THEM LOLOLOL jk man, but gateron / cherry are pretty much identical, except you pay more for cherry because of brand name. Both are boring IMO, and I won't buy a board with soldered cherry / gateron in them. With so many options out there, its like going to the ice cream shop and buying vanilla. If you like that, cool, but I like something more interesting personally.
i own and do like it. i got mine on amazon where its currently for sale for about the same price. i like my planck a lot more, but the magicforce is just sooo light, its much nicer for traveling.
the right shift key instead of the space bar is annoying, so you do need a way to reprogram it in software. I use autohotkey for windows and karabiner for macos.
the other big annoyance is the lack of a dedicated ' key since that comes up all the time while typing. but i do like having page up and page down.
not a fan of the keycaps. much happier after i replaced those.
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That's fantastic. I thought about changing the switches from GATERON to Cherry MX, but I don't know if I can even make the switch between the switches, and I don't know which version of the Cherry MX to buy. I have the Clear at home, but I thought about the Silver for work.
On vacation now. Can share photo when I get home. But these were the keycaps. The caps i used for the space bar were a bit short but I could live with it.
XDA Minila Keyset PBT Blank Keycaps For Filco Minila YD60M (Kit 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0796R1FGP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9KPyBb19F2D04
Wondering how I could use the "break" key needed for some server configs?
It's sad but non-programmer users would find this keyboard frustrating. Manufacture's preset mapping wouldn't work for everyone's need obviously. Therefore, no 40% or even 60% keyboard should be sold without being programmable. Especially for 40% keyboard, the keys should be heavily mapped. If you want something affordable without functionality and convenience, go for it. If you want some thing small and minimize finger travel, I would recommend the Kumo which is on a Kickstarter campaign at the moment.
Manual link is broken.
Give it to me!
How long does it normaly take for an drop to get active?
D22N
it varies heavily. just request the drop and have the "email me about requested drops" setting turned on for your profile and you will be good
When will this drop be active again? is there a way to know?
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I've done those things. I'll just now have to wait patiently. What a shame I didn't order it in the last drop.
Thanks. I ended up not waiting for the drop, and buying the keyboard on Amazon. It came with GATERON Clear switches, and I have to say, I much prefer Cherry MX Clear. These GATERON are so light, and the sound that they make when they bottom out is much different in real life than the sound they made in the videos on YouTube. I might try to just build my own keyboard, it could be very exciting.
Any idea on where I can get PBT keycaps for this keyboard?
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Where was that pic taken? Reminds me of home....
AugustCanaille
A cabin by the Smoky Mountains
I'm having trouble finding the instruction manual for the keyboard. The owner apparently took it down from the website. Does anyone know where else I can find it?
Are there any similar keyboards with similar layout (preferably with arrow keys), which is programmable ?
arda
Not at this price point. Your options are pretty much DDMicro and Minivan.
The Vortex Core should support arrows like this with the custom Atom47 PCB but you will need a custom switch plate (or go plateless).
I've headd rumors that some people are working on a programmable PCB for this board.
white!!! white!!!!!
It's too bad this keyboard wasn't designed to allow picking between an extended (or split) space bar or the large right shift key (as currently shown). A simple dip switch on the back is all that would be needed, along with another key cap to swap in. I love everything about this layout, but will never train my left hand to tap the space bar -- which I see quite a few comments here about. This probably makes it a non-starter for a bunch of potential customers. I hope Magicforce reads this kind of feedback.
how do you use the f keys?
Bloodwing
I would assume with the Function Key.
Balizzm
Yup (bought it some drops ago)
Any chance to get an AZERTY pattern choice for EU customers?
lack of programmability sucks, but I have this board with greens and absolutely love it for typing notes or anything rapid. It’s extremley satisfying because the layout is nice and the arrow keys make it just enough
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spookywagon
I love blank XDA key caps. what profile is alapha and special key with numeric key? It looks good...
spookywagon
I wonder how did you remap the up arrow key to the colon key?
Can you use QMK together with this keyboard? Answers are very appreciated <3
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Alright, thank you so much for the reply!
ProNos
Thanks for asking. I came here to ask the same question. Lack of programmability is the deal breaker for me, too, sadly.
Just got my keyboard, love the size and weight. Small enough to be portable and heavy enough so that it sits properly on the table.
The LED options are nice as well.
Hey guys, first post on here, and I must say I am in love with this keyboard. I recently was in the market for a small, cheap, and portable mech and this one was a perfect fit. Unfortunately I missed the drop but this exact model was on amazon for the exact same price! Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for a 40% Keycap set for this mech because all of the sets if found have been lacking in the correct print (ie. Q,1, and !). Any help would be much apprecitated :)
Also, regarding the left side space-bar and functionality/usefulness of this board, I have not ran into any problems that have been too troublesome, like I said, I am in love with this keyboard!
a1guru
I have the same issue with the Mistel Barocco. You probably can’t get a key cap set that maps exactly.
I use a vomit set (grab bag) and just need to memorize the FN key mappings.
Just got shipping notification. Must have a lot left over units from the last drop.
I jumped on this drop before looking at these comments. After reviewing things here I decided top drop out of this drop, sorry guys.
At first this looked perfect, has all of the keys I need without too many compromises-- but actually, it has too many odd things that would make it too weird for me.
The biggest oddity I couldn't get over, the thing that made me drop out was this: Space bar on the left thumb instead of the right-- I don't think I could ever adjust my typing style to use left thumb, and not all the devices I'd use this with could easily switch this.
I want a small keyboard I can use with my phone to make it easier for me to do remote SSH work in emergencies, like when I am out and about and need to log in to work and do some light Linux stuff/programming modifications, without having to bring a whole laptop with me. I can deal with using a function modifier key to access ;:[]{} and F1-F12 etc, but I just can't retrain myself to use my left thumb for spacebar. My brain is not wired that way and never will be, and I don't think I can reprogram the right shift key to be a spacebar in Android. If I am wrong, someone let me know and I might get back on the drop.
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Chaoticmass
I found out there's actually easy key remapping software for android, so I'm back in the drop
Chaoticmass
honestly i thought the same thing about the left thumb space, but i trained my left thumb to type space within 2-3 days. i'm very right-hand dominant (i hold the top of the broom with my right hand) but it wasn't too bad to switch over. i don't make that many mistakes anymore, and i've found that having shift under my thumb is more convenient for me cuz i only use the right shift anyway. i do have other gripes with the keyboard, but i think it's a fun little toy to play around with and get used to for the fun of it. just my two cents.
So the white option is never coming back? A few drops have passed by and only the black one is available.
The layout of this keyboard is very unfortunate. Why don't keyboard makers ever ask consumers what they want?
If they had simply left out the page up and down keys and moved the Enter to the right, and maybe make Tab key narrow, they could have aaded ;: and '" keys and thereby make the keyboard actually useful.
Also the keyboard requires use of the left thumb to hit to space key.... why? Very few people do that.
Sometimes I wonder if keyboard makers even use their own products.
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I could probably switch with some effort but I'd rather not. And now that kbdfans is about to come out with an amazing 40% Bluetooth keeb there's no need.
primary
Oh, I'm not suggesting you switch. There are so many options out there, go with one that fits your style. I'm just saying different people have different styles, so this one is right for some. I'm definitely in the minority: I want a 104-key, but ortholinear (vertical columns, horizontal rows) and Dvorak alphas. I've given up searching, instead in the process of making my own.
What's the best programmable alternative to this?
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or even better jd45
archonoff
That does look sweet. I'd try it out.
I got this keyboard during the last drop. It takes a little getting used to (especially the spacebar on the left) but I really enjoy it. I mainly use it in situations where I can't fit my full size keyboard on my desk. Not programmable which is unfortunate. I'll probably grab a Pok3r next time it drops because of its versatility and because I hate money.
Instruction manual link is dead, can Magicforce reupload?
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erickong
Thank you!
I did a spring swap, switch top swap, and led swap on mine :) great little keyboard.
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TacoHerder
Hey, what is the keyboard below ? Look like KBD66 ? looking swell with the Canvas. Cheers
BFGwong
That is correct, it. Thanks, I was able to score the caps on the re cap sell here :) With the new Aliaz switches... It is a dream.