Are 40% keyboards just a meme?

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    • #198110
      Anonymous
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      Are 40% keyboards just a meme?
      I’m seriously debating buying and building a mercutio 40%.

    • #198111
      Anonymous
      Guest

      its for the basic user who inly uses social media and other stupid creative shit.

      if you use office software, code, or you actually know a lot of keyboard shortcuts, then youre gonna need thr missing keys.
      A good compromise is a tkl keyboard, its just the numpad chopped off.

    • #198113
      Anonymous
      Guest

      60% & via
      Rollovers & macros can speed stuff up

    • #198114
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I miss the numpad like you wouldn’t believe.

    • #198115
      Anonymous
      Guest

      40% are okay, but I think 50-55% are more versatile. Think Preonic, 5-row ortho splits, and so on. Unless you’re jamming out F-keys and using a numpad frequently, I don’t see the need for a larger board as a daily driver. I use an ortho split, and find both my productivity and comfort to be improved for it.

    • #198116
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I honestly couldn’t imagine doing that shit. I specifically bought a 70 strictly because I actually know how to use a keyboard, unlike most people, apparently. I doubt you could even use that thing for gaming due to a serious lack of actual keys. Unless you want to spend a good portion of your time finding a 12 key MMO mouse that you like, don’t get that stupid crap.

    • #198118
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m with an anne pro II (60%), and I config it to behave kind of like vim when pressing caps lock and it was a great improvement. I’m not sure about losing the number tho.

    • #198123
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i’ve used full keyboards, 60% and 40%
      forget the 40% it’s a pain i got tired of it and went back to a full membrane kb
      imho the best must be a 65% or tenkeyless but i haven’t tried them yet

      • #198125
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I’m specifically not a big fan of 60-80% keyboards. I have a full sized model M which I love, but a 40% would be more portable and just easier to deal with in certain situations.

        The keyboard does look nice.

        It really does. It also seems interesting to build as it all comes in a kit and you have to solder all the stuff yourself.

        • #198127
          Anonymous
          Guest

          My god you’re a scrote, I seriously doubt you ever go anywhere with that keyboard much less use it for anything other than shit posting

    • #198126
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No sis it’s not a meme, you can just type out numbers like eleven.

      • #198128
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Tap dance you freaking cretin

      • #198129
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Premonition checked, neat

      • #198195
        Anonymous
        Guest

        1234567890
        one billion two hundred and thirty four million five hundred and sixty seven thousand eight hundred and ninety

    • #198130
      Anonymous
      Guest

      KNEEL

      • #198131
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Why would you want to put the f keys so far away? I use them all the time for shortcuts.

      • #198132
        Anonymous
        Guest

        OP here, this is the keyboard I have now

      • #198139
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Why did they not put the numpad, arrow keys, etc. on the left side, where it’s not in the way of the mouse?

      • #198164
        Anonymous
        Guest

        No

        • #198166
          Anonymous
          Guest

          baste

          • #198171
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Why is your keyboard on its period eww it has cooties or something?

          • #198174
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Pretty cool keyboard, you use the mouse function on it often?

            • #198175
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Generally I prefer using a mouse all things equal, but it’s nice to have that for when you’re doing something keyboard-centric but then also have to do small mouse movements for menus or whatever without having to totally move your hand away.

          • #198204
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I am very jealous of your keyboard

            • #198209
              Anonymous
              Guest

              How is this random person with the same keyboard of his own going to steal away yours? I don’t get it,

      • #198167
        Anonymous
        Guest

        now THAT is a keyboard

      • #198198
        Anonymous
        Guest

        topre >> buckling springs

    • #198133
      Anonymous
      Guest

      WHERE THE FUCK IS THE QUESTION MARK

      • #198134
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Nice statement. Where the fuck is the question mark in that post?

        • #198178
          Anonymous
          Guest

          i couldn’t type it on my meme keyboard with 6 buttons

          • #198179
            Anonymous
            Guest

            kek’d

    • #198138
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >40%
      this is the least problem of mechanical keyboards, some use 30% with plover and type over 200wpm with ease.
      The true problem about mechanical keyboards is that:
      they are to high.
      the post-trabel is ridiculously long.
      lack of Bluetooth support or ridiculous prices for prices that support it.
      stabilizers are always shit

      40%? its what ever, you set it up and roll with it eventually you find all keys or even start using keys that you never though about, QMK firmware is the best shit ever made for keyboards and any one not being able to flash their keyboard (no matter the size) with it is missing alot.

      I never cracked numbers high than 70wpm so being fast typist was never a thing for me, if you are fast typer this keyboard with probably slow yo down.

      • #198142
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >type over 200wpm with ease
        Oh you type far above the world record with ease, sure thing bro

    • #198144
      Anonymous
      Guest

      your fat freaking fingers will not pair well with these

      • #198145
        Anonymous
        Guest

        My fingers aren’t really that fat tbh. I am a little clumsy but good at typing.

    • #198146
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Get one pussy

      • #198147
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Not a terribly big fan of Walther Arms, but I’ll definitely consider it. As for the keyboard, I likely will if I can find some keycaps that freaking fit the way I want them to.

        • #198150
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Mechwild seems to have made it pretty easy to find caps with how they spaced the layout. Depending on what you’re looking for.

          • #198151
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I’m just having trouble finding plain keycaps with a short space bar. I might just be scrotebrained but I’ve been looking for quite a bit and the ones that have the space bar I need are usually like $90

            • #198152
              Anonymous
              Guest

              You can get specific sized caps from pmk

              • #198153
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Yeah but the good ones are like ~$60 which is more than the keyboard itself.

                • #198154
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  You can get specific sized caps from pmk

                  Oh there’s individual bars. I’m an idiot.
                  Much appreciated anon!

                  • #198155
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Yw, they may not match the profile you eventually settle on, but they’re a decent option. May be a little overpriced with shipping though

                    • #198156
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      I’m sure I can make it look pretty well.
                      Overpriced or not, it’s still better than paying $60

    • #198148
      Anonymous
      Guest

      how do you type numbers?

      • #198149
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Function layers.

    • #198162
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Are 40% keyboards just a meme?

      this is all you need, everything else is bloat

      • #198184
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >PepePad

    • #198163
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Corne keyboards are easily usable. As long as you have layer keys it’s fine. Non-splits aren’t really worth it anymore imo

      • #198200
        Anonymous
        Guest

        There is one important advantage that non-splits have over splits: they are easier to use with one hand (which is something I do quite often when using the mouse with the other).

        If using both hands, sure, splits are better.

    • #198165
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >two shift keys
      >two alt keys
      >two windows keys
      >two control keys
      >capslock
      all bloat

    • #198168
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Not using speech to text
      Keyboards are just desk bloat

    • #198169
      Anonymous
      Guest

      full keyboards are just comfy, why are people asking for smaller?
      i’ve seen your giant desks in picture threads. numpad is useful, most of the time.

      • #198170
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I go to different places often and sometimes a small keyboard would be more comfy than using my laptop’s keyboard.

        I also want to see if it’s comfy to type on a small keyboard.

        • #198176
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I also commute with my laptop and I freaking hate working with its keyboard. I am split between a 40% and 60% since the former don’t have number keys nor Bluetooth but the latter feels too cumbersome for travel use.

      • #198173
        Anonymous
        Guest

        some people give more value to looks over functionality.

        Take OP for example, deep down he knows that keyboard is going to be a pain in the ass to use. But he really really likes how it looks so he’s trying to get some validation to support his own stupidity.

        Extra points if OP has an iphone

    • #198172
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >paying for a keyboard that doesn’t have all the keys

      I’ll never understand this. The more keys the better. I want a fuck ton of keys. All the F1-12 keys, I want brightness keys, pause and play keys, sound keys, lock screen keys.

      That example doesn’t even have curly braces, or the numbers at the top. I don’t even like the numpad, I want numbers at top. I want to be able type dollar signs and parentheses when I have to citrix into work and edit a spreadsheet.

      If I see a little scrote keyboard like that, or worse, a rainbow LGBT pride "gaymen" keyboard, I instantly know I’m in the presence of a freaking manchild.

      • #198182
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >The more keys the better. I want a fuck ton of keys.
        The normal arguments against this are desk space (including mouse space) and hand movement. Even if your desk isn’t cluttered, a narrower keyboard gives you more space for the mouse while keeping your arms straight. People who type well also prefer to keep their hands in one place than to have MORE BUTTANS that you have to move your hands for.

        >That example doesn’t even have curly braces, or the numbers at the top.
        >I want to be able type dollar signs and parentheses when I have to citrix into work and edit a spreadsheet.
        Do you honestly think people with these keyboards can’t type parentheses? Those keys are on layers. Most have media keys too.

        >I instantly know I’m in the presence of a freaking manchild.
        Ok. I work in software and the people with custom keyboards are some of my best colleagues.

        • #198185
          Anonymous
          Guest

          People who type well are worried about RSI which using a ton of modifier keys makes worse. Having a number row and even a function row has zero impact on mouse placement.

      • #198199
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You don’t do shit with computers.

    • #198181
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I like 60%. still small but you get the top number row, and FN for the missing keys that I would use rarely but still need. use it with a numpad and you wont miss fullsize.

      I think 40% is a little silly. its more inconvenient and doesn’t really shed much in size

    • #198183
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >40% keyboard

    • #198187
      Anonymous
      Guest

      How do you type numbers?

      • #198188
        Anonymous
        Guest

        nm,.jkluio
        0123456789

      • #198192
        Anonymous
        Guest

        For me it’s fn + the top qwerty row.

        One extra button to access number keys I never really use, so whatever

    • #198189
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Are 40% keyboards just a meme?
      Unless you’re autistic about emacs/Vim or are a minimalism Vlogger it’s nothing but a gimmick.

    • #198191
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I use one every day. I am in a degree heavy on essay writing, work a job that is also heavy on writing and have no desk space. 40% is fine since I genuinely barely type numbers.

    • #198193
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I got a TKL because my desk isn’t very big and I’d do it again but I still miss numpad.
      I have no idea how you guys can use these tiny keyboards I would be so frustrated.
      But I imagine when you’re gay the self inflicted gimps are a plus.

    • #198194
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I use my 40% daily, wrote like 10k words on it for my uni thesis thing
      Not having to move hand up or down rows is pretty nice, so is the extra space
      Just waiting for a good wireless 40% ortho atm

    • #198197
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I make six figures using a 60% every day.
      I think a 40% could be usable, but full programmability becomes mandatory.

    • #198202
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I really wanna fall for the Mercutio meme someone stop me please

    • #198205
      Anonymous
      Guest

      password has numbers
      cant login
      filtered by keyboard
      NGMI

    • #198206
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >HEY GUYS IS X A MEME? I REALLY WANT TO BUY ONE
      please stop for a minute and think about what you’re posting, and how you reached that point
      it’ll be a good exercise I promise

    • #198207
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Best is TKL with a separate numpad to the right of your mouse.

    • #198208
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Only if it’s an ortho

    • #198211
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes you cant even wash it like i can my logitech k310

    • #198212
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I have this and a basic no frills tkl. I use the 40% for everything but gayming. It’s not about desk space. It’s ergonomics. I like using layers and being able to do everything without having to move my hand or stretch my fingers. Function keys, numbers, and symbols are all right under my finger tips just by swapping layers. It’s like the power of vim but in a keyboard. Gayming on it is trash though which is why I have a backup tkl for the rare occasions I do game.

    • #198213
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >no way to use hyphens
      >no way to write dialog
      >no way to write a question
      >no way to write contractions
      >but there’s a caps lock key
      >and two windows keys
      >and two alt keys
      >and two control keys
      what a piece of shit

      • #198216
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You can do all of those things.

    • #198214
      Anonymous
      Guest

      LMAO 42%!!! LOL!!! KYS TRANNIES

    • #198215
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >is 40% a meme
      Yes. Anyone who uses one should go for 41%

    • #198217
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I use a 75% because I barely ever type numbers so I see no real point in the numpad. I can’t imagine using anything smaller.

    • #198219
      Anonymous
      Guest

      > muh numpad!
      You can create a half dozen layers on these keyboards, and one of which can be a numpad.
      While you’re at it, get an ortholinear 40% like a planck, you won’t go back.

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