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Leopold FC700R

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ordered from gmarket.co.kr . shipping was incredibly fast even though it was international.

I own 4 other mechanical keyboards and i borrowed a filco and i gotta say the build quality of the fc700r is on par with the filco.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6AOy8GAMpM

cherry mx brown

planning on getting a gray colored one with cherry mx blues but they're not in stock at the moment. Something that i find weird is that the pictures in the website show Cherry MX Clear. I really hope they start selling keyboards with clear switches so that i can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
Edited by Antero - 1/6/13 at 5:12am
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Very nice, I like the low profile keys. I was actually considering buying one from there (gmarket), but I was having trouble determining which Leopold FC700r has MX reds, even with Chromes translate feature lol.

Edit: Figured it out, hopefully my new Leopold arrives to the USA soon!
Edited by Huff - 1/6/13 at 9:54pm
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make sure to post a picture when you get yours!
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Leopold FC700r with MX reds arrived today from gmarket



I was very surprised when I opened the box to find a leopold badge, which I immediately put on the keyboard



Cherry ESC key and the Leopold PBT ESC Key







I own a few Filcos and it's been hard finding a Cherry MX board that I really like better. The Ducky keyboards I've owned have been great but they still haven't been up to par in terms of quality (although they seem to be getting better). This made me really curious to give the FC700r a try.

So far the typing experience has been very nice. The lower profile keys makes this keyboard really comfortable and easy to type on. It's already one of my favorite keyboards to type on along with my Realforce 87U. Of course the PBT keys feel great, but I've had tons of PBT keys lying around so they weren't a big surprise to me.

The rubber feet on the Leopold are great. This is one thing I wish more keyboard manufacturers would include. Using my thumbs on the front of the keyboard, It took a little more force to move the FC700r on my glass desk compared to the Filco.

As for the Cherry Stabilizers on the Leopold, I still prefer Costar Stabilizers. I had to pull out a Ducky keyboard right now to test, but the the FC700r doesn't feel mushy like it does on my Ducky Shine, possibly due to the lower profile keys? The Costar Stabilizers still have a more satisfying feel.


I feel that the Leopold FC700r is right next to the Filco in terms of quality. Both seem similar in weight and durability, and while the Leopold offers the low profile PBT keys right out of the box, Filco has Costar Stabilizers. As for the detachable usb connector, they never seemed to bother me; but we'll see down the line if it becomes a problem.
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Damn, this keyboard looks sooo classy biggrin.gif
I would love to see it with Red alert key set and grey modifiers, it would look even sexier.
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i prefer cherry stabilizers, i guess that's because costar stabilizers make the keyboard feel sort of asymmetrical . The funny thing about the stabilizers in the fc700r feel a hundred times better than the ones in the fc200
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Originally Posted by Antero View Post

i prefer cherry stabilizers, i guess that's because costar stabilizers make the keyboard feel sort of asymmetrical . The funny thing about the stabilizers in the fc700r feel a hundred times better than the ones in the fc200

Yea I agree, I noticed right away when I took it out of the box that the space bar didn't feel mushy like some other keyboards I have with Cherry stabilizers.

Did your FC700r also come with the Leopold badge?
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Love the white. Wish elitekeyboards carried some white variants.
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Yea I agree, I noticed right away when I took it out of the box that the space bar didn't feel mushy like some other keyboards I have with Cherry stabilizers.

Did your FC700r also come with the Leopold badge?

yes mine came with a badge but i would rather put that somewhere else like my monitor or my case. It also came with a plastic skin
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im probably going to get the same keyboard, I think it will go nicely with the new corsair m65 in white biggrin.gif
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