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How the heck did you order thru that site.. I've been trying and can't figure out how to add my zip code. LoL rolleyes.gif

Thanks to fssbzz...

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More instruction here (4th post down).
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LOL. I had to post that, too funny. My 2 Leopolds are in transit since last friday, and still stuck at the border. Will probably take around 10 business days to reach me from California.

Compared to this. Ordered Red WASD 2 days ago from The UK, and they are already here! And I paid a few $ for the delivery!

So much for a North American free trade agreement! It's soooo slooooow between the USA and Canada, it's not normal. Really. I also have a Koolance waterblock stuck at the border now for 5 days! Ordered it almost 10 days ago from the USA!

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48 hours after my order from the UK, and it's here. LOL!
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Wat u haz moar zen 1?!?!?!?!?!
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Thanks for that, Reaper.


A little over $800 TWD...around $30 US....hmmm, maybe later. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Levesque;13034431 
LOL. I had to post that, too funny. My 2 Leopolds are in transit since last friday, and still stuck at the border. Will probably take around 10 business days to reach me from California.

Compared to this. Ordered Red WASD 2 days ago from The UK, and they are already here! And I paid a few $ for the delivery!

Man, hope you get yours soon. That 10 days is just unacceptable.
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter;13035466 
Thanks for that, Reaper.


A little over $800 TWD...around $30 US....hmmm, maybe later. biggrin.gif

No problem and don't thank me, thank fssbzz since he was the one that did the translation. tongue.gif And yeah, I agree on the shipping charges. It's a little high but I guess that's normal since it's coming from overseas?
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Originally Posted by reaper~;13035890 
Man, hope you get yours soon. That 10 days is just unacceptable.

That's me today.

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That meme made me LOL alot when I've first seen it on geekhack. But I'm starting to really feel like the guy in that pic. biggrin.gif
    
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Updated impressions (~3 days):

I'm starting to get to used to the brown switches in my Leopold. There's definitely a transition period where it just feels different to type on. I do enjoy the crisp feeling of each keystroke of this Leopold versus a rubber dome (which indeed does feel mushy after using a mech). The tactile feeling is subtle and not that noticeable when you're actually typing.

My typing speed dropped the first day after switching to a mech keyboard, but after a few days of continuous typing, my speed picked up to where it was at and I'm starting to exceed it. I just need to get used to the feel of the keyboard (just like any other new piece of equipment). The light weight of the brown switches really allow for quick typing once you're used to the force. Again, it takes a certain amount of time to get used to the force, so don't expect typing miracles right off the bat. It still feels a tad stiffer than what I thought brown switches would be like, but maybe reaper can chime in to tell us if the browns changed after a week of use.

The Leopold is definitely louder than a rubber dome, especially if you bottom out. To me, the sound is not annoying (I kind of like the "clack" sound when it hits the bottom) and I haven't gotten noise complaints yet.

Tenkeyless form factor is fantastic. It looks great, and now my mouse doesn't have to sit so far away to the right. Miniaturization is great.

I've played numerous rounds of SC2 using the Leopold. The only difference as far as I can tell is that I can hear the clack of the keyboard and you can feel the crispness of each keystroke. I still play just fine, I just need to get used to the contours of the board and the feeling of the brown switches. In other words, they work just fine in SC2.
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^ Nice. Thanks for that detail impression. Anyone else please feel free to add yours to this thread. It might help other members that are still deciding whether or not, this is the keyboard for them.

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Originally Posted by wongster;13037647 
It still feels a tad stiffer than what I thought brown switches would be like, but maybe reaper can chime in to tell us if the browns changed after a week of use.

It definitely feels stiffer compare to my other Filco browns. Ripster mentioned that it might need some breaking in and I think it's gonna need more than a couple of weeks to achieve that. tongue.gif

Edit: Link to Leopold's site in English. It also has info on their upcoming full size models.

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Edited by reaper~ - 4/7/11 at 8:39pm
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