Details and Specifications
|Physical Layout||US QWERTY|
|Switch||Red Cherry MX|
|Keycap Print Method||Pad Printed|
|Keycap Print Position||Side|
|USB Key Rollover||Full|
|Switch Mount Type||Plate|
|Built in Audio Port||No|
|Built in Mic Port||No|
|Dimensions||14.17" x 5.51" x 1.29|
|Cord Length||60 inches|
The below review hit the nail on the head for this keyboard, so I'm just writing this as another confirmation that this indeed is a great keyboard. I wanted a board that didn't limit further customization, but was at the same time almost perfect coming out of the box, and this board definitely did not disappoint.
The FC750R is a high-end mechanical keyboard from Leopold. Manufactured in Taiwan and designed in Korea, Leopold keyboards are known for their exemplary build quality, and the FC750R is no exception. I have reviewed a lot of mechanical keyboards before, but the finest one so far has to be the FC750R from Leopold.
The build quality of the FC750R is excellent, with a nice weight to it. Personally I think the build quality is one of the best in the market. There is no flex to the case at all, and the entire keyboard feels extremely solid.
The FC750R comes with Full N-Key Rollover over USB, and features a detachable USB cable. Windows Lock and media control functions are integrated into the function layer (accessible by utilizing the function key), and the bottom of the keyboard has a cable routing system which allows you to route the cable through the left, right or straight out of the middle.
Flip-out feet are thick and rubberized, so it will not slide around when you deploy it.
Embedded in the case is a sound-absorbing pad, which reduces the sound your keystrokes make, especially when bottoming out. As a result, every time you bottom out, your keystrokes will make a deeper %u201Cthock%u201D sound.
The surface finish of the case has a rough texture to it, which renders it completely impervious to fingerprints or oils from your fingers. This is one of the best surface finish I have ever reviewed on a mechanical keyboard.
Backlighting is not available for this keyboard (I personally love my mechanical keyboards with no LEDs, so it is a plus for me). Besides, Leopold specializes in pure performance and durability, not flashy backlighting.
Here is where things get interesting. The FC750R comes with a high quality, 1.5mm thick side-printed PBT keycaps, and I have to say, it is definitely the best stock keycaps in the market. Usually I would switch out the stock keycaps on my mechanical keyboards as soon as I get them, but I have to make an exception for the FC750R, simply because there is no reason to swap them.
My FC750R comes with Cherry MX Red switches. They are linear, non-tactile, and non-clicky. They are engineered back in 2008 by Cherry for gaming, but personally I found them highly enjoyable for typing as well. Each and every keystrokes are buttery smooth and crisp. Quite surprisingly, the stabilized keys, which uses Cherry Stabilizers, are equally crisp and smooth as the other keys. Most of the time, Cherry Stabilizers will feel slightly mushy, especially with linear switches like Blacks and Reds. But the Cherry Stabilizers on the FC750R is not mushy at all, and it almost feels like a lubed Costar Stabilizers. Typing on the FC750R is incredibly smooth and solid.
I tested the keyboard%u2019s gaming performance by playing games such as Counter Strike Global Offensive, Dota2, Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim and Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain. There are no issues at all, and the keyboard feels very solid and highly responsive in each respective games.
The Leopold FC750R is the best TKL mechanical keyboards I have ever used and reviewed. The build quality is beyond excellent, the stock keycaps are awesome, and the features it offers is complete. This keyboard comes with my full recommendation, as it is an extremely solid choice for the price. Gaming and typing experience is truly wonderful. Well done Leopold!