Details and Specifications
|Physical Layout||US QWERTY|
|Switch||Black 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|
Received the wrong product, ordered Cherry MX Blacks but received Cherry MX Reds. However, I actually ended up liking it (does not excuse Mechanical Keyboards for messing up the order though). So this is my review of the Cherry MX Red Leopold FC750R Tenkeyless.
The keys and feel of the board:
There is still kind of a mushy feeling that reds tend to have, but definitely not as bad as other boards where the travel distance is greater so that it%u2019s mushy all the way, if that makes any sense. The thick PBT caps and lower profile (I%u2019ve compared the keycaps to normal ABS keycaps in the CoolerMaster and Corsair keyboards and there was a definite, noticeable difference in the HEIGHT of the keys), help reduce the mushiness and makes typing much more accurate since you don't have to press down the keys as far like in other boards. For me, this is because I bottom out more with this board, it helps me realize that I%u2019ve hit the key and that it registered, and it doesn%u2019t feel as clumsy like in other cherry red boards where I%u2019d be pressing down on a key and it will register (more than once) with a twitch of a finger without my knowing, leading to more mistakes in typing. This is important because I originally ordered Cherry MX Blacks because I've tried reds before on other boards and felt they were TOO light/uncontrollable, but reds on the Leopold FC750R felt stiffer and more in control, if that makes any sense.
Other details of the board:
There are blue LEDS for the keyboard I got for the caps lock and scroll lock keys. The keyboard case is plastic, it feels kind of like the PBT keys, but feels sturdy even though it is small, and there%u2019s a weight to it that keeps it down. Very nice.
The back of the board:
There is no DIP switch and no extra USB ports, just the mini-usb to plug the keyboard in at the top-center. There are rubberized feet on the bottom four corners of the board, and pop out feet on the top of the board with rubber on the bottom of those feet. For cable routing, there are %u201Ctunnels%u201D or indents above the pop out feet for the cable to go all the way left, all the way right, or dead center, nothing in between. They fit really snugly. The one in the center is too narrow and the cable doesn%u2019t fit.
What it came with:
Opening the box, the keyboard comes with extra PBT caps: a spacebar, a capslock (pure PBT and sideprinted, no see-through for the LED light), and a scroll lock (same type as the capslock), a keycap puller (not the wire kind, but the one that looks like a circle with legs if that makes any sense), a USB/PS2 adapter, a rubber USB cable (not braided, not gold-plated) that has the velcro Leopold wire tie, and a Korean manual.
For the keyboard itself, 5/5. Love the low profile especially on cherry mx reds, and the sleek PBT caps are amazing to type on. The keyboard I received was in Navy, sideprinted keycaps and black board. Sexy.
For Mechanical Keyboards: Be wary when ordering. Ordered Cherry MX Blacks and received Cherry MX Reds. Also there was no indication/choice of what color I%u2019d be getting, they need to work on adding more details or options to their listings. But then again everything was probably in Korean, knowing Leopold. 3/5
Minimalistic design, no giant bezel, no branding aside from the Leopold logo on the bottom right edge of the case. The case is black so it's not that noticeable.
Side printed keycaps for resistance to finger induced wear and tear. Keycaps are 1.5mm thick PBT, they are some of the best stock keycaps on the market. I wish there was a stock dyesub option but that's not a fault of the board.
Stabilizers are Cherry type, simple keycap removal but "mushy" to some people.
Really good price for what you get in my opinion, for the entire 750R/900R line.