Details and Specifications
|Physical Layout||US QWERTY|
|Switch||Brown Cherry MX|
|Keycap Print Method||Pad Printed|
|Keycap Print Position||Top|
|USB Key Rollover||Full|
|PS/2 Key Rollover||6|
|Switch Mount Type||Plate|
|Built in Audio Port||No|
|Built in Mic Port||No|
|Dimensions||12.80" x 4.30" x 1.30|
|Primary Interface||PS/2 and USB|
|Cord Length||72 inches|
I've used this board for a little over a month now, and I love it! It feels incredibly solid and well built, even though it's a small board! The keycap profile is a bit shorter than standard but I got used to it quickly. The keycaps are high quality PBT and feel great! Honestly, the only negative is that the font fades pretty quickly, but this is very minor. I would highly recommend this board!
I rely heavily on reviews and I also make it a point to share them. I believe a good review has to be subjective and objective.
One of my concerns about this board was board feet may give an unsteady feeling or fold and collapse. The feet flat actually feels the most natural and with the feet engaged it feels too steep of an angle.
My board has Cherry Brown switches and these are my preference along with Gateron Brown. I don't care for other styles. For about the past month I've been using a KBP with Gateron Brown switches and ABS keycaps.
The keycaps on this Leopold are top notch. They are PBT and they are Cherry profile, so they are not tall like the OEM. I love the look of this board as well as the dedicated arrow keys, but the keystrokes feel mushy. However, I have been using ABS caps and Gateron switches, and this has grown to be my preference. I like having several boards and switching from time to time.
So in closing, if you prefer PBT caps and Cherry switches you will love this board. I paid 50 dollars for these Leopold keycaps to put on another KBP board, so at just over $100 dollars this is a good value. I am in the small minority of people who prefer ABS caps. I also prefer the Gateron switches, but they are not consistent and are plagued with pinging.
Edit: I should not have posted a review 2 hours after owning keyboard. The keystrokes are not mushy but actually quite smooth, very rare pinging. Mini USB port is on the right which annoys me because the tower is on the left. These keycaps are premium, really, but one thing which could be a dealbreaker for some is raised pad printing. The legends will wear after a while. You may want to get blank keycaps or front printed if you can find them. However I see NO reason to replace them. This is my new daily driver.