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|
I wanted something simple. To get away from all the RGB, the extra macro keys, the lighting levels - I wanted something simple, sleek, and functional for gaming.
The Leopold FC750R fills that niche perfectly for me. It is the first non-"standard" mechanical keyboard I have owned ("standard" meaning, a keyboard not produced by one of the leading Gaming brands). I wanted a keyboard that was perfectly understated but sleek-looking as hell; I even bought black key caps to add to the aesthetics. (Black keys combined with the white board looks amazing, by the way)
I've owned a Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate with the Razer Green switches, a K70 with the Cherry MX Red switches, and a Strafe RGB with the Cherry MX Brown switches. As someone who wanted to get into Youtube gaming and Twitch streaming, I decided I wanted a keyboard that wouldn't be easily heard over my microphone - a "recommendation" of sorts from John "Totalbiscuit" Bain who, in his Obligatory Office Tour video, showed off his Tt Sport Cherry MX Black keyboard (while explaining that he was waiting on a new board from WASD Keyboards), saying that it was a much quieter mechanical hard to pick up on the mike.
After some browsing, I found that this keyboard fit my needs perfectly and jumped immediately on the chance to own one.
I really, really do not regret the purchase one bit.
I can't give more of a glowing recommendation for this keyboard. It feels insanely satisfying to type on - even better than the Brown switches (in my opinion, anyway). It's tough getting used to a keyboard without a number pad, but I'll get over it eventually. The build quality is solid, sturdy, and it has some really good weight to it. I kind of wish that the producers of it had the foresight to create an English guide, but considering my mother's Korean I'll have to make do with her translating as much of it as possible.
If you're looking into getting a Tenkeyless board and have no idea where to start for something that isn't Corsair or any of the other major brands, Leopold is definitely a great place to look.