Leopold FC980M Black PD Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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Leopold FC980M Black PD Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red
Cherry MX Silver thumbnailCherry MX Silver



  • Classic space-saving 1800 layout
  • Genuine Cherry MX switches
  • Keycap puller and cable included
  • Dip switches for customizing layout
  • Doubleshot PBT Cherry profile keycaps


Details and Specifications

SizeFull Size
Switch StemsMX
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Frame ColorBlack
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
Hotswap SocketsNo
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Dimensions5.75" x 15.24" x 1.48"
Weight2.43 lbs
Cord Length60 inches

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  • Overall build quality I'm happy with. I can't believe how much this thing weighs! I wasn't 100% sure about the layout, but after using it, I love it. Didn't want to give up the full layout, but I was looking for something a bit more compact than the standard full size keyboard and this is perfect. Another thing I really like about this, and It's a small thing, is the key lock indicators on the FC980M over the FC900R series. Only gripes would be I wish this version came with MX Clears, so I had to go with MX Blacks instead. And secondly, some keys are scratchy and the spacebar (I'm guessing the stabilizers) squeak a little. But I have found some guides that show how to lube switches/stabilizers without disassembling or desoldering, so it's not a huge issue for me.

  • Every mechanical keyboard enthusiast should have one of these, the keycaps are on par or better than your standard GMK set, and because they're PBT they'll never get shiny over time. Considering that an average GMK set is more expensive than this keyboard alone it makes it a no brainer purchase.

    Even if the switch type you want isn't in stock, you should still get whatever is available. The keyboard is really simple to open and desolder and I personally use mine with box white switches and swapped the stabilizers with genuine Cherry from ZealPC lubed with 205g0.

    There are 3 hidden screws to remove before you can pry open the case with a credit card or two. I recommend using the Hakko FR-301 to desolder. In summary, buy this keyboard. Leopold is the highest quality you can get for an "off the shelf" keyboard. ** MK NOTE: Please be aware that desoldering your keyboard or performing any modifications that require opening the case will void your manufacturer's warranty. **

  • Great keyboard. The 1800 layout was different, but didn't take long to get used to. Quality of the board is excellent, and general typing experience is very nice. If it's in stock with the switches you want, just buy it. No brainer purchase.

  • I hate stabilizer rattle. Let me say that first. It takes away from the auditory and tactile experience mechanical keyboards are famous for to begin with. The problem is, most "premium" keyboard have awful rattle. The Pok3r? Rattle. The Realforce? Rattle. The enthusiast community's own Whitefox? The worst rattle I've ever heard. Maybe you don't mind this, but if I'm going to let go of a penny over $100 for any keyboard, I don't want to hear stabilizers. I want to hear clack. I want to hear click. I don't want to have to buy lube. Fixing manufacturer issues is not fun for me.

    Leopold keyboards don't have rattle AT ALL. The FC980M has a consistent feel and sound between stabilized keys and non-stabilized keys. This creates a solid, quiet, enjoyable experienced. The FC980M has ultra high quality key caps, the stability of a brick, and a perfect layout. If this keyboard isn't on your radar, it needs to be. It's well worth the humble asking price.

    I got mine with black switches after using blues and Topre for years, and despite the high actuation force required, I don't think I'll be trading this or selling it at any point in the foreseeable future. Plus, this layout is incredible. There are absolutely no compromises with this keyboard. None. Buy it.

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