Leopold FC980C White Dye Sub PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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Leopold FC980C White Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Topre 45g thumbnailTopre 45g
Topre 30g thumbnailTopre 30g



Details and Specifications

SizeFull Size
Switch StemsTopre
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
Hotswap SocketsNo
USB Key Rollover6
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Dimensions15.22" x 5.72" x 1.48"
Weight2.43 lbs
Cord Length70 inches

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  • Overall solid experience. I originally ordered standard shipping and decided to go with 2-day shipping. I reached out to the support team and they simply gave me a link to to add the additional amount for updated shipping. Support team replied and updated shipping in the same day. I ordered my keyboard on Sunday and received the product Tuesday. Overall an excellent customer service experience. Although great support does matter, the reason your forking over $250 is for this majestic looking keyboard. Note: My previous keyboard was a Fnatic minstreak TKL with brown switches. I went down many reddit rabbit holes saying how great Topre was and really needed the TK for work purposed so decided to go with this condensed layout as it is only slightly larger than my current TKL. The first experience was sort of a let down. You spend a whole arm and leg for this keyboard and at first glance I was kind of underwhelmed. This is it!? After reading all the enthusiast reviews it sort of put this keyboard on a deity alike pedestal. I was considering returning the keyboard because I thought it would be much more, but I told myself I would give it two weeks. And for the next two weeks I cranked on every typing website you can think of. I have 45g browns on my mech and these 45g topre switches do feel much heavier than the mech. I would put them around 50g. This took some time to get used to. However, after weeks of use I began to fall in love with the board. Now, typing on this feels like cutting a knife through a cake. But when I first started it felt kind of weird, but like all keyboards, they take some getting used to. After about 3-4 weeks of typing I don't want to type on any other keyboard. I find my self craving typing test because of how good the keyboard feels. It didn't start this way though. The first week I kept switching back to my brown because of how uncertain I was about the topre. This review is getting a bit long so I will go ahead and wrap it up with this. You will read reviews online written by enthusiast that these boards are a godsend. However, when you first get it you might be underwhelmed and I understand that this board will not be for everyone. I spent the first two weeks of contemplating whether or not I am going to return it. Mechanicalkeyboards.com has a return policy of 30 days, so I would say give it 2-3 weeks and if you don't like it return it. But give it a chance because I have never been more obsessed with a keyboard.

  • Top-notch construction. Beware that, unlike FC980M, this keyboard is not PS/2 compatible.

  • Wow. Wow. Wow. Everything about this board is near-perfect. I haven't used Topre switches in years, but seconds in and I'm remembering how satisfying typing really can be.

    This is my 4th mechanical board, and just exactly what I was hoping it would be. It's a huge splurge, but worth it for me.

  • Une position sur ce magnifique clavier dans la langue de Molière pour les éventuels français qui passeraient par là. Effectivement, il n'y a malheureusement aucun opinion sur ce clavier avec les switch topre sur l'internet francophone. J'ai changé mon Vortex Race 3 avec des switch MX Blue au profit de ce Leopold 980C. Ma conclusion est sans appel, c'est juste impressionnant, les interrupteurs topre sont exceptionnels, je ne fais plus aucune faute de frappe, tout en augmentant ma vitesse de manière très significative. L'apparence vintage donne un charme inimitable à ce bijou de technologie, la finition est parfaite et ne souffre d'aucun défaut. Malheureusement, toutes ses qualités ont un prix, autant dire qu'il faut bien réfléchir avant d'investir dans ce clavier. C'est très certainement les meilleurs interrupteurs que j'ai testés, très loin devant n'importe quel cherryMX. J'ai aussi un model M, mais je préfère largement topre.

  • If you were like me trying to find what color Cherry switch was to your liking, but never really finding one that could do it all, then you owe it to yourself to try a Topre board. The price tag alone will certainly turn many potential buyers away, but for those who can treat themselves should at least give these type of keyboards a try. I currently own an HHKB, the black version of this model, and of course this model. That's certainly overkill, but it's better than all the Cherry boards I was going through that never quite impressed me. If you even came to this listing odds are you know what you're looking at and Leopold makes the best Topre boards in my opinion. The layout is just genius, saving space but losing almost no functionality. My only complaint might be lack of media keys, but honestly it's not a deal breaker. This board has that wonderful retro look too, and it's gorgeous in person with the white and gray contrasting. Aside from typing, which this board absolutely excels in, it's also wonderful for gaming and does better than any other switch you'll try. If you have the money and want to experience one of the best keyboards out there, then buy this. You won't regret it. Only problem can be finding them in stock.

  • If you're seriously considering buying this board, then I probably don't have to tell you much about it.

    You know that Leopold makes fantastic boards. You know that this is pretty much your only option if you want a topre numpad without sacrificing a ton of space. You know that it costs an arm and a leg.

    I can't say weather it's worth the $260 for you. It's an expensive board by any measure. If you're looking to buy it, then you know this is exactly what you want

    I've owned mine since the time it was released, and it's been nothing but a pleasure. It's not just that I know I won't have to replace it for a decade or more, it's that I'm unlikely to want to either.

    It is my endgame board for the office. If you need the functionality of a numpad, and are willing to pay what it takes for the best one, then look no further.

    This is not a board for everyone, but if it suits your needs, then there is nothing better.

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