Leopold FC900R Navy/Blue PD Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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$124.00
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SKU: FC900R_EDBPD
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Leopold FC900R Navy/Blue PD Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
FC900RL/EDBPD
$124.00
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
FC900RN/EDBPD
$124.00
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
FC900RC/EDBPD
$124.00
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
FC900RR/EDBPD
$124.00
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red
FC900RS/EDBPD
$129.00
Cherry MX Clear thumbnailCherry MX Clear
FC900RW/EDBPD
$129.00

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Details and Specifications

BrandLeopold
ModelFC900R
SizeFull Size
Physical LayoutUS QWERTY
Logical LayoutANSI
Frame ColorBlack
Frame Top MaterialPlastic
Frame Bottom MaterialPlastic
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
USB Key RolloverFull
PS/2 Key Rollover6
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleYes
Linux CompatibleYes
Weight2.6500 lbs
Cord Length50 inches

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  • After getting tired of having to purchase a new keyboard almost every year due to the letters wearing off the keyboard I started doing some research. One thing led to another and I ended up here with a Leopold FC900R PD Double Shot keyboard (Navy/Blue color scheme) with MX Brown switches.

    A little bit of background for perspective. #1 This is my first mechanical keyboard. #2 I purchased this exclusively for use at work at my employer's place of business #3 I have my own office but have coworkers in offices next door to me and across the hall from me. We do have separate rooms vs. cubicles. #4 I'm a CPA working for a public accounting firm.

    So here's my thoughts and impressions after a couple of weeks of use.

    (1) This keyboard is HEAVY. I was used to just pushing my old keyboards around with a flick of the wrist to get it out of the way when I had to make more room on my desk to spread papers out or open client files etc. You don't just slide this baby out of the way. If you want to move this keyboard you literally have to lift it to move it. No sliding here. Took some getting used to but I like the fact that it DOESN'T slide more than having one that does slide.

    (2) The keys are louder than your normal cheap membrane keyboard but the brown switches are fine if you have your own office. I could see maybe where they would be a little distracting if you were sharing an office with someone or had an open cubicle wall next to your coworker. They're not overly loud but they're not silent either. You do hear a little "clicky clicky" as you type. BUT I'm starting to notice that I'm "learning" to not hit the keys as hard as I did on the old traditional keyboards (you don't have to on these) so I'm definitely getting quieter. I expect over time as I learn the proper amount of "touch" that the keyboard won't be as noisy as it seems right now.

    (3) Sharp looking keyboard, heavy and very well made (for the most part which brings us to (4))
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    (4) One complaint about this keyboard and it was almost enough to make me return it. 103 of the 104 keys are rock solid and have consistent, solid, sound. But the space bar is no where near the class as the rest of the keyboard. To me the space bar is overly loud and has a very loose, plastic, cheap sound to it when you hit it. It sounds like a space bar on some cheap $5 keyboard. CLACK, CLACK, CLACK. Just really disappointed that such a quality keyboard would have such an obvious weak spot. The noise was very distracting to me. Again, I was considering returning the keyboard HOWEVER.there is a fix If you buy this keyboard then do yourself a favor and also buy some o-rings and put them on the spacebar. I did that and it solved the excessive noise. The spacebar has three posts. I put two WASD Cherry MX Rubber O-Rings (Red 40A-L) on each of the three posts and the noise problem was solved. I also tried one WASD Cherry MX Rubber O-rings (Blue 40A-R) on each post and that set up worked good as well. The first set up raises the spacebar a little higher than the second set up but it seems to be a little bit quieter.

    So, after the "fix" in number (4) I'm very pleased with the keyboard. As I said, very solid, very well made and looks great. The big test will come in about a year when we see if the letters are still present on the keys.

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