Well, I am about to buy a mechanical keyboard and would like to know which would be the better option. Which is a more reliable brand and which is better, quality-wise? Both are priced reasonably well, so it's down to these criteria. Thanks!
Thanks for the help!
I can't say anything for Leopold's quallity as I have not owned one. I am lead to believe they use cherry stabilizers where as CM STORM uses costar (who make Filco). I think both are quallity boards.
Other than that the differences are rather minimal but might matter to you!
1. Raised lettering on CM STORM keycaps (honestly not a problem for me but i imagine it annoys people especially the spacebar)
2. Excessive overbranding (logo windows keys, logo by escape, logo by arrows and logo on backside
3. Rubberized finish (which is quite smooth, atleast it's not glossy lol)
Having briefly had a Filco board I must say the cm storm is close in quallity (but as i didn't have mx blue switches I really can't say better/worse) and the functionality does make up for the inconvenience of not having a minimalistic board (besides can always buy keycaps or use the majority of the noppoo keys but its kinda ugly looking that way).
I think it's a hard decision both are good and perhaps both have their own flaws. Either way they are solid boards so perhaps go for the leopold if you want to be minimalistic and the cm storm if you don't (given that the red is more obvious in branding to the blue/brown and black).
I'd say your best bet is reading comments on the stabilizers and seeing if you can identify with what is said to me that seems the biggest issue between the two or choose the one with the least drawbacks for you, theres a wiki and a whole bunch of reviews. Good luck on your decision I hope you enjoy