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New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« on: Mon, 05 September 2016, 23:03:07 »
Leopold has announced a new series of MX and Topre keyboards, the FC980M and FC980C, respectively. Both seem to be based on the 1800 style layout (compact with number pad).










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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 05 September 2016, 23:06:18 »
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 05 September 2016, 23:26:47 »
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 September 2016, 23:36:39 »
Leopold has announced a new series of MX and Topre keyboards, the FC980M and FC980C, respectively. Both seem to be based on the 1800 style layout (compact with number pad).


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THE FRONT of my JEANS EXPLODED into ecstasy, imagine that the powers that be finally woke up to making an all thorpie 1800 series.

This alone makes this day very special and I appreciate you letting us thorpie fanatics know about this momentous occasion.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 05 September 2016, 23:53:39 »


1800 cup rubber goodness. Dreams can come true!

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 01:30:39 »
ok wishlist for my next non-custom keyboard xD

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 01:36:11 »
Did they say release date was May?

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 02:38:07 »
I think there's something wrong with Google Translate. It should be October for Cherry MX variant and November for Topre variant

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/51d7rf/news_leopold_announces_1800_layout_keyboard/
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 02:43:22 »
Might actually sell my cpsq because of this. Uniform weighted fullsize Topre finally...

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 02:50:58 »
Always wanted a new 1800 board and I've been curious about Topre.
Which insane genius decided to combine these?
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 03:55:57 »
Oh man that is some work keyboard hotness. I wish we could petition for a 55g option
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 04:26:27 »
Definitely interested in this. Can anyone comment on the programability of leopolds to date?

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 05:20:01 »
Oh man that is some work keyboard hotness. I wish we could petition for a 55g option

Don't get greedy here, BE glad that at least a full 1800 form has come to light and is ready to be distributed around the globe (hopefully).

Couldn't care less if it's 35, 45 or 55g as long as we get a justified 1800 series thorpie  8) .

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 07:19:02 »
Oof, I might have to sell the Novatouch. Damn I miss the numpad but I don't want to go back to full sized.

If only I could get Topre SA keycaps.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 07:53:31 »
Feels so good to see this layout being remade by a big company. I'm even interested in the Topre version for once.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 07:54:58 »
Absolutely getting a FC980C. I need more topre fun.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 07:59:43 »
I think there's something wrong with Google Translate. It should be October for Cherry MX variant and November for Topre variant

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/51d7rf/news_leopold_announces_1800_layout_keyboard/

thanks ntw! edited OP for better info  ^-^

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 08:02:05 »
Not even a fan of 1800 but this looks so good.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 08:05:20 »
When does the FC980Ti come out?

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 08:21:04 »
Give me a 55g option please :-[
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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 08:36:50 »
Ohhh no, oh no.. no no no no. Need To Buy. G-damn they look sexy :-X
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 08:48:42 »
Just noticed there is no height difference on the topre version as there is for the cherry one at images on the OP.
Does this means that it's going to be flat profiled?

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:13:04 »
Just noticed there is no height difference on the topre version as there is for the cherry one at images on the OP.
Does this means that it's going to be flat profiled?
Isn't that usually the case with Topre?
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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:16:09 »


WHY?
I'm sure I'll have a constant urge to rip that sticker, and then after I do I will always feel something is missing.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:17:06 »
Oooooooohhh wow.  :eek:

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:17:51 »
And here I was thinking I was done buying keyboards.... :eek:

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:18:38 »
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WHY?
I'm sure I'll have a constant urge to rip that sticker, and then after I do I will always feel something is missing.

I'm sure after a few months there will be a group buy for a nicer sticker to replace that sticker.

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:19:06 »
hnnnnnngggg


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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 09:23:41 »
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WHY?
I'm sure I'll have a constant urge to rip that sticker, and then after I do I will always feel something is missing.

I'm sure after a few months there will be a group buy for a nicer sticker to replace that sticker.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 10:39:54 »
Hope there will be a silent version, I am so into it right now.
All those keyboards will be lost in time....

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 10:47:09 »
Just noticed there is no height difference on the topre version as there is for the cherry one at images on the OP.
Does this means that it's going to be flat profiled?
Isn't that usually the case with Topre?

It doesn't seems very flat judging by the photos.

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 10:56:10 »
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WHY?
I'm sure I'll have a constant urge to rip that sticker, and then after I do I will always feel something is missing.
****. Ruined. Why would they do this?  :'(

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 10:57:52 »
Looks like the numpad is flat profile, but the rest is sculpted

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 11:13:07 »
I just had a two tone FC980C  on my xmas list.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 11:14:20 »
Looks like the numpad is flat profile, but the rest is sculpted
Numpad looks sculpted... Not sure I follow on this one.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 11:27:48 »
Looks like the numpad is flat profile, but the rest is sculpted
Numpad looks sculpted... Not sure I follow on this one.
Hard to tell from the picture. If it means anything the hipro has a uniform numpad. The regular height full size topre boards are sculpted though, so I'm going to bet that it'll be sculpted for this board.

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 11:48:20 »
Looks like the numpad is flat profile, but the rest is sculpted
Numpad looks sculpted... Not sure I follow on this one.
Hard to tell from the picture. If it means anything the hipro has a uniform numpad. The regular height full size topre boards are sculpted though, so I'm going to bet that it'll be sculpted for this board.

Hah, I was just looking at a hi pro realforce picture before I posted my response and forgot which keyboard I was looking at for a minute there.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 12:52:40 »
I've never seen an ISO leopold :-(

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 12:56:33 »
Oh my, oh my... This is some serious stuff there! I am worrying that there won't be French ISO release though... Let's pray for it mes amis!

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 14:57:15 »
Uh oh, I just did a quick test of how I actually use a numpad.  My thumb usually hits the leftmost edge of the wide zero key.  Man oh man I desperately want this keyboard, but I hope that isn't a dealbreaker for me.  Hopefully it will at least be an improvement from when I was trying to use the numpad left handed.  I gave it several months but it was just too slow.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 16:18:24 »
was going to continue saving for a lightsaver, but the topre version of this is calling my name
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 16:34:15 »
And the day has finally come that I can use my PBT spacebars :D

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 16:47:05 »
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat :eek: :eek: :eek:

Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 20:32:33 »
Oh my god.

Here I am with a Compact-sq :/ Sort of tempted to sell it as I prefer topre...

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 21:03:17 »
It looks not bad.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 21:34:49 »
I can't wait anymore this keyboard is so majestuous. It's the perfect size for a keyboard. I was looking to buy a realforce 87U but wow !!!!!!!!  This keyboard is calling me <3

Thank you God, a compact topre keyboard with a PBT spacebar. Fuking yessss  yesss yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssss  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 21:40:24 »
  • 45g Uniform Topre switches

SHOW STOPPER!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THE 55G LOVE?!?!!

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 21:53:42 »
  • 45g Uniform Topre switches

SHOW STOPPER!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THE 55G LOVE?!?!!
Not in Korea apparently.