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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #100 on: Sun, 09 October 2016, 01:06:42 »
When's FC980C going to be released?
Same :(
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #101 on: Sun, 09 October 2016, 01:13:54 »
Wow! So soon!

Looks great

How does the stabilised keys feel?
Space/Enter etc.

The original keys feels and "tasted" just like the previous Leopold I owned. Solid and thick PBT keycaps. If you have known the Vortex PBT keycap, they feel similar but Vortex still prevail.


When's FC980C going to be released?

Same :(

I've bought it recently from the PC Gear in Seoul. Mr. Park (the owner) informed that the availibility of FC980C will be ready in Korea around early of November. Even not all of the FC980M was ready at his store. The Black-case with Navy keycaps will just arrive sometimes between 10-15 October 2016.

Hi, I've received my FC980M and super-incredibly satisfied with its built.
Just like the FC980 it is sturdy yet compact for a daily use at home.

Too bad the DSA Dolch did not have the 1u size of "ALT". Thus, I'm using a spare blank keycap to get a hold for a while.

Not bad looking with SP's key-set, really lifts this keyboard into ENVY - Status  >:D .

Thanks for the compliment. I always equipped my Leopold with this Dolch, because my fingers love it. Now, I have to put the FC900R to the bunker for a while.

Hi, I've received my FC980M and super-incredibly satisfied with its built.
Just like the FC980 it is sturdy yet compact for a daily use at home.

Too bad the DSA Dolch did not have the 1u size of "ALT". Thus, I'm using a spare blank keycap to get a hold for a while.

Not bad looking with SP's key-set, really lifts this keyboard into ENVY - Status  >:D .

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 13 October 2016, 04:16:32 »
Wow! So soon!

Looks great

How does the stabilised keys feel?
Space/Enter etc.

The original keys feels and "tasted" just like the previous Leopold I owned. Solid and thick PBT keycaps. If you have known the Vortex PBT keycap, they feel similar but Vortex still prevail.


When's FC980C going to be released?

Same :(

I've bought it recently from the PC Gear in Seoul. Mr. Park (the owner) informed that the availibility of FC980C will be ready in Korea around early of November. Even not all of the FC980M was ready at his store. The Black-case with Navy keycaps will just arrive sometimes between 10-15 October 2016.

Hi, I've received my FC980M and super-incredibly satisfied with its built.
Just like the FC980 it is sturdy yet compact for a daily use at home.

Too bad the DSA Dolch did not have the 1u size of "ALT". Thus, I'm using a spare blank keycap to get a hold for a while.

Not bad looking with SP's key-set, really lifts this keyboard into ENVY - Status  >:D .

Thanks for the compliment. I always equipped my Leopold with this Dolch, because my fingers love it. Now, I have to put the FC900R to the bunker for a while.

Hi, I've received my FC980M and super-incredibly satisfied with its built.
Just like the FC980 it is sturdy yet compact for a daily use at home.

Too bad the DSA Dolch did not have the 1u size of "ALT". Thus, I'm using a spare blank keycap to get a hold for a while.

Not bad looking with SP's key-set, really lifts this keyboard into ENVY - Status  >:D .

can you please photograph it next to a TKL board? for a reference of sizes....ideally next to a FC750RT if you have one :)

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #103 on: Sun, 23 October 2016, 00:37:30 »
It looks like the FC980M's stock caps come with stepped Caps Lock, and a stepped Ctrl to swap into that spot, only? Horrid.

The stepped Caps Lock is visible in many sites' product photos, and demo typing videos on YouTube. And there's a closeup of the replacement Ctrl here:

https://kknews.cc/digital/255z9y.html

Yes, a lot of buyers are going to swap out the stock caps, but it's just annoying, what if I prefer the feel of the stock caps on the outer keys? So frustrating. In every other way this board is exactly what I've been looking for.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 23 October 2016, 00:47:44 »
It looks like the FC980M's stock caps come with stepped Caps Lock, and a stepped Ctrl to swap into that spot, only? Horrid.

The stepped Caps Lock is visible in many sites' product photos, and demo typing videos on YouTube. And there's a closeup of the replacement Ctrl here:

https://kknews.cc/digital/255z9y.html

Yes, a lot of buyers are going to swap out the stock caps, but it's just annoying, what if I prefer the feel of the stock caps on the outer keys? So frustrating. In every other way this board is exactly what I've been looking for.

I don't get what your complaint is, I guess you don't like Stepped keycaps? - but you would like to use the default caps?

I think a more severe concern is the steppedness of that stepped keycap, it doesn't look standard, I'm guessing, with their history with non-standard stuff, Leopold must-have made it a standard capslock slot, but with a non-standard custom keycap
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #105 on: Sun, 23 October 2016, 21:38:53 »


Based on this, I believe the switch is in the standard (non-stepped) capslock location. A stepped caps lock should be to the left of the tab switch as depicted below.


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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #106 on: Sun, 23 October 2016, 22:20:34 »
When's FC980C going to be released?
Same :(
According to Leopold's website, May.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #107 on: Sun, 23 October 2016, 22:47:51 »
When's FC980C going to be released?
Same :(
According to Leopold's website, May.

Really? I thought it was November/December.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #108 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 07:18:21 »
 
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Black model in black body with a black combinations, such as black model real-Force ( meoksaek stamped ) and the keycaps are mounted , white model FC660C a combination of white and gray body white / is white two-tone key caps are mounted .
 
Leopold will look good in overseas markets, as well as a keyboard that is domestic new releases . Has plans to introduce and sell through partners in many countries, including the United States and China to sell its existing products.
 
Leopold FC980M is 10 and will be sold early May , the general model is 135,000 won (VAT included ) noise model is 137,500 won (VAT included ) have been sold in pricing .
 
Leopold FC980C if the schedule is flexible but there dressed and production , roughly 11 appears to be sold in May , sales prices have not yet been determined .
 
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #109 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 08:04:01 »
When's FC980C going to be released?
Same :(
According to Leopold's website, May.

May, be released? Will it have ISO?

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #110 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 08:06:03 »
I'm sure there will be bars on F and J as well
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #111 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 20:23:22 »
I messaged Widebasket on eBay and he said he would have the topre variant sometime in November, but wouldn't give me pricing info.  I hope mechanicalkeyboards.com gets these eventually since I'm sure getting them from him won't be cheap.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #112 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 21:42:57 »
Will probably buy the 980C. 1800 layout is one of my favorites.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #113 on: Tue, 25 October 2016, 04:18:06 »
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #114 on: Tue, 25 October 2016, 05:07:42 »
I messaged Widebasket on eBay and he said he would have the topre variant sometime in November, but wouldn't give me pricing info.  I hope mechanicalkeyboards.com gets these eventually since I'm sure getting them from him won't be cheap.

So it's ON, Widebasket or Mechanical Keyboards, who wants dibs on who will get it in first to sell .......   8)

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #117 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 10:34:31 »
980C novatouched? Gonna need 2 novatouches lol.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #118 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 10:48:36 »
980C novatouched? Gonna need 2 novatouches lol.

Isn't there custom sliders already?
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 12:30:46 »
980C novatouched? Gonna need 2 novatouches lol.

Isn't there custom sliders already?
the upcoming realforce rgb will have mx-compatible sliders, these will not.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #120 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 12:33:31 »
Looking forward to that Realforce RGB, just saw, but what I mean is, there were multiple projects for custom Topre-to-MX conversion kits, so is buying a Novatouch as a donor still a thing?
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #121 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 13:41:07 »
There are sliders coming soon but there aren't mod housings. I guess if you're fine with drilling into them, there's that option.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #122 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 16:03:49 »
Would these keyboards be an issues with GMK keycap sets due to the small 0 numpad key because I would hate to put a novelty keycap and mess everything up ;_;

Edit: Nvm I just saw other keys like the shift key were also non uniform so it wouldn't work with the current sets

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #123 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 16:25:37 »
Most of the recent GMK sets include "1800" compatibility which is very similar to this layout.  Those 1800 packs typically include a 1.75 shift, 1u numpad 0's, and row appropriate Ins/Del cluster (a few others too, but not needed here).

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 16:39:07 »
1800 layout has been a standard inclusion for some time now. I wouldn't worry about it.

Remember when Leopold spacebars had off center switches and you couldn't buy custom caps for them until a universal mold was made? That's something to be worried about.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #125 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 07:40:03 »
I would surmise (and hope!) the FC980C will become available in November ("11") since the FC980M listed for sale this month ("10").
I just checked in with MechanicalKeyboards.com and they don't have ETA for the FC980C as of yet.  I hope they get plenty, as I bet they will sale quickly!
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #126 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 07:52:41 »
Wow, just saw the keys they assigned above the numpad... How did they even arrive at that :/

Guess I'll be getting a Hasu USB adapter for this if I get one.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #127 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 07:53:11 »
Come on.. really no hhkb/ISO variant..
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #131 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 13:14:05 »
So are the 980M's shipping?? Anybody got one yet?

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #132 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 13:23:13 »
So are the 980M's shipping?? Anybody got one yet?

I've seen some videos of them on YouTube
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« Reply #133 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 13:29:28 »
So what is general opinion here? Grab an M or wait for the C?
  
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #134 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 13:30:24 »
So what is general opinion here? Grab an M or wait for the C?

just go on other switch types.  if you like the 45G realforce more than the cherry switches get that one.  I don't know how that could be the case though.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #135 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 14:59:16 »
Leopold is the only company I know that gets Cherry Stabs + Blue Switches right

I wonder if it's the same for this keyboard too
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #136 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 17:22:09 »
So what is general opinion here? Grab an M or wait for the C?

It's Leopold, so you can do either.

I'll probably grab one in a month or two becuase I like the 1800 layout.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #137 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 09:44:01 »
Man I really hype about this board.
Definitely gonna grab the C ;D
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #138 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 09:54:23 »
So what is general opinion here? Grab an M or wait for the C?

First grab a M to try out the Silent Reds and then grab a C later because it's the first Topre board in that layout.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #139 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 15:05:56 »
So what is general opinion here? Grab an M or wait for the C?

First grab a M to try out the Silent Reds and then grab a C later because it's the first Topre board in that layout.

Man, I wish I liked Cherry switches more.  I tried the MX Silents on the Strafe board that came out last year and was really unimpressed. 

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« Reply #140 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 16:32:28 »
Get a C, Cherry is out of style
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #141 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 16:55:33 »
Get a C, Cherry is out of style

When? Next month? April? Nobody seems to know.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #142 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 19:38:16 »
Man, I wish I liked Cherry switches more.  I tried the MX Silents on the Strafe board that came out last year and was really unimpressed.

MX Silent's are utter CRAP, you need to get yourself some old, vintage MX Blues and/or Blacks, then realize why the Cherry Craze has never left the building.

The rubbish they are making now isn't worth anyone's money because they are just trying to cash in on the idiot Gamer-kids with rich parents.

Other decent switches would be Cherry Clears and Tactile Greys, these are the ones to die for  :thumb: .

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #143 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 19:42:27 »
I do like my ergo clears.

I like reds a lot more, but the ergo clears are pretty great, too.
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #144 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 21:29:14 »
Get a C, Cherry is out of style

When? Next month? April? Nobody seems to know.

Theoretically, sometime in November.

Another unrelated question:  Is shapeways the only way to get loose mxtopper sliders now?  Doesn't look like the jt ones are available anywhere and I don't want to disassemble another 2 novatouch.

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« Reply #145 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 21:33:37 »
Get a C, Cherry is out of style

When? Next month? April? Nobody seems to know.

Theoretically, sometime in November.

Another unrelated question:  Is shapeways the only way to get loose mxtopper sliders now?  Doesn't look like the jt ones are available anywhere and I don't want to disassemble another 2 novatouch.

You can get the single key ones off taobao. https://world.taobao.com/item/539837545935.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-14843696363.24.ju20s6&scene=taobao_shop
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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #146 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 21:56:11 »
Get a C, Cherry is out of style

When? Next month? April? Nobody seems to know.

Theoretically, sometime in November.

Another unrelated question:  Is shapeways the only way to get loose mxtopper sliders now?  Doesn't look like the jt ones are available anywhere and I don't want to disassemble another 2 novatouch.

You can get the single key ones off taobao. https://world.taobao.com/item/539837545935.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-14843696363.24.ju20s6&scene=taobao_shop

Better price than shapeways but still well more than my threshold of purchasing when needing ~100.  Nevermind them only having 21 of them.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #147 on: Fri, 28 October 2016, 23:14:26 »
It looks like the FC980M's stock caps come with stepped Caps Lock, and a stepped Ctrl to swap into that spot, only? Horrid.

The stepped Caps Lock is visible in many sites' product photos, and demo typing videos on YouTube. And there's a closeup of the replacement Ctrl here:

https://kknews.cc/digital/255z9y.html

Yes, a lot of buyers are going to swap out the stock caps, but it's just annoying, what if I prefer the feel of the stock caps on the outer keys? So frustrating. In every other way this board is exactly what I've been looking for.

It looks like the FC980M's stock caps come with stepped Caps Lock, and a stepped Ctrl to swap into that spot, only? Horrid.

The stepped Caps Lock is visible in many sites' product photos, and demo typing videos on YouTube. And there's a closeup of the replacement Ctrl here:

https://kknews.cc/digital/255z9y.html

Yes, a lot of buyers are going to swap out the stock caps, but it's just annoying, what if I prefer the feel of the stock caps on the outer keys? So frustrating. In every other way this board is exactly what I've been looking for.

I don't get what your complaint is, I guess you don't like Stepped keycaps? - but you would like to use the default caps?

I think a more severe concern is the steppedness of that stepped keycap, it doesn't look standard, I'm guessing, with their history with non-standard stuff, Leopold must-have made it a standard capslock slot, but with a non-standard custom keycap

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Based on this, I believe the switch is in the standard (non-stepped) capslock location. A stepped caps lock should be to the left of the tab switch as depicted below.

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Little late on this, but as Khan and others have said it's the standard centered capslock with a kindof half-stepped keycap that they've had for a little bit, so any standard aftermarket keycap sets still fit fine.
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Offline Giorgio

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #148 on: Sat, 29 October 2016, 02:46:26 »
Mmmmm. It's not exactly a 1800 layout. I didn't notice it before... Look at all those keys missing on the top of the numpad. And pgup pgdown placed on the same row... No, thanks.

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Re: New Leopold Keyboards: FC980M & FC980C
« Reply #149 on: Mon, 31 October 2016, 11:00:29 »
Mmmmm. It's not exactly a 1800 layout. I didn't notice it before... Look at all those keys missing on the top of the numpad. And pgup pgdown placed on the same row... No, thanks.

Hahah I love how that is making you not buy it. This is as close to 1800 as you will probably get with a Topre board.