Leopold FC660C Topre Switch keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Leopold is a Korean company. They are perhaps best known for the Leopold FC660C keyboard, featuring electrostatic capacitance (aka Topre) switch, same used in Happy Hacking Keyboard of Japan.

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Leopold FC660C keyboard 〔image source geekhack photo by Acetrak〕

Features

〔►see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

PBT is a high quality plastic for keycaps. It doesn't create ugly shiny finger surface after long use.

〔►see Keyboard Keycaps: ABS, PBT

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Leopold FC660C keyboard

Oh, and very expensive.

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FC660C and HHKB. Leopold FC660C keyboard 〔photo by Acetrak, from https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=42825.0

Between Leopold FC660C and the Happy Hacking Keyboard, I think the Leopold is the better keyboard, simply because it has arrow keys and more modifier keys.

Leopold FC660M Cherry MX Switch

What's the difference between FC660C and FC660M?

They looks similar but are two different keyboards, designed and built completely differently.

Key layouts are overall the same.

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Leopold FC660M with Korean legends.

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