Epomaker, once a newcomer to the mechanical gaming keyboard community, has quickly established itself as a player who strikes a balance between unique designs and excellent components. Now, with several years of delivering reliable and quirky mechanical keyboards, a rising star is emerging.
But which are the best Epomaker gaming keyboards right now?
Let’s find out👇
Top 5 Best Epomaker Keyboards
As a manufacturer that makes keyboards not only for gaming but for personal and office use too, you will quickly find that Epomaker keyboards have longer latency than dedicated Razer gaming keyboards. However, unless you’re an FPS gamer or budding eSports professional, that won’t make much of a difference.
Testing across design, durability, functionality and value for money, I had the privilege of getting to grips with some of Epomaker’s latest keyboard range to bring you this shortlist of my top picks this year. Taking into consideration the demands of a wide variety of users, there’s something her for everyone.
To find out more about each of my recommended Epomaker keyboards, scroll down to where our editors have summarised the rationale behind our selections. 👇
Epomaker TH80 SE Keyboard
Best Epomaker Keyboard Overall
Price: From $149 AUD » Type: Mechanical Keyboard Size: 75% Layout (81 Keys) Connection: Wired (USB-C) or Wireless (2.4 GHz / Bluetooth 5.0)
The Epomaker TH80 series is the flagship lineup, offering tri-mode connectivity, hot-swappable switches, durable keycaps and customisable RGB backlighting. It’s perfect for everyday use with a little pizzazz for your night-time adventures.
However, it’s worth noting that the differences between the TH80 Pro, TH80SE, and TH80-X are subtle yet distinct. For example, the SE boasts unique colour options and 81 keys, which some might even suggest renaming to TH81 due to the extra Home key. On the other hand, the TH80-X, the latest version, comes with a larger battery and a small LCD screen, although it’s rarely in stock.
Unless you happen to stumble upon the elusive TH80-X, the SE should be your primary choice. It comes at a considerably lower price point compared to the RT100, which is arguably Epomaker’s next-best keyboard, and the only trade-offs are the absence of a numpad and a small LCD screen. Instead, you’ll get a keyboard with impressive build quality and reliable Gateron switches.
Notably, latency might be an issue for pro gamers and FPS gameplay, but for the everyday player of casual genres like RPGs, the TH80 SE provides superb value.
Price: From $199 AUD » Type: Mechanical Keyboard Size: 95% Layout (97 Keys) Connection: Wired (USB-C) or Wireless (2.4 GHz / Bluetooth 5.0)
Despite being Epomaker’s priciest keyboard, the RT100 looks somewhat old school. But that’s the point. It’s as retro as they come with so much power inside; going toe-to-toe with keyboards such as Varmilo, Ducky and KB Paradise. In fact, it made our shortlist as one of the best gaming keyboards you can buy in Australia right now.
Now, it’s true that the LCD screen is kind of a gimmick. It shows you some computer stats– RAM use, battery level, etc. – but mostly you add a cute photo and continue typing. But it’s a welcome gimmick.
Aside from the LCD screen, the RT100 is simply a solid mechanical keyboard. It’s got a tough shell, nice Gateron switches, a generous yet compact 95% layout, and everything– from backlighting to keypress sensitivity– is customisable.
Like other Epomakers, the latency is lacking, so just beware if that’s a considerable concern. But for the casual gamer and retro-enthusiast, it’s easy to see why the RT100 is Epomaker’s most popular keyboard.
Price: From $199 AUD » Type: Mechanical Keyboard Size: 65% Layout (66 Keys) Connection: Wired (USB-C) or Wireless (2.4 GHz / Bluetooth 5.0)
After seeing the RT100, you’re probably thinking that the CIDOO V65 V2 looks pretty standard. However, it’s the finer details that make the V65 impressive.
For example, the aluminium frame isn’t immediately obvious when Epomaker’s other offerings are plastic. It adds luxury and heft to the compact keyboard with the inclusion of a gasket-mounted PCB, Poron foam, plate-mounted stabilisers and hot-swappable switches. So yeah, it’s design is basic but it’s packed with goodies.
In addition, the foam padding makes it a nice, soft-sounding keyboard, which is perfect for the office, the library or wherever you travel. On that note, while it’s portable at a 65% layout, it is a little heavy for a go-to mobile keyboard.
Price: From $149 AUD » Type: Mechanical Keyboard Size: 65% Layout (66 Keys) Connection: Wired (USB-C) or Wireless (2.4 GHz / Bluetooth 5.0)
The Epomaker EK68 is deliciously cheap whilst sacrificing very little which makes it the best-value Epomaker keyboard right now. Obviously, it’s a compact keyboard so there is sacrifice to the amount of keys you have to press. However, it’s still gasket-mounted, hot-swappable, backlit, customisable, and comes with a volume knob.
It doesn’t have the CIDOO V65’s aluminium case, but that’s not so bad if you’re concerned about weight. Aside from that, there’s not a lot to discuss. It’s a good first mechanical keyboard, a good everyday travel keyboard, and if you want a mini keyboard that just works then the EK68 is the one.
The EK68 might forego cool LED screens and some of the nice-to-have features, but it types well and will serve a very long time. The battery indicator is cute too.
Price: From $139 AUD » Type: Mechanical Keyboard Size: 70% Layout (70 Keys) Connection: Wired (USB-C) or Wireless (2.4 GHz / Bluetooth 5.0)
If you love the look of Epomaker keyboards but don’t fancy paying the full amount, the Epomaker Shadow X is the best budget Epomaker keyboard for entry-level gaming.
A fusion of technology and art is what Epomaker calls the Shadow-X, and while that might be an unexpected turn of phrase to describe this dark horse, it’s actually accurate. Despite being almost a compact keyboard (it’s 70%), the shadow is spacious and sports both a volume knob and an OLED screen. The screen tells the time, the date, and the keyboard’s battery life. It is customisable, but this utilitarian standard setting does bring its technological leanings to the fore.
On the more aesthetic side of things, the typing experience offers all the amenities of Epomaker’s more homely offerings. It’s gasket mounted, hot-swappable, supported and stabilised by Poron foam, and it’s trimodal. To put the cherry on top, it’s at an excellent price point with Doubleshot PBT keycaps which are next-gen gaming-ready.
After putting 5 of Epomaker’s latest line of gaming keyboards to the test, it’s safe to say that they make for an excellent purchase. Whether you’re drawn to their eccentric designs or appreciate the high-quality components packed inside each keyboard, Epomaker consistently delivers exceptional value for your money.
While the keycaps may not be to everyone’s liking, most Epomaker keyboards are hot-swappable. This means that you can enjoy the whacky designs with your preferred typing experience too. However, I would recommend that you give Epomaker’s silent switches a solid trial. While there’s a softer typing experience to most mechanical keyboards, once you have become accustomed to this feeling, you’re really going to enjoy the quietness of each keypress.
Epomaker wears two hats: keyboard creation and curation.
So, if you are looking for a brand that takes a dynamic approach that goes beyond merely selling conventional keyboards, keep an eye on Epomaker’s growth and development in the years ahead. It promises to be an exciting journey.
Our Testing & Review Process
Similarly to how we test all gaming keyboards, GamePro obtained retail units of a wide range of Epomaker keyboards and tested each unit under normal gaming and working conditions. These conditions included testing each keyboard for a period of 2 weeks (8 hours a day) during work and then for an additional 4-5 hours at night when gaming. Each Epomaker keyboard was tested across a variety of applications and gaming genres such as Google Docs, Adobe Photoshop, RPGs, FPS and MMO games.
Our recommendations are what we believe are the best mechanical Epomaker keyboards for most people and we have taken into consideration the price, user feedback and availability when making our decisions.
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