Epomaker 2020 Gift Guide: 9 Best Mechanical Keyboards to Gift A Tech-savvy Friend
by Agnes Du on Nov 10, 2020
These gifts will put an instant smile on your friend’s face.
The holiday season arrives before we notice. Taking out your list, do you find struggling to find the perfect present for your tech-savvy friend? How about the mechanical keyboard - a perfect gift for everyone. Even for the impossible-to-shop-for person, a great mechanical keyboard always makes for a great gift. I mean, who doesn’t spend hours a day typing and gaming? A dedicated mechanical keyboard will surely liberate the daily gaming experience as well as improving working productivity.
Depending on your budget, we select 9 best mechanical keyboards for you. Whether you want to go big with an expensive high profile keyboard, or you are looking to spend less than $50, you will find the perfect one through our gift guide here.
$50 - $100
Epomaker S68 $49
|The Epomaker S68 is an entry-level mechanical keyboard for someone who hasn’t used any mechanical keyboards yet. It’s budget-friendly, and combines a lot of popular features of the Epomaker keyboard series, such as Synced-Work Function on multiple devices, wireless and wired dual connectivities, and native macOS and windows layout. The S68 can connect to up-to-5 devices at the same time, and it’s compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. For a person who has never tried the mechanical keyboard, the Epomaker S68 is the keyboard for all of your device, while offering significant improvement in tactility.
Ajazz K870T $55.99
|The Ajazz K870T is a great choice if you know the giftee loves gaming. It’s programmed to be N-key rollover in wired mode. This means the keys won’t conflict with each other even though multiple keys are pressed at the same time. Why is it important? Image this, when you have to press multiple keys at the same time to take actions such as slide, jump, etc., it will be pretty annoying if the keyboard can’t recognize the keystrokes and deliver so-called delay. Additionally, the K870T is designed with Bluetooth and wired dual connection mode. Embedded with a 2000mA large battery, it is easy to shift its role from a gaming buddy to a portable working partner. Its retail price is a bit over $50, but you can apply the code EPOMAKER1111 to get 10% off.
Epomaker SK61/SK61S $65/$75
If you higher your budget to over $50, you will explore more choices. The only difference between SK61 and SK61S is whether it supports wireless connection. The SK61 is a wired keyboard, whilst the SK61S supports both wireless and wired connectivities. When the budget comes to over $50, I would suggest you directly go for the SK61S with PBT keycaps. Compared with the ABS keycaps, the PBT keycaps are more durable and comfortable for long typing sessions.
The Epomaker SK61S is a hot-swappable mechanical keyboard, which means users can change the mechanical switches easily without soldering. For gadget fans, what can possibly be more exciting than doing some DIY to customize the gear? The SK61S does not only allow you to change switches but also to reprogram the keyboard to better fit your preference.
Ajazz K620T $75
If you work from home, you know how crucial it is to have the right gear. The Ajazz K620T aims to offer a comfortable typing experience even though you are on the go. With its compact size and the 12-inch dock designed to place a tablet, it’s perfect when you need to take typing experience, work efficiency, and portability into consideration.
Epomaker EP84 $85
The Epomaker EP84 is one of the most popular wired mechanical keyboards on Epomaker.com. It is classic in look and solid in quality. RGB backlit, hot-swappable switches, N-key rollover, PBT keycaps, detachable Type-C cable… Well, I have to say it almost combines all features that a mechanical keyboard enthusiast is looking for.
AKKO 3068 World Tour Tokyo Bluetooth $99
The design itself has made the AKKO 3068 World Tour Tokyo stand out. Inspired by Tokyo, the AKKO 3068 internalizes some famous Japanese elements in the design, such as Sakura, Torii, and Mount Fuji. On top of that, the AKKO world tour Tokyo comes with classic Cherry mechanical switches, which is one of the famous top-quality switches in the current market.
Epomaker GK96LS $119 (Pre Order Available)
The Epomaker GK96 series are 96-key wireless mechanical keyboards. It’s the best gift if the giftee wants to keep the Numpad and free up the desk space. This is also the first wireless mechanical keyboard that offers both normal version and a southpaw (left-handed) version in the Epomaker series. For excel masters, accountants, or someone who always hopes to have a much bigger place for the right mouse, the GK96LS will be their dream keyboard. The GK96LS is ready for preorder now, and is expected to start the shipment in Jan 2021.
AKKO Silent 108 Keys $129.99
Among the 108 key full-sized mechanical keyboards, the AKKO Silent is a piece of art. Its elegant design and color scheme let users recall the great work of Italian artist Morandi. On top of that, it’s also a fully programmable keyboard. Techies can easily remap the layout by using the AKKO Macro software. Coming with the original Cherry MX switches, the AKKO Silent is ready to be your best gaming buddy.
NlZ Plum x87 35g $155
Featuring a 90s classic look, the NiZ Plum x87 combines the silent operation of a rubber dome keyboard with the reliability and tactility of a mechanical keyboard. Outfitted with durable PBT keycaps, the board is durable and resistant to the oils that build up from your fingertips over time. It’s also programmable and macro-compatible as well. Each key can be macro defined and individually customized.