AKKO Ocean Star 3098B
98 Keys Hot-Swap Mechanical Keyboard with ASA Keycaps
- 90% Layout of 98 Keys With a Numpad
- Bluetooth 5.0 & 2.4GHz & Type-C Cable Connectivities
- Original AKKO CS Jelly Switches & N-Key Rollover
- RGB Effects Available
- PBT High-Quality Keycaps with ASA profile
Free standard shipping to most countries
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90% Hot-Swappable Keyboard With The Ocean Star Color Scheme
A 90% layout keyboard is probably a perfect size for both gaming and working. While being space saving for a mouse, the ultimate compact keyboard retains the numpad and arrow keys. Moreover, the keyboard is 5-pin hot-swappable. It can be changed by other mechanical switches for DIY purpose. With the ocean start theme, the combination of light and dark blue shows how the ocean waves react to the scattered light in their back and forth motion. The color white is used to illustrate sea foam. The Ocean Star series allows you to hold the ocean in your hands and experience the beauty of blue.
Three Modes of Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 & 2.4GHz & Type-C Cable
Equipped with a 3000mAh battery, this keyboard supports wireless and wired connections. By the wireless option, either bluetooth or 2.4GHz can be chosen, and the polling rate can be up to 1000hz with 2.4GHz. By the wired mode, macro can be programmed to fit your typing habits better. The modes can be easily switched by Fn+E/R/T(Bluetooth) / Y(2.4GHz) / U(USB Wired).
SMD RGB Backlight Available
Coming with SMD LEDs, the keyboard can be lit up with RGB. You can also switch your backlight modes. This keyboard really packs a bevy of features that complement any desk setup.
PBT Keycaps in ASA Profile & N-Key Rollover
For this model we adopts PBT material, made through a process of double-shot technique, a complicated manufacturing process where two separate plastics are injection molded to make the keycaps. Details and techniques enable this set to be an ideal and the best choice when you are looking for a replacement set. The ASA profile is built in high profile, sculpted. With this ergonomic spirit, you can even rest your fingers on the keycaps freely.
Original AKKO CS Jelly Switches
Among so many choices, we adopt the AKKO CS Jelly switches to achieve a fast response and ultimate competitive advantage. Just like the CS switches, the Jelly switches have an average life span of 50 million clicks on a single switch, which can provide you with a fun and long-lasting experience. The AKKO CS Jelly White switch is the Linear one, with a quiet sound and light weight of 35gf to be pressed - easily click. The AKKO CS Jelly Blue switch features a tactile feeling, with a lower trigger and middle weight of 40gf to be pressed - soft click. The AKKO CS Jelly Pink switch feels like heavy linear one, with quiet sound and the weight of 45gf to be pressed.
Select the best switch for your style.
Before choosing what type of mechanical or optical switch, we need to understand it is mostly about preference. You need to look into what will work best for you and what you will use your keyboard for the most. Our Epomaker GK series, and some of our other keyboards allow for hotswappability. This means that even if you dislike the current switch you bought, you can swap it to another switch. Which switch you can swap to depends on your keyboard type.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- Instrusction Manual
- Keycap puller
- Extra keycaps
- Type-C Cable
the stabs were lubed and feel pretty good but the switches are not lubed. The Jelly whites are very light and have a similar sound profile to Gateron Milky Yellow when lubed.
Keycap set is pretty solid and honestly worth the price of this keyboard alone.
Shipping takes long at no fault of Epomaker, I would suggest buying from amazon or ebay because its probably already in the USA.
Edit: Rating updated to 2 stars, switches have begun to fail and needed to order different ones to replace them
For ~100USD, this is a pretty solid keyboard. As a keyboard noob, 1800 is pretty easy to learn going from full size. Keycaps are nice, lighting effects are ok (you have like ~20 presets to chose from from the AKKO cloud software), and the jelly blue switches are a really good switch to start out on. They mimic the force curve of a membrane (high initial tactile bump) but with none of the mushyness, great sound, and are lighter so less harsh on your fingers.
However, there are some minor issues. IDK if its just for my board, but they capslock light just doesnt work (the key/function works fine itself, its just that toggling caps lock doesnt make the LED light up). Also, I would recommend getting a wrist rest with this keyboard, as the ASA profile caps are still relatively high, sitting at ~3cm high (keycaps+board) at the front.
Shipping & Handling
Which countries do you ship to?
We are generally able to ship to most countries via DHL Express, and many countries via Standard Shipping. You may clarify with our team to see whether Standard Shipping is available to your country.
Note: For the country of UK, India and Russia, we can only do Standard Shipping. For countries of Africa, Argentina, Hawaii, Kuwait, Mauritius, Montenegro and Sri Lanka, to name a few, we can only do Express Shipping. Click here to read our Shipping Policy.
How much does shipping cost?
We have two shipping methods - Standard Shipping and Express Shipping.
Standard Shipping Is free for most countries/areas.
Express Shipping via DHL Express is 10-40USD depending on your country. If your order is over 500USD, DHL Express Shipping is free*.
*The GK96S, SK96S, AK84S and NT68 are exceptions for free shipping.
Shipping fees exclude import taxes or processing fees that might be applicable for your country. Epomaker is not responsible for any form of such fees.
How long does it take to receive the order after it is placed?
For in-stock products, your order will be shipped within 3 working days. Customized items will take a longer time (do check in with our staff for more information). On normal non-sale days, once your parcel is shipped:
- For Standard Shipping, it takes about 2-3 weeks for items to be delivered after it is shipped. For some countries, it might take up to 2-3 months, depending on your country and its custom procedure. The duration for transit is beyond our control. Epomaker does not arrange refunds for such cases. Please consider an upgrade to DHL Express or keep the waiting time in mind.
- For Express Shipping, it takes about 3-7 days for items to be delivered after shipping out.
*Note: Shipping period might be affected due to festive seasons or other unforeseen circumstances.
Warranty & Returns
7-Day Return Policy
On the ground of disliking a product, you may return any non-customized and non-sales product that is sealed, within the 7 days upon receiving it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It also must be in the original packaging.
Customized and sales products, accessories, or spare parts are excluded from the 7-day return policy. The shipping fee, handling fees, or any form of tax caused by return will NOT be refunded. Additionally, a restocking fee (35% of the item’s retail value) will be charged under this circumstance... Click here to read our full return policy.
1 Year Warranty
Epomaker offers a 1-year warranty for keyboards and DIY kits, and offers a 6-month warranty for keycap sets and cases (e.g the case-only product sold separately). Batteries will be covered by the 3-month warranty. Accessories such as keycap pullers, switch pullers, free spare keycaps, cables etc., are excluded from the warranty. To claim for a warranty or confirm whether your product is eligible for return/warranty, please kindly contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The warranty does not extend to any product whose serial number has been defaced or altered, just as the warranty will cease if you make modifications in the software not authorized by Epomaker. Click here to read our full Warranty Policy.
48 Working Hours response to Support Inqueries.
For items that are damaged, incorrect, or faulty upon delivery, you must contact email@example.com within 7 days upon delivery. You need to provide any solid proof of the problem you come across. Epomaker will help you identify the problem, and may cover the shipping cost according to the agreed amount. Please kindly note that a shipping fee that is extremely higher than the 15% of product value is non-refundable. The shipping fee won’t be refunded if the product is not with any manufacturer defects.
How to choose different switch options?
To choose the suitable switch, it depends on the scenario you use the keyboard and your preference on the typing experience. Here is our helpful guide for your reference: View our Switch Selection Guide
Where can I find the manual/software/driver for my item?
For manuals and software, you may find it in this link: software downloads page
Are there any keyboard with layouts other than ANSI (US Layout)?
As the ANSI is one of the most popular layouts around the world, our keyboards are following this trend for now. For other layouts, we will try our best to make them available on our website in the future.
I want to make myself a DIY keyboard. Where can I find some help?
You may join our Discord to ask for assistance: Click here to Join