[Pre-order] Epomaker Alice QMK/VIA DIY Kit

$94.99

Alice QMK/VIA gasket-mounted hot-swappable acrylic wired mechanical keyboard DIY kit

  • Ergonomic Alice Split Design
  • VIA/QMK Programmable
  • Gasket-mounted
  • Stacked Acrylic Clear Case with Amazing RGB Backlights
  • Type-C Connection & Compatible with Windows/Mac

Note: Keycaps in the photos are samples. They are not on sale.

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Alice Style Mechanical DIY Keyboard Kit

Laying hands on each side of a split keyboard is an ergonomic move, and now we make it! To be an exceptional DIY keyboard kit, Epomaker Alice adopts the ‘arisu’ layout which is slightly different from the traditional alice layout. It is splitted based on a 65% keyboard, developed from the original Alice layout to meet the demand for arrows keys and some function keys on one side.

Gasket Mount & Sound Absorption Cotton

Gasket mount keyboards are well-known for giving a cushioned typing feel, as the plate is not in direct contact with the case housings. Compared with other mounting systems, a gasket-mounted keyboard, especially with a PC plate, can provide a rebouncing typing experience because the gaskets cushion the shock from each keystroke. As to the sound, we go with the sound absorption cotton in between the plate and the PCB board, so the keyboard sounds and feels soft.

VIA/QMK Programmable

Epomaker Alice DIY kit is programmable by VIA/QMK. For users who are not used to the alice split layout, there’s nothing more convenient than remapping the keys by VIA without reflashing its own firmware. The changes can be saved on board, and be worry-free about losing the saved memory while unplugging and replugging the keyboard. Being compatible with QMK, there's a great potential of being programmed and modded in the Epomaker Alice for you to discover.

3-Pin & 5-Pin Hot-Swappable PCB

As a DIY keyboard, hot-swappable sockets on the PCB are convenient for changing mechanical switches at will without having trouble soldering. Being both 3 and 5-pin hot-swap, you can install or change the general 3-pin and 5-pin switches to the keyboard at will. The Epomaker Alice DIY kit indeed includes a variety of features that appeal to gamers and DIY enthusiasts. Customizing your own Alice keyboard just sounds right!

Refinedly Tuned Plate-mounted Stabilizers

The stabilizers that come with this DIY kit are refinedly tuned to prevent rattling on large keys like spacebars and modifiers. With the general 2u stabilizers which are easily to be found around the market, Epomaker Alice DIY mechanical keyboard kit offers a premium stable typing experience as well as providing another option for DIY enthusiasts to unlock more fun of changing stabilizers.

Stacked Acrylic Case with Amazing RGB Backlights

Acrylic-based keyboards are cool to typists as they can be much brighter with backlights. Epomaker Alice DIY kit applies full acrylic pieces stacked to a complete case and installs LEDs and RGB modules on the PCB. The backlight can shine not only through the sockets but also from the sides of the keyboard, creating a visible environment even under dark conditions.

To be able to customize your key layouts, RGB, macros, and other functions in EPOMAKER Alice you can use the VIA Software with the use of a JSON File.

Download for Windows Download for macOS
Instructions to install on Windows:
  1. Unzip the file to find the .exe and .json files.
  2. Install the .exe file in your computer.
  3. Run the VIA software once installed.
  4. Import the JSON file to be able to edit the EPOMAKER Alice settings inside VIA.
Instructions to install on macOS:
  1. Unzip the file to find the .exe and .json files.
  2. Unpack the .dmg file
  3. Drag the VIA software to your applications folder to install it.
  4. Authorize the VIA software in: System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
  5. Import the JSON file to be able to edit the EPOMAKER Alice settings inside VIA.

Group Buy Timeline

August 4
Interest Check of Epomaker Alice DIY Kit
August 24
Launch Day for Epomaker Alice Group Buy
August 29
Stop Accepting Cancellations
Early September
Sorting out Information and Preparing for Production
September 7th
Campaign Ends
Late September
Mass Production Begins
Late October
Shipment Starts

*The scheduled timeline might be adjusted depending on the needs. We will collect the feedback and notify the changes (if any) via the Group Buy Updates.

FAQ

About Group Buys

What is a Group Buy?

A Group Buy (or GB) is a term widely used in the keyboard community, which is super similar to crowdfunding. This is a process in which each customer unites together and uses the collective buying power to purchase goods at a reduced price or at all. Note here that products in group buy must reach a certain amount of products sold before manufacturing can start. After the buy hits its minimum order quantity (MOQ), and the GB period ends, production will begin and the shipment follows.

Group Buys from Epomaker.com are non-cancellable and non-refundable after the Groupbuys go live for 5 days. For example, a GB starts on Monday, then after Friday, we can't cancel and refund the order for you. This is because, after 5 days of the start, we usually have started to sort out the order data for mass production. Changes and cancellations will delay the overall process and ruin everyone's experience, which is the last consequence we want to see.

Each Group Buy has a "closed" date. If the group buy doesn't reach the MOQ by the end of the last day, the production will not be made, and you will receive a full refund without questions.

What are the benefits of joining a Group Buy?
  • ✅ You get to purchase and enjoy the product at the earliest.
  • ✅ Affordable prices for high-quality products. The price of a GB product is usually the lowest within at least 6 months.
  • ✅ Extras and gifts. Depending on different GBs, you might get exclusively discounted add-on products, or free gifts by joining a group buy as an early supporter.
  • ✅ Being more than a customer. You might also get to contribute your suggestion and feedback to the final product. Reasonable and realistic suggestions might be accepted and conducted to the final product. To us, there's nothing more valuable than your voice.
  • ✅ Secure, authentic, reliable, and transparent process. I bet you have done your search and noticed that there are some shady vendors who disappear after collecting money from GB supporters, regardless of whether the GB meets the MOQ or not. The first crowdfunding campaign started by Epomaker can be traced to 2020. Since then, we have successfully fulfilled at least 6 campaigns for our supporters. Time has examined us for you as well as training us to become better and better.
So I placed an order, now what?

Well, now we wait. Kindly check the timeline and schedule posted on the specific Group Buy page, and you will know how long the wait could be before production and shipment. Keep an eye on the page update and your inbox, you will get an email including a tracking number when your order is shipped. Follow our socials or join our discords, you can also find notifications and help there

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Layout
Alice split, 69 Keys
Hot-Swap
Support 3/5-pin switches
Switch Type
Mechanical Cherry MX Style switches
Backlight
RGB
Connectivity
USB-C
Case Material
Stacked Clear Acrylic
Software
VIA/QMK Compatible
Special key size
  • R-Shift: 1.25u
  • L-Spacebar: 2u
  • R-Spacebar: 2.75u
  • Dimension
    327*170*30mm
    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
    • Epomaker Alice QMK/VIA Kit (including PCB, Mounting Plate, Stabilizers)
    • Type-C Cable

    Project Updates

    Update by Epomaker Team - September 24, 2022

    Update #2 New Change to Epomaker Alice!

    Dear Supporters, 

    Greetings!

    There will be two changes on the Epomaker Alice!

    First thing of the first is that the PCB will be installed with south-facing LEDs, as we have received much feedbacks regarding the LEDs orientation. Another change is that underglows will be added to the keyboard, so it will be more shining with the transparent acrylic case.

    Some of you may worry that the original shipping time would be delayed because of the improvement. Please don’t be worried about that. We will still arrange shipment for you at the end of October and will keep you updated.
     
    Thank you so much for your feedback. Our community power always motivates us to make better products. We hope we can grow up together with all of you and become better!

    Stay tuned!

     

    Sincere, 

    Epomaker Team

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    Update by Epomaker Team - September 13, 2022

    Update #1 Thanks for Joining The Groupbuy of Epomaker Alice!

    Dear Supporters, 

    Greetings! We are excited to see that the Epomaker Alice group buy has ended. As scheduled, the mass production will start around this week and the shipping date will be around late October, 2022. We’ll keep everyone updated here. 

    Since the GroupBuy ends, you may have noticed that the price goes back to the retail price. And orders placed after the end of the GB will be processed after we ship out all the GB orders. 

    Feel free to shoot an email to support@epomaker.com whenever you need. We are always happy to help. 

    Stay tuned!

     

    Gratefully, 

    Epomaker Team

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    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 support@epomaker.com.

    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 support@epomaker.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.

    Product Questions

    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

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