Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit
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Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit

108 Keys Mechanical Keyboard Kit

Backorder: Shipment will be available on 20th December
    Hotswap terminal, Compatible with multiple switches, supports Cherry Switch/ Gateron Switch/ Kailh BOX Switch and etc
    108 keys layout, widely compatible with most keyboard
    [GK108S kit ONLY] Bluetooth 5.1 wireless wired dual mode, connect up to 3 devices at the same time
    Detachable Type-C cable, three ways of cable outlet
    RGB SMD light, 16.8M multiple light effects
Current Configuration:
89.00 USD
Shipping calculated at checkout.
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100% Layout Hotswap Keyboard Kit

GK108/GK108S kit is designed with the full layout to be more suitable for traditional typing habit. It is equipped with hot swappable terminals, with which you could install the switches directly without soldering. It’s compatible with Cherry MX switches, Kailh switches and Gateron switches and any other 3 pin or 5 pin switches. You can easily build up your own mechanical keyboard with this kit.

Bluetooth 5.1, Connect Up to 3 Devices (GK108S ONLY)

GK108S kit has a Bluetooth module with a large 1900mAh capacity battery. With the latest Bluetooth 5.1 technology, you can enjoy fast response. Moreover, the spacebar is added a muffling foam for easy quiet typing. Wireless and quietness, you can have both.

3 Layers Fully Programmable

Custom is not just a word. We make it true. Here you can reach micro settings. Simply download the driver and you will be able to program the backlight and macro settings. Built-in flash memory can save the setting at offline mode, never afraid of losing it.

16.8 Million RGB Backlight and Music Mode

RGB is such a cool element while playing games. GK108/GK108S kit fully knows your needs and thus this model is equipped with RGB SMD light. More than 16.8 million lights are available. RGB atmosphere along with the music rhyme effect are quite matched beyond your imagination. It’s more than a keyboard but also a fun toy.

Professional Full-Size Keyboard Kit

GK108/GK108S kit comes with our super hardware architecture. The chipset is 32 Bit MCU + 8M Flash on-board memory, and 3 pieces independent 256*256*256 RGB color management chip. Powerful and functional DIY kit. It contains all you need for a custom keyboard: steel mounting plate, PCB, ABS frame, stabilizers, Type-C cable.

Three Layers Programmable Modes
User Defined Mode

Press FN+6^, 6^ white light will turn on and then you are in onboard layer-1, press FN+W again to back to standard mode

Mac OS Mode
  • Press FN+7&, 7& white light will turn on and then you are in onboard layer-2, Mac OS keyboard mode, press FN+E again to back to standard mode

  • How to Switch Between Devices
  • Press FN+Space to switch between wired and wireless mode
  • Press FN+1!/2@/3# to switch between devices
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
    Material
    ABS case
    Product dimensions
    400mm(L)*140mm(W)
    Battery case dimension
    123mm*39mm*4mm
    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
    • 1 * Keyboard Customized Kit (PCB, Mounting Plate, Stabilizers)
    • 1 * Type-C Cable

    Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    33%
    (3)
    44%
    (4)
    22%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    M
    Michael Murata
    The whole package

    Love this board! It has everything I was looking for when picking out my first build. Full size, hot swap, Bluetooth, RGB, and USB C. While the enclosure is plastic, I love the matte texture of it. Feels good and not cheap. The software has a slight learning curve but there are some videos on YouTube that definitely help guide you. I've been using this board as my daily driver for both work and fun for several weeks and love it. Regularly switching between Bluetooth for my work laptop and wired on my PC. Heck I've even paired it with my phone sometimes for longer messages and it works great. I went with Boba U4 switches and XDA keycaps. Excellent board for the price, FYI shipping can take some time depending on where you are located and what option you pick.

    A
    Anthony Clark
    Perfect full size kit

    I bought this for my wife for gaming, added Akko switches and some ice cream keycaps. The flexibility is great - being able to use USB-C or Bluetooth is very useful. Solid build, nice quality materials, no negatives that we've found. Plus my wife loves it!

    M
    Milan Justel

    Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit

    D
    David Arstein
    Nice keyboard, but sketchy software and built-in microphone...

    For TL;DR, see conclusion at the end.

    Keyboard Quality:
    + Good build quality and weight
    + Nice cable
    - Disassembly is not easy
    - Recessed Skyloong logo, doesn’t look easily removable
    - Some sticking issues with spacebar stabilizers. Plate-mounted cherry-type are alignment-sensitive
    - Keycap puller didn’t work

    The build quality of the board is very good, and it is heavy/sturdy, but complete disassembly is not that easy. It looks and feels nice, but I wish that the skyloong logo was not on the front of the keyboard, especially since it's recessed and doesn't look easy to remove. The included cable is nice, but the included keycap puller didn't work with my keycaps.

    It has plate-mounted stabilizers, which are known to be more sensitive to alignment issues, and I had some issues with the spacebar sticking. After replacing the stabilizers, filing down the stabilizer housings to improve alignment, and increasing the strength of the spacebar switch spring (Box Navy is strong to begin with), I figured out that it was mostly due to a slightly warped spacebar. Since the /dev/tty MT3 profile spacebar is PBT, I was able to straighten it using hot water. While the issue was mostly with the spacebar and not the keyboard, it still seemed that the filed stabilizer housings that allowed some slop for the stabilizer to self-align gave the spacebar a slightly better feel. Because of this issue, I removed and replaced the stabilizers many times, which is not easy on this keyboard due to the foam between the PCB and plate on either side of the spacebar switch. By pressing down on the foam and working from one side to the other, the stabilizer bar can be worked between the foam and the plate without disassembling the entire keyboard.

    Keyboard Features:
    + Bluetooth works okay. I've not tested battery life. Acceptable latency for typing
    + Most function shortcuts make sense but aren’t self-explanatory
    + Decent lighting effects
    + Nice Multicolored indicator lights. Num/Scroll/Caps/Win locks are red/green/blue/purple and not blindingly bright
    - Microphone on keyboard! Supposedly for lighting effect

    Most of the keyboard functions are well thought-out and easy to use once you figure them out, but they're not self-explanatory (e.g. Fn-6 to enable or disable layer 1, Fn-9 to disable lighting, etc). The bluetooth is convenient and the latency is low enough to be acceptable for a lot of uses (probably not competitive gaming though). The multicolored lock lights are a nice touch (Num/Scroll/Caps/Win lock lights are red/green/blue/purple), and they're thankfully not blindingly bright. There are some cool lighting effects (e.g. lighting up each key for a second or so when it is pressed), even though I don't care much for keyboard RGB. However, there are a couple lighting effects that are based on sound, meaning that there are definitely microphones on the keyboard. This, along with the fact that the software is pretty sketchy, definitely raises some security concerns

    Software:
    + Nearly complete remapping capability
    + Easy modifier keys with layers
    + Decent lighting effects customization
    - Software is hard to use. YouTube helped
    - Software is sketchy, especially considering the microphone!
    - Can’t remap Fn key or Fn shortcuts
    - Can’t edit special lighting profiles
    - I couldn’t get macros working

    I'm not a cybersecurity expert, but the "GK6XPlus Driver" software seems pretty sketchy. It needs to be run as administrator and gave a windows firewall popup indicating that it wants to be connected to the internet. I used a windows firewall "outbound rule" to block the software from connecting to the internet, so hopefully that prevents the program from doing anything weird (background mining, microphone data being sent, etc).

    Also, the software is far from user-friendly. After watching some youtube tutorials on the software, it's functional (although I never could get a macro to work) and allows for a lot of customization. Nearly everything can be completely remapped and it is easy to set any key to function as a modifier using the layers. Unfortunately, the Fn key cannot be remapped (although multiple Fn keys can be assigned), so it will always be the rightmost key under the right shift (where Ctrl is on many keyboards), and the Fn shortcuts (e.g. Fn-= to cycle through special lighting modes) cannot be reassigned either. There is also no assignable 'compose' function to easily type letters with accents.

    The lighting effects are very customizable, which is cool, but the special effects (based on sound or keystrokes) cannot be edited. For example, there is an effect that illuminates every key that is pressed for a short time with a random color. I would like to use this effect with a specific color, but that is not possible.

    Conclusion: Great keyboard, but there are some minor drawbacks, including the software. I'm very happy with the keyboard overall, and it exceeded my expectations.

    K
    Kieran
    Good overall but there's plenty of room for improvements

    Pros:
    Hot swap
    G108S kit works wirelessly
    Well built even though its plastic
    One of the very few custom hot swap full sized layout available
    Good value

    Cons:
    Software is very messy and very hard to work with
    Bluetooth battery is only 1800mah, can only last 1 day plus maximum for me without lighting effects.
    Logo on the front is not removable
    Keyboard seems buggy at times especially on bluetooth mode. Extra key presses will be registered for no reason.

    For something which costs below 100USD, this kit has a lot of potential with mod.

    FAQ

    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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    33%
    (3)
    44%
    (4)
    22%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    M
    Michael Murata
    The whole package

    Love this board! It has everything I was looking for when picking out my first build. Full size, hot swap, Bluetooth, RGB, and USB C. While the enclosure is plastic, I love the matte texture of it. Feels good and not cheap. The software has a slight learning curve but there are some videos on YouTube that definitely help guide you. I've been using this board as my daily driver for both work and fun for several weeks and love it. Regularly switching between Bluetooth for my work laptop and wired on my PC. Heck I've even paired it with my phone sometimes for longer messages and it works great. I went with Boba U4 switches and XDA keycaps. Excellent board for the price, FYI shipping can take some time depending on where you are located and what option you pick.

    A
    Anthony Clark
    Perfect full size kit

    I bought this for my wife for gaming, added Akko switches and some ice cream keycaps. The flexibility is great - being able to use USB-C or Bluetooth is very useful. Solid build, nice quality materials, no negatives that we've found. Plus my wife loves it!

    M
    Milan Justel

    Epomaker GK108/GK108S Kit

    D
    David Arstein
    Nice keyboard, but sketchy software and built-in microphone...

    For TL;DR, see conclusion at the end.

    Keyboard Quality:
    + Good build quality and weight
    + Nice cable
    - Disassembly is not easy
    - Recessed Skyloong logo, doesn’t look easily removable
    - Some sticking issues with spacebar stabilizers. Plate-mounted cherry-type are alignment-sensitive
    - Keycap puller didn’t work

    The build quality of the board is very good, and it is heavy/sturdy, but complete disassembly is not that easy. It looks and feels nice, but I wish that the skyloong logo was not on the front of the keyboard, especially since it's recessed and doesn't look easy to remove. The included cable is nice, but the included keycap puller didn't work with my keycaps.

    It has plate-mounted stabilizers, which are known to be more sensitive to alignment issues, and I had some issues with the spacebar sticking. After replacing the stabilizers, filing down the stabilizer housings to improve alignment, and increasing the strength of the spacebar switch spring (Box Navy is strong to begin with), I figured out that it was mostly due to a slightly warped spacebar. Since the /dev/tty MT3 profile spacebar is PBT, I was able to straighten it using hot water. While the issue was mostly with the spacebar and not the keyboard, it still seemed that the filed stabilizer housings that allowed some slop for the stabilizer to self-align gave the spacebar a slightly better feel. Because of this issue, I removed and replaced the stabilizers many times, which is not easy on this keyboard due to the foam between the PCB and plate on either side of the spacebar switch. By pressing down on the foam and working from one side to the other, the stabilizer bar can be worked between the foam and the plate without disassembling the entire keyboard.

    Keyboard Features:
    + Bluetooth works okay. I've not tested battery life. Acceptable latency for typing
    + Most function shortcuts make sense but aren’t self-explanatory
    + Decent lighting effects
    + Nice Multicolored indicator lights. Num/Scroll/Caps/Win locks are red/green/blue/purple and not blindingly bright
    - Microphone on keyboard! Supposedly for lighting effect

    Most of the keyboard functions are well thought-out and easy to use once you figure them out, but they're not self-explanatory (e.g. Fn-6 to enable or disable layer 1, Fn-9 to disable lighting, etc). The bluetooth is convenient and the latency is low enough to be acceptable for a lot of uses (probably not competitive gaming though). The multicolored lock lights are a nice touch (Num/Scroll/Caps/Win lock lights are red/green/blue/purple), and they're thankfully not blindingly bright. There are some cool lighting effects (e.g. lighting up each key for a second or so when it is pressed), even though I don't care much for keyboard RGB. However, there are a couple lighting effects that are based on sound, meaning that there are definitely microphones on the keyboard. This, along with the fact that the software is pretty sketchy, definitely raises some security concerns

    Software:
    + Nearly complete remapping capability
    + Easy modifier keys with layers
    + Decent lighting effects customization
    - Software is hard to use. YouTube helped
    - Software is sketchy, especially considering the microphone!
    - Can’t remap Fn key or Fn shortcuts
    - Can’t edit special lighting profiles
    - I couldn’t get macros working

    I'm not a cybersecurity expert, but the "GK6XPlus Driver" software seems pretty sketchy. It needs to be run as administrator and gave a windows firewall popup indicating that it wants to be connected to the internet. I used a windows firewall "outbound rule" to block the software from connecting to the internet, so hopefully that prevents the program from doing anything weird (background mining, microphone data being sent, etc).

    Also, the software is far from user-friendly. After watching some youtube tutorials on the software, it's functional (although I never could get a macro to work) and allows for a lot of customization. Nearly everything can be completely remapped and it is easy to set any key to function as a modifier using the layers. Unfortunately, the Fn key cannot be remapped (although multiple Fn keys can be assigned), so it will always be the rightmost key under the right shift (where Ctrl is on many keyboards), and the Fn shortcuts (e.g. Fn-= to cycle through special lighting modes) cannot be reassigned either. There is also no assignable 'compose' function to easily type letters with accents.

    The lighting effects are very customizable, which is cool, but the special effects (based on sound or keystrokes) cannot be edited. For example, there is an effect that illuminates every key that is pressed for a short time with a random color. I would like to use this effect with a specific color, but that is not possible.

    Conclusion: Great keyboard, but there are some minor drawbacks, including the software. I'm very happy with the keyboard overall, and it exceeded my expectations.

    K
    Kieran
    Good overall but there's plenty of room for improvements

    Pros:
    Hot swap
    G108S kit works wirelessly
    Well built even though its plastic
    One of the very few custom hot swap full sized layout available
    Good value

    Cons:
    Software is very messy and very hard to work with
    Bluetooth battery is only 1800mah, can only last 1 day plus maximum for me without lighting effects.
    Logo on the front is not removable
    Keyboard seems buggy at times especially on bluetooth mode. Extra key presses will be registered for no reason.

    For something which costs below 100USD, this kit has a lot of potential with mod.

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