Epomaker Mini Cat 64

$74.99

60% Hot Swappable Acrylic RGB Wired Mechanical Gaming DIY Keyboard Kit

  • Innovative Cat-Shape Design Style
  • VIA Programmable
  • Refinedly Tuned Stabilizers
  • Stacked Acrylic Case with Amazing RGB Backlights
  • Type-C Connection & Compatible with Windows/Mac
This Product is a Pre-order

Processing Time before shipping: Mid-Late May, 2022 avg.

This is a rough estimation. It may change without prior notice.

Free standard shipping to most countries

Enjoy free tax and duty paid to most countries*. Please refer to our shipping FAQ to see if you apply.

Covid-19 Shipping Delay Notice

Shipping may be delayed due to covid-19 depending on your country regulations.

60% Hot-Swappable Mechanical DIY Keyboard Kit

Coming as an outstanding keyboard DIY kit, the Mini Cat 64 kit from EPOMAKER includes a variety of features that appeals to gamers and DIYers. The 60% layout remains all the essential keys while saving space for the mouse on your desktop, and hot-swappable sockets are convenient for changing both 3 and 5-pin switches at will without having trouble in soldering.

Cutiest Ever Cat-Shape Design Style

It is well-known that cats are somehow keyboard-fetish: they all like to step or sleep on the keyboards when people are working! Inspired by Bongo Cat hitting bongos on the website (Bongo.cat), indie designers make this cutest ever case design. No doubt, the Mini Cat 64 will definitely be the most eye-catching product on your desk setup!

VIA Programmable

As a response to the community, the Mini Cat 64 kit is programmable by VIA. For users who are not used to the compact layout, remapping the keys by VIA without reflashing the firmware is a nice solution. You can save the changes on board, and be worry-free about losing your saved memory while unplugging and replugging the keyboard. Being compatible with VIA, there's a great potential of being programmed and modded in the Mini Cat 64 for you to discover.

Refinedly Tuned Stabilizers

The stabilizers that come with this DIY kit are refinedly tuned to prevent rattling on large keys like spacebars and modifiers. Due to this effort, the Mini Cat 64 DIY mechanical keyboard kit offers a premium stable typing experience as well as offering another option for DIY enthusiasts to unlock more fun of changing stabilizers. From assembly to program, build your exclusive mechanical keyboard with the Epomaker Mini Cat 64 DIY kit!

Stacked Acrylic Case with Amazing RGB Backlights

Acrylic based keyboards are friendly to typists as they can be much brighter with backlights. The Mini Cat 64 kit can pull up this experience to the full by applying acrylic pieces stacked to a complete case and installing 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.

Type-C Connection & Compatible with Windows/Mac

Equipped with the type-C interface, the Mini Cat 64 kit holds a fast and stable connection. Moreover, the DIY kit is compatible with OS on both Windows and Mac. It surely meets the needs of each user to work efficiently or switch between gaming and working status.

To be able to customize your key layouts, RGB, macros, and other functions in your Mini Cat 64 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 Mini Cat 64 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 Mini Cat 64 settings inside VIA.

Group Buy Timeline

March
Interest Check of Mini Cat 64 DIY Kit
April.15
Mini Cat 64 Group Buy is Launched
April.20
Stop Accepting Cancellations
Late April
Sorting out Information and Preparing for Production
April 29
Campaign Ends
May
Mass Production Begins
Mid - Late May
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?
  • ‚úÖ You get to purchase and enjoy the product at the earliest.
  • ‚úÖ Affordable prices for high-quality products. The price of a GB product is usually the lowest within at least 6 months.
  • ‚úÖ 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.
  • ‚úÖ 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.
  • ‚úÖ 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
65%, 64 Keys
Hot-Swap
Support 3/5-pin switches
Switch Type
Mechanical Cherry MX Style switches
Backlight
RGB
Connectivity
USB-C
Case Material
Stacked Acrylic
Software
VIA Compatible
Dimension
327*170*30mm
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
  • Epomaker Mini Cat 64 Kit (including PCB, Mounting Plate, Stabilizers)
  • Type-C Cable

Project Updates

Update by Epomaker Team - April 30, 2022

Update #2 Group Buy Ends, Thanks for Joining!

Dear Supporters, 

Greetings! We are thrilled to announce that the Mini Cat 64 group buy has ended, and there are over 600 supporters joining! We are really overwhelmed when we receive all of those emails and messages sharing the love and suggestions about the mini cat, THANK YOU! This really means a lot to us. 

As scheduled, we are now sorting out the information. The mass production will start in May. We’ll keep everyone updated here. 

Since GroupBuy ends, the Mini Cat will be 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. 

The team will be on holiday for the May Public Holiday from 1st to 5th of May. Emails and messages will be replied to in 72 hours. Thanks in advance for your support and understanding!

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

With Tremendous Love, 

Epomaker Team

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Update by Epomaker Team - April 14, 2022

Update #1: Thank You for Supporting Mini Cat 64 Groupbuy!

Dear Supporters,

Thanks so much for supporting the Epomaker Mini Cat 64 Group Buy Campaign! 

The GB will last for 14 days and will ends on 29th, April. If you are keen on this cat-shaped 60% DIY kit, please help us to spread the word!

Share the campaign on Reddit, Discord, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you name it! We are ready to spread more fun with you!

 

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Meanwhile, you can always join our Discord and Facebook Group, share your voices with us, and meet mechanical keyboard enthusiasts like you!

Discord: https://discord.com/invite/CNgsdua

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/539933593385734

Cheers,

Epomaker Team

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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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