Epomaker GK96S

$99.00

96% 100 Keys Hot-swap RGB Wireless/Wired Mechanical Keyboard

Preordered GK96S keyboards will be available for shipping in one week after the order is placed
  • PBT Or ABS keycaps for your choice
  • Left-handed (Southpaw) Version Available
  • Hot-swappable Mechanical Yellow/Silver/White/Green Switches
  • Equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 for up to 4 devices
  • Powerful 4000 mAh long-lasting battery
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Free standard shipping to most countries

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Covid-19 Shipping Delay Notice

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

Compact keyboard with Numpad

Compared to the ordinary keyboards, the Epomaker GK96S was born to free up your desk, saving 35% more space as well as providing a better portable experience without compromising on the perfect tactile typing experience. Its lightweight body is constructed from high profile materials to maximize durability and tactile satisfaction. 

Dual Wireless or Wired Modes

Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.1 chipset, the GK96S can connect up to 4 devices simultaneously, while switching seamlessly between screens by simply clicking on the hotkey. The dual system layout provides dedicated Mac and Windows keys, so you can easily use the shortcuts for a comfortable and smooth typing experience on all your laptops, tablets, smartphones, and Apple devices.  Beyond just a keyboard, the GK96S is ready to boost your productivity and let your creativity flow with ease. Multitasking has never been so efficient!

Long-lasting Battery

The GK96S harbors one of the largest batteries to be featured in Bluetooth mechanical keyboards. Its powerful 4000 mAh long-lasting battery means you can type confidently for days and nights without worrying about losing power. From now on, never break your intuitive workflow for battery issues.

Left-handed (Southpaw) Version Available

The left position numpad is perfect for those who would like to use the number pad and the mouse at the same time, Moreover, this is ideal for people who use the numpad for longer periods, such as for data entry or excel. We wanted to make this another level of customizability on your GK96LS. We aim to provide the best typing experience for everyone.

Fully Programmable

Except for the Standard Mode, all the rest are fully programmable. The non-programmable Standard Mode will be your solid backup in case you get lost in the codes and settings. Meanwhile, you can remap and program your keyboard according to your needs for faster and easier use by using the other modes. The three Onboard Modes with pre-set layouts ensure that you can easily customize your keyboard in your style based on the device you use, even if you are new to remapping a keyboard. 

Driver download link: https://epomaker.com/pages/software-downloads
Please note that SOME GK96S keyboards are currently under Pre-order status. The shipment will be done in two weeks after the order placed. Thank you very much!

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.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Layout
96%, 100 Keys
keycaps
PBT or ABS keycaps
Connectivity
Wireless with Bluetooth 5.1 and wired mode
Wired Connection
USB-C
Battery capacity
4000mAh
Backlight
16M RGB
Size
370mm*123mm
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
  • Keyboard
  • USB-C cable
  • Keycap Puller
  • Switch Puller
  • Instruction Manual

Customer Reviews

Based on 167 reviews
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Tycho S.
Great budget board with numpad

TLDR: Great board if you have a budget ~100 €/$ and need a board with a numpad.

I bought the PBT keycaps with Black case with Gateron Black switches .

It took a bit of time before the keyboard arrived, (To Europe anyway).
The packaging looks nice, altough mine was slightly damaged (most likely just delivery, everything worked fine antyway).

The package contains:
- The board
- 2 extra switches (the ones you chose)
- Braided usb-C to usb-A
- Extra keycaps for Windows / Mac
- Keycap / Switch puller
- Manual (you will need it in the beginning)

Overall quality is great
It feels nice to type on the board, it does not feel like a cheap board.

Sound is great
I have not modded the board yet, but stock it sounds quite nice. I do not notice rattle from the stabilizers for big keys.
There is no noticeable hollowness from the board.

The keycaps are fine
Keycaps feel good to type on, however the print on some of the keycaps are not centered.
On some of the keycaps you can see it, on others it is barely noticeable. (most are fine btw)
I do not mind, it is not that bad.

Switches (gateron blacks [linear]) are really nice
But this is preference, so do your own research on switches.

Layout:
I had a 100% keyboard before, so I had to adjust a bit to the 96% layout. It will feel natural after a couple of days / maybe a week.

Software:
If you want macros or change the RGB on this board you need to install software.
The software is a bit complicated but it gets the job done.

Bluetooth:
The keyboard has bluetooth and can connect to 3 devices, my pc does not have bluetooth so I have not tested it. Other people on the Internet say it works fine.

RGB:
It is a bit dim but it is not that bad. Quite a few modes in the software and you can make your own lighting effects. (It does take quite a bit of work)

Modding:
I have not modded this board yet.I will eventually.
You can modify this board quite easily, take off the keycaps and switches to get access to some screws and take out the place and PCB.

My previous board:
I had a 100% keyboard before it was a ~180 €/$ logitech G513 with mx blues [clicky].

This gk96s looks, feels, sounds a whole lot better. And that for half the price of my previous board.
The software for both epomaker and logitech are not the best.
But now that i have tried both I would choose the GK96s over the G513 any day.

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Customer

Epomaker GK96S

C
Customer
Software sucks

Build quality is ok. But the software is terribel. Keyboard need a view secounds to "boot" when plugin in.

After PC standby the keyboad don"t wake and need to be repluged.

Hello,

Thank you for leaving a review here.

We are so sorry that you found the keyboard not satisfying at some points. We will share your opinions with our team to avoid the issue you met.

If you have met any problems about the keyboard, please feel free to contact us by emailing to support@epomaker.com and attaching your order number. Our support will be happy to help you out.

If you have other thoughts on the product, feel free to leave a review here.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,
Epomaker Team

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Anonymous
Great mechanical keyboard but software needs some serious work

Great feeling mechanical keyboard. I've previously used Corsair and Logitech's takes on mechanical keyboards, and it's nice to finally be on an open platform, at least when it comes to keycaps and switches. It feels great to use and I love the compact 96% format.

My only problem is with the needlessly complex software UI. It has also bugged out on me ever since I connected the keyboard to two different PCs (work and home). Now the software will not recognize that I have the keyboard hooked up no matter what I do.

R
Ryan Steele
First mechanical keyboard

It’s great!

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