GK96X/GK96XS Kit

$89.99

Hotswap Custom DIY Kit for 96% Keyboard

    Space key can be split; hotswap terminal
    Fully Programmable & NKRO
    PCB is compatible with multiple switches, supports Cherry Switch/Gateron Switch/Kailh BOX Switch, etc
    RGB SMD light, multiple light effects
    Detachable USB type-C cable
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This Product is a Pre-order

Processing Time before shipping: TWO weeks 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.

Custom Space Key Module & Wide Compatibility

GK96X/GK96LX/GK96XS/GK96LXS kit includes an extra space key module. With this module, you can easily change your Space key into Space, Space/FN1/3, FN2. It’s more than a space key, more fun, more personal. GK96XS custom kit is equipped with hot swappable terminals, with which you could install the switches directly without soldering. It’s compatible with Cherry MX RGB switches, Kailh switches and Gateron RGB switches. You can easily build up your own mechanical keyboard with this kit.

Dual Wireless or Wired Modes

Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.1 chipset, the GK96XS/GK96LXS kit 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 GK96XS/GK96LXS kit is ready to boost your productivity and let your creativity flow with ease. Multitasking has never been so efficient!

Custom Software, Fully Programmable

The GK96XS kit carries 5 usage modes: Standard Mode, Driver Mode, Onboard Windows Layout Mode, Onboard macOS Mode, and an extra Custom Onboard Mode. 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.

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 GK96LX/GK96LXS kit. We aim to provide the best typing experience for everyone..

Three-Stage Leg Brace & 16.8M RGB Backlight

Compared to other layout GK keyboards, the GK96XS kit has eliminated four non-slip pads in favor of a three-step foot support. With the foot support design, you can easily adjust their comfortable angle. Featuring RGB lighting with 16 million LED colors, the kit shines with rhythm on your desk. It carries 9 types of default lighting effects, whilst more can be downloaded online.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
  • 1 * Keyboard Customized Kit (PCB, Mounting Plate, Stabilizers)
  • 1 * Type-C Cable
  • 1 * Keycap Puller
  • 1 * Switch Puller
  • Instruction Manual

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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Marcus
Good board not a fan of software

You can’t remap default layer and other layers lag so if you’re fine with no remap then it’s no problem. Very few boards with this layout so can’t complain. Good could be better. Make it follow standard software would make it 5/5

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Jackson Wamback
My First Custom Build

The GK96X is a really niche board layout but that being said I'm so glad that Epomaker and Skyloong we're the ones to make it cause this board is exactly what I wanted from a first build experience. My favorite part about the product is isn't variety of availability in both wired and wireless versions and the southpaw layout that flips the location of the numpad to the left side which I have always found more ergonomic. Over all I'm very happy with the board and I will be using it for a long time I hope!

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Marc Manuzon
Gets the job done

Bought this keyboard for work, it has held up well so far. Plate is a little fragile, and the case is not the greatest quality but the board as a whole does the job well with decent acoustics and minimal flex overall. Sound is hollow stock (granted it is a plastic board which will sound hollow by default) but after adding in various foams as well as Noico automotive noise cancelling material, the board sounds and feels alot more solid (still sounds hollow compared to my o ring mounted Tofu build). May do an O-ring gasket mod on this board in the future.

Great standout stock features:
-Onboard memory (This was a lifesaver as I prefer to type in Colemak layout during work, and having the ability to program the keyboard and have it working on my work pc without any issues was a Godsend)
-Southpaw numpad (I am left handed, and I work in accounting so having the numpad on the left side is great for anyone who is a lefty or prefers the numpad on the left hand side)
-Split spacebar functionality (While I did not personally use this function, I do like that they offer a split spacebar that is programmable should someone choose to use it.)
- HOTSWAP (Alot of newer boards come with this, but for a work keyboard being able to replace faulty switches is great as I wouldn't have to take the board home to resolder should a failure happen for whatever reason)
- PRICE (Great bang for the buck value, nuff said)

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Miriam Anthonisen
Very good

I really like it. Bluetooth works fine, no problem with it whatsoever. Ok stabilizers. The software for programming the keyboard is garbage though.

I also wish they’d sell ISO PCBs and plates and not just ansi.

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Arijit Banerjee
Perfect barebones kit for a budget custom keyboard for work

I purchased this kit because I wanted the feel of a custom mechanical keyboard without breaking the bank. On the black kit, I added Boba U4Ts on alphanumerics, Novelkeys Creams on the modifiers and the one Alpaca Linear on the space key (it's actually just a key as I use the split spacebar module). Finished it off with Durock stabilizers and Domikey SA Gas Attack keycaps.

Needless to say, the keyboard looks beautiful with the black and purple theme. The white plate lets the purple backlight bleed through (keycaps are opaque of course) and adds to the look. However the sound left much to be desired, as there is a lot of empty space inside the keyboard. I decided to use neoprene to fill the space and that made the sound heavenly. So much that I'm tempted to type more and more on this.

It also checks all the other boxes. The two-level kickstands are really useful (I rest my elbows on the table so prefer a really high profile). The bluetooth connectivity is also pretty good, and apart from a couple of times where it has dropped with my iPad, there have been no issues whatsoever. Having the numpad is a godsend as I need to work a lot on spreadsheets. But the split keyboard takes the cake: I have enter, space, and control keys right under my thumb, and I can't begin to describe how much it has helped my productivity. Really happy with my purchase!

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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