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Epomaker GK96LS Keyboard

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The Epoch of Makers joins the TPU review database with the Epomaker GK96S keyboard. There are so many features and options here that it might as well be a custom kit instead of pre-built, and today, we check out the special left-handed numpad version with PBT tricolor keycaps and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

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Hmmm. That left hand num pad is kind of appealing. Can mouse with right hand and data input with left hand.
 
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Hmmm. That left hand num pad is kind of appealing. Can mouse with right hand and data input with left hand.

Definitely. One of those 'why isn't this standard issue' things tbh. I mean, this eliminates most of the need for tenkeyless altogether. I never quite understood the position of numpad on the right, its always so 'way over there' relative to where you type.

And for gaming... omg. That's a nice bit of utility to have next to WASD

I think I want this :D
 
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I got ads for these on Facebook quite a bit when I was searching for a new keyboard; it's good to see that they're decent.
 

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Definitely. One of those 'why isn't this standard issue' things tbh. I mean, this eliminates most of the need for tenkeyless altogether. I never quite understood the position of numpad on the right, its always so 'way over there' relative to where you type.

And for gaming... omg. That's a nice bit of utility to have next to WASD

I think I want this :D

But for me as a left handed gamer cripples my gaming hahahaha. Be more useful to me if it was mirrored ahaha and that it would fail still but be better than the crappy aswad :p.
 
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@VSG the space bar design is likely for Japanese layout, as they have a couple of special input select keys next to the space bar. This design would make a Japanese layout far more cost efficient.
 
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But for me as a left handed gamer cripples my gaming hahahaha. Be more useful to me if it was mirrored ahaha and that it would fail still but be better than the crappy aswad :p.
They have a standard 96% version with the right-hand numpad as well, you can see a photo in page 3 and links to the entire family in the conclusion page.

@VSG the space bar design is likely for Japanese layout, as they have a couple of special input select keys next to the space bar. This design would make a Japanese layout far more cost efficient.
Ahh yes, that is a strong possibility as well. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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They have a standard 96% version with the right-hand numpad as well, you can see a photo in page 3 and links to the entire family in the conclusion page.


Ahh yes, that is a strong possibility as well. Thanks for the heads up!

Waiting on extra keys on the right side of the keyboard and to be re programmable too.
 
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Hmmm. That left hand num pad is kind of appealing. Can mouse with right hand and data input with left hand.
Agreed. Kinda bizarre, but I can see use-case-sceario's where it would be very handy, such as content editing and even gaming.
 
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