Epomaker has been on a roll of sorts, working first with Ajazz to release the K620T V2.0 we saw recently and then putting out the B21 on Indiegogo that will get a review here shortly. That campaign was funded on day 1, which tends to be reassuring for marketing and is some advance capital for mass manufacturing. This model has worked well enough for the company to put out another keyboard on Kickstarter shortly after, and we take a look at this entry today to coincide with the crowdfunding campaign. Thanks again to Epomaker for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
The B21 is a cute 65% keyboard that may not have enough keys for everyone. With the new AK84S, Epomaker sought to address this by putting out the company's first 80% keyboard. As the same suggests, it employs an 84-key form factor similar to the Akko 3084, which gives the average user much more flexibility in how to use this keyboard. In addition to the base layer, Epomaker is using the AK84S to trial a few other new things, including its own brand-new switches launching alongside and a replacement silicone keycap set. We go over all of this and more, but start with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Epomaker AK84S Wireless Keyboard|
|Layout:||84-key, 80% form factor in a modified US ANSI layout|
|Case:||Choice of ABS plastic/CNC plate, acrylic, or CNC machined aluminium|
|Keycaps:||Choice of ABS or PBT plastic in different colors and themes, as well as a silicone set|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB, 6KRO with Bluetooth|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||128 (L) x 316 (W) x 40 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of several Gateron optical or mechanical switches, as well as 1st-party Epomaker Chocolate switches|
|Backlighting:||Yes, per-key 16.8 M colors|
|Interface:||USB or Bluetooth 5.1|