Another day, another Epomaker Kickstarter! This is obviously the route the company is going to follow for new launches, ensuring a market and successful launch. This time, it is for a 65% keyboard, but there are a few more tricks up the sleeve—or should I say case—for the all-new Epomaker NT68. As I write this, the Kickstarter campaign is already live, and the deliberately low set goal has been surpassed many times over. It's a marketing campaign just as much as anything else, and the usual crowdfunding caveats should apply here, too. That said, Epomaker does have plenty of successful history with these, which does help make this review more meaningful as we start by thanking the company for sending review samples to TechPowerUp!
There are two form factors of the Epomaker NT68. The NT68 Regular uses full-size mechanical switches from Gateron and the first-party branded Epomaker Chocolate switches we saw debut with the AK84S. It is separately reviewed here and has two color schemes with the aluminium frame and keycap set, and the third version and second form factor is the low-profile NT68 that uses Gateron Low Profile switches. This article examines the NT68 Low Profile, which might well be the first of this version sent out given everyone else seems to just have the regular version. It keeps things interesting since we have covered a few other Epomaker small form-factor keyboards, and then there is the so-called magic/stealth case which further merits investigation. Given the multiple versions, I am skipping the specifications table, which has us move on to the unboxing experience on the next page.