This is probably one the best sounding keyboards I’ve heard and it’s less than $100. This keyboard is the TH80 from Epomaker barbone keyboard. It comes with a keycap/switch puller and charger cord. This TH80 is actually equipped with a steel plate to ensure the ultimate performance. Plus, it also comes with two different layers of dampening foams to absorb sounds from typing and also reduce hallow sound of bottom case. The keyboard has a versatile aluminum rotary knob that works as a volume controller with any operating system.
You already know that this keyboard is hot-swappable. Everyone always get the stock but I wanted barebone so I can customize it with AlpheriorKeys keycaps and AkkoGear Ocean Blue Switches.
So the Epomaker TH80 is a retro style mechanical keyboard with a distinctive look similar to an old school Amstrad keyboard. The TH80 stock does features MDA profile keycaps made of high quality PBT plastic with dye-sublimated legends so, the legends won’t wear off. However, I got it without the stock keycaps and put keycaps from Alpherior Keys — you can get 10% off using my code LUNANIGHTINGALE.
Functionality wise, you get three connectivity modes: 2.4Ghz, Bluetooth 5.0 and wired so, you can connect to a device via cable. On the top right corner of the TH80 keyboard, there is a large red aluminum volume knob sitting on top of a silent rotary encoder, which can be rotated infinitely clockwise and anticlockwise. The volume knob has a strong resistance, which allows you to adjust volume gradually. The volume knob integrates a clicky centre button for mute.
On the bottom of the TH80 keyboard, there are thick rubber pads, as well as rubberized feet risers, which is good for me because I like my keyboards elevated.
Key Features of TH80 Pro DIY Keyboard Kit
-75% Layout with hot swappable PCB
-Triple modes: Bluetooth 5.0/2.4GHz/Type-C wired
-Large Capacity of Built-in battery & South-Facing LEDs
-Bottom & Plate Foams to Absorbing Sounds
-Knob Control for Volume/Play/Pause function
Product: TH80 Pro DIY Kit
Number of keys: 80 keys
Plate material: Steel
Connection: Triple modes
Battery Capacity: 3800mAh
Cable Connector: Type-C
– Doesn’t support QMK but Epomaker sells one that supports it
– The latency/polling rate is 1000hz
– This keyboard has a dedicated Mac mode & all you have to do is connect it to your mac device then the keyboard will go into mac mode automatically.
I am personally having a lot of fun using the keyboard and sounds amazing with AkkoGear switches.
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