Epomaker NT68 65% Portable Mechanical Keyboard Review

Epomaker NT68 Review – Things You Should Know

Epomaker NT68 is a 65% Portable Mechanical Keyboard equipped with a magnetic case which makes this keyboard very portable to carry anywhere. This keyboard is a bluetooth wireless keyboard that can connect with various types of devices with different operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

The features found on the Epomaker NT68 are quite unique and perhaps this is one of the first mechanical keyboards in the world to provide a Magnetic Case that can be used as a stand for devices such as iPads, Tabs, or Smartphones. Is Epomaker NT68 worth it for you? Let’s discuss it in depth.

In this article, we will try to provide information about the specifications, components used in the Epomaker NT68. In addition, we will try to answer specific questions about the Epomaker NT68.

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Epomaker NT68 65% Portable Mechanical Keyboard

Epomaker NT68 is a 65% keyboard that has very good specifications and also has very complete features. This keyboard is a compact keyboard that supports connectivity via wired and via Bluetooth 5.1 wireless. The table below shows the complete specifications of the Epomaker NT68 65% Portable Mechanical Keyboard:

NameEpomake NT68
Size65% Keyboard
BodyAluminium Body
Number Of Keys68 Keys
KeycapsPBT XDA Keycaps Profile
SwitchesGateron Mechanical Switches And Chocolate Mechanical Switches
RGB BacklitYes
ConnectivityWired/Wireless Bluetooth 5.1
CompatibilityWindows, Mac OS, Linux, Androdi, iOS/iPad
Battery Capacity1900mAh
Hot Swappable FeatureYes, Supports 3 or 5 Pin Mechanical Swicthes
Price$105.00
Epomaker NT68 Specs

Inside The Epomaker NT68 Box

In the Epomaker NT68 purchase package, you get several equipment that can be used to maximize the keyboard’s functionality. The following is a list of equipment in the packaging box for the purchase of the Epomaker NT68:

  • Manual
  • USB Type C And USB C to C
  • 4 Switches
  • Switch Puller
  • Keycap Puller
  • 4 Extra Keycaps
  • Epomaker NT68 And Magnetic Case

Epomaker NT68 Size

Very Compact Design

Epomaker NT68 has a very compact size with a 65% keyboard layout. The size is even the same as the keyboard layout on the 15-inch Macbook. This is a mechanical keyboard that will greatly support your mobility because its size is very compact and easy to carry anywhere.

Build Quality

Cool Design And Amazing Build Quality

The Epomaker NT68 is a 65% keyboard with a very cool design. This keyboard has a notification LED on the left, a switch to turn on Bluetooth and turn off Bluetooth on the left and a USB Type C port on the left.

The build quality of the Epomaker NT68 is very good with a body made of thick and quality aluminum. This keyboard feels very solid with a weight of about 558 grams, while it weighs 882 grams when using a magnetic case..

Overall for design and build quality, the Epomaker NT68 offers excellent build quality with a very compact keyboard design and a rather low profile.

The Keycaps

Keycaps PBT XDA Profile

The keycaps on the Epomaker NT68 are of very good quality. These are XDA profile keycaps made with high quality and thick PBT plastic. There is a texture on the surface of the keycaps which is very comfortable to use for typing.

In addition, the XDA profile keycaps have a low profile and are very comfortable to type on. If you are a person who works in an office with a lot of typing intensity, or you are a programmer who mostly works typing code keycaps, the XDA Profile made of plastic PBT on the Epomaker NT68 is one of the best.

The Switches

Gateron And Chocolate Switches Options

In purchasing the Epomaker NT68 you get a large selection of switches from Gateron and from the Chocolate Switch the following is a complete list of switch options that you can choose from:

  • Gateron Black
  • Gateron Red
  • Gateron Brown
  • Gateron Blue
  • Chocolate Blue
  • Chocolate Red
  • Chocolate Silver
  • Chocolate Rose
  • Chocolate Brown

In the purchase package for the Epomaker NT68, we get a Chocolate Red switch which is a linear switch that provides smooth feedback when typing, and also produces a fairly quiet typing sound. We highly recommend that you choose a switch from Gateron when buying the Epomaker NT68 because the switch from Gateron is known to be very smooth and has great durability. The switch on the Epomaker NT68 has been lubricated from the factory so that the switch feels smooth when used to type.

The Stabilizer

This keyboard uses a Plate Mount Screw-in Stabilizer

The stabilizer on the Epomaker NT68 uses a Cherry style that uses screws on the PCB. The stabilizer on this keyboard has been lubricated from the factory so that you feel there is no rattle, vibration or shake on the keycaps that use the stabilizer. Sound and vibration can be very well damped by this stabilizer and will give you an excellent typing experience.

The RGB Backlit

Amazing RGB Backlit

The RGB on the Epomaker NT68 is really cool and bright. There are 9 RGB animations that you can change using the FN + = keys. To turn on RGB on this keyboard you simply use the FN + \ key combination.

The RGB on this keyboard is quite bright and can be useful when you use the keyboard in a low-light room. In addition, the RGB light beam is also spread evenly between the keycaps gaps on the Epomaker NT68.

Connectivity and Compatibility

Wired And Wireless Bluetooth

Epomaker NT68 has a very complete connectivity options. You can use this keyboard using a USB Type C cable to connect to your device. In addition, you can also use a bluetooth 5.1 connection which can make this keyboard able to connect with various types of devices with different operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS/iPad.

Software

Compatible With Epomaker GK6X Software

For supporting software, Epomaker NT68 can use software from Epomaker GK6X. Using the GK6X Software is quite smooth to customize programmable keys, layer functions, multimedia keys, and also customize RGB.

The Epomaker GK6X software is compatible with the Epomaker NT68, so you can make the same customizations on this keyboard as you can on other Epomaker GK6X keyboards. You can download the Epomaker NT68 software here.

Typing Experience

Great for Typing

Typing using the Epomaker NT68 which has a lubricated stabilizer and XDA Profile quality PBT keycaps is a great typing experience. Using the Chocolate Red switch which is a smooth linear type switch and produces a quiet sound provides an extraordinary typing experience.

This is one of the 65% keyboard that is very reliable for typing or coding. We highly recommend that you choose the Epomaker NT68 variant that uses Gateron Brown or Gateron Red which will certainly provide you with a smooth and silent typing experience.

Epomaker NT68 Battery Life

80 Hours Battery Life on RGB Off And 40 Hours while RGB On

With a 1900mAh battery capacity, the Epomaker NT68 can last up to 80 hours in the RGB state. While the RGB lights are turned on, this keyboard can last up to approximately 40 hours.

For battery charging, you can use USB Type C. To fully charge the battery, you only need about 45 minutes and can use it up to 20 or even 80 hours. There is no battery indicator on this keyboard to know how much battery capacity is left, so you have to pay more attention to charging it.

Epomaker NT68 Excellent Portability

Easy to Carry with the Magnetic Case

With a magnetic case accessory that can be used as a bag to carry the Epomaker NT68 everywhere, you can also use this magnetic case to be used as a backrest for your device. You can place your iPad, Tablet, Android or iOS mobile device in this magnetic case.

Price and Variants

$105.00

Epomaker NT68 is available in two keyboard variants, the first variant is a standard size 65% keyboard that uses PBT XDA Profile keycaps. The second variant is the low profile Epomaker NT68 which uses a low profile Gateron switch and ABS OEM Profile keycaps. The price of both variants of this keyboard is the same around $105.00.

Are Epomaker NT68 Good For Gaming?

This keyboard is good for typing, but not so for playing games

The Epomaker NT68 is not a gaming keyboard, but if you want to use it to play games, this keyboard is very reliable. With a rather low profile and the use of XDA Profle PBT Keycaps which is also low, it can give you a pretty good gaming experience. If you want to buy this keyboard for playing games, you can buy Epomaker NT68 with Gateron Brown Switch, because with this switch option you will have a fun gaming experience and of course very fun to use typing.

Are Epomaker NT68 Hot Swappable?

Hot Swappable 3 or 5 Pin Switches

Yes, Epomaker NT68 supports hot swappable mechanical switches that have 3 or 5 pins. The hot swappable feature can make it easier for you to replace keyboard switches without having to solder the switches to the PCB.

Does Epomaker NT68 Worth?

Epomaker NT68 is a 65% keyboard that has a very good design and build quality. The features offered are also very complete, such as the Hot Swappable Switch feature that supports 3 or 5 pin mechanical switches, very complete connectivity options with a USB cable and also a Bluetooth wireless connection. With a magnetic case accessory, the Epomaker NT68 can be the right choice for those of you who want a compact mechanical keyboard that can be taken anywhere to work. Epomaker NT68 is perfect for Macbook or iMac users because this keyboard can also work well on Mac OS and iOS operating systems.

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