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Get your game on with Epomaker’s compact new mechanical keyboard


With a 65% layout, the new High65 V2 is compact and portable.
With a 65% layout, the new High65 V2 is compact and portable.
Photo: Epomaker

Epomaker and Createkeebs said Thursday their recent collaboration resulted in their release of the compact new High65 V2 mechanical keyboard.

“Featuring a compact and portable 65% layout, the High65 V2 is the ideal choice for professional gamers and keyboard enthusiasts alike,” the companies noted.

Epomaker Createkeebs High65 V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The compact size of the new High65 V2 mechanical keyboard makes it portable. And another major selling point? VIA compatibility. That means you can program the macOS and Windows-compatible keeb in numerous ways.

“VIA-compatible, the Creatkeebs High65 V2 allows users to create macros and remap keys,” the companies said. “Equipped with on-board memories, the key changes can be saved in different layers, and the keyboard can be easily switched to different layers.”

Lightweight aluminum body

The Epomaker Createkeebs High65 V2 features a solid CNC aluminum body. The companies emphasized the high-quality finishes in press materials, saying:

The Dark Grey version of the case is made by oxidation technology, which keeps the color long-lasting. The Retro White case is crafted by electroplating technology — this process gives the keyboard case a better surface finish and a silky-smooth texture. At the backside of the keyboard, the Alu counterweight is designed with the theme of “High-think.” a crucial element of this board. With all these processes, the resulting colors are extremely long-lasting, and the aluminum body is sturdy, durable, and corrosion and oxidation resistant.

Gasket-mounted and hot-swappable

You can also get it in vintage white.
You can also get it in “retro white.”
Photo: Epomaker

Gasket mounted and equipped with a hot-swappable PCB, the High65 V2 works with both 3-pin and 5-pin switches. And you don’t need a soldering iron to swap out the switches.

The gray one comes with tactile Gateron Baby Kangaroo switches. The retro white sports linear Gateron CJ switches. But you can order either of the two sets of switches with either keyboard. And you can install any switches you like under the key caps.

In addition, sound-dampening foam layers offer “a cleaner sound profile to users,” the companies said.

Stable wired connection

But while wireless keyboard seems to dominate the market, the Createkeebs High65 V2 works with a cable, not wirelessly. Epomaker and Createkeebs tout the wired connection’s stability.

“For gamers and typists, who demand accuracy, speed, reliability and endurance for long-time gaming and typing sessions, USB-C wired connection is always the best choice,” the companies said.

Price: $279

Where to buy: Epomaker

Source: Epomaker


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