If you’re a fan of mechanical keyboards, but feel forced to use a scissor-switch keyboard instead (or, worse, Apple’s butterfly keyboard!), then Epomaker may have just unveiled a worthwhile option for you.
This new mechanical keyboard (via The Verge) is a compact option, designed to be easily portable so you can bring it with you wherever you might need to get some typing done. The idea is pretty unique, albeit not exclusive: a small keyboard that’s designed to sit right on top of the built-in keyboard on your MacBook. Size wise, it’ll fit right atop the 12-inch MacBook’s butterfly keyboard.
It will fit on top of the larger MacBook Air and MacBook Pro keyboards, too. However, this isn’t a full-size option, which means you’re sacrificing some keys for portability. Namely, the new NT68 doesn’t feature a dedicated function row of keys. And certainly no number pad.
The NT68 supports a wireless connection with a MacBook or any other laptop. It can pair with up to three devices at the same time. It can also be connected physically via a USB-C cable if you prefer. Battery wise, the company says it will last between two and five weeks, depending on wireless usage with its built-in 1900mAh battery.
Finally, the keyboard’s switches are customizable via hot-swappable caps, so no heavy-duty DIY action needed. It also features RGB backlighting for good measure.
Unfortunately, Epomaker doesn’t have any news on the price front, or just when the new mechanical keyboard will launch. Sign up for details on the company’s website if you want to stay in the loop regarding its future launch.