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It’s hard to beat the tactile feel and durability of a good ol’ fashioned mechanical keyboard. Fortunately, if you’re someone who’s looking to kick their membrane keyboard to the curb, Epomaker’s TH80 Pro represents a great entry-level model, one that’s on sale at Amazon for $71.99 ($18 off) and comes with your choice of linear, clicky, or tactile switches.
The Epomaker TH80 Pro, like the standard model featured in our guide to the best mechanical keyboards, is a 75 percent mechanical keyboard with a volume knob and hot-swappable switches that let you easily adjust the keyboard’s look and feel. It also offers the same plastic case and steel switch plate, the same PBT keycaps and per-key RGB lighting, and the same great typing experience. The Pro model, however, comes with a bigger 4,000mAh battery and a few other notable improvements — including the ability to automatically detect whether you’re using a Mac or Windows machine — making it a slight upgrade over the base model.
Epomaker’s compact TH80 Pro is a higher-end version of one of our favorite wireless models, one that comes with a larger battery and a few functionality improvements.
If there’s one thing gamers can all agree on, it’s that stick drift is a scourge of controllers everywhere. Luckily, there are drift-free solutions like 8BitDo’s Ulitmate Bluetooth Controller, which is currently on sale at Amazon in black or white for $62.99 (about $7 off) when you clip the on-page coupon for 10 percentRead more on theverge.com