Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard - Version 1
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard - Version 1

Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard - Version 1

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Regular price $140.00
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137 in stock

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Switches
The fully assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the aluminum plate.
  • Double-shot PBT keycaps (included additional Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Keychron K Pro switches.
No discount codes can be used for the Q1.

Customer Reviews

Based on 441 reviews
65%
(288)
18%
(78)
7%
(33)
3%
(13)
7%
(29)
P
P.B.
Awesome keyboard

Just received and assembled by kit, with Gateron G Pro yellow switches and bluish dark PBT keycaps.
I only applied the force break mod.
There is absolutely no ping when typing and the experience is amazing. The feel, the smoothness, the sound! This my first above $100 keyboard and I by far do not regret it.
I also warmly recommend the yellow switches to anyone wanting linear but finding the red a bit too light.
It’s much superior to anything I had before. This one will be my daily driver for long.

M
Mark Bulger
Amazing keyboard!

Great build quality with clear instructions! I used gateron milky yellow switches, lubed/filmed. OEM profile PBT shine through keycaps. I did the forcebreak mod, polyfill mod, and tape mod. Sounds wonderful and could not be happier!

R
Ricardo Almeida
Amazing keyboard

Exceptional build quality and looks. I just replaced the foam dampener with a silicone one to reduce the ping sound. With that, it sounded exactly how I wanted. Really great keyboard.

J
Jon-Jon
Excellent keyboard but sadly limited on keycap customization

To their credit, the Q1 webpage does mention that "some customers" have had problems with XDA and MT3 keycap profiles with the Q1 (non-knob). However, the mention does still toe the line of being "in the fine print" in my opinion, and furthermore, google around - even Cherry profiles have been giving people trouble. It's easy to see why if you compare the front plate on the Q1 to the one on the Q1 Knob. The knobless one has overly rounded corners, such that any keycap with pointed corners along the bottom opening is likely to end up scraping the plate. In a hobby where customization is pretty much everything, that really sucks!! I wish Keychron would just start shipping the Q1 knobless with the newer, less-rounded faceplate that comes with the knob version. At the very least, the notice about the problem should be put front and center at the top of the webpage.

If you're okay with OEM keycaps, the Q1 really is a great keyboard. It has a ton of ping (some of the case components literally ring like a loud tuning fork when disassembled, the point that it's actually kind of fascinating hahaha), but as a beginner in this hobby, I honestly found that enjoyable because it led to all kinds of mod experimentation! I ended up doing the tape mod, force-break mod, switch pads, lube, and a silicone liner and I mostly got rid of the ping. Still tinkering. The case is hefty, the aviator cable looks great, the screws are durable. All-around good intro to the hobby.

L
Lei Yang
Q1 the best

Love the customer service and the product itself!

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q1 V1

A fully customizable 75% layout mechanical keyboard packed with all premium features and unlimited possibilities.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard - White
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

The Keychron Q1 is an all-metal keyboard that allows customizable capabilities for every key switch, keycap, stabilizer, personal badge, and even the plate. It’s designed to fully personalize your experience and offer a more comfortable typing experience.

Customize Your Q1

Choose the keycaps, switches, and more accessories for your Q1

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The sculpting of a piece of art.

This keyboard is not just a tool, but a piece of art on your desk. The Q1 is created with a 6063 aluminum CNC machined body, polished, anodized and sandblasted finish, and twenty-four manufacturing processes.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can assemble every part. 

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component to be able to assemble easily. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component as you wish.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard structure
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Switch Layouts Between
macOS & Windows.

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, Keychron Q1 comes with a system toggle and an additional set of customized keycaps for both Windows and macOS systems. You will be able to save two different layouts in the keyboard, one for each system. 

Gasket-mounted Design Makes Typing More Flexible.

The gasket design provides the board with a nice, flexible typing feel and a satisfying typing sound. The Q1’s maximum flex is up to 2.5mm, which makes the board one of the most flexible out there. 

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros through the innovative VIA software with ease.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q1's knob to your desired key or macro commands such as: zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

Keychron QMK
Keychron QMK VIA software

Program Q1 with
QMK & VIA.

With full QMK and VIA support, you can program and remap each key on the keyboard with ease. The open-source firmware means endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, and more. 

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard QMK VIA

VIA is a keyboard keymap programming software. Using VIA, you can define every key and even write MACROS for the key combinations you want on your Q1. VIA supports macOS, Windows & Linux. 

Hot-swappable.

The hot-swappable sockets are mounted on the PCB, so you can install or change the switches without soldering. The PCB supports both 3 pin and 5 pin MX mechanical switches.

South-facing RGB LED Lights.

The south-facing RGB is designed to better illuminate the keyboard backlight from the typist’s angle with the premium non-shine-through PBT keycaps installed. The south-facing RGB is also free from interference when the user installs OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on their keyboard.

Note: Some customers have reported some compatibility issues with MT3 and XDA profile keycaps on their Q1. A possible solution suggested by our customers is to slightly adjust the plate around. 

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Pre-lubed Keychron K Pro Switch

Every detail counts when it comes to a premium typing experience. An optimized mold with more precise positioning and less wobbliness will certainly improve your fingertip feel. Pair that together with our revamped stabilizers and factory pre-lubed Keychron K Pro switches, a smooth travel experience is guaranteed.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard stabilizers

All new Gateron screw-in PCB stabilizers.

The screw-in design increases stability and makes it easier for changes and upgrades. Precise craftsmanship makes the stabilizers more stable and less shaky. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, backspace) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q1V1 also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.

Cable management is easy with the premium coiled aviator cable.

Whether your computer's interface is on the left, right, or front of the desk, the premium coiled aviator cable can be laid out in any manner.  We have also designed the coiled aviator cables in different colors to match the different color cases.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Coiled Cable

Looking for ISO Layout?

The Q1V1 ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK and 🇩🇪German layout, available in carbon black and shell white.

Keychron Q1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard - ANSI Barebone
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Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Accessories

Typing sound test with aluminum plate.

The deep review from Dave 2D

Note:  Dave's review units are the pre-production version, the retail version will come with an extra foam case, so the retail versions will have a total of two cases  foam installed inside the keyboard.

What's in the box?

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Fully Assembled Version

Unboxing the fully assembled version.

Specs

Width145 mm
Length327.5 mm
Front Height21.6 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height34.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight1700 g ± 10g (the fully assembled weight)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialAluminum
Polling Rate1000Hz
KeycapsOSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through
SwitchesKeychron K Pro
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabsGateron screw-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C cable
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
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Keychron Q1 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q1 such as the Q1 shortcuts, assembling the Q1, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 441 reviews
65%
(288)
18%
(78)
7%
(33)
3%
(13)
7%
(29)
P
P.B.
Awesome keyboard

Just received and assembled by kit, with Gateron G Pro yellow switches and bluish dark PBT keycaps.
I only applied the force break mod.
There is absolutely no ping when typing and the experience is amazing. The feel, the smoothness, the sound! This my first above $100 keyboard and I by far do not regret it.
I also warmly recommend the yellow switches to anyone wanting linear but finding the red a bit too light.
It’s much superior to anything I had before. This one will be my daily driver for long.

M
Mark Bulger
Amazing keyboard!

Great build quality with clear instructions! I used gateron milky yellow switches, lubed/filmed. OEM profile PBT shine through keycaps. I did the forcebreak mod, polyfill mod, and tape mod. Sounds wonderful and could not be happier!

R
Ricardo Almeida
Amazing keyboard

Exceptional build quality and looks. I just replaced the foam dampener with a silicone one to reduce the ping sound. With that, it sounded exactly how I wanted. Really great keyboard.

J
Jon-Jon
Excellent keyboard but sadly limited on keycap customization

To their credit, the Q1 webpage does mention that "some customers" have had problems with XDA and MT3 keycap profiles with the Q1 (non-knob). However, the mention does still toe the line of being "in the fine print" in my opinion, and furthermore, google around - even Cherry profiles have been giving people trouble. It's easy to see why if you compare the front plate on the Q1 to the one on the Q1 Knob. The knobless one has overly rounded corners, such that any keycap with pointed corners along the bottom opening is likely to end up scraping the plate. In a hobby where customization is pretty much everything, that really sucks!! I wish Keychron would just start shipping the Q1 knobless with the newer, less-rounded faceplate that comes with the knob version. At the very least, the notice about the problem should be put front and center at the top of the webpage.

If you're okay with OEM keycaps, the Q1 really is a great keyboard. It has a ton of ping (some of the case components literally ring like a loud tuning fork when disassembled, the point that it's actually kind of fascinating hahaha), but as a beginner in this hobby, I honestly found that enjoyable because it led to all kinds of mod experimentation! I ended up doing the tape mod, force-break mod, switch pads, lube, and a silicone liner and I mostly got rid of the ping. Still tinkering. The case is hefty, the aviator cable looks great, the screws are durable. All-around good intro to the hobby.

L
Lei Yang
Q1 the best

Love the customer service and the product itself!