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Keychron Q1 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

SKU: Q1M-M1
$209.00

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The Fully Assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the PC plate.
  • Keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Switches.

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q1 Max.

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Keychron Q1 Max

Meet the Keychron Q1 Max, a  full metal QMK/VIA wireless custom mechanical keyboard upgraded with a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, featuring a 1000 Hz polling rate. Elevating the typing experience further, it has been thoughtfully upgraded with multiple layers of acoustic foams, ensuring a premium sound quality with every keystroke. 

Keychron Q1 Max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Paired with many other premium features,  such as the double-gasket design, PBT keycaps, screw-in stabilizers, and more, the Keychron Q1 Max promises an unparalleled typing journey that transcends expectations. 

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Customize Your Q1 Max

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

Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

The double-shot PBT keycaps of the Q1 Max provide excellent oil resistance and prevent the legends from fading out. Additionally, the keyboard offers two different keycap options to meet varying preferences and needs.

KSA Keycaps

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Adopting an ergonomic design and classic appearance, it's ideal for standard typing situations.

OSA Side-Printed Shine-Through Keycaps 

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Less distracting during use and provides a fantastic backlight shine-through effect.

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection

Experience peak gaming performance on the fly with the 2.4 GHz wireless connection boasting a rapid 1000 Hz polling rate. For seamless multitasking across your computer, phone, and tablet, you can effortlessly connect the Q1 Max via Bluetooth 5.1 to three devices.

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A Refined Piece Of Metal Art

The entire metal body is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q1 Max. 

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Significantly Enhanced Acoustic Foams

Elevate the typing experience with a combination of premium acoustic foams such as IXPE, PET, and Latex. Each keystroke becomes enjoyable, making every tap a delight for the senses.

Easy Assemble

We designed every component to be able to assemble easily so you can customize and adjust each component with ease to create your ultimate typing experience.

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Keychron Q1 Max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ARM Cortex-M4 chip (MCU) equipped with 256K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz right out of the box on 2.4 GHz and wired modes (90 Hz on Bluetooth mode), which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

Double-Gasket Design

The Double Gasket Design is a new innovative structure in the industry. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, we added silicone pads between the top and bottom cases to significantly reduce the acoustic resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals. 

Gasket structure of Keychron Q1 Max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 Max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Experience the next level of key sounds and comfort with our gasket mount design together with a flexible PC (Polycarbonate) plate. This design combination allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.

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Suitable for All Devices

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

Detailed structure of Keychron Q1 knob version
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Keychron Launcher

Program with QMK & Launcher.

The open-source QMK firmware means endless possibilities for key remapping, macros, shortcuts, and more. Now you can easily customize each key with the Keychron Launcher web app.

Program the K14 Pro keyboard with Launcher
Click here to use Keychron Launcher

* Please use the latest version of Chrome / Opera / Edge browser to open the Launcher and connect the keyboard to your device via wired mode.

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Hot-Swappable

Every detail matters for a personalized typing experience, that’s why we give you the power. You can hot-swap every switch on the Q1 Max with almost all of the 3pin and 5pin MX style mechanical switches on the market (including Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Panda, etc.) without soldering required. You can customize your own typing experience in seconds.

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South-Facing RGB

Comes with 22 types of RGB backlight settings. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed, and different modes, or even remap these keys with QMK/VIA.

Gateron Jupiter Switch

Our exclusive Gateron Jupiter mechanical switch (for the Fully Assembled version only) comes with a 3-pin design, its pre-lubed with a reliable Gateron quality standard with up to 80 million keystrokes lifespan. While their unique LED diffuser design offers high RGB backlight transmittance and softer backlight effect.

The banana switch provides an early tactile bump at the top with a uniquely smooth experience like those Panda switches on the market.

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PCB Stabilizers

No detail is too insignificant when it comes to your fingertip feel. We’ve integrated the PCB-mounted screw-in stabilizers for a smoother typing experience with less wobbliness on the big keys such as the space bar, shift, enter, and delete keys. You can even customize your favorite stabilizers on your own.

PCB screw-in stabilizers of Keychron Q1 Max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Looking for ISO Layout?

The Q1 Max ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK, 🇩🇪German, 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪Nordic, 🇨🇭Swiss layout.

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What's in the box?

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Differences Among the Q Max, Q Pro, and Q Series Keyboards

Specs

Width145 mm
Length327.5 mm
Front Height22.6 mm (without keycaps)
Back Height35.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight1724 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled version)
Body MaterialAluminum
Plate MaterialPC
KeycapKSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version) / OSA side-printed double-shot PBT keycaps (Fully Assembled version) 
SwitchGateron Jupiter (Fully Assembled version)
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Hot-swappableYes. Compatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
MCUARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
Polling Rate1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
N-Key Rollover (NKRO)Yes for both wireless and wired modes
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
Wireless Working Time (Backlit off)Up to 180 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Wireless Working Time (RGB)Up to 100 hours (Lowest brightness)
Bluetooth Version5.1
Compatible SystemmacOS/Windows/Linux
Connectivity2.4 GHz / Bluetooth / Type-C wired
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q1 Max
Operating Environment-10 to 50℃
Keychron Q1 Max User Guide

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

Customer Reviews

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Eisa
Almost perfect out of the box

This is such a big improvement compared to my q1 v2! All major mods done for you including forcebreak. More than enough foam so no need for to add any. Sounds really good out of the box except for the stabs. They aren’t terrible but are still rattly despite being heavily lubed… after replacing the stabs you’ll have a 10/10 board. Good job keychron.

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Hugh Messenger
Lives up to the hype

The Q1 Max really does live up the the hype, and is well worth the premium price. The Jupiter Bananas switches feel very similar to my go-to lubed and filmed Boba U4T's, with just a hair less pre-travel. The sound profile is first rate, a creamy pop, no stab rattle. With RGB off, in 10 days of heavy use I've only used 10% of battery on 2.4GHz wireless. I wasn't sure I'd like the super tall KSA profile keys, but turns out I do - or at least, don't really notice the difference to OEM's most of the time. The heavy weight gives it a really solid feel, like it's nailed to the desk, with the gaskets providing just enough give that it softens the bottom out, without feeling mushy.

You could easily spend twice as much to build a custom board that wouldn't have all the features the Q1 Max gives you. If you are on the fence about buying it ... my advice is mash that Buy button. You (probably) won't be disappointed.

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bogdan
Beautiful

I received this keyboard around 2 weeks, and the typing experience has been great. The quality, sound and pure experience is outstanding. It's just so satisfying to type on. I'm really not a keyboard geek but this is just amazing to own.

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Mr Chibs
Solid KB!

For the most part I'm very happy with this KB. Solidly built and has a great heft to it. Shipping from China was quick and it came well packaged. The VIA software is a bit confusing but you'll figure it out eventually. The only negative I could think of is the keycaps. Nice looking and well made BUT also very high profile so you'r fingers are reaching much higher than normal keys. I fixed this buy buying a set of GMK cherry profile keycaps. They're even better looking and lower profile so it's perfect now. No need to mod anything. Oh and I ordered with Gateron Jupiter Banana! *Chef's kiss*

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S.W.
Wow. I mean... WOW!

Granted this is my first mechanical keyboard, but i'm pretty blown away by how good the Q1 Max is! It feels and sounds great right out of the box. You can feel the quality here. Easy setup and lots of connectivity options. This thing is a tank! It sounds super creamy (to me) without needing any further modding. It might be fun to mess around, but I think that Keychron has really been paying attention to all the social media influencers. They've put together an amazing package here to amaze and delight most users from the start without the need to crack this thing open. Sound and feel is super smooth, not pingy what-so-ever. I'm running the Gateron Jupiter Banana switches and they sound amazing!

Keychron Q1 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 75% Layout Aluminum Black Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Red
Q Max series

Keychron Q1 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

From $189.00
The Fully Assembled version includes:

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q1 Max.

Type

  • Fully Assembled Knob
  • Fully Assembled Knob (Side-Printed Keycaps)
  • Barebone Knob

Color

  • Carbon Black
  • Shell White
  • Purple

Switches

  • Gateron Jupiter Red
  • Gateron Jupiter Brown
  • Gateron Jupiter Banana
  • Barebone
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