Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $179.00 Sale price $169.00
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62 in stock

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We have shipped most of the pre-orders made before September 15th. The orders that were placed after September 15th are expected to be shipped out before October 15th.

If you have placed your order before September 15th and still have not received the tracking number email, please check this spreadsheet here.

The fully assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the aluminum plate.
  • Double-shot ABS keycaps (included additional Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Gateron Phantom switches.
  • A premium coiled Type-C cable.

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for the Q1.

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
76%
(44)
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Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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CONNOR QUINN
love it

before mods the board is ehh but after a few basic things it sounds and feels fantastic, would recommend to an enthusiast but not to someone who isnt going to take it apart and mod it

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Firas
Basically perfect for a beginner keyboard

The keyboard itself is easily customizable and has a very nice beginner's guide. Some problems would include a hollow sound and the case generating a pingy like sound. Both could be solved easily by implementing tiny silicon or rubber bumps between the case screw locations, and for the hollowness that could be solved providing an appropriate amount of PE foam which is inexpensive and could be benefit the reputation of the keyboard by giving the customers modern, cheap, and easy to do modification such as PE foam modding.

In conclusion, the keyboard feels, looks fantastic, and the sound feels around a 6/10 but could be raised to a 9/10 through simple modifications.

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Andrew Zhou
I absolutely love it.

This is an incredible keyboard for an incredible price. It's gorgeous, built well, supports QMK/VIA, and has a gasket mounting system that actually works and isn't just something to tick off on a list of features.

Things to note:
The case sounds a little pingy to some people. You can fix this by putting a few layers of scotch tape on the bottom of the PCB, and then adding a 1mm layer of automotive sound dampener at the bottom. The retail versions include a thick layer of foam at the bottom of the case already, which makes it sound good but reduces the flex quite heavily. If you get yours and are wondering where the flex is, open it up and replace the stock foam with some thinner automotive sound dampener, like a Kilmat or something.

Also, all the stock switch options, while technically fine, are phantom switches, meaning they'll tint the RGB light coming out of your keyboard (if you're into that). I swapped my switches anyway, so it didn't particularly matter, but it's something to note if you want to use RGB lights - it'll make all your lighting look weird. Just get the barebones version and add your own switches, or if you don't already have keycaps, buy a prebuilt version and replace the switches.

The coiled cable that comes with the keyboard is pretty good. Definitely a nice bonus to have, and definitely amazing that it's included for free. When compared to other cheap coiled cables like the one they give you in the Razer keycap upgrade set, this one blows it out of the water.

The stabs are screw-in and, while not *easy* to replace, aren't too much of a hassle. I'm using the stock ones, the lubing is okay. Perfectly satisfactory for me. The included keycaps (if you buy a fully built version) are pretty good, not the greatest, and they're ABS. I replaced them with PBT shinethroughs - if you're looking for the cheapest/best option at a budget and want to make sure you get a keycap set that fits this keyboard, the Glorious Aura V2s look pretty good and will fit perfectly. The board takes 5 pin or 3 pin switches, I'm running Everglide Oreos on mine but it'll take just about anything. I'm planning on switching to Gateron Blacks soon.

Anyway, overall, I'd absolutely recommend this keyboard as my top choice to anyone who's looking into getting a 75% mechanical keyboard - it's gorgeous, the form factor's perfect, there's a switch to toggle it between mac and windows mode, the lighting is south facing, the whole thing's gasket mounted, it comes with a pretty good cable, and there's no branding anywhere on the keyboard at all, just smooth, plain metal. Absolutely love it. I hear they're adding a version with a rotary encoder for controlling volume or whatever in the future, so you could wait for that, but apparently if you're impatient the current version actually can already support one (if you're willing to do a tiny bit of soldering). Just google a guide on how to do it.

A lot of people talk about the glorious GMMK pro as this board's main competitor, but I think the Q1 beats it - the gasket has more flex, I prefer the more professional aesthetic with no branding (not even on the underside), and the Q1 in my opinion sounds better out of the box and also can sound better or roughly equal when modded but while preserving more gasket flex. And hey, the Q1's a little cheaper and comes with a coiled aviator cable.

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Timothy Reed
Dope AF!

Can’t beat the performance to price ratio. Solid build, great keyboard, and looks phenomenal. My only concern is the included coiled cable. But most of us are buying custom ones anyways so it shouldn’t matter

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q1

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

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 SMD LED lights are easy to be seen because they are facing toward the typer. It’s also good for the PBT, Cherry profile, and non-shine-through keycaps which are popular for customized keycaps.

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Gateron Phantom switches.

Keychron teamed up with Gateron to create the exclusive Phantom switches. They deliver near-perfect consistency and smoothness with each keypress. Phantom switches are pre-lubed from the factory, offer less wobbliness, while increasing the switch's stability.

Note: The phantom switches have phantom light effects that allow the RGB backlight to have the switches' own case color. The red will make the backlights have more of a red lava fire effect, the blue will allow the backlights to have a more of a mysterious blizzard-like effect , and the brown will make the backlights have a light coffee color effect.

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Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard stabilizers

All new Gateron screw-in PCB stabilizers.

The screw-in design increases stability and makes it easy for changes and upgrades. More precise craftsmanship makes the silver-plated stabilizers more stable and less wobbly. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is more stable and smooth. 

Keychron Q1 also supports third-party stabilizers including Cherry or Durock.

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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.

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ANSI & ISO layouts.

ISO layout is widely used in Europe while the ANSI layout is widely used by the rest of the world.

Note: If you live in Europe, we recommend you to purchase the "Barebone ISO” version with the corresponding ISO PBT keycaps together. The "Barebone ISO” is suitable for all ISO keyboard countries like the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, etc.  

ANSI Layout

ISO Layout

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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.

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What's in the box?

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Unboxing the fully assembled version.

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Specs

Width145 mm
Length327.5 mm
Front Height21.6 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height34.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight1600 g ± 10g (the fully assembled weight)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
PlateAluminum
KeycapsDouble-shot ABS keycaps, not shine-through (fully assembled version)
SwitchesGateron G Phantom (fully assembled version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabsGateron screw-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C cable
CablePremium coiled aviator Type-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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
76%
(44)
12%
(7)
3%
(2)
3%
(2)
5%
(3)
C
Customer

Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

C
CONNOR QUINN
love it

before mods the board is ehh but after a few basic things it sounds and feels fantastic, would recommend to an enthusiast but not to someone who isnt going to take it apart and mod it

F
Firas
Basically perfect for a beginner keyboard

The keyboard itself is easily customizable and has a very nice beginner's guide. Some problems would include a hollow sound and the case generating a pingy like sound. Both could be solved easily by implementing tiny silicon or rubber bumps between the case screw locations, and for the hollowness that could be solved providing an appropriate amount of PE foam which is inexpensive and could be benefit the reputation of the keyboard by giving the customers modern, cheap, and easy to do modification such as PE foam modding.

In conclusion, the keyboard feels, looks fantastic, and the sound feels around a 6/10 but could be raised to a 9/10 through simple modifications.

A
Andrew Zhou
I absolutely love it.

This is an incredible keyboard for an incredible price. It's gorgeous, built well, supports QMK/VIA, and has a gasket mounting system that actually works and isn't just something to tick off on a list of features.

Things to note:
The case sounds a little pingy to some people. You can fix this by putting a few layers of scotch tape on the bottom of the PCB, and then adding a 1mm layer of automotive sound dampener at the bottom. The retail versions include a thick layer of foam at the bottom of the case already, which makes it sound good but reduces the flex quite heavily. If you get yours and are wondering where the flex is, open it up and replace the stock foam with some thinner automotive sound dampener, like a Kilmat or something.

Also, all the stock switch options, while technically fine, are phantom switches, meaning they'll tint the RGB light coming out of your keyboard (if you're into that). I swapped my switches anyway, so it didn't particularly matter, but it's something to note if you want to use RGB lights - it'll make all your lighting look weird. Just get the barebones version and add your own switches, or if you don't already have keycaps, buy a prebuilt version and replace the switches.

The coiled cable that comes with the keyboard is pretty good. Definitely a nice bonus to have, and definitely amazing that it's included for free. When compared to other cheap coiled cables like the one they give you in the Razer keycap upgrade set, this one blows it out of the water.

The stabs are screw-in and, while not *easy* to replace, aren't too much of a hassle. I'm using the stock ones, the lubing is okay. Perfectly satisfactory for me. The included keycaps (if you buy a fully built version) are pretty good, not the greatest, and they're ABS. I replaced them with PBT shinethroughs - if you're looking for the cheapest/best option at a budget and want to make sure you get a keycap set that fits this keyboard, the Glorious Aura V2s look pretty good and will fit perfectly. The board takes 5 pin or 3 pin switches, I'm running Everglide Oreos on mine but it'll take just about anything. I'm planning on switching to Gateron Blacks soon.

Anyway, overall, I'd absolutely recommend this keyboard as my top choice to anyone who's looking into getting a 75% mechanical keyboard - it's gorgeous, the form factor's perfect, there's a switch to toggle it between mac and windows mode, the lighting is south facing, the whole thing's gasket mounted, it comes with a pretty good cable, and there's no branding anywhere on the keyboard at all, just smooth, plain metal. Absolutely love it. I hear they're adding a version with a rotary encoder for controlling volume or whatever in the future, so you could wait for that, but apparently if you're impatient the current version actually can already support one (if you're willing to do a tiny bit of soldering). Just google a guide on how to do it.

A lot of people talk about the glorious GMMK pro as this board's main competitor, but I think the Q1 beats it - the gasket has more flex, I prefer the more professional aesthetic with no branding (not even on the underside), and the Q1 in my opinion sounds better out of the box and also can sound better or roughly equal when modded but while preserving more gasket flex. And hey, the Q1's a little cheaper and comes with a coiled aviator cable.

T
Timothy Reed
Dope AF!

Can’t beat the performance to price ratio. Solid build, great keyboard, and looks phenomenal. My only concern is the included coiled cable. But most of us are buying custom ones anyways so it shouldn’t matter