Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $184.00 Sale price $174.00
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110 in stock

Type
Color
Switches

The fully assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the steel plate.
  • Double-shot OSA PBT keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Gateron G Pro switches.

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for Q3.

Please drop your email on "Notify Me When Available" if the product model is out of stock.

Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
75%
(51)
15%
(10)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
7%
(5)
G
Gustavo M
Great keyboard

The Q3 is my first custom mechanical keyboard and it’s a great product. With a few mods, the ping is gone. Looking forward to new plates for it and to getting myself a Q1v2.

M
Markus Steinbach
Best full aluminum TKL keyboard for ISO DE user.

I am from Germany and it is very hard to find a good TKL keyboard in an ISO DE layout. Especially when it should have certain features like hotswap, full aluminum case and gasket mount. When the Q3 was anounced, I was very happy to see everything I wanted was implemented.

To make it short: For me, this is the goto keyboard if you need an ISO layout. It is a visually and haptical impressive tkl keyboard at the same time. The finish is excellent, the color pops and with a little bit of fine tuning it sounds fantastic. After that board, there is a big pricegap until a worthy opponent shows up. What´s more impressive is, that this isn´t a groupbuy product. Everybody can buy it of the shelf and experience a typing feel, for a reasonal price.

G
Gábor Bálint Győri

Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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Alex Bogdanovski
Awesome!

Q3 is awesome! I am really happy with the build quality and this is pretty much your only option if you want an ISO TKL with hotswaps.

T
T. W.
Love it

I upgraded from the Q1 as I never really liked 75%. The weight, sound and feel of the Q3 are all amazing. Really good build quality. Money well spent.

Please note that the knob color may be slightly different with the case (the blue and grey only) as these parts are manufactured separately.

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q3

The Q3 is a fully customizable mechanical keyboard to push your typing experience to the top. With the classic tenkeyless layout, full aluminum CNC machined body, double-gasket design, and QMK/VIA support, the Q3 is designed for premium typing comfort and endless possibility.

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q3

Choose the keycaps, switches, and more accessories for your Q3

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Refined Metal Art

The entire piece metal body is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, anodized, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make a solid metal art on the desk that is the Q3. 

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

All-around customizable keyboard

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component easily assembled. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component you want.

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 sound resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals. This design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

Double Gasket Design of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to easily customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software.

Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q3'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.

Setting the macros for "zoom in/out"

Using the knob as "zoom in/out"

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OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

For the new double-shot PBT keycaps, we built a new profile. It has a similar height to the OEM profile and has an SA-like shape. We named it the OSA (OEM spherical angled) keycap. The PBT keycaps will provide excellent oil resistance, enhance the type feel, and prevent the legends from fading out.

OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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Switch layouts between macOS & Windows

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Keychron Q3 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.

Program Q3 with QMK & VIA

With full QMK and VIA support, you can easily program and remap each key on the keyboard. The open-source firmware means endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, even the knob, and more. A brand new ultra-low-power Arm structure MCU which is powerful, and armed with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

QMK VIA screen capture of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Get the Q3 keymap working on VIA

To get started, please follow the steps: download the appropriate keymap JSON file below, open VIA, turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab, and drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the Q3 keymap working on VIA
Since the VIA code for the Q3 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the Q3 keymap.

Note: Only the right JSON file can be input, please find the right version keymap JSON file which matches your keyboard to download.

Q3 Knob Version Keymap JSON

Q3 Non-Knob Version Keymap JSON

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 LED 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 users install OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on the keyboard.

Note: The Q3's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

Barebone US layout of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

The Optimized molded switch with more precise positioning and less wobble will undoubtedly improve the feel at your fingertips. With the fully assembled Q3 version fitted with factory pre-lubricated Gateron G Pro switches, a smoother travel experience is guaranteed for you.

Gateron G Pro Switch Features ofKeychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
All New Screw In PCB Stabilizers of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

All New 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, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q3 also supports third-party stabilizers, including Cherry or Durock.

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 purchase the "Barebone ISO” version with the corresponding ISO keycaps. 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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Sound Test

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Different Versions

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

What's in the box?

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width137 mm
Length365.1 mm
Front Height19.7 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height32.6 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight2000 g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialSteel
Polling Rate1000 Hz
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)Double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through, OSA Profile (OEM height, SA shape)
MCUUltra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
SwitchesGateron G Pro (Fully Assembled Version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabsScrew-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
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Keychron Q3 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q3 such as the Q3 shortcuts, assembling the Q3, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
75%
(51)
15%
(10)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
7%
(5)
G
Gustavo M
Great keyboard

The Q3 is my first custom mechanical keyboard and it’s a great product. With a few mods, the ping is gone. Looking forward to new plates for it and to getting myself a Q1v2.

M
Markus Steinbach
Best full aluminum TKL keyboard for ISO DE user.

I am from Germany and it is very hard to find a good TKL keyboard in an ISO DE layout. Especially when it should have certain features like hotswap, full aluminum case and gasket mount. When the Q3 was anounced, I was very happy to see everything I wanted was implemented.

To make it short: For me, this is the goto keyboard if you need an ISO layout. It is a visually and haptical impressive tkl keyboard at the same time. The finish is excellent, the color pops and with a little bit of fine tuning it sounds fantastic. After that board, there is a big pricegap until a worthy opponent shows up. What´s more impressive is, that this isn´t a groupbuy product. Everybody can buy it of the shelf and experience a typing feel, for a reasonal price.

G
Gábor Bálint Győri

Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

A
Alex Bogdanovski
Awesome!

Q3 is awesome! I am really happy with the build quality and this is pretty much your only option if you want an ISO TKL with hotswaps.

T
T. W.
Love it

I upgraded from the Q1 as I never really liked 75%. The weight, sound and feel of the Q3 are all amazing. Really good build quality. Money well spent.