Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard - Version 1
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard - Version 1 - Fully Assembled Knob / Carbon Black / Keychron K Pro Red is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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- The keyboard PCB, the case, and the aluminum plate.
- Double-shot PBT keycaps (included additional Mac & Windows keycaps).
- Keychron K Pro switches.
Keychron Q1 V1
A fully customizable 75% layout mechanical keyboard packed with all premium features and unlimited possibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Unboxing the fully assembled version.
|Front Height||21.6 mm (without keycaps)|
|Back Height||34.8 mm (without keycaps)|
|Feet Height||2.4 mm|
|Weight||1700 g ± 10g (the fully assembled weight)|
|Body Material||Full CNC machined aluminum|
|Keycaps||OSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through|
|Switches||Keychron K Pro|
|Backlight||South-facing RGB LED|
|Switch Support||Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)|
|Stabs||Gateron screw-in PCB stabs|
|Cable||Type-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter|