What's the difference between the K5 SE and the K5:
#1. K5 SE is engineered with reinforced aluminum top case plus plastic bottom case while K5 is constructed with full aluminum body structure.
#2. Added low profile Gateron mechanical hot-swappable version switch.
#3. Armed with two level adjustable rubber feet to provide ergonomic support.
#4. Five USD less in price than the K5.
K5 SE Japan JIS Version
AN ULTRA-SLIM FULL SIZE
WIRELESS MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
Comes with hot-swappable low profile Gateron mechanical switches and Keychron optical switches for a superior typing experience on the full-sized, minimalistic K5 SE JIS Layout mechanical keyboard.
K5 SE optimizes finger travel and provides satisfying typing experience with the redesigned low profile switch is 40% slimmer than conventional switches.
Constructed with the streamlined and reinforced aluminum frame, K5 SE is ready to bring an unmatched and dedicated typing comfortability.
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL DEVICES
With just a slide of a button on the side panel, you can multitask without missing a beat by connecting the K5 SE with up to 3 devices via Bluetooth 5.1 and switch between your laptop, tablet and phone seamlessly. You can also connect the K5 SE to your computer with a type-c cable.
ERGONOMIC ANGLE DESIGN
Two level adjustable rubber feet makes the K5 SE more comfortable to type on.
K5 SE JIS LAYOUT
Compatible for both macOS and Windows. Keychron is one of only a few in the market that comes with a Mac multimedia keys layout for Mac enthusiasts (Check high-res keycap layout here).
Comes with a 104 key full size layout included number pad that offers convenient access to all the essential keys* for Mac and Windows included the dedicated Screenshot Key, Siri (Cortana) Key.
*Num Lock works with Windows OS only.
You can easily hot-swap every Optical switch or Gateron switch (hot-swappable) version in a few seconds to customize your typing experience on the K5 SE without soldering.
*Hot-swappable feature is available for low profile Keychron Optical switch and low profile Gateron Mechanical (Hot-swappable) versions only. *Low Profile Keychron Optical and Low Profile Gateron mechanical version keyboards are NOT compatible with any normal profile mx style mechanical switch.
Mechanical Or Optical?
Available in Gateron mechanical and Keychron optical low profile switch to elevate the typing experience with a more slimmer and subtle look, the K5 SE provides an excellent typing performance, whether you prefer linear (Red), clicky (Blue), or something in between (Brown, Banana, Mint).
Durable and ultra-slim low profile Gateron Mechanical switch with a 50 million keystroke lifespan to provide an unrivaled tactile responsiveness. K5 SE was designed to boost your productivity yet meets your desktop aesthetics perfectly. Classic clicky tactile or quicker response, for office or personal gaming, the Gateron low profile is the way to choose.
With the MX-styled stem housing and 0.2 ms ultra-low latency, these light actuated switches are crafted for typists or gamers who want to type at lightning speed with a 70 million lifespan much greater than industry standards.
The Banana and Mint switches comes with an early tactile bump of every downstroke like those Panda switches, that’s the main difference between the Banana/Mint and the Brown switch. More add-on switches here.
SLIM YET DURABLE
The aircraft-grade reinforced aluminum frame as a pillar to make the K5 SE durable yet elegantly slim. A SGCC galvanized steel plate is added to the plastic bottom frame in order to strengthen the K5 SE's body structure, while still maintaining a stable wireless transmission capability of the K5 SE.
MX STYLE STEM
We developed an MX-style stem on the K5 SE's low-profile switches as well as stabilizers on the big keys (e.g.: space bar, left Shift, backspace, and Enter key) in an attempt to revamp the reliability. Read more here.
Frequently bought together (Add-on)
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Number of Keys: 108 keys
Switches: Low Profile Gateron Mechanical / Keychron Optical Switch
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12
Main Body Material: ABS+Aluminum Frame
Keycap Material: ABS
Layout: Japan JIS
Polling Rate (Wired Mode): 1000 Hz
Polling Rate (Wireless Mode): 90 Hz
CONNECTIVITY AND POWER
Backlit Types: 18
Backlit: Adjustable 4-level RGB backlit
Battery: 2000mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
BT Working Time (Backlit off on white backlit version): Up to 90 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (Backlit off on RGB backlit version): Up to 90 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (White backlit at lowest brightness): Up to 30 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time(RGB backlight at lowest brightness): Up to 30 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Connection: Bluetooth and Type-C cable
Bluetooth version: 5.1
Bluetooth Device Name: Keychron K5 SE
Dimension: 435 x 120 mm
Weight: About 673 g / 1.49 lbs
Height incl. keycap (front): 17 mm
Height incl. keycap (rear): 22 mm
Operating Environment: -10 to 50℃
1 x Keyboard
1 x USB-A to USB Type-C Cable
1 x Keycap Puller
1 x User Manual