The K8 has included keycaps for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Gateron (Hot-swappable) version comes with Gateron switch pre-installed.
A TENKEYLESS WIRELESS MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
Engineered to maximize your productivity with most popular TKL layout. The hot-swappable option on Optical and Mechanical switches offers the freedom to easily personalize your typing experience without soldering.
WIRELESS AND WIRED MODES
Connects with up to 3 devices via Bluetooth and switch among them easily. With high reliable and broad compatibility Broadcom Bluetooth 5.1 chipset, the K8 is best to fit home, office and light gaming use while connecting with your smartphone, laptop and iPad. It also has wired mode with USB Type-C connection.
SUITABLE FOR ALL DEVICES
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. For Linux users, we also have a dedicated user group to help with the experience.
*Check high-res layout here, and keycap size here.
MECHANICAL OR OPTICAL?
Durable Gateron mechanical switch with a 50 million keystroke lifespan to provide an unrivaled tactile responsiveness
As a team of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts, the Keychron Optical switch is engineered to build an ultimate mechanical keyboard. We are planning to increase its compatibility by releasing 3 more variants later this year.
The hot-swappable* Keychron Optical switch keyboard lets gamers play at warp speed of only 0.2ms on linear Red switches / clicky Blue switches / tactile brown switches and an lifespan longevity of 100 million keystroke with an unrivaled tactile responsiveness.
*Keychron Optical switch is compatible with our Keychron Optical switch only, not compatible with any mx style mechanical switch
Hot-swappable means to customize your typing experience without soldering, just pop them in and it’s done..
*Both Keychron Optical and Gateron (Hot-swappable) keyboard types support altering switches.
Socket of Gateron (Hot-swappable) is compatible with almost all the MX style 3pin and 5pin mechanical switches on the market (including Gateron, Cherry, Kailh, etc.). SMD-LED compatible switches are the best for showing the backlights.
Designed with versatility in mind, you can access your smart assistant with the dedicated Siri or Cortana key on the K8.
The two adjustable angled rubber feet are greatly enhanced productivity.
Tenkeyless layout is one of the most popular among mechanical keyboards. It offers convenient access to all the essential multimedia and function keys for Mac and Windows in a compact size.
18 TYPES OF RGB
Engineered with more than 15 types of RGB light and comes with different styles (flashing, breathing, or static white etc) which will match up to your mood.
The K8 comes with a battery capacity of 4000mAh. The K8 can last up to 240 hours typing (backlight off).
A Review from a Long-Term Keychron User
Frequently Bought Together
Number of Keys: 87 keys
Version: Gateron / Optical / Hot-swappable
Switches: Gateron mechanical / Keychron Optical
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12
Frame Material: ABS / ABS+Aluminum bezels
Keycap Material: ABS
Keycap Profile: OEM
CONNECTIVITY AND POWER
Backlit Types: 18
Backlit: Adjustable 4-level RGB backlit
Battery: 4000mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
BT Working Time (Backlit off): Up to 240 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (Single LED): Up to 68 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (RGB): Up to 72 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Connection: Bluetooth and Type-C cable
Bluetooth version: 5.1
Bluetooth Device Name: Keychron K8
Compatible System: macOS/Windows/
Dimension (Plastic frame version): 355 x 123mm
Weight: About 740g / 26.1oz
Dimension (Aluminum bezels version): 359 x 127mm
Height incl. keycap (front) 35mm
Height incl. keycap (rear) 42mm
Weight: About 887g / 31.2oz
Operating Environment: -10 to 50℃
1 x Keyboard
1 x USB-A to USB Type-C Cable
1 x Keycap Puller
1 x Switch Puller (For Optical and Hot-swappable version only)
1 x User Manual
Learn how to install a switch on hot-swappable board properly
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
The keyboard exceeded my expectation. I just wish that it has PBT but that is easy to solve.
Got the K8 from the kickstarter campaign and have been using it for a couple of days now. It feels great to use and the setup was super easy, just connect the bluetooth and start typing. Only downside is that it is fairly thick, so for me, buying the wrist rest is a must.
All the Stabilizers are MUSHY! Someone from YouTube did a review about it and has the same problem. Now i have to learn how to replace stabilizers (Sigh... waste of time and money) ... I would stay away from this keyboard until they resolve this issue. I am writing this review with the K8 and I cry a little inside every time i press the space bar. There was nothing wrong with the K6 stabilizers, why change it? I don't have time to change the stabs. I might just return it and try a different TKL keyboard
Day 1 (My rating's more of a 4.5, rounded up)
- First off, hats off to Keychron for delivering the item EARLIER than expected. I thought I would get it around my bday at the end of August, since they did have the notice on the website of end of August. IMO this is the proper way to do deadlines :) (I've been disappointed too many times by other companies on failing to deliver)
- The boards are built consistently, the keys feel great to type on - identical to the K2 I purchased last week. I loved the K2 except for its arrow key placement and right shift key size. This one fixes those 2 issues.
- I've yet to adjust to the keyboard's higher height (high relative to than what I'm used to, being the apple keyboard and the logitech MX keys). It affects my speed of typing a bit since I have to adjust my hand position, but it's nothing time won't fix. I "feel" I'll type faster on this keyboard in the long run.
I work on my computer for 12+ hours per day. I'll update this review or make a youtube video 1 month in to see if the discomfort I hear caused by the keyboard's height happens to me as well.
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