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 (UK ISO). The hot-swappable option on 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.
Comes with 13 extra keycaps that fully satisfy your needs.
With keycaps for macOS installed.
With keycaps for Windows installed.
MECHANICAL OR OPTICAL?
Durable Gateron mechanical switch with a 50 million keystroke lifespan to provide an unrivaled tactile responsiveness
Hot-swappable means to customize your typing experience without soldering, just pop them in and it’s done..
*Gateron (Hot-swappable) keyboard 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
Number of Keys: 87 keys
Version: Gateron / Hot-swappable (Gateron preinstalled)
Switches: Gateron Mechanical
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12
Frame Material: ABS+Aluminum bezels
Keycap Material: ABS
Keycap Profile: OEM
Layout: UK ISO
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 (Aluminum frame 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
After my Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 started playing up a couple of months ago, I started looking for a replacement.
Reading lots of reviews and finding it difficult to find UK sellers for recommended keyboards, I finally stumbled across a supplier for Keychron (keyboardco.com).
Although my last keyboard was a full size and I did use the tenkeys a fair bit, saving the space on my desk was more important and so far, I'm not missing it much (I could always get a separate module for times I need to do a lot of data entry). F keys were a must and I'd settled on the K8.
For a hundred pound keyboard, it's brilliant. It has a nice premium feel, the keys are nice to the touch and with the Gateron Reds, are a pleasure to type on and a nice difference to the Razor's brown (equivalent) keys. Paying the extra bit of money to allow me to swap switches in the future is a nice peace of mind.
I didn't buy the keyboard for the RGB lighting but glad I did. I haven't yet used it as a bluetooth keyboard but I'm glad the feature is there as I have a fair bit of equipment that would likely benefit.
Keychron K8 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (UK ISO Layout)
So 30 days ago I decided to finally upgrade from my trusty Blackwidow Ultimate 2012 (8 years have passed). I was looking for an ISO TKL Woreless RGB keyboard with aluminum frame that would also be mechanical. Keychron K8 hit all the marks and on top of that it looked stunning and minimal while offering the hotswappable switches on top of everything.
The shipping time considering the package was sent from China was satisfying (About 10-12 days if I remember well).
The keyboard itself is phenomenal.
In no means am I an enthusiast that would spend 500$+ on custom made one , but this one sure feels like one.
The keycaps are very nice, the aluminum frame is sturdy , the option to pair multiple devices and a dedicated mac/pc switch is present.
That being said there are 3 thinga that I would love to see are.
1) A dedicated usb "dock" for a better connectivity via USB instead of buit in Bluetooth function of a motherboard.
2)RGB customization software even if there is limited color spectrum.
3)A less stiff USB type-C cable that is also angled twice , once from the left aide parallel to the keyboars and once on the topside of the keyboard all the way till the middle of it for better cable management in case you need to hook it to the PC.
All in all , it's an amazing product if you do not wish to spend big bucks on a custome keyboard.
I would definitely recommend it and even might purchase a second one for my work station where I type for at least 6 hours a day.
Would definitely recommend.