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Keychron Q11 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

SKU: Q11-M1
$204.00

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

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for Q11.

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Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q11

Coming in a 75% Layout and a split design, the Q11 helps you to explore the angles and positions that fit you the best. With its full metal CNC machined body, QMK/VIA support, and unique design, the Q11 is ideal for fulfilling your typing needs!

Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Split Design

With a split layout, the Q11 allows you to position each side where you feel most sensible and ergonomic. You can also use it as a non-split keyboard by linking the two halves with a bridge cable.

Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard
use the left half of Keychron Q11

Use the left half solely.

use the right half of Keychron Q11

Use the right half solely.

Read blog Why is the split keyboard good for you?

Features of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q11

Choose the keycaps, switches, and more accessories for your Q11

A Refined Piece of Metal Art

The entire metal body is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, anodized, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q11. 

Features of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split 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.

Features of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ultra-low-power ARM architecture MCU equipped with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz right out of the box, which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

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OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

These double-shot PBT keycaps have 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 Keycaps
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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 Q11 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.

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Programmable Knob

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

Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q11'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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Keychron Launcher

Program with QMK & Launcher.

The open-source QMK firmware means endless possibilities for key remapping, macros, shortcuts, and more. Now you can easily customize each key with the Keychron Launcher web app.

Program the K14 Pro keyboard with Launcher
Click here to use Keychron Launcher

* Please use the latest version of Chrome / Opera / Edge browser to open the Launcher and connect the keyboard to your device via wired mode.

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.

Barebone US layout of QMK VIA screen capture of Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

By optimizing the switch mold, the Gateron G Pro switch wobbles less than a standard mechanical switch and feels smoother on each hit. Plus, the factory pre-lubed process on all the G Pro switches (excluding the clicky ones), no doubt this will ensure the best smoothness at your fingertips when typing.

Gateron G Pro Switch Features
All New Screw In PCB Stabilizers

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 Q11 also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.

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Looking for ISO Layout?

The Q11 ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK, 🇩🇪German, 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪Nordic, 🇨🇭Swiss, 🇫🇷French, and 🇪🇸 Spanish layout.

What's in the box?

Package List of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard Fully Assembled Knob Version
Package List of Keychron Q11 75% Layout Split Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone Knob Version

Specs

Width134 mm
Length345 mm
Front Height9.8 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height16.3 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height1.5 mm
Angle2.8°
Weight1186 ± 10 g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Polling Rate1000 Hz
StabsScrew-in PCB stabs
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)
ConnectivityType-C wired
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
Keychron Q11 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q11 such as the Q11 shortcuts, assembling the Q11, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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Customer Reviews

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D.M.
Will never use a non-split keyboard again, but still a few issues

To get to the point real quick: This is my first split-keyboard I've ever used, and it has totally spoiled me. I NEVER want to use a non-split again. When I occassionally have to use my wife or daughter's regular keyboards, it just feels wrong.

I opted for the Q11 as it was a traditional layout, so I figured it would be a lot easier to get started with a split-design versus some of the far more exotic split types.

The Good:

- Solidly built, I don't see this ever wearing out.
- Nice and heavy so it doesn't move around
- Mapping software is pretty solid and very handy when dealing with fewer keys like this keyboard.
- The lighting is pretty nice and have a lot of options.
- I like that by default its configured for Mac, but has option for Windows.

The Bad:

- The cable between the two halves is too short. I'm a big guy and I need the keyboard farther apart than the cable they offered. I had to buy a longer cable.
- There is no End key. I quickly discovered how much I'm actually using the End when I'm working. I was able to map a key combo to End, but I think they could have made the keyboard just a little bigger and fit in an End key
- The keycaps aren't shine through for the lighting so you miss out on a lot of the RGB effects.
- I'm not a big fan of the keys that came with the fully assembed version I got. They are okay, just not quite for me. To each his own though

What I want in the next version:

- LOW-PROFILE CLICKY KEYS!! I LOVED my G915. The low profile keys on that were a joy to type on. I miss the typing experience of that keyboard.
- An actual End key would be very nice.
- Keycaps that let the RGB shine on through
- Wireless. Having to have a bridge cable and a cable to the computer is annoying.
- Or if still wired, then an additional USB port on both sides of the keyboard to allow plugging additional devices in.

Overall this is a great starter split keyboard. If your looking for more keys, ortholinear design, low-profile keys, etc, than this is probably not what you want. But if your a big person suffering because you have to hold your hands so close on a regular keyboard, this is a good place to start.

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C.
Solid and clean, as expected

The full version sold out right away so I had to buy the barebone version and I absolutely love it. It's got a low profile base and a clean, minimalistic look, The barebone keyboard is actually fully made from metal so it's solid and heavy, feels very industrial which is to my liking. The chassis is pretty much flat and does not concave in like some other keyboard chassis and that makes it pretty easy to use a can of compressed air to blow off the dust.

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Haviv
Pretty much my endgame

It’s solidly built, great sounding and with plenty of room for the RGB to show. I found the wrist rests on Keychron‘s website. The learning curve was incredibly fast — there’s no ortholinear to learn or anything else. Two layers of programmability mean I can put a numpad on the right half with different colored key caps to mark it out. I can use just the left or just the right sides, which is nice to have in some games. The second knob is set to skip forward or back by word through texts and enlarge the text size whenever I need it.
Long story short, everything you could need is in there with a minimum of unnecessary fluff. It’s my third keyboard, and probably my last. So happy with it.

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Tanner
Amazing keybord, exactly what I expected

What I like:
- This is my first split keyboard, and so far I'm loving it. It's nice to have my hands more apart so I can square my shoulders better. I was also able to pick up typing on this board immediately with no loss in typing speed.
- Compared to the Q1, this keyboard has even more buttons to work with at essentially the same size. You get all the basics, plus 5 dedicated macro keys and not one but TWO knobs! I'm still not sure what I want to use the second knob for, but I'm very happy I have two.
- Also, having two spacebars is pretty great because since I never use my left spacebar for space I get another super convenient macro key. Love that so much!
- The fact that this keyboard is staggered and not ortholinear is really nice. As someone that didn't want to take a productivity hit on buying a new keyboard, this was really nice.
- The way the two halves of this keyboard fit together perfectly is so incredibly satisfying. I love the look so much.
- This keyboard doesn't have any gasket mounts and is significantly flatter than the Q1, but honestly I don't notice at all. I'm not a wrist rest user so I may not be the best person to ask, but I don't really notice much of a difference switching between my Q1 and the Q11.
- Right out of the box this keyboard sounds great. I haven't opened this up and modded it like I did with my Q1, but I don't think I will for the Q11, it sounds that good.
- Also, I don't know if I'm hallucinating, but they red switches this keyboard came with are significantly smoother than the switches that came with my Q1.

What isn't as great:
- I really wish the keyboard came with another longer wire to connect the two halves. One of the main reasons I wanted a split keyboard was so I could rest my arms fully on my chair's armrest, but with the short cable I still have to angle my arms in a bit.
- I'm not a huge fan of how Keychron does their layering with their keyboards. They give you four layers total, which is awesome at first glance, but the toggle switch isn't configurable at all. It forces you to use either layer 0 or layer 2 as a default, which only gives you a single secondary layer when the switch is toggled to Windows. At a bare minimum I would much prefer the windows layer to be set as layer 1 instead of layer 2, that way I would have two macro layers shared for both Mac and Windows toggle, and not just one for each. This problem could also be solved if the keyboards came with more layers, but the only way you can make that happen is by forgoing VIA and using raw QMK, which is much less user friendly.

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Ryosuke Kawamura
There is still room for improvement in typing feel.

I am very pleased that my long awaited split keyboard is now available from my favorite Keychron.
The feel of the Q11 was very different from the previous Q series keyboards.
Perhaps that is very much due to the fact that it did not use a gasket construction.
We were very disappointed that the Q11 was noisier and harder to hit than the previous Q series keyboards.
It seems to me that there was a way to mount sound-absorbing foam such as Poron without using a gasket structure.
Also, the 75% size is too large for me.

I am looking forward to the release of a 65% size keyboard with improved typing feel.

Keychron Q11 QMK/VIA 75% split custom mechanical keyboard full aluminum frame for Mac Window Linux fully assembled knob black Gateron G pro switch red
Q series

Keychron Q11 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

From $184.00

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

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for Q11.

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



Type

  • Fully Assembled Knob
  • Barebone Knob

Color

  • Carbon Black - A
  • Carbon Black - B
  • Carbon Black

Switches

  • Gateron G Pro Red
  • Gateron G Pro Brown
  • Barebone
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