Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $179.00 Sale price $169.00
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6 in stock

Type
Color
Switches

The fully assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the aluminum plate.
  • Double-shot ABS keycaps (included additional Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Gateron Phantom switches.
  • A premium coiled Type-C cable.

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for the Q1.

Customer Reviews

Based on 335 reviews
61%
(205)
20%
(67)
8%
(28)
4%
(12)
7%
(23)
R
Ryuki
The 4th Keychron Keybarod!

This is my 4th Keychron keyboard, from the first K1v4 , till C1 follow by K6 now till Q1. Really loving them. This is the 1st my custom mechanical keyboard I ever purchase and really looking forward to use it and to bring more production to my daily work :)

Thanks for developing such nice keyboards, I think I would not use other mechanical keyboard beside keychron! well done!

U
Umair Abbasi
Solid Keyboard

I come from the 486 PC days where we had clicky keyboards that just worked. Keychron with their Q1 have upgraded that experience for me with their reliability, solidness, and aesthetically beautiful keyboards. The color on the navy blue is beautiful and slightly changes color under different light settings. I love the color so much wish I had a mouse that color to go with it!

E
Edmund Clark
First mechanical keyboard purchase

Thought I was just buying a great keyboard. Didn’t appreciate at the time that I was actually buying into a new culture/hobby. Would suggest NOOB’s like me be provided additional guidance from the start. Only recently realized I needed to remove the extra layer of dampening foam that was included in the stock model (leaving the thinner foam that was glued there) to regain the ‘bounce’ advertised. (Did the tape mod on circuit board and added tape to the base frame near screw holes to limit ping, and add “thonk.”) Also was confused by the included aviation cable which I recognize now to be a classy addition, but was poorly described as being USB C capable. It only included the older USB-A/B adapter, and cannot connect directly into the more modern MacBook Pro’s (2021 M1 Max for me). Requires a dock or dongle…. Overall, very pleased with the purchase, and am now experimenting with different switches (and pending new stabilizers). Will be recommending the keyboard to friends and family!

F
Frank Beacham
Excellent keyboard for writers.

Best keyboard I ever owned. Came with one broken key, which customer service replaced immediately. Good product and company!

C
Chad
Obvious issues are easily resolved

... and fixed in the newer versions, supposedly. It's not a bad keyboard for the price but it sucks beta testing a product when the issues it does have should have been resolved before V1 hit the market.

The Q1 non-knob version’s specs will remain the same until we officially update it on this product page.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q1

A fully customizable 75% layout mechanical keyboard packed with all premium features and unlimited possibilities.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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.

Customize Your Q1

Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your Q1

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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.

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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.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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. 

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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. 

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard QMK VIA

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. 

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 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 Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on their keyboard.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Gateron Phantom switches.

Keychron teamed up with Gateron to create the exclusive Phantom switches. They deliver near-perfect consistency and smoothness with each keypress. Phantom switches are pre-lubed from the factory, offer less wobbliness, while increasing the switch's stability.

Note: The phantom switches have phantom light effects that allow the RGB backlight to have the switches' own case color. The red will make the backlights have more of a red lava fire effect, the blue will allow the backlights to have a more of a mysterious blizzard-like effect , and the brown will make the backlights have a light coffee color effect.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Gateron Phantom Switches
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Gateron Phantom Switches
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard stabilizers

All new Gateron screw-in PCB stabilizers.

The screw-in design increases stability and makes it easy for changes and upgrades. More precise craftsmanship makes the silver-plated stabilizers more stable and less wobbly. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is more stable and smooth. 

Keychron Q1 also supports third-party stabilizers including Cherry or Durock.

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.

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Coiled Cable

ANSI & ISO layouts.

ISO layout is widely used in Europe while the ANSI layout is widely used by the rest of the world.

Note: If you live in Europe, we recommend you to purchase the "Barebone ISO” version with the corresponding ISO PBT keycaps together. The "Barebone ISO” is suitable for all ISO keyboard countries like the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, etc.  

ANSI Layout

ISO Layout

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Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Accessories

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?

Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Fully Assembled VersionKeychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone Version

Unboxing the fully assembled version.

Specs

Width145 mm
Length327.5 mm
Front Height21.6 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height34.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight1600 g ± 10g (the fully assembled weight)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialAluminum
KeycapsDouble-shot ABS keycaps, not shine-through (fully assembled version)
SwitchesGateron G Phantom (fully assembled version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabsGateron screw-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C cable
CablePremium coiled aviator Type-C cable
+ Type-A to Type-C adapter
Section
Keychron Q1 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q1 such as the Q1 shortcuts, assembling the Q1, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 335 reviews
61%
(205)
20%
(67)
8%
(28)
4%
(12)
7%
(23)
R
Ryuki
The 4th Keychron Keybarod!

This is my 4th Keychron keyboard, from the first K1v4 , till C1 follow by K6 now till Q1. Really loving them. This is the 1st my custom mechanical keyboard I ever purchase and really looking forward to use it and to bring more production to my daily work :)

Thanks for developing such nice keyboards, I think I would not use other mechanical keyboard beside keychron! well done!

U
Umair Abbasi
Solid Keyboard

I come from the 486 PC days where we had clicky keyboards that just worked. Keychron with their Q1 have upgraded that experience for me with their reliability, solidness, and aesthetically beautiful keyboards. The color on the navy blue is beautiful and slightly changes color under different light settings. I love the color so much wish I had a mouse that color to go with it!

E
Edmund Clark
First mechanical keyboard purchase

Thought I was just buying a great keyboard. Didn’t appreciate at the time that I was actually buying into a new culture/hobby. Would suggest NOOB’s like me be provided additional guidance from the start. Only recently realized I needed to remove the extra layer of dampening foam that was included in the stock model (leaving the thinner foam that was glued there) to regain the ‘bounce’ advertised. (Did the tape mod on circuit board and added tape to the base frame near screw holes to limit ping, and add “thonk.”) Also was confused by the included aviation cable which I recognize now to be a classy addition, but was poorly described as being USB C capable. It only included the older USB-A/B adapter, and cannot connect directly into the more modern MacBook Pro’s (2021 M1 Max for me). Requires a dock or dongle…. Overall, very pleased with the purchase, and am now experimenting with different switches (and pending new stabilizers). Will be recommending the keyboard to friends and family!

F
Frank Beacham
Excellent keyboard for writers.

Best keyboard I ever owned. Came with one broken key, which customer service replaced immediately. Good product and company!

C
Chad
Obvious issues are easily resolved

... and fixed in the newer versions, supposedly. It's not a bad keyboard for the price but it sucks beta testing a product when the issues it does have should have been resolved before V1 hit the market.