Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum grey frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum blue frame B knob for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red Shell White
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue shell white
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown shell white
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red shell white knob version
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch blue knob version
Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 65 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows iOS RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch brown knob version
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $189.00 Sale price $179.00
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311 in stock

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Switches

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

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for Q2.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 263 reviews
75%
(196)
16%
(41)
5%
(12)
2%
(4)
4%
(10)
J
J.
Such an amazing keyboard

It feels so good to type on with Gateron browns. Very quality feeling and the keycaps are professional looking. I'm not even going to mod it; buying some holy pandas and bringing it to work.

B
B.P.
Best keyboard I own now.

Super satisfied with my purchase. I have lubed gateron browns and lubed stabs and I would change nothing. Only thing I would change would be a way that I can pause the animation to have a gradient of colour on the keyboard.

M
M.w.
Liked this one so much I bought a 100% for the office.

I really enjoy this 65% board. It's the most quality board I have purchased yet. I did have some struggle getting the configurator app to work but after a bit of googling I got it working. I like this one so nice I decided to buy a full size with the 10-key for the office place. I have gotten many compliments on the keyboard regarding mainly the sound and feel.

J
Jacob Suggs
The Silver is Darker Than Expected

My Q2 is an upgrade from a Keychron C2. The board is very heavy and feels nice, and I am quite content with my Q2 stock with stock Gateron Oil Kings, and MT3 keycaps, but I have a couple reservations about it. First, the silver color is disappointingly a metallic, dark gray, instead of a more stereotypical light silver. Second, I have not been able to get my board to work with VIA, even when I have imported the .json file manually. In final, I would recommend this board to anyone looking for a relatively premium upgrade.

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Eric
Great board, except for one thing...

It's a heavy, rock-solid board that looks good and plays nicely with Macs. The knob is a little stiff for my taste but works well and now I'd hesitate buying any board without one. One big, cosmetic deal-breaker: the silver gray color has a strong blue component to it, much stronger than any photo I've seen of this. It's like a battleship gray. Based on pictures I was hoping for a lighter, more neutral silver/gray. Hard to match the blueish gray and I don't much want to try because it's not a color I would willingly buy. Looks like this board sits on the shelf until the color grows on me, if it ever does, or the perfect keycap set pops up.

Please note that the knob color may be slightly different from the case (the blue and grey only) as these parts are manufactured separately.

Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q2

The Q2 is a fully customizable mechanical keyboard with a compact layout that pushes your typing experience to the next level. With a 65% layout, full metal body, and double-gasket design, the Q2 is designed for a personalized experience and premium typing comfort.

Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q2 QMK VIA 65% layout custom mechanical keyboard
Customize Your Q2

Choose the keycaps, switches, and more accessories for your Q2

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Expertly crafted and compact 

To create a more compact and smaller keyboard for your desk, we bring you the Q2. The entire piece is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, anodized, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make the work of art that is the Q2. 

Aluminum frame of Keychron Q2 QMK VIA 65% layout custom mechanical keyboard
Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

All-around customizable keyboard

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component to be able to assemble easily. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component you want.

Keychron Q2 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard with knob 65 percent layout and double gasket design and hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch US ISO UK layout or Barebone

Double-Gasket Design

The Double Gasket Design is a new innovative structure in the industry. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, we added silicone pads between the top and bottom cases to significantly reduce the sound resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals. This Double-Gasket Structure allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

Double Gasket Deign of Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Customize flexible or solid typing feel at a lower price👇🏻 

Q2 PC Plate
keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard pc plate for iso layout
Q2 PC Plate
keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard pc plate for iso layout

Q2 PC Plate

Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard fr4 plate for ansi layout
Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard fr4 plate for iso layout
Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard fr4 plate for ansi layout
Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard fr4 plate for iso layout

Q2 FR4 Plate

Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard brass plate for ansi layout
Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard brass plate for iso layout
Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard brass plate for ansi layout
Keychron q2 custom mechanical keyboard brass plate for iso layout

Q2 Brass Plate

keychron q2 custom keyboard aluminum plate ansi layout
keychron q2 custom keyboard aluminum plate iso layout
keychron q2 custom keyboard aluminum plate ansi layout
keychron q2 custom keyboard aluminum plate iso layout

Q2 Aluminum Plate

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros through the innovative VIA software with ease.

Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q2 QMK VIA 65% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version

You can easily customize the Q2's knob to your desired key or macro commands like zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, opacity, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

Editing keymap on VIA

Zoom in and out via the knob controller

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OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

For the new double-shot PBT keycaps, we built a new profile. It has a similar height to that of 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 of Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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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 Q2 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.

Program Q2 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, even the knob, and more. 

A brand new ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 MCU which is powerful, and armed with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

QMK VIA screen capture of Keychron Q2 Knob version

Get the Q2 keymap working on VIA

To get started, please download the appropriate keymap JSON file below, open VIA, turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab, and drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the Q2 keymap working on VIA. Since the VIA code for the Q2 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to download and enter the Q2 keymap manually.

Note: Only the right JSON file can be input, please find the right version keymap JSON file which matches your keyboard to download.

Q2 Knob Version Keymap JSON

Q2 Non-Knob Version Keymap JSON

Note: If the VIA software still does not detect your keyboard after you upload the latest JSON file above, please update your keyboard with the latest firmware here. The VIA software will only pair with your keyboard when the JSON file corresponds with the right firmware version. 

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 OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on their keyboard.

Note: The Q2's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

Barebone US layout of Keychron Q2 QMK VIA 65% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

Every detail counts when it comes to a premium typing experience. An optimized mold with more precise positioning and less wobbliness will certainly improve your fingertip feel. Pair that together with factory pre-lubed Gateron G Pro switches, a smooth travel experience is guaranteed.

Gateron G Pro Switch Features of Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
All New Screw In PCB Stabilizers of Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 wobbly. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q2 also supports third-party stabilizers including Cherry or Durock.

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 purchase the "Barebone ISO” version with the corresponding ISO keycaps. 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

Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Typing Sound Test

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Different Versions

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What's in the box?

Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q2 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width121 mm
Length327.5 mm
Front Height20 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height33.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.7 mm
Angle6.5°
Weight1645 g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialSteel
Polling Rate1000Hz
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)
StabsScrew-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
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Keychron Q2 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q2 such as the Q2 shortcuts, assembling the Q2, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 263 reviews
75%
(196)
16%
(41)
5%
(12)
2%
(4)
4%
(10)
J
J.
Such an amazing keyboard

It feels so good to type on with Gateron browns. Very quality feeling and the keycaps are professional looking. I'm not even going to mod it; buying some holy pandas and bringing it to work.

B
B.P.
Best keyboard I own now.

Super satisfied with my purchase. I have lubed gateron browns and lubed stabs and I would change nothing. Only thing I would change would be a way that I can pause the animation to have a gradient of colour on the keyboard.

M
M.w.
Liked this one so much I bought a 100% for the office.

I really enjoy this 65% board. It's the most quality board I have purchased yet. I did have some struggle getting the configurator app to work but after a bit of googling I got it working. I like this one so nice I decided to buy a full size with the 10-key for the office place. I have gotten many compliments on the keyboard regarding mainly the sound and feel.

J
Jacob Suggs
The Silver is Darker Than Expected

My Q2 is an upgrade from a Keychron C2. The board is very heavy and feels nice, and I am quite content with my Q2 stock with stock Gateron Oil Kings, and MT3 keycaps, but I have a couple reservations about it. First, the silver color is disappointingly a metallic, dark gray, instead of a more stereotypical light silver. Second, I have not been able to get my board to work with VIA, even when I have imported the .json file manually. In final, I would recommend this board to anyone looking for a relatively premium upgrade.

E
Eric
Great board, except for one thing...

It's a heavy, rock-solid board that looks good and plays nicely with Macs. The knob is a little stiff for my taste but works well and now I'd hesitate buying any board without one. One big, cosmetic deal-breaker: the silver gray color has a strong blue component to it, much stronger than any photo I've seen of this. It's like a battleship gray. Based on pictures I was hoping for a lighter, more neutral silver/gray. Hard to match the blueish gray and I don't much want to try because it's not a color I would willingly buy. Looks like this board sits on the shelf until the color grows on me, if it ever does, or the perfect keycap set pops up.