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Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

SKU: Q3M-M1
$214.00

Type
Color
Switches

The Fully Assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the PC plate.
  • Keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Switches.

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q3 Max.

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q3 Max

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

The Q3 Max Keyboard, featuring an 80% TKL layout, combines advanced 2.4G wireless, Bluetooth, and Type-C wired connectivity, enhances workspaces by reducing clutter and facilitating efficient remote work. Its upgraded acoustic foam not only ensures quieter typing but also elevates the tactile experience, making each keystroke smoother and more refined.

Features of Keychron Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q3 Max

Choose the switches and more keyboard accessories for your Q3 Max

Significantly Enhanced Acoustic Foams

Elevate the typing experience with a combination of premium acoustic foams such as IXPE, PET, and Latex. Each keystroke becomes enjoyable, making every tap a delight for the senses.

Easy Assemble

We designed every component to be able to assemble easily so you can customize and adjust each component with ease to create your ultimate typing experience.

Double Gasket Design For Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Double Gasket Design For Keychron Q65 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection  

Discover enhanced performance with the Q3 Max Keyboard, featuring a 2.4 GHz wireless connection and a rapid 1000 Hz polling rate for responsive use. It also offers Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, allowing easy and efficient multitasking by connecting with up to three devices, such as your computer, phone, and tablet, with quick switching capability.

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

A Refined Piece of Metal Art

The entire metal body is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q3 Max. 

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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.

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 acoustic resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals. This design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

Double Gasket Design of Keychron Q3 Max Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ARM Cortex-M4 chip (MCU) equipped with 256K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz right out of the box on 2.4 GHz and wired modes (90 Hz on Bluetooth mode), which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

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KSA Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

To further fine-tune your typing experience, we designed our unique Keychron spherical-angle (KSA profile) double-shot keycap set with premium non-backlight shine through PBT material, that is oil-resistant and durable for long-term use.

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Switch layouts between macOS & Windows

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility with Windows devices, the Keychron Q3 Max 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.

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 Q3 Max Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q3 Max'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"

Program Q3 Max with QMK & VIA

With full QMK and VIA support, you can easily program and remap each key on the keyboard. The open-source firmware means endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, even the knob, and more. 

Check out the video above demonstrating how to remap the RGB Mode + key to an Eject key with the VIA software to create a shortcut to put your Mac to sleep (Command-Option-Eject).

Get the Q3 Max keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the Q3 Max is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized. 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 Q3 Max keymap working on VIA.

Download Q3 Max Knob ANSI (US) Keymap JSON File

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.

Gateron Jupiter Switch

Our exclusive Gateron Jupiter mechanical switch (for the Fully Assembled version only) comes with a 3-pin design, its pre-lubed with a reliable Gateron quality standard with up to 80 million keystrokes lifespan. While their unique LED diffuser design offers high RGB backlight transmittance and softer backlight effect.

Gateron Jupiter Switch Features of Keychron Q3 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
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, backspace) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q3 Max also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.

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What's in the box?

Keychron Q3 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width137 mm
Length365 mm
Front Height19.7 mm (without keycaps)
Back Height32.6 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.7 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight2045g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialAluminum
Plate MaterialPC
Polling Rate1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
Backlight 22 types of RGB backlight options plus endless possibilities
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)KSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version)
MCUARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
SwitchesGateron Jupiter (Fully Assembled version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
Connectivity2.4 GHz/Bluetooth/ Type-C wired
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Charging Time Around 5 hours 
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q3 Max
Cable Length 
1.8 m
Wireless Working Time (Backlit off)Up to 180 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Wireless Working Time (RGB)Up to 100 hours (Lowest brightness)
Bluetooth Version5.1
Compatible SystemmacOS/Windows/Linux
Charging Port USB type-C
N-Key Rollover (NKRO) Yes for both wireless and wired modes
 Hot-swappable   Yes. Compatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
Keychron Q3 Max User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q3 Max such as the Q3 Max shortcuts, assembling the Q3 Max, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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Outstanding Keyboard

I just received my Q3 Max and I have to say that I'm blown away with the quality. It's my first venture into the world of good keyboards, but even I can tell this is an amazing investment. I have the Red switches, and they are actually much quieter than the videos I have seen. This is a good thing for me, because I plan to use this at the office and don't want to annoy my coworkers. The light effects blew my mind. I personally love the heat map option. It is a hefty, well made product. I am not disappointed in the slightest!

I think I might like to try a more tactile switch in the future, and that's the great thing about this keyboard! I can swap them out whenever it suits me. Buy one now!

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum Black Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Red
Q Max series

Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

From $194.00
The Fully Assembled version includes:

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q3 Max.

Type

  • Fully Assembled Knob
  • Barebone Knob

Color

  • Carbon Black
  • Shell White

Switches

  • Gateron Jupiter Red
  • Gateron Jupiter Brown
  • Gateron Jupiter Banana
  • Barebone
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