Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Red OSA PBT Keycap Shell White Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Blue OSA  PBT Keycap Shell White Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Brown OSA PBT Keycap Shell White Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Knob Version For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Red OSA PBT Keycap Shell White Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Knob Version For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Blue OSA PBT Keycap Shell White Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Knob Version For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Brown OSA PBT Keycap Shell White Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Red OSA PBT Keycap Retro Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Blue OSA PBT Keycap Retro Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Brown OSA PBT Keycap Retro Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Knob Version Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Red OSA PBT Keycap Retro Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Knob Version Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Blue OSA PBT Keycap Retro Version
Keychron Q3 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard For Mac Windows Knob Version Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Brown OSA PBT Keycap Retro Version

Keychron Q3 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $194.00 Sale price $184.00
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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 Q3.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 95 reviews
77%
(73)
16%
(15)
2%
(2)
1%
(1)
4%
(4)
M
M.H.
Perfect Keyboard

This is the perfect TKL keyboard for my liking, and it's also very easy to mod. If you want the best possible sound. I would recommend doing the tape mod, and use some 2 layer tape between the 2 parts of the main body, so it doesn't have that pingy sound transferring from the bottom to the top, as the silicone isn't quite enough. I have been using this keyboard for a couple of days now, and haven't experienced any problems this far. I personally changed the stabilizers to some new Durock V2 Screw-in, and used Gateron Milky Pro Red switches for it.

M
Michael Koehler
Fantastic Keyboard

I rarely provide feedback on purchases like this but this Q3 is the exception as it far exceeded my expectations. This is my first mechanical keyboard though as I have used Apples keyboards ever since the mid 80’s. I decided to try a mechanical keyboard and ordered the Q3 in black with a rotary encoder. The day after I got it, my son tried it and liked it as much as I did and I ordered him one - he says that it was a game changer for him also. Then his wife wanted one and I ordered her the blue one (much nicer looking in real life then even the photos). All three keyboards have had zero issues and are a joy to use. All of you at Keychron who make/design these - you should be proud of your work - these keyboards are well worth their cost. Thank you for creating this product.

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szatan667
almost perfect

My first "custom" keyboard. Feels very nice, I like build quality, I like that it is made of metal. Great typing experience with browns. With thin silicone o-rings key travel is nice and smooth. Very nice sound - slightly high-pitched, with some reverb though (should be easy to eliminate with some extra foam). Stabilizers are pretty good, zero rattle out of the box. I like keycaps profile, I like general feel of this keyboard. It is heavy and robust. For cons - no capslock light (why not at least light that single light that's underneath?); useless RGB which is basically covered by keycaps. Also the knob - seems like it's great at first but after a while you don' really use it. Bought silver/yellow version and still not sure if I like it over black one lol. Let's see how it compares to K8pro (should arrive soon), which seems "cheaper" version of Q3 but still offers more - it is wireless. Anyway, great keyboard which got me into customs.

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Wendell
A really good keyboard

I'm kinda obsessed with keyboards and over the years I've used (and am still using some of these): Apple Wireless Keyboards (with and without touch id), Das Keyboard 4 Professional, Keychron K1 and K8, Filco, CoolerMaster. Overall I like this one the best, it just feels right to type on this thing and I can't get tired of it.

The only thing I wish to have on this keyboard is adjustable angle, otherwise it's perfect for me (I prefer TKL keyboards btw).

M
Mike
A responsive, immensely satisfying board

Tried out a couple keyboards now, absolutely in love with this one. The solidity of the construction along with the feel of the gasket action is great. Super easy to customize, I ordered barebones and set it up with Kailh burgundy switches, got it done in an evening and it works like a dream. Some folks didn’t like the knob placement, I’m unfussed by such things. Overall a real step up for me in quality and performance in mechanical keyboards.

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

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q3

The Q3 is a fully customizable mechanical keyboard to push your typing experience to the top. With the classic tenkeyless layout, full aluminum CNC machined body, double-gasket design, and QMK/VIA support, the Q3 is designed for premium typing comfort and endless possibility.

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q3

Choose the keycaps, switches, and more accessories for your Q3

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Refined Metal Art

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

Keychron Q3 80% TKL 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.

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

Double Gasket Design of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium 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 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q3'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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OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

For the new double-shot PBT keycaps, we built a new profile. It has 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 Keychron Q3 80% TKL 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 Q3 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 Q3 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. A brand new ultra-low-power Arm structure MCU which is powerful, and armed with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

QMK VIA screen capture of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Get the Q3 keymap working on VIA

To get started, please follow the steps: 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 keymap working on VIA
Since the VIA code for the Q3 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the Q3 keymap.

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

Q3 Knob Version Keymap JSON

Q3 Non-Knob Version Keymap JSON

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.

Note: The Q3's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

Barebone US layout of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

The Optimized molded switch with more precise positioning and less wobble will undoubtedly improve the feel at your fingertips. With the fully assembled Q3 version fitted with factory pre-lubricated Gateron G Pro switches, a smoother travel experience is guaranteed for you.

Gateron G Pro Switch Features ofKeychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
All New Screw In PCB Stabilizers of Keychron Q3 80% TKL 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 shaky. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q3 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

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Sound Test

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Different Versions

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

What's in the box?

Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width137 mm
Length365.1 mm
Front Height19.7 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height32.6 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight2000 g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialSteel
Polling Rate1000 Hz
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
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
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Keychron Q3 User Guide

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 95 reviews
77%
(73)
16%
(15)
2%
(2)
1%
(1)
4%
(4)
M
M.H.
Perfect Keyboard

This is the perfect TKL keyboard for my liking, and it's also very easy to mod. If you want the best possible sound. I would recommend doing the tape mod, and use some 2 layer tape between the 2 parts of the main body, so it doesn't have that pingy sound transferring from the bottom to the top, as the silicone isn't quite enough. I have been using this keyboard for a couple of days now, and haven't experienced any problems this far. I personally changed the stabilizers to some new Durock V2 Screw-in, and used Gateron Milky Pro Red switches for it.

M
Michael Koehler
Fantastic Keyboard

I rarely provide feedback on purchases like this but this Q3 is the exception as it far exceeded my expectations. This is my first mechanical keyboard though as I have used Apples keyboards ever since the mid 80’s. I decided to try a mechanical keyboard and ordered the Q3 in black with a rotary encoder. The day after I got it, my son tried it and liked it as much as I did and I ordered him one - he says that it was a game changer for him also. Then his wife wanted one and I ordered her the blue one (much nicer looking in real life then even the photos). All three keyboards have had zero issues and are a joy to use. All of you at Keychron who make/design these - you should be proud of your work - these keyboards are well worth their cost. Thank you for creating this product.

s
szatan667
almost perfect

My first "custom" keyboard. Feels very nice, I like build quality, I like that it is made of metal. Great typing experience with browns. With thin silicone o-rings key travel is nice and smooth. Very nice sound - slightly high-pitched, with some reverb though (should be easy to eliminate with some extra foam). Stabilizers are pretty good, zero rattle out of the box. I like keycaps profile, I like general feel of this keyboard. It is heavy and robust. For cons - no capslock light (why not at least light that single light that's underneath?); useless RGB which is basically covered by keycaps. Also the knob - seems like it's great at first but after a while you don' really use it. Bought silver/yellow version and still not sure if I like it over black one lol. Let's see how it compares to K8pro (should arrive soon), which seems "cheaper" version of Q3 but still offers more - it is wireless. Anyway, great keyboard which got me into customs.

W
Wendell
A really good keyboard

I'm kinda obsessed with keyboards and over the years I've used (and am still using some of these): Apple Wireless Keyboards (with and without touch id), Das Keyboard 4 Professional, Keychron K1 and K8, Filco, CoolerMaster. Overall I like this one the best, it just feels right to type on this thing and I can't get tired of it.

The only thing I wish to have on this keyboard is adjustable angle, otherwise it's perfect for me (I prefer TKL keyboards btw).

M
Mike
A responsive, immensely satisfying board

Tried out a couple keyboards now, absolutely in love with this one. The solidity of the construction along with the feel of the gasket action is great. Super easy to customize, I ordered barebones and set it up with Kailh burgundy switches, got it done in an evening and it works like a dream. Some folks didn’t like the knob placement, I’m unfussed by such things. Overall a real step up for me in quality and performance in mechanical keyboards.