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Keychron Q8 Max (Alice Layout) QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

SKU: Q8M-M1
$219.00

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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 Q8 Max.

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Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q8 Max

Meet the Keychron Q8 Max, a full metal 65% Alice layout QMK/VIA wireless custom mechanical keyboard upgraded with a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, featuring a 1000 Hz polling rate. Elevating the typing experience further, it has been thoughtfully upgraded with multiple layers of acoustic foams, ensuring a premium sound quality with every keystroke. 

Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Paired with many other premium features,  such as the double-gasket design, PBT keycaps, screw-in stabilizers, and more, the Keychron Q8 Max promises an unparalleled typing journey that transcends expectations. 

Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q8 Max

Choose the keycaps, switches, and more accessories for your Q8 max.

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection

Experience peak gaming performance on the fly with the 2.4 GHz wireless connection boasting a rapid 1000 Hz polling rate. For seamless multitasking across your computer, phone, and tablet, you can effortlessly connect the Q8 Max via Bluetooth 5.1 to three devices.

Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless 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 Q8 Max. 

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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.

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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.

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. 

Gasket structure of Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Experience the next level of key sounds and comfort with our gasket mount design together with a flexible PC (Polycarbonate) plate. This design combination allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.

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.

KSA Double-Shot PBT Keycaps
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Suitable for All Devices

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Q8 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.

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Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Program The Q8 Max with QMK & VIA.

Endless possibilities for a fluid workflow thanks to its ability to remap any key, and create macro commands, shortcuts, or key combinations through the QMK/VIA.

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

Get the Q8 Max keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the Q8 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 Q8 Max keymap working on VIA.

Download Q8 Max Knob ANSI (US) Keymap JSON File
Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Hot-Swappable

Every detail matters for a personalized typing experience, that’s why we give you the power. You can hot-swap every switch on the Q8 Max with almost all of the 3pin and 5pin MX style mechanical switches on the market (including Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Panda, etc.) without soldering required. You can customize your own typing experience in seconds.

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South-Facing RGB

Comes with 22 types of RGB backlight settings. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed, and different modes, or even remap these keys with QMK/VIA.

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.

The banana switch provides an early tactile bump at the top with a uniquely smooth experience like those Panda switches on the market.

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PCB Stabilizers

No detail is too insignificant when it comes to your fingertip feel. We’ve integrated the PCB-mounted screw-in stabilizers for a smoother typing experience with less wobbliness on the big keys such as the space bar, shift, enter, and delete keys. You can even customize your favorite stabilizers on your own.

PCB screw-in stabilizers of Keychron Q8 Max 65% Alice Layout QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Looking for ISO Layout?

The Q1 Pro ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK, 🇩🇪German, 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪Nordic, 🇨🇭Swiss, 🇫🇷French, and 🇪🇸 Spanish layout, and the “Barebone ISO Knob" option is suitable for all ISO countries (e.g.: 🇮🇹Italy, 🇵🇹Portuguese, 🇭🇺Hungary, etc.) to build their keyboard with keycaps in their preferred languages and switches. 

What's in the box?

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Specs

Width136.15 mm
Length358.09 mm
Front Height20.69 mm (without keycaps)
Back Height32.47 mm (without keycaps)
Height incl. keycap (front) 34.84 mm
Height incl. keycap (rear) 47.65 mm
Feet Height2.7 mm
Angle
Weight1745 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled version)
Body MaterialAluminum
Plate MaterialPC
KeycapKSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version)
SwitchGateron Jupiter (Fully Assembled version)
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
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
Hot-swappableYes. Compatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
MCUARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
Polling Rate1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
N-Key Rollover (NKRO)Yes for both wireless and wired modes
Compatible SystemmacOS/Windows/Linux
Connectivity2.4 GHz / Bluetooth / Type-C wired
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q8 Max
Operating Environment-10 to 50℃
Keychron Q8 Max User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q8 Max such as the Q8 Max shortcuts, assembling the Q8 Max, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

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Jeremy Ingle
Amazing keyboard

An amazing keyboard for the money! The build quality is immaculate and the keycaps and switches are just fantastic. I was very pleasantly surprised with the included keycaps and I like the KSA profile much better than I expected to.

Keychron Q8 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 65 Percent Alice Layout Aluminum Black Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Red
Q Max series

Keychron Q8 Max (Alice Layout) QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

From $199.00
The Fully Assembled version includes:

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q8 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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