Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone version Frosted Black frame for Mac Windows Linux
Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone version Black frame for Mac Windows Linux
Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone version Knob version Frosted Black frame for Mac Windows Linux
Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone version Knob version Black frame for Mac Windows Linux

Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $104.00 Sale price $94.00
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40 in stock

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Switches

The fully assembled version includes:
  • ABS plastic housing
  • The keyboard PCB, screw-in stabs, and the steel plate
  • Double-shot OSA PBT keycaps (including Mac & Windows keycaps)
  • Keychron K Pro switches

The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for V1.

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Customer Reviews

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Keychron V1 - stellar for both work and games!

This keyboard is the smoothest thing I have ever typed on. As someone with an interest in getting into keyboards, but without the knowledge to build my own, this keyboard went above and beyond my expectations. The pre-lubed switches feel great with no scratching, the mods are solid with little to no shake, and the keycaps feel high quality and premium. Delivery to Canada was fast and the keyboard has no damage.

AND THE SOUND - WOW. I went with the red switches and do not regret it. Definitely, a lighter switch compared to my old Blackwidow 2012 - which has increased my WPM to 144 from 139.

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N.N.
Excellent Keyboard

I was looking for a daily driver to pair with my huntsman mini, and this was an excellent for me. It sounds great, feels great, and looks great. My only gripe is that the knob isn't hot swappable, but other than that its pretty much perfect. If your considering this keyboard, I fully recommend it.

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Havoc
Keychron v1 windows key (right alt)

I bought this keyboard about a week ago and it came today. It is really nice and the sound is very satisfying (red switches). But 1 problem I had with this product is the right alt key was missing. I got 2 left alt keys instead of 1 so the alt key did not fit into the slot. It is not a huge problem as I don't use the key that often.

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J.C.
Awesome, Would buy it again, but seems like I wont need to because this thing is built like a tank.

I wanted to go for the fully assembled with Knob version but it wasn't available so I went with the barebones Knob version and got some Switches too.

I ended up with a combination of Gateron pro Yellow (mostly) and some Blue, its a perfect mix in my opinion.
The build quality is great, feels sturdy and heavy, its 1.6 kg without Switches and caps and 2.1 kg assembled.
Via is easy enough to remap keys and colors, I remapped the keys next to the knob and the 3 below it, seems more complex when creating macros thought.

So far great experience, my first Kechror board and I'm impressed.

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Incredible Keyboard for gaming and or office work

the expectations where high because of the reviews i saw on youtube, this completely blow me away. Incredible keyboard, the built quality is awesome, the knob feels amazing too. Stabilizers are prelubed. Great Job! I would recommend this for everyone.

Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron V1

The V1 is a fully customizable mechanical keyboard ready for any situation. It’s a great option to introduce you to the custom keyboard world. With its compact 75% layout, QMK/VIA support, acoustic silicone pad, and double-shot PBT keycaps, the V1 is designed for ultra typing comfort and boost productivity.

Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Frosted Black Version (Translucent)

Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Carbon Black Version (Non-transparent)

Features of Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your V1

Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your V1

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All-around customizable keyboard

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component to be easily assembled so you can customize and adjust any or every parts the way you want.

Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Note: The screw heads are molded into the case, so they have a very strong grip and won’t fall out.

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Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, its aluminum rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software with ease.

Rotary encoder function ofKeychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the V1's knob to your desired key or macro commands like zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

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An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ultra-low-power ARM architecture MCU equipped with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz out of the box, which makes latency non-existent for the competitive game.

OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

These double-shot PBT keycaps have 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 PBTKeychron V1 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 V1 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 V1 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. 

QMK VIA screen capture of Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Get the V1 keymap working on VIA

To get started, please follow the steps: Download the appropriate kemap JSON file below, open VIA, turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab, drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the V1 keymap working on VIA.

Since the VIA code for the V1 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and import the V1 keymap.

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

V1 Knob Version Keymap JSON Files

V1 Non-Knob Version Keymap JSON Files

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.

Barebone US layout ofKeychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Pre-lubed Keychron K Pro Switch

By optimizing the switch mold, the K Pro switch wobbles less than a standard mechanical switch and feels smoother on each hit. Plus, the factory pre-lubed process on all the K Pro switches (exclude the clicky ones), no doubt this will ensure the best smoothness at your fingertips when typing.

Keychron K Pro Switch Features ofKeychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard
All New Screw In PCB Stabilizers Keychron V1 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 V1 also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.

Typing Sound Test

Keychron V1 Review From Hardware Canucks

What's in the box?

Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width148.7 mm
Length328.5 mm
Front Height17.9 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height25.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle3.5° / 8.5° / 11°
Weight970 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialABS Plastic
Plate MaterialSteel
Polling Rate1000 Hz
Mount StyleTray Mount Design
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)
SwitchesKeychron K 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 V1 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron V1 such as the V1 shortcuts, assembling the V1, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

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Keychron V1 - stellar for both work and games!

This keyboard is the smoothest thing I have ever typed on. As someone with an interest in getting into keyboards, but without the knowledge to build my own, this keyboard went above and beyond my expectations. The pre-lubed switches feel great with no scratching, the mods are solid with little to no shake, and the keycaps feel high quality and premium. Delivery to Canada was fast and the keyboard has no damage.

AND THE SOUND - WOW. I went with the red switches and do not regret it. Definitely, a lighter switch compared to my old Blackwidow 2012 - which has increased my WPM to 144 from 139.

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N.N.
Excellent Keyboard

I was looking for a daily driver to pair with my huntsman mini, and this was an excellent for me. It sounds great, feels great, and looks great. My only gripe is that the knob isn't hot swappable, but other than that its pretty much perfect. If your considering this keyboard, I fully recommend it.

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Havoc
Keychron v1 windows key (right alt)

I bought this keyboard about a week ago and it came today. It is really nice and the sound is very satisfying (red switches). But 1 problem I had with this product is the right alt key was missing. I got 2 left alt keys instead of 1 so the alt key did not fit into the slot. It is not a huge problem as I don't use the key that often.

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J.C.
Awesome, Would buy it again, but seems like I wont need to because this thing is built like a tank.

I wanted to go for the fully assembled with Knob version but it wasn't available so I went with the barebones Knob version and got some Switches too.

I ended up with a combination of Gateron pro Yellow (mostly) and some Blue, its a perfect mix in my opinion.
The build quality is great, feels sturdy and heavy, its 1.6 kg without Switches and caps and 2.1 kg assembled.
Via is easy enough to remap keys and colors, I remapped the keys next to the knob and the 3 below it, seems more complex when creating macros thought.

So far great experience, my first Kechror board and I'm impressed.

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M.
Incredible Keyboard for gaming and or office work

the expectations where high because of the reviews i saw on youtube, this completely blow me away. Incredible keyboard, the built quality is awesome, the knob feels amazing too. Stabilizers are prelubed. Great Job! I would recommend this for everyone.