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Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

SKU: V1-E1
$69.00 $84.00

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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.

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

Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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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Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 right out of the box, which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

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

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.

Looking for ISO Layout?

The V1 ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK, 🇩🇪German, 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇮🇸🇳🇴🇸🇪Nordic, 🇨🇭Swiss, 🇫🇷French, and 🇪🇸 Spanish layout.

Check The V1 ISO Layout Collection

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° / 7.08° / 9.52°
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.

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Customer Reviews

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SHAJI SAMUEL
Come fall in love with typing all over again!

Bought the VMK Q1 with brown switches and this keyboard already seems to me, a gamechanger. I have owned the Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid with Cherry MX Blue Switches (my first mechanical keyboard), a TVSE Gold 101 keys keyboard and later a cheaper one from Cosmic Byte with Red switches that went Kaput after a year's usage. But nothing compares to the Keychron. The feel of the Brown switches and their sound comes as a pleasant surprise. They were the only ones available while buying it from the Keychron online store and I am glad I went with the brown switches. With the VIA software you can set the keys online and there is no need to download any software. You can also save the configuration on your computer. My only gripe is the connect that plugs into the keyboard. There seems to be a small looseness whereby the plugged-in part can move a little left and to the right. I am not sure if this is a problem or if this is the way it is supposed to be. Will be contacting support on this, but as of now (Day 2) the keyboard is just delightful to use. Considering I paid almost the same for the Cooler Master a decade earlier, the price of the Keychron is a good deal too. I haven't even started exploring changing switches but will do so soon. As of now I have just changed the suggested key caps change for Windows and programmed the Back Slash/Pipe symbol key as the "End" key via the software. And if I am typing away all this it is because of the joy and feel of this awesome keyboard. I also have one feedback. Will Keychron supply bigger switches for people with bigger fingers? Go for this keyboard. Highly recommended.

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P.P.
Great value

Delivery was quick and I love the keyboard. I previously had 2 mechanical keyboards that were around half the price of this one. Just blows them out of the water stock. Great value on sale and I recommend it highly if you are looking to get into this hobby as a beginner, like myself.

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Alen Z.
Surprisingly good for the price

Got the keyboard few days ago, I am surprised for how good it is for the price. Don't even need to mod anything, stabs are pretty good, no metal sound/resonance, brown switches are pretty good, highly recommend!

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D.L.
Perfect

I've been digging deep into the custom keyboards' world before buying me one, and then I decided to buy this keyboard. It's absolutely perfect for whoever wants to start with custom keyboards because it feels so good and it's FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. The switches are hot-swappable but you can choose from 3 different types (I picked the browns, 10/10 would choose them again, supercreamy) , the default keycaps are good quality and pretty decent color and it's compatible with QMK and VIA softwares to re-map the keybinds (which is something very important and you should look for it in every keyboard). The RGB is nice, you can choose from a lot of color schemes and select the LED's brightness. They also give you a kit with the keyboard, very useful and the USB-C cable seems pretty durable, they give you also an USB-A to type C adapter if you don't have any USB-C port on your PC. Also, the shipping has been way too fast considering it was shipped from China (I'm in Italy).
The only flaw is the lack of a wireless option, but for this price you can close an eye for it.
Very satisfied, 100% would rebuy it again and again.

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S.C.
Love it

I love this keyboard because it's very beginner friendly for those who are starting with custom keyboards, or just aren't interested in deconstructing or building their own. I got brown switches and they are very creamy, I love the way they sound and everyone comments on them. The design is also very attractive. I've been using it for almost half a year now and I'm very satisfied with it. I just wish it also had a wireless option too, but hey, you get what you get for the budget

V series

Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

From $54.00 $64.00

The fully assembled version includes:

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

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

Type

  • Fully Assembled
  • Fully Assembled Knob
  • Barebone
  • Barebone Knob

Color

  • Frosted Black (Translucent)
  • Carbon Black (Non-transparent)
  • Shell White

Switches

  • Keychron K Pro Red
  • Keychron K Pro Blue
  • Keychron K Pro Brown
  • Keychron K Pro Banana
  • Barebone
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