The Q1 is an all-metal keyboard that allows customizable capabilities for every component: switches, keycaps, stabilizer, a personal badge, and even the plate. It’s designed to fully personalize your experience and offer keyboard enthusiasts of all levels a true custom build mechanical keyboard.
Premium Aluminum Body
This keyboard is not just a tool, but a piece of art on your desk. The Q1 is created with a 6063 aluminum CNC machined body, polished, anodized and sandblasted finish, and twenty-four manufacturing processes. A real sturdy, heavy and premium build quality.
Gasket Mounted Design
The gasket design provides the board with a nice, flexible typing feel and a satisfying typing sound. The Q1’s maximum flex is up to 2.5mm, which makes the board one of the most flexible out there.
The Q1 hot-swappable PCB allows you to easily swap out switches without disassembly and de-soldering, so you can use your favorite switches or try out new switches without the risk of damaging the keyboard. The PCB supports both 3 pin and 5 pin MX mechanical switches.
Gateron Screw-In PCB Stabilizers
The screw-in design increases stability and makes it easy for changes and upgrades. More precise craftsmanship makes the silver-plated stabilizers more stable and less wobbly. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is more stable and smooth and rattling is significantly reduced. The Q1 also support third-party stabilizers including Cherry or Durock.
South Facing RGB
A unique RGB feature where the LED’s are located at the bottom of the switch rather than the top, which make them appear brighter because they are facing the typer. It’s also good for the PBT, Cherry profile, and non-shine-through keycaps which are popular for customized keycaps.
Sound Absorbing Foam
The Q1 features a sound absorbing form that reduces vibration and drastically improves sound signature.
Mac OS and Windows Support
Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, Keychron Q1 comes with a system toggle and an additional set of customized keycaps for both Windows and macOS systems. It also allows you to save two different layouts in the keyboard, one for each system.
Coiled Aviator Cable
Whether your computer's interface is on the left, right, or front of the desk, the premium coiled cable can be laid out in any way for seamless cable management. The coiled cables come in different colors to match the different color cases.
QMK and VIA Support
If customizing the looks and feel of your Q1 is not custom enough, with full QMK and VIA support, you can program and remap each key on the keyboard with ease. The open-source firmware means endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, and more.
Double Shot ABS Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)
The fully-assembled version of the Keychron Q1 comes pre-built with Double Shot ABS keycaps and it includes additional Mac and Windows specific keycaps. **Only the fully assembled version comes with keycaps, the barebone version does not include keycaps**
Gateron Phantom Switches (Fully Assembled Version)
Keychron teamed up with Gateron to create the exclusive Phantom switches. They deliver near-perfect consistency and smoothness with each key press. Phantom switches are pre-lubed from the factory, offer less wobbliness, while increasing the switch thickness as well as stability. Available in three variations: Phantom Red, Phantom Blue, Phantom Brown. **Only the fully assembled version comes with switches, the barebone version does not include switches**
Available in Three Colorways
The Keychron Q1 is available in three colors: Black, Grey, Blue
Cases Available in Three Colors (Barebone)
The cases are also available in three colors: Black, Grey, Blue
**The barebone edition does not come with switches or keycaps**
**This Keyboard does not have wireless connectivity**
Width : 145 mm
Length: 327.5 mm
Front Height: 21.6 mm (without keycaps)
Back Height: 34.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height: 2.4 mm
Angle: 5.2 degrees
Weight: 1600 g ± 10g (the fully assembled weight)
Body Material: Full CNC machined aluminum
Backlight: South-facing RGB-LED
Switch Support: Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
Stabs: Gateron Screw-in PCB stabs
Connectivity: USB Type-C
Included Cable: Premium coiled Type-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter