The Keychron Q8 is a 65% Alice layout all-metal mechanical keyboard. With its all-metal CNC machined body, hot-swap PCB, double-gasket design, QMK/VIA support, and knob feature, the Q8 meets all your practical needs and gives you a high-end typing experience.
Premium Aluminum Body
This keyboard is not just a tool, but a piece of art on your desk. The Q8 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.
The gasket design provides the board with a nice, flexible typing feel and a satisfying typing sound. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, the Q8 features 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.
Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros through the innovative VIA software with ease. Customize the Q8's knob to your desired key or macro commands like zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, opacity, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.
The Q8 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 Q8 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 Q8 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 Q8 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.
QMK and VIA Support
If customizing the looks and feel of your Q8 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.
OSA Profile Double-Shot PBT Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version Only)
The fully-assembled version of the Keychron Q8 comes pre-built with Double Shot PBT keycaps and it includes additional Mac and Windows-specific keycaps. The OSA profile has a similar height to that of the OEM profile and has an SA-like shape. The PBT keycaps will provide excellent oil resistance, enhance the type feel, and prevent the legends from fading out.
**Only the fully assembled version comes with keycaps, the barebone version does not include keycaps**
Pre-Lubed Gateron G Pro Switches (Fully Assembled Version Only)
Every detail counts when it comes to a premium typing experience. The factory pre-lubed Gateron G Pro switches deliver a great feel and sound: **Only the fully assembled version comes with switches, the barebone version does not include switches**
Available in Three Colorways
The Keychron Q8 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: 136 mm
Length: 358 mm
Front Height: 19.8 mm (without keycaps)
Back Height: 31.5 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height: 2.7 mm
Weight: 1820 g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body Material: Full CNC machined aluminum
Plate Material: Steel
Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version): Double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through, OSA Profile (OEM height, SA shape)
MCU: Ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
Switches: Gateron G Pro (Fully Assembled Version)
Backlight: South-facing RGB LED
Switch Support: Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
Stabs: Screw-in PCB stabs
Cable: Type-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Operating Environment: -10℃ to 50℃