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Keychron Q1 Hotswap V2- Barebone

Original price $224.99 CAD - Original price $224.99 CAD
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$224.99 CAD
$224.99 CAD - $224.99 CAD
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Introducing Version 2 of the Keychron Q1. A fully customizable 75% layout mechanical keyboard packed with all premium features and unlimited possibilities. This version 2 features a programmable knob and Gateron Pro switches. **This is the barebone edition and it does NOT come with any switches or keycaps**.

  • **This is the barebone edition of the Q1 and it does NOT include any switches or keycaps**
  • Premium Aluminum Body - 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.
  • Double-Gasket Design - 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 Q1 V2 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.
  • Programmable Knob - 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 Q1'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.
  • Hot-Swappable PCB - 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 V2 also support third-party stabilizers including Cherry or Durock.
  • South Facing RGB - A unique RGB feature where the LEDs are located at the bottom of the switch rather than the top, which make them appear brighter because they are facing the typer. It is also good for the PBT, Cherry profile, and non-shine-through keycaps which are popular for customized keycaps.
  • Sound Absorbing Foam - The Q1 V2 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. It also allows you to save two different layouts in the keyboard, one for each system.
  • QMK and VIA Support - 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.
  • Cases Available in Three Colors - The Keychron Q1 Barebone case is available in three colors: Black, Grey, Blue
  • Dimensions - Width 145mm, Length 327.5mm
  • Tools included - 1x switch puller, 1x keycap puller, 1x screwdriver, 1x hex key, 1x Type-C to Type-C Cable, 1x Type-A to Type-C Adapter

Tech Specs-

  • Form factor (Size): 75% Layout - US (ANSI)
  • Width: 145mm
  • Length: 327.5mm
  • Front height: 22.6mm (without keycaps)
  • Back height: 35.8mm (without keycaps)
  • Weight: 1825 g +/- 10g (fully assembled version)
  • Body Material: Full CNC Machined Aluminum
  • Plate: Steel
  • Backlight: South-facing RGB-LED
  • Switch Support: Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
  • Stabs: Gateron Screw-in PCB stabs
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Cable: Type-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
  • Software compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS, Linux
  • Open Source Firmware Compatibility: QMK and VIA
  • MCU: Ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
  • Typing Angle: 6.5 Deegres

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Good beginner barebones kit.

Comes ready to go with lubed stabs, case foam and plate foam. All you need are switches and keycaps. V2 also has force team mod preapplied. Good value overall.

Good barebones kit

Good beginner bare bones kit. It’s a great gasket mount board.V2 comes with force break mod applied at manufacturing.