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Keychron Q5 Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q5 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 1800 compact 96 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 1800 compact 96 percent layout full aluminum grey frame for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 1800 compact 96 percent layout full aluminum blue frame for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 1800 compact 96 percent layout full aluminum black frame knob for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 1800 compact 96 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red

Technical Specifications

Brand:
Keychron
Product type:
Keyboard
Profile:
Normal Profile
Layout size:
96%
Layout standard:
ANSI, ISO
Layout ergonomics:
Normal
Hot-swappable:
Knob support:
Rgb support:
South-face
Display support:
QMK/VIA:
Connection:
Wired
Battery capacity:
No battery
Mount style:
Gasket Mount
Case material:
Metal
Keycap material:
PBT
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Purchase Options

VendorLocationIn StockCoupon CodePrice (USD)Link*
[Keychron] Q5 QMK DIY Kit
Meow Key
US/ CA
-
$144
-
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Keychron Q5 QMK 96% Keyboard
Divinikey
US
-5% Code: KEEBFINDER
$148 - $175
-5% Code: KEEBFINDER
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Keychron Q5 Aluminum Hotswap RGB Win + Mac Mechanical Keyboard
MK
US
-
$159 - $164
-
Visit shop
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout Collection
Keychron (DE)
DE
-
$172 - $200
-
Visit shop
Keychron Q5 w/ Knob Aluminum Hotswap RGB Win + Mac Mechanical Keyboard
MK
US
-
$174 - $185
-
Visit shop
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout Collection
Keychron
CN
-
$191 - $221
-
Visit shop
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron
CN
-
$191 - $221
-
Visit shop
Keychron Q5 Max Wireless Custom Mechanic...
Amazon
Global
-
$240
-
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Keychron Q5 - QMK Compatible 96% Barebones Keyboard Kit
Dangkeebs
US
-
$123 - $131
-
Out of stock
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[Keychron] Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Meow Key
US/ CA
-
$179
-
Out of stock
Visit shop
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Product Description

The Keychron Q5 is a premium 96% keyboard designed for enthusiasts looking for a customizable and personalized typing experience. With its double gasket-mounted design, this keyboard offers immense customization options, allowing users to easily swap keycaps, switches, plate, rotary encoder, stabilizers, and PCB. The Q5 is fully modular and compatible with QMK/VIA firmware, enabling users to remap every key to their preferences.

Core Specifications

The Keychron Q5 features a 96% ANSI layout with 100 keys, making it a versatile option for various typing needs. The keyboard is equipped with a gasket mounting system, aluminum case, and steel plate for durability and stability. It also comes with a hot-swappable PCB, south-facing RGB lighting, and sound dampening foam for a quieter typing experience.

Material and Build

The Keychron Q5 boasts a sleek and modern aesthetic design with a compact form factor. The keyboard is crafted from high-quality aluminum and steel materials, ensuring a premium look and feel. The layout is standard ANSI/ISO, providing compatibility with a wide range of keycap sets. The ergonomic typing angle of 5.2° enhances comfort during long typing sessions, while the overall build quality ensures durability for long-term use.

Flexible Programmability

Users can personalize their typing experience with the Keychron Q5 through extensive programmability options. The keyboard supports QMK/VIA firmware, allowing for key remapping, macro creation, and custom lighting effects. With the optional rotary encoder, users can further enhance their productivity and efficiency. The proprietary software provides a user-friendly interface for easy customization and configuration.

Special Features

In addition to its customizable features, the Keychron Q5 offers special functionalities that enhance the overall user experience. These include a removable USB cord for convenient connectivity, PCB-mounted stabilizers for improved key stability, and Mac and Windows compatibility with a toggle switch. The keyboard also comes with a variety of accessories, such as a keycap puller, switch puller, and screwdriver, to assist with customization and maintenance.


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Keychron Q5 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard 1800 compact 96 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q6 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard full size 100 percent layout full aluminum black frame for Mac Windows RGB backlight with hot swappable Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q3 Pro QMK/VIA wireless custom mechanical keyboard 80 percent layout aluminum black for Mac WIndows Linux RGB backlight hot-swappable K Pro switch red ISO German layout
Meow Key
Keychron (DE)
Divinikey
$144
$172
$155
Name
Keychron Q5
Name
Keychron Q6
Name
Keychron Q3 Pro
Hot Swappable
 
Hot Swappable
 
Hot Swappable
 
Knob Support
 
Knob Support
 
Knob Support
 
Rgb Support
 
South-face
Rgb Support
 
South-face
Rgb Support
 
South-face
Profile
Normal Profile
Profile
Normal Profile
Profile
Normal Profile
Layout Size
96% layout size
Layout Size
100% layout size
Layout Size
80% layout size
Layout Standard
ANSI, ISO Layout
Layout Standard
ANSI, ISO Layout
Layout Standard
ISO, ANSI Layout
Layout Ergonomics
Normal
Layout Ergonomics
Normal
Layout Ergonomics
Normal
Display Support
 
Display Support
 
Display Support
 
Connection
Wired
Connection
Wired
Connection
Wired, Bluetooth, Wireless
Battery capacity
 
Battery capacity
 
Battery capacity
4000 mAh
QMK/VIA
 
QMK/VIA
 
QMK/VIA
 
Mount Style
Gasket Mount
Mount Style
Gasket Mount
Mount Style
Gasket Mount
Case Material
Metal case
Case Material
Metal case
Case Material
Metal case
Keycaps
PBT keycaps
Keycaps
PBT keycaps
Keycaps
ABS keycaps

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