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ANSI Keychron V1 QMK RGB Barebone Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob


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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 and acoustic silicone pad, the V1 is designed for ultra typing comfort and boost productivity.

This V1 has a frosted black (translucent) case and comes without switches or keycaps, you will need to purchase additional switches and keycaps to have a fully functional keyboard.

£74.00 (£61.67 ex VAT) 

ANSI Keychron V1 QMK RGB Barebone Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - V1-Z3

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.

Programmable Knob
Designed to enhance your creative workflow, its premium rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software with ease.
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.

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard
A brand new powerful ultra-low-power Arm structure MCU armed with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is up to 1000 Hz out of the box, which makes latency non-existent for the competitive game.

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 the 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.

To get started, please follow these steps: Download the appropriate kemap JSON file below, open VIA, turn on 'Show Design tab' on 'Settings' tab, drag the JSON file into the 'Design' tab on VIA to get the V1 keymap working on VIA.

Since the VIA code for the V1 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the V1 keymap.


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.

Note: The V1's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

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 larger keys (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron V1 also supports third-party stabilizers, including Cherry or Durock.

ANSI Keychron V1 QMK RGB Barebone Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - V1-Z3

Part Number
Cable length
1.36 Metre
Language Layout
ANSI Barebone
Number of keys/buttons
Switch Type
Without Switches
329 mm
149 mm
26 mm
1 kg
Mac and PC
Gross Weight
1.5 kg

ANSI Keychron V1 QMK RGB Barebone Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - V1-Z3

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