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ISO Keychron K8 Pro Bluetooth QMK/VIA RGB Barebone Mac/PC Custom Keyboard

K8P-Z1-ISO

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The K8 Pro is the world's first out-of-the-box QMK/VIA programmable wireless mechanical keyboard paving the way for a new era for mechanical keyboards.

Master any keyboard keys or macro commands through VIA, and hotswap with any MX mechanical switch in a breeze.

Together with our signature features and upgraded typing sound, the K8 Pro is advancing the typing experience to an entirely new level with endless possibilities.

This is the barebone version

£89.00 (£74.17 ex VAT) 

ISO Keychron K8 Pro Bluetooth QMK/VIA RGB Barebone Mac/PC Custom Keyboard - K8P-Z1-ISO

You will need to purchase additional switches and keycaps to have a fully functional keyboard.

Wireless and Wired
An excellent solution for multitasking. You can connect the K8 Pro with up to 3 devices wirelessly via its stable Broadcom Bluetooth 5.1 for seamless multitasking across your laptop, phone, and tablet. Switch among them swiftly, and itís fully compatible with both Mac and Windows. A reliable USB Type-C wired connection is also available when you need it.

Program with QMK & VIA.
QMK/VIA literally means endless possibilities for a fluid workflow. Thanks to our engineering team, it's the first time in history that a wireless mechanical keyboard has these kinds of capabilities right out of the box. Simply connect the K8 Pro to your device with a cable, drag and drop your favorite keys or macro commands to remap any key you want on any system (macOS, Windows, or Linux). It's never been so intuitive and flexible to personalize your own keymap. A brand new ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 MCU which is powerful, and armed with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

Program the K8 Pro 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 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 K8Pro keymap working on VIA.

Since the VIA code for the K8 Pro is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the K8 Pro keymap.

 

Upgraded Typing Experience
The K8 Pro has been re-engineered and redesigned from the inside out to upgrade the typing experience. The added sound-absorbing foam, a thick silicone dampening bottom pad, and steel plate provide responsive feedback and a peaceful typing sound, while added weight will enhance the stability when the K8 Pro lay on the desk.

Suitable For All Devices
The K8 Pro is one of the few keyboards on the market that has the same multimedia and function key functions as Apple keyboards for Mac users, but with more tactile feedback. You can even configure different keymaps for both Mac and Windows devices. While VIA software is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux and allows you to switch between operating systems with ease.

Hot-swappable
Every detail matters for a personalized typing experience, thatís why we give you the power. You can hot-swap every switch on the K8 Pro with almost all of the 3pin and 5pin MX style mechanical switches on the market (including Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Panda, etc.) without soldering required. You can customize your own typing experience in seconds.

Screw-In PCB Stabilizers
Even small part matters for your fingertip feel. Weíve integrated the PCB-mounted screw-in stabilizers for a smoother typing experience with less wobbliness on the big keys such as space bar, shift, enter, and delete. You can even customize it with alternative stabilizers such as Cherry or Durock.

South-facing RGB Lights
The south-facing RGB is designed to better illuminate the keyboard backlight from the typistís angle. The south-facing RGB is also free from interference when the user installs Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on their keyboard. Comes with more than 13 types of RGB backlight settings as well as a static white backlight option. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed with ease.

Ergonomic Support
Three levels of adjustable typing angle (0, 6 & 9 degrees) and an inclined bottom frame work together to provide long-lasting ergonomic support for your wrist.

Contains

Keyboard (Barebone Keyboard) including

  • PCB
  • Steel Plate
  • Sound Absorbing Foam
  • Silicone Bottom Pad
  • 5 Sets of Stablizers (PCB Screw-in)
Cable
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable
Tools
  • Switch Puller
  • Keycap Puller
  • Screwdriver

ISO Keychron K8 Pro Bluetooth QMK/VIA RGB Barebone Mac/PC Custom Keyboard - K8P-Z1-ISO

Manufacturer
Keychron
Part Number
K8P-Z1-ISO
Connection
USB
Cable length
1.4 Metre
Language Layout
UK/ISO Barebone
Number of keys/buttons
88
Switch Type
Without Switches
Length
355 mm
Depth
123 mm
Height
42 mm
Weight
1 kg
Compatible
Mac and PC
Gross Weight
1.3 kg

ISO Keychron K8 Pro Bluetooth QMK/VIA RGB Barebone Mac/PC Custom Keyboard - K8P-Z1-ISO

  Tom Wood  19/02/2024
Great keyboard, really good build quality and surprisingly heavy for a plastic case. Suits my needs from a wireless perspective perfectly and while I can solder the joy of just pushing switches in and being able to hotswap a faulty one out in about 10 seconds was very much appreciated.

Keyboard Company flawless as ever, we are blessed in the UK to have such a great supplier.
  Angelos  31/01/2024
Excellent barebones kit to build upon. At first, I built it with the gateron brown switches and stock Keychron keycaps from my Keychron Q6, while I waited to decide on what setup I was going with.

Even stock, the board sounded and felt very nice, even if it doesn't weigh as much as more premium keyboards since it feature a plastic case. The factory-lubricated stabilisers it comes with are fine, however you will get more value out of them if you take the time to clean them up, do the holee mod (there's plenty of tutorials on youtube on this) and lubricate them yourself with some Krytox 205g0 - I did just that and realistically, you shouldn't need to buy third party stabilisers if you go down this route, unless you really like some other third party alternative.

The silicone padding at the bottom of the case adds quite a bit of weight and helps to improve the sound of the board. In terms of modifications I just added a sheet of 2mm EVA foam over the silicone padding and 3 layers of masking tape on the back of the PCB, but these modifications are completely optional.

Also, great service from the Keyboard Company as usual!
  David  09/02/2024
Purchased Keychron K8 Barebones.

Excellent quality keyboard and really pleased with the product.
There is a good quality aluminium plate and also some foam padding albeit in a plastic case. It still feels great quality.

The keyboard also comes with pre-lubed, screw-in stablilisers which are okay. I haven't bothered lubricating them myself as I'm quite happy with them.

I haven't modded this board. Paired with Gateron Milky Yellow Pro switches (hand lubed with Krytox 205g0) and some cheap PBT caps from Amazon whilst I wait for the GMK Dots to arrive.

Great service from Keyboardco. Could not have been better!
  Anonymous  24/03/2023
Fantastic keyboard and seller.
The K8 pro was an upgrade to my K8 and well worth it, matched it with some Boba U4Tx switches and its whisper quiet and a quiet yet satisfying thump on keystrokes
  Anonymous  20/03/2023
Great keyboard with with ISO layout (big enter key), it feels great, shipping was fast

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