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ISO Keychron Q8 65% Ergo QMK RGB Barebone Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard

Q8-E1

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Keychron Q8 is a 65% Alice layout all-metal mechanical keyboard. With its all-metal CNC machined body, a full-size layout, double-gasket design and QMK/VIA support, the Q8 meets all your practical needs and gives you a high-end typing experience.

£179.00 (£149.17 ex VAT) 

ISO Keychron Q8 65% Ergo QMK RGB Barebone Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard - Q8-E1

A Refined Piece Of Metal Art
The entire metal body is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, anodized, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q8.

All-Around Customizable Keyboard
To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component easily assembled. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component you want.

Double Gasket Design
The Double Gasket Design is a new innovative structure in the industry. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, we added 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. This design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard
A brand new ultra-low-power MCU Arm structure that is powerful and armed with 128K Flash to 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 Q8 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 Q8 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 Q8 keymap working on VIA.

Since the VIA code for the Q8 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the Q8 keymap.

 

Note: If the VIA software still does not detect your keyboard after you upload the latest JSON file above, please update your keyboard with the latest firmware. The VIA software will only pair with your keyboard when the JSON file corresponds with the right firmware version.

Hot-swappable
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 typistís 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 Q8'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 big keysí (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q8 also supports third-party stabilizers, including Cherry or Durock.

Contains

Keyboard Kit (Without Keycaps or Switches) including

  • Aluminium Case
  • PCB
  • Steel Plate
  • 14 Gaskets (10 Installed and 4 in the Box)
  • 5 Sets of Stablizers
  • Acoustic Tape
Cable
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • USB-A to USB-C Adapter
Tools
  • Switch Puller
  • Keycap Puller
  • Screwdriver
  • Allen Key

ISO Keychron Q8 65% Ergo QMK RGB Barebone Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard - Q8-E1

Manufacturer
Keychron
Part Number
Q8-E1
Connection
USB & USB-C
Cable length
1.36 Metre
Language Layout
UK/ISO Barebone
Number of keys/buttons
69
Switch Type
Without Switches
Length
358 mm
Depth
136 mm
Height
32 mm
Weight
1.9 kg
Compatible
PC & Mac
Gross Weight
2.8 kg

ISO Keychron Q8 65% Ergo QMK RGB Barebone Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard - Q8-E1

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