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UK Keychron Q5 QMK RGB Linear Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard with Knob

Q5-M1-UK

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Setting the best example for efficient space usage, the Q5 has a compact 96% layout design while retaining all the essential functions and number keys. With its full metal CNC machined body, double-gasket design, and QMK/VIA support, the Q5 is the ultimate choice for an almost full-size keyboard.

£199.00 (£165.83 ex VAT) 

UK Keychron Q5 QMK RGB Linear Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - Q5-M1-UK

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 Q5.

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.

OSA Profile ABS Backlight Shine-Through Keycaps
To further leverage your typing experience, the Q5 UK version comes with our unique OSA profile (OEM profile with spherical angle) and ABS backlight shine-through keycaps that aim to provide a more comfortable fingertip feel and a fantastic backlight shine-through effect.

Switch layouts between macOS & Windows
Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Keychron Q5 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.

Programmable Knob
Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to easily customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software.
You can easily customize the Q5's knob to your desired key or macro commands such as: zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

Program Q5 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 Q5 keymap working on VIA.

Since the VIA code for the Q5 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the Q5 keymap.

 

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 typist's angle. The south-facing RGB is also free from interference when the users install OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on the keyboard.
Note: The Q5's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch
The optimized molded switch with more precise positioning and less wobble will undoubtedly improve the feel at your fingertips. With the fully assembled Q5 version fitted with factory pre-lubricated Gateron G Pro switches, a smoother travel experience is guaranteed for you.

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 keys (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q5 also supports third-party stabilizers, including Cherry or Durock.

Contains

Keyboard (Fully Assembled Keyboard) including

  • Aluminium Case
  • PCB
  • Steel Plate
  • Sound Absorbing Foam
  • Case Foam
  • 16 Gaskets (8 Installed and 8 in the Box)
  • 6 Sets of Stablizers (PCB Screw-in)
  • Keycaps (ABS Shine-Through)
  • Gateron G Pro Switches
Cable
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • USB-A to USB-C Adapter
Tools
  • Switch Puller
  • Keycap Puller
  • Screwdriver
  • Allen Key

UK Keychron Q5 QMK RGB Linear Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - Q5-M1-UK

Manufacturer
Keychron
Part Number
Q5-M1-UK
Connection
USB & USB-C
Cable length
1.36 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
101
Switch Type
Hot-swap Gateron Red
Length
391 mm
Depth
145 mm
Height
34 mm
Weight
2 kg
Compatible
Mac and PC
Gross Weight
2.85 kg

UK Keychron Q5 QMK RGB Linear Aluminium Mac/PC Carbon Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - Q5-M1-UK

  Andrew  19/02/2024
I'm absolutely in love with this keyboard. It screams quality and the red switches are a big reduction in noise compared to my previous Cherry MX brown switches. A major plus for this keyboard is that you don't need buggy proprietary software to customise it, just pop onto a webpage and allow access. I've heard that OpenRGB works great with it and I'm looking forward to setting that up once the new PC arrives. If you're a Linux user, it works wonderfully. Also, it remembers your settings for RGB unlike other keyboards that have a habit of defaulting to unicorn vomit rainbow effects when turned on.

The keyboardco are so good, I ordered on Sunday night and it arrived on Tuesday.

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