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UK Keychron V5 QMK RGB Tactile Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob


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The V5 has an 1800 compact layout design (96% layout) to save space efficiently while retaining the function keys and num pad, V5 is a fully customizable mechanical keyboard with QMK/VIA support, backlight shine-through keycaps, screw-in stabs, and more for your optimal typing feel.

All-Around Customizable Keyboard

£99.00 (£82.50 ex VAT) 

UK Keychron V5 QMK RGB Tactile Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - V5-C3-UK

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component to be easily assembled so you can customize and adjust any or every part the way you want.
Note: The screw heads are molded into the case, so they have a very strong grip and won't fall out.

Programmable Knob
Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the aluminum rotary encoder allows you to easily customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software.
You can easily customize the V5'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.

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard
A powerful ultra-low-power ARM architecture MCU equipped with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 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 V5 UK version comes with our unique OSA profile (OEM profile with spherical angle) and ABS 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 V5 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 V5 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.

Get the V5 keymap working on VIA
To get started, please follow these steps: download the appropriate keymap 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 V5 keymap working on VIA
Since the VIA code for the V5 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and enter the V5 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.

Pre-lubed Keychron K Pro Switch
By optimizing the switch mold, the K Pro switch wobbles less than a standard mechanical switch and feels smoother on each hit. Plus, the factory pre-lubed process on all the K Pro switches (exclude the clicky ones), no doubt this will ensure the best smoothness at your fingertips when typing.

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, backspace) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron V5 also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.


Keyboard Kit (Fully Assembled Keyboard) including

  • 1 x PCB
  • 1 x Steel Plate
  • 1 x Sound Absorbing Foam
  • 1 x Case Silicon Pad
  • 5 x Sets of Stabilizers
  • 1 x Set of Keycaps
  • 1 x Set of Switches (Keychron K Pro)


  • 1 x USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • 1 x USB-A to USB-C Adaptor


  • 1 x Switch Puller
  • 1 x Keycap Puller
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Allen key

UK Keychron V5 QMK RGB Tactile Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - V5-C3-UK

Part Number
Cable length
1.36 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
Switch Type
Hot-swap Keychron K Pro Brown
389 mm
143 mm
27 mm
1.2 kg
Mac and PC
Gross Weight
1.8 kg

UK Keychron V5 QMK RGB Tactile Mac/PC Frosted Black Custom Keyboard with Knob - V5-C3-UK

  Anonymous  15/03/2024
Very happy with my new keyboard (Keychron V5) - after a few tweaks with the layout its just what I was after. Great service from the Keyboard Company - fast delivery, all very straightforward.
  Anonymous  17/07/2023
I really like the 1800 layout keyboard as a lefty programmer / gamer and had a leopald before. for my day to day typing I found the Cherry browns a little light for my taste so wanted a hotswap keyboard with re-bindable keys and went for the V5 as it's a sensibly priced option.

The brown keys that come with it I'd say are a touch lighter than proper cherry ones, I'd also say they feel a little nicer. I have since swapped out the majority of keys for something more me and left my 'gaming keys' with the standard browns (this is working well and swapping was easy)

I did have to manually update the keyboard firmware so that VIA would recognise the knob properly for customisation - this was simple enough.

One thing I was dubious about before ordering is the translucent black case (because you cannot get the solid black in UK ISO format) but in person it really isn't offensive.

The keycaps that come with the board aren't fancy by any stretch but do have quite a nice texture and shape.

Overall I'd say it's a great keyboard option for those that want an 1800 layout mechanical keyboard on a sensible budget.
  Alastair  03/02/2024
Arrived quickly, it was really simple to put togetheredit, the keyboard feels solid and satisfying to use. Would recommend!

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