This is the second Keychron keyboard that I bought and the same as before, it arrived surprisingly fast and the packaging is superb. It looks beautiful and the typing feels nice.
However, I'd expect a bit more consistency in the keyboard design and components within the same series. I've bought K10 Pro and K8 Pro. They're very similar, but K8 Pro is different in the design of the case + the switches are from different vendors with notable differences. They're both fine, however as I said I'd expect more consistency. Especially in the design. There's no reason from K8 Pro to have completely different case than K10 Pro for example. They must only be different in the number of keys.
This of course wouldn't stop me from buying, but I think for future image of the company, the vendor must pay more attention to consistency of the design and components within the same line of products (K Pro, for example)
It took about a few weeks to deliver (to the UK) which I think was the only bummer.
It has been about a month of usage of my Keychron K8 Pro (mostly brown switches). It came with a US intl mac layout, easily swapped the keys to windows. The wireless experience quirky with my linux machie, the experience has been super smooth on my windows machine. The wireless battery life is pretty impressive, while I haven't limit tested the battery it seems to go over a day at least without a charge.
The most impressive bit is the responsiveness. I have never used this layout before but I could get upto 55WPM on my first few attempts. The keypress feedback is sharp and the clicks are very gentle and pleasant to hear. The keyboard is 10/10, 100% would buy again.
Keychron K8 Pro QMK/VIA Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Really good battery life when using it wireless, sounds and feels so much nicer than my previous razer keyboard and is a lot quieter.
Being only my 2nd mechanical keyboard this thing is fantastic.
I know nothing about mechanical keyboards, but I just love this so much, it’s so satisfying!! It sounds and feels so delightful, I don’t do my work listening to music anymore, because this board is my music now!
The K8 Pro is the world’s first out-of-the-box QMK/VIA wireless mechanical keyboard paving the way for a new era for mechanical keyboards.
Anyone can master any keyboard keys or macro commands through VIA on a wireless keyboard. 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.
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 it’s 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).
Check out the video above demonstrating how to remap the Light Effect key (located on the K8 Pro’s top right corner) to an Eject key with the VIA software, so you can get a shortcut to put your Mac to sleep (Command-Option-Eject), or even remap the fn key in a breeze. It’s never been so intuitive and flexible to personalize your own keymap.
An ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 MCU which is powerful, and equipped with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.
Get the keymap working on VIA
Since the VIA code for the K8 Pro is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not automatically recognized yet. Please download the keymap JSON file below. Connect your keyboard and device with the provided cable, and toggle the switch to cable mode. Open VIA, click on the "Show Design tab" on the "Settings" tab. Drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the K8 Pro keymap working on VIA.
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
Offers a Mac layout while still being compatible with Windows, the K8 Pro is one of the few 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. Includes keycaps for both macOS and Windows (4 keycaps for each) to allow you to switch between operating systems with ease.
Check high-res keycap layout and size.
Every detail matters for a personalized typing experience, that’s 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.
The Barebone version (without switch and keycap) is also available at your choice.
Screw-In PCB Stabilizers
Even small part matters for your fingertip feel. We’ve 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.
Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch
The renowned Gateron G Pro switch comes with an optimized mold, more precise positioning, less wobbliness, and factory pre-lube will certainly improve your fingertip feel. A smooth travel experience is guaranteed with up to 50 million keystroke lifespan.
Typing sound test of the K8 Pro with Gateron G Pro switches and OSA profile double-shot PBT keycaps.
OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps
To further fine-tune your typing experience, the K8 Pro comes with our unique OSA profile (OEM profile with spherical-angle) and double-shot PBT keycaps that aim to provide a more comfortable fingertip feel with excellent oil resistance for long-term use on the timeless tenkeyless layout.
South-facing RGB Lights
The south-facing RGB is designed to better illuminate the keyboard backlight from the typist’s 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.
Three levels of adjustable typing angle (0º, 6º & 9º), an inclined bottom frame, and curved OSA-profile keycaps are all working together to provide long-lasting ergonomic support for your wrist.
Looking for ISO Layout?
The K8 Pro ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK, 🇩🇪German, 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪Nordic, 🇨🇭Swiss, 🇫🇷French, and 🇪🇸 Spanish layout.
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