Keychron Q1 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard (US Layout)

SKU: Q1M-P1
£184.00

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Switches

The Fully Assembled version includes:
  •  The keyboard PCB, the case, and the PC plate.
  • Keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Switches.

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q1 Max.
Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q1 Max

Meet the Keychron Q1 Max, a full metal QMK/VIA wireless custom mechanical keyboard upgraded with a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, featuring a 1000 Hz polling rate. Elevating the typing experience further, it has been thoughtfully upgraded with multiple layers of acoustic foams, ensuring a premium sound quality with every keystroke.

Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Paired with many other premium features, such as the double-gasket design, PBT keycaps, screw-in stabilizers, and more, the Keychron Q1 Max promises an unparalleled typing journey that transcends expectations.

Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q1 Max

Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your Q1 Max

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection

Experience peak gaming performance on the fly with the 2.4 GHz wireless connection boasting a rapid 1000 Hz polling rate. For seamless multitasking across your computer, phone, and tablet, you can effortlessly connect the Q1 Max via Bluetooth 5.1 to three devices.

Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 Q1 Max.

Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Significantly Enhanced Acoustic Foams

Elevate the typing experience with a combination of premium acoustic foams such as IXPE, PET, and Latex. Each keystroke becomes enjoyable, making every tap a delight for the senses.

Easy Assemble

We designed every component to be able to assemble easily so you can customize and adjust each component with ease to create your ultimate typing experience.

Structure of Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ARM Cortex-M4 chip (MCU) equipped with 256K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz right out of the box on 2.4 GHz and wired modes (90 Hz on Bluetooth mode), which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

Gasket Mount 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 acoustic resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals.

Gasket Structure of Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Experience the next level of key sounds and comfort with our gasket mount design together with a flexible PC (Polycarbonate) plate. This design combination allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.

KSA Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

To further fine-tune your typing experience, we designed our unique Keychron spherical-angle (KSA profile) double-shot keycap set with premium non-backlight shine through PBT material, that is oil-resistant and durable for long-term use.

KSA Double-Shot PBT Keycaps
Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Suitable for All Devices

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Q1 Max 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.

Keychron Q65 Max Wireless QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q1 max 75% QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Program Q1 Max with QMK & VIA

Endless possibilities for a fluid workflow thanks to its ability to remap any key, and create macro commands, shortcuts, or key combinations through the QMK/VIA.

Check out the video above demonstrating how to remap the Delete key to an Eject key with the VIA software to create a shortcut to put your Mac to sleep (Command-Option-Eject).

Get the V1 keymap working on VIA

To get started, please follow the 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 V1 keymap working on VIA.

 Since the VIA code for the V1 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and import the V1 keymap.

Note: Only the right JSON file can be input, please find the right version keymap JSON file which matches your keyboard to download.

V1 Knob Version Keymap JSON Files

Get the Q1 Max keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the Q1 Max is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized. Please download the appropriate keymap JSON file below, open VIA, turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab, and drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the Q1 Max keymap working on VIA.

Hot-Swapapble feature of Keychron Q1 max 75% Layout QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Hot-Swappable

Every detail matters for a personalized typing experience, that’s why we give you the power. You can hot-swap every switch on the Q1 Max 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.

South-Facing RGB

Comes with 22 types of RGB backlight settings. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed, and different modes, or even remap these keys with QMK/VIA.

Gateron Jupiter Switch

Our exclusive Gateron Jupiter mechanical switch (for the Fully Assembled version only) comes with a 3-pin design, its pre-lubed with a reliable Gateron quality standard with up to 80 million keystrokes lifespan. While their unique LED diffuser design offers high RGB backlight transmittance and softer backlight effect.
 
The banana switch provides an early tactile bump at the top with a uniquely smooth experience like those Panda switches on the market.

Gateron Jupiter Switch Features
All New Screw-In PCB Stabilizers

All New Screw-In PCB Stabilizers

No detail is too insignificant when it comes to 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 the space bar, shift, enter, and delete keys. You can even customize your favorite stabilizers on your own.

What's in the box?

Pack list of Keychron Q1 max 75% QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Pack list of Keychron Q1 max 75% QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard barebone version
Differences Among the Q Max, Q Pro, and Q Series Keyboards

Specs

Width145  mm
Length327.5  mm
Front Height22.6 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height35.8  mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight1724 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialAluminum
PlatePC
Polling Rate1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
Connectivity2.4 GHz/Bluetooth/ Type-C wired
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q1 Max
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
Wireless Working Time (Backlit off) Up to 180 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Wireless Working Time (RGB) Up to 30 hours (Lowest brightness)
Charging Time Around 5 hours
Bluetooth Version 5.1
Compatible SystemWindows/macOS/Linux
N-Key Rollover (NKRO) Yes for both wireless and wired modes
Hot-swappable Yes. Compatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)KSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version)
MCUARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
SwitchesGateron Jupiter (Fully Assembled version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
Charging PortUSB Type-C
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
Cable Length1.8 m
Charging PortUSB type-C
Keychron Q1 Max User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q1 Max such as the Q1 Max shortcuts, assembling the Q1 Max, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

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charles sin
Works fine

Best thing about this is Royal Mail. You can collect from the local post office which makes it just as good as Amazon

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Emilis Narbutas

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Stuart Wilson
Quite simply the best keyboard I have ever used!

The Q1 Max is built to last and that is immediately apparent before you even open the box. It's surprisingly HEAVY but it shouldn't put anyone off when looking for a top quality keyboard unless portability is important.
The linear keys are wonderfully smooth and coupled with the double shot PBT keycaps the whole typing experience is incredibly satisfying to type on. The battery life so far seems fantastic although I do not have the RGB lighting on constantly, just a flash when a key is pressed.
The only negative for me is the lack of a dedicated insert key, obviously this can be easily remedied by sacrificing one of the keys but this is such a minor issue I am happy to gloss over it.
The Q1 Max is not cheap but if I had bought this before the multitude of keyboards from the mainstream manufacturers I would have saved hundreds. I can't recommend this keyboard enough. :O)

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Ali Kokaz
An improvement from an already great product!

I already have a Q1 pro at work, and purchased the Q1 max for my home setup. It’s a marked step-up, with the added foam & switches helping give the keyboard an even nicer key stroke. It seems like the keycaps have also been slightly reworked, and feel more premium.

I can’t recommend this keyboard enough!

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Ben Martin
Fantastic keyboard with lots of customisability

Really enjoy the typing feel of this keyboard, did help taking one of the layers of foam out to increase the gasket performance but overall an amazing product with great connectivity to match