Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout Collection


Layout Version

The fully assembled version includes:
  • ABS plastic housing
  • The keyboard PCB, screw-in stabs, and the steel plate
  • OSA profile keycaps (including Mac & Windows keycaps)
  • Keychron K Pro switches

The difference between Fully Assembled Knob (Frosted Black)-ABS Keycaps and Fully Assembled Knob (Frosted Black)-PBT Keycaps is the type of keycaps they use.

ABS Keycaps: Backlight shine-through
PBT Keycaps: Non-shine-through

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Keychron V1
ISO Layout Collection

The V1 is a fully customizable mechanical keyboard ready for any situation. It’s a great option to introduce you to the custom keyboard world. With its compact 75% layout, QMK/VIA support, acoustic silicone pad, and backlight shine-through keycaps, the V1 is designed for ultra typing comfort and boost productivity.

Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

Frosted Black-PBT Keycaps (Non-Shine-Through)

Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

Frosted Black-ABS Keycaps (Shine-Through)

Feature of Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

*Fully Assembled-ABS Keycaps Version features OSA Shine-through ABS keycaps.
*Fully Assembled-PBT Keycaps Version features OSA double-shot PBT keycaps, which are non-shine-through.

Customize Your V1

Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your V1 ISO layout keyboard

OSA Profile Keycaps

To further leverage your typing experience, the V1 ISO version comes with our unique OSA profile (OEM profile with spherical angle) keycaps.

Shine-Through ABS Keycaps

Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

ABS keycaps aim to provide a comfortable fingertip feel and a fantastic backlight shine-through effect.

Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

The double-shot PBT keycaps will provide excellent oil resistance, and prevent the legends from fading out.

Keychron V1 ISO Layout Versions

These versions include the Nordic, Swiss, German, UK, French, and Spanish layouts, all with extra keycaps suitable for Mac and Windows devices.

🇬🇧 UK-ISO Layout (ABS)

UK-ISO Layout Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

🇬🇧 UK-ISO Layout (PBT)

UK ISO Layout Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

🇩🇪 German DE-ISO Layout (ABS)

German ISO Layout Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

🇩🇪 German DE-ISO Layout (PBT)

German ISO Layout Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

All-Around Customizable Keyboard

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component to be easily assembled so you can customize and adjust any or every parts the way you want.

Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout
Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

Note: The screw heads are molded into the case, so they have a very strong grip and won’t fall out.

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.

Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout
Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

Switch layouts between macOS & Windows

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Keychron V1 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 V1 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. 

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, its aluminum rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software with ease.

Rotary encoder Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

You can easily customize the V1's knob to your desired key or macro commands like zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

Screen capture of Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout


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.

Barebone ISO Layout Keychron V1 Custom Mechanical 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.

Keychron K Pro Switch Features
All New Screw-In PCB Stabilizers

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 V1 also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.

Typing Sound Test

Keychron V1 Review From Hardware Canucks

Keychron V1 Review From Squashy Boy

What's in the box?

Package list of Keychron V1 QMK/VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout


Width148.7 mm
Length328.5 mm
Front Height17.9 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height25.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle3.5° / 8.5° / 11°
Weight970 g ± 10g
Body MaterialABS Plastic
Polling Rate1000Hz
Mount StyleTray Mount Design
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)OSA Profile ABS backlight shine-through keycaps / OSA Profile PBT non-shine-through keycaps
SwitchesKeychron K Pro
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabsScrew-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C cable
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
MCUUltra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
LayoutDE-ISO, UK-ISO, Swiss-ISO, Nordic-ISO, FR-ISO, and ES-ISO
Keychron V1 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron V1 such as the V1 shortcuts, assembling the V1, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Daniel Goodwin
What a beauty

I'm a newbie to mechanical keyboards and have been using MacBooks or low profile crappy Windows keyboards for years. The upgrade is hard to overstate. The keyboard is heavy and sturdy. There is a fullness to the typing feel that's hard to describe, it's not hollow. This is a fantastic keyboard for the price. And it looks pretty too.

Mehek Rehman
I liked it

The keyboard is great out of the box my only thing aesthetic wise was that in the ISO layout it only had a red keycap where the esc key is and the ansi one has 2

Juri R.
9/10 Amazing keyboard overall

- Keycaps feel delightful to type with.
- Sounds very nice out of the box with browns
- Sounds beautiful with durock poms, new stabs and some foam modding.
- Build quality is fantastic and can compete with much more expensive boards.

I had one small issue with the backlighting of the keyboard but managed to get it fixed with some help from the support team.

Stop leaving 1 star reviews when you've not received the product.

Come on people, christ, if you have not actually received your product yet, maybe don't leave a 1-star review, or better yet, no review at all until you can actually review the product. Idiots.

Sergio C.
A Great Keyboard to get Started

The keyboard is lovely:
- The switches are lovely to type on and have a very pleasant sound and feel (I got Browns)
- The design and quality of the keycaps is phenomenal, especially the rounded design of the keycaps and the colour palette.
- The build quality is more than decent, I appreciated the use of foam on the back and the lubed switches, plus the partly clear plastic of the frame.

The only downside is that I wish the keyboard was wireless, though it's not too much of a problem to use a cable.

Other than that, I'm really happy with my purchase.