Keychron Keyboard Selection Guidelines

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Keychron, a keyboard brand highly popular among Mac users

Such is the case with Keychron keyboards. There are so many series and models, it’s hard to know which one to choose. I think there are many people who are not sure which one to choose.

In addition, Keychron is actually a Depending on the product you want, you may only be able to purchase authorized products, parallel imports, or personal imports.

This article describes the types and features of the Keychron series and how to choose the right one for you.

Use this article as a guideline for choosing Keychron!

Keychronのシリーズと特徴

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Keyboard layout (key arrangement and physical layout) you should know about

  • Key layout: US or JIS
  • Physical sequence: 100%, 96%, 80% TKL, 75%, 70%, 65%, 60%, 40

You will need to select a keyboard with your preferred key layout/physical layout from among these.

For more information, please see this article.

Introduction to the Keychron series

Keychron can be broadly divided into 14 series.

Keychronのシリーズと特徴
Priceaccess methodprofilekeymap changeDomestic Sales
B SeriesinexpensiveWireless/WiredScissorsupportunreleased
K SeriesusuallyWireless/WiredNormal / LowincompatibleSome authorized sales available
K Pro SeriesexpensiveWireless/WiredNormal / LowsupportSome authorized sales available
K Max SeriesexpensiveWireless/WiredNormal / Lowsupportunreleased
S Seriesexpensivecommunicate by wireLowsupportunreleased
R SerieshighWireless/WiredUltra Lowunknownunreleased
Q Serieshighcommunicate by wireNormal / LowsupportSome authorized sales available
Q Pro SerieshighWireless/WiredNormalsupportSome authorized sales available
Q Max SerieshighWireless/WiredNormalsupportSome authorized sales available
Q HE SerieshighWireless/WiredNormal (magnetic method)supportSome authorized sales available
V Seriesexpensivecommunicate by wireNormalsupportParallel imports available
V Max SeriesexpensiveWireless/WiredNormalsupportSome authorized sales available
collaborationhighcommunicate by wireNormalPartially supportedunreleased
C Seriesinexpensivecommunicate by wireNormalPartially supportedParallel imports available
Personal imports if not yet available
キーマップ変更について

This means that the system is equipped with a mechanism that allows you to change the keymap at your leisure.

There are four major ways to change the keymap as follows

  1. After creating a keymap with QMK Configurator, compile it, download it, and flash it to the main unit using QMK Toolbox.
  2. Change in real time using VIA (recommended)
  3. Create QMK Firmware build environment, build with QMK MSYS, then flash (for advanced users)
  4. Use dedicated software ( Keychron Lancher)

About Keychron B Series

Keychron B1 Pro page12
Customize keymapacceptable
Noise suppressionnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
Body MaterialABS resin
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapNo support
Connection methodWireless (2.4GHz/BT)/Wired
Supported OSmacOS / Windows / Linux
input methodscissor method
keycapABS
Domestic Salesnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
individual import

The Keychron B series is the so-called entry-level Keychron brand with a very low price.

By eliminating the mechanical key switch that had been used in the past and adopting a scissor system, the new model is thinner and lighter, and has succeeded in producing 1200 hours of operation time.

Unusually for a keyboard of this type, the keymap can be changed, as expected of Keychron.

At this time, the B1 pro /B6 Pro lineup is available.

However, unusually for a company that has marketed customizable mechanical keyboards, it is not possible to change any of the specifications.

We are also concerned that the shape of the key tops and the overall trend is very similar to the earlier popularized products.

About Keychron K Series

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Image reference: Keychron
Customize keymapnot allowed
Noise suppressionnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
Body MaterialABS resin
With or without frameAluminum frame for RGB models
White model/No backlight model
hot swapYes, depending on the model
Connection methodWireless/Wired
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal / Low
keycapSingle-shot ABS
Double-shot ABS
Domestic SalesKopec Japan (some models only)
Others are private imports.

The Keychron K series is the most popular Keychron mechanical keyboard.

As for the series bearing the “K” in the series, not only wired connection but also wireless connection is available.

However, if the Models purchased from non-authorized distributors are not allowed to use wireless functions in Japan, as they must obtain “Technical Qualification” to be used in Japan.

Products handled by “Kopec Japan,” an authorized distributor in Japan, are listed below.

  • Please click here to see the rationale for technical compliance.
  • As for K1 to K10, seeing that there is no Pro notation, it is most likely that the wireless modules are probably common.
  • C series, V series (no mark), and Q series (no mark) are marked with “ー” because they do not have wireless connectivity.
  • Only K7/K15 listed in Kopec Japan is not listed in the Technical Qualification List, so it is listed as “? (unconfirmed)”, but we assume that it is probably just not reflected on the MIC side.
  • Given the technical certification of the Keychron USB-C Receiver, we are aware that it is also certified for wireless connectivity using the 2.4GHz band.
  • For use in Japan, the keyboard must (1) be certified for technical compliance and (2) have a technical compliance mark on the keyboard itself.

List of Kopec Japan authorized products

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Model number ▲▼ technical standards compliance Handling ▲▼▼ Profile▲▼ Size▲▼. Name▲▼
C1 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
C2 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 100% Full
C1 Pro long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
C2 Pro long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 100% Full
K1 SE symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 80% TenkeyLess
K1 V5 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 80% TenkeyLess
K1 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 80% TenkeyLess
K1 Max Low 80% TenkeyLess
K2 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75%. Compact
K2 No backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75% Compact
K2 Hot-swap without backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75% Compact
K2 v2 hot swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75% Compact
K2 v2 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75% Compact
K3 v2 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 75% Compact
K3 v2 hot swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 75% Compact
K3 v2 No backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 75% Compact
K3 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 75% Compact
K3 Max symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 75% Compact
K4 V2 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 96% CompactFull
K4 V2 Hot Swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 96% CompactFull
K4 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 86% CompactFull
K5 SE symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 100% Full
K5 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 100% Full
K5 Hot Swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 100% Full
K5 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 100% Full
K5 Max Low 100% Full
K6 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
K6 Hot Swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
K6 No backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
K6 Hot-swap without backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
K6 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
K7 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 65% UltraCompact
K7 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 65% UltraCompact
K7 Max Low 65% UltraCompact
K8 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
K8 Hot Swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
K8 No backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
K8 Hot-swap without backlight symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
K8 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
K9 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Low 60% Compact
K10 symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 100% Full
K10 Hot Swap symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 100% Full
K10 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 100%. Full
K11 Pro Low 65% UltraCompact
K12 Normal 60% Mini
K12 Hot Swap Normal 60% Mini
K12 Pro Normal 60% Mini
K13Pro Normal 80%. Custom
K13 Max Normal 80%. Custom
K14 Normal 70%
UltraCompact
K14 Hot Swap Normal 70%
UltraCompact
K14 Pro Normal 70%.
UltraCompact
K15 Pro ? Normal 75% alice
Compact
K17 Pro Normal 96%
Full
Q0 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal
Q0 Plus long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal
Q1 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 75% Compact
Q1 v2 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 75% Compact
Q1 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75%. Compact
Q1 Max symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75%. Compact
Q1 HE symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75%. Compact
Q2 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 65% UltraCompact
Q2 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
Q2 Max symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 65% UltraCompact
Q2 HE Unpublished ○
Q3 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
Q3 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
Q3 Max (JIS/US) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
Q3 HE Unpublished ○
Q4 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 60% Mini
Q4 Pro Normal 60% Mini
Q5 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 96% CompactFull
Q5 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 96% CompactFull
Q5 Max symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Noemal 96%. CompactFull
Q6 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 100% Full
Q6 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 100% Full
Q6 Max symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 100% Full
Q6 HE Unpublished ○
Q7 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 70%
UltraCompact
Q8 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 65%alice UltraCompact
Q8 Pro Normal 65%alice UltraCompact
Q8 Max Normal 65%alice UltraCompact
Q9 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 40%
Q10 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 75% Alice/Compact
Q10 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75% Alice/Compact
Q10 Max Normal 75% Alice/Compact
Q10 HE Unpublished ○
Q11 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 75%. Split
Q11 Pro Unpublished ○
Q11 HE Unpublished ○
Q12 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 96%. Southpor
Q12 Max long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 96%. Southpor
Q13 Pro symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 96%alice Compact Full
Q14 Pro Normal 96%Alice Southpor
Q14 HE Unpublished ○
Q60 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 60% Mini
Q60 Max Normal 60% Mini
Q65. long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 65% UltraCompact
Q65 Max Normal 65% UltraCompact
V1 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 75% Compact
V1 Max (JIS/US) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position or because of censorship) Normal 75% Compact
V2 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 65% UltraCompact
V2 Max Normal 65% UltraCompact
V3 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 80% TenkeyLess
V4 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 60% Mini
V5 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 96% CompactFull
V5 Max Normal 96% CompactFull
V6 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 100%. Full
V7 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 70% Compact
V8 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 65%. Alice.
V10 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Normal 75%. Alice.
S1 long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana) Low 75% Compact
R1 UltraLow 75% Compact
B1 Pro Scissor 75%. Compact
Lemokey L3 Normal 80% TKL Compact
Keyboard 81 Pro Normal 75%. Compact

If the model name is “even”, it is a normal profile mechanical switch, and if the model name is “odd”, it is a low profile mechanical switch.

If you want something thin and space-saving, we recommend a low profile, but it still cannot match a normal profile in terms of key feel and key sound.

However, the Except for ” K3 / K5 / K7 ” that uses Keychron Optical switch. Please try it out.

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Personally, I preferred the Mint axis.
The other axes are too light and may not be suitable for users of normal profile keyboards.
If you want a thin keyboard with a good typing feel, go for a Gateron Low-Profile 2.0 keyboard.

The overall feel and sound of the model as a whole is “normal.

It is not processed to be exceptionally quiet, so it may be difficult to get a dead sound.

Comparatively speaking, the RGB-backlit model with aluminum frame seems to have a superior keystroke sound.

At any rate, I want a keyboard that is stylish and can be connected wirelessly! The “K series” can be recommended for those who want a stylish keyboard with wireless connectivity.

About the Keychron K Pro Series

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Image reference: Keychron
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressionSound Absorbing Forms
Silicon Pad
Body MaterialABS resin
frameAluminum frame
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired/wireless
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal / Low
keycapDouble-shot PBT
Domestic SalesKopec Japan or depending on the model
Others are private imports.

The K Pro series is the higher end of the K series.

Distinguishing differences are the silent processing and the ability to change the keymap.

The PCB is sandwiched between sound-absorbing foam and silicon pads, which prevents excess noise from being generated and produces a pleasant keystroke sound.

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Image reference: Keychron

In addition, QMK/VIA compatibility allows you to rearrange your favorite keyswitches to your own preferred layout.

The K8 Pro/K3Pro/K2Pro/K4Pro/K6Pro are available in Japan.

Since this is a Japan domestic model, it is nice to know that JIS (Japanese alignment) layout is also available.

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About the Keychron K Max Series

K13 Max 8
Image reference: Keychron
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressionSound Absorbing Forms
Silicon pad, etc.
Body MaterialABS resin
frameAluminum frame
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired/Wireless
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal / Low
keycapDouble-shot PBT
Domestic Salesnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
individual import

The Keychron K Max series is the top of the K series.

The basic product specifications follow those of the Pro series in every respect, and it is safe to assume that the “Max” series is a model with a greatly improved polling rate for wireless connections in the Pro series.

For 2.4GHz band connections using USB dongles, ultra-low latency connections of 1000Hz, the same as wired connections, are realized.

Many models are priced almost the same as the Pro series, so the Max series is a good choice if you are looking to purchase one.

K3 Max has been officially available in Japan since March 15, 2024.

About Keychron S Series

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Image reference: Keychron
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressionSound Absorbing Forms
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired only
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileLow
keycapDouble-shot PBT
Domestic Salesnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
(Personal imports only)

The Keychron S series is the top-of-the-line low-profile mechanical keyboard model.

Compared to the K series low-profile mechanical keyboard, it differs in that it is silent, supports keymap changes, does not have wireless connectivity, and has a full metal body.

As for the silent processing, since sound-absorbing foam is only placed under the PCB, it is highly unlikely that such a large sound-absorbing effect will be achieved.

On the other hand, due to the full metal body, the keystrokes are tighter than those of the regular K series and K Pro series.

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Image reference: Keychron

The only way to purchase the product in Japan is through private importation.

It is quite an enthusiast product, but it is the pinnacle of low-profile keyboards, so if you are interested in this product, please contact us.

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Model number ▲▼JIS sequence ▲▼US Array▲▼▼Profile▲▼Size▲▼.
S1Low75%
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As far as I know, the S1 is the only one that has a full aluminum low-profile keyboard body.
However, with the introduction of the NuPhy Air96, which has a solid, silent finish, we expect further updates in the low-profile area as well.

About Keychron R Series

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Image reference: https://www.keychron.com/pages/keychron-r1
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressionlong vowel mark (usually only used in katakana)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
With or without frameNone (integrally molded)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired/Wireless
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileUltra Low
keycapunknown
Domestic Salesnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
(Personal imports only)

The Keychron R1 is an all-new model featuring an Ultra Low Profile Optical switch.

It is expected to be the thinnest and lightest model in the series’ history, and crowdfunding was scheduled to begin on Kickstarter in August 2023, but has not yet been announced.

Click here for more information ▷▷▷

About Keychron Q Series

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Image reference: Keychron
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressiongasket
Sound Absorbing Forms
case form
Silicone gasket
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired only
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal
keycapDouble-shot ABS
Double-shot PBT
Authorized Domestic SalesKopec Japan (some models only)
Others are private imports.

The Keychron Q series is the flagship model of Keychron and is meant to create a top-of-the-line typing experience.

The best feature of this product is its Thoroughly silent processing produces superb keystroke feel and sound The most distinctive feature of this product is its

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The PCB (base) has a floating structure called a double gasket, which absorbs the impact of keystrokes and does not generate excess noise.

Many models use double-shot PBT keycaps, which are considered to provide excellent keystroke sound and resistance to fading of printing.

The Q series is certainly expensive, but it is the keyboard of choice for those seeking the best keystroke feel.

Recently, the lineup has also included very unique products such as the southpaw style Q12, the left-right split style Q11, and the Q9 Plus with a split space bar.

Only the following three products are officially sold in Japan; others can be purchased through personal imports or parallel imports from Amazon.com.

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About Keychron Q Pro Series

Q8 Pro 4
Image reference: https://www.keychron.com/products/keychron-q8-pro-alice-layout-qmk-via-wireless-custom-mechanical-keyboard
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressiongasket
Sound Absorbing Forms
case form
Silicone gasket
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired/Wireless
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal
keycapKSA Profile
Double-shot PBT
Authorized Domestic SalesNone (personal import)

The Q Pro series is the high-end model of Keychron.

While inheriting the specifications of the Q series, perhaps its greatest feature is its support for wireless connectivity.

Until then, wireless functionality was not available when aluminum alloys were used for the case due to radio technology restrictions, but with the Q1 Pro we have established that technology.

The Q1 Pro is now officially available in Japan, starting with the Q1 Pro.

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About Keychron Q Max Series

Q1 Max 4
https://www.keychron.com/products/keychron-q1-max-qmk-via-wireless-custom-mechanical-keyboard?variant=40707102769241
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressiongasket
Sound Absorbing Forms
IXPE/PET foam
Latex bottom pad
case form
Bottom Case PET Foam
Silicone gasket
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired/wireless (BT /2.4GHz)
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal
keycapKSA profile/Cherry profile
Double-shot PBT
Authorized Domestic Salesant

The Q Max series is the highest-performance keyboard in the Q series.

A 2.4GHz band connection using a USB dongle is available, and a polling rate of 1000Hz allows for ultra-low latency wireless connections.

In addition, while the conventional Q series has two layers of sound-absorbing foam, the Q Max series has six more layers, so you can expect a very tight typing sound.

As for its introduction to Japan, Q1 Max was crowdfunded on Makuake, but the crowdfunding has been closed at this time.

In addition, Keychron Q3 Max, which has obtained technical certification from Kopec Japan, an authorized distributor in Japan, will be available from June 13, 2024, making it much more readily available in Japan.

Starting with this model, the keycaps for Japanese-language models are also made of DoubleShot PBT, which shows the effort that has been put into targeting the Japanese market.

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About Keychron Q HE Series

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Customize keymapYes (supported by proprietary software based on QMK)
Noise suppressionDouble gasket construction
Sound Absorbing Forms
acoustic pad
Body Materialaluminum (Al)
With or without frameant
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired / BT /2.4GHz
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal
keycapDouble-shot PBT (OEM profile)
Authorized Domestic Salesindividual import

Based on the Keychron Q1, the Keychron Q1 HE is a model with magnetic keyswitches.

It was scheduled to be released via crowdfunding in October 2023, but appeared on KickStarter in December.

A key feature of the Gateron’s first magnetic keyswitch is that it enables magnetic keyboard-specific behaviors, such as changing the actuation point, rapid triggering, and multi-keystroke action.

Initially, it was expected that the above settings would be changed using VIA, but it appears to be controlled by proprietary software built on QMK.

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The product is scheduled to ship in March 2024 after the crowdfunding ends.

The number of units left in the crowdfunding process is quite low, so please be sure to get yours as soon as possible.

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About Keychron V Series

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Image reference: Keychron
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressionSound Absorbing Forms
Silicon Pad
Body MaterialABS plastic
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodWired only
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal
keycapDouble-shot PBT
Authorized Domestic Salesant

The Keychron V series is a combination of the best of the K and Q series. The V series is a combination of the best of the K and Q series.

Although only a wired connection is available, it has a firm, silent finish and provides a good-quality keystroke feel compared to the K series.

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Image reference: Keychron

The price is reasonable, so this model is perfect for those looking for a mechanical keyboard that they want to customize.

V1/V3/V6 are available in Japan.

About the Keychron V Max Series

V1 Max 1
Customize keymapYes (QMK/VIA)
Noise suppressionSound Absorbing Forms
PET foam
case form
Gasket Mound
PC Plate
Body MaterialABS plastic
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupported
Connection methodUSB Type-C
2.4GHz
Bluetoot5.1
Supported OSWindows/Mac
profileNormal
keycapDouble-shot PBT
Authorized Domestic Salesant

The V Max series is a further upgrade of the V series.

The most significant difference is probably the support for wireless connectivity.

The key feel has also been greatly improved, with a gasket mount similar to the Q series and a PC plate instead of the previous steel plate, making it close to the Q series in key feel.

V1 Max structure scaled

On the other hand, to keep the price low, the body material is ABS plastic, making the model extremely cost-effective.

In Japan, the official domestic sales of the product began on June 13, 2024.

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About the collaboration model

Keychron has been selling collaborative models with other companies’ brands in recent years.

At this time, there is a collaboration model between ONEPLUS and Lemokey.

About Keychron C Series

C SeriesC Pro Series
Customize keymapnot allowedQMK/VIA compatible
Noise suppressionnashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
Body MaterialABS resinABS resin
With or without framenashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta)
hot swapSupportedSupported
Connection methodWired onlyWired only
Supported OSWindows/MacWindows/Mac
profileNormalNormal
keycapSingle-shot ABS
Double-shot ABS
Double-shot PBT
Authorized Domestic Salesparallel import
individual import
individual import

The C Series is positioned as Keychron’s entry-level keyboard.

In addition to the basic look, the ability to customize the keyswitches makes it a good choice for those who want to customize their keyboards a bit.

In May 2023, the lineup will be considerably enhanced with the addition of the upgraded CPro Series, which will be available at the same price.

アップデートポイント
  • QMK/VIA support enables keymap customization
  • Double-shot PBT keycaps are standard
  • Polling rate improved to 1000 Hz
  • Only RGB models are hot-swappable

The C1 Pro is 80% tenkeyless size, while the C2 Pro is 100% full size.

Available starting at $55.00, it is truly a perfect entry-level solution.

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About Keychron

Keychron is a relatively new keyboard brand founded in 2017 by a group of keyboard enthusiasts.

Keychron is only a brand name, not the name of the operating company.

It is operated by ” Siki Eagle Sarl,” a company headquartered in France and incorporated in 2020.

We also have a company in Hong Kong and our products are shipped from Hong Kong.

Although the company is believed to be Chinese-owned, its main website is entirely in English, indicating that it is a company that is looking to expand globally.

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These are some of the features of the entire Keychron series.

Once again, let’s review how to choose Keychron for your needs.

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