Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled black frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled grey frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch red
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch blue
Keychron Q5 QMK/VIA custom mechanical keyboard knob version 96 percent full aluminum for Mac Windows Linux fully assembled blue frame with Gateron G Pro switch brown
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Regular price $329.00 Sale price $299.00
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15 in stock

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The fully assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the steel plate.
  • Double-shot OSA PBT keycaps (including Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Gateron G Pro switches.
The barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.
No discount codes can be used for Q5.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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David
Pretty happy overall

There aren’t a lot of choices for a (semi-)custom full-sized keyboard and the Q5 is definitely a good if not the best option. Especially considering the police point.
However, the stabilizers are not at the quality of the rest of the keyboard and the top case is really pingy. Otherwise I would consider it being almost perfect for its price.
Still a good product that I would recommend.

K
Ken S.
GREAT LAYOUT / SIZE

I really like this keyboard. I have a couple of Q1s, and I like this layout better. The key caps on the silver gray model look terrific.

J
Joshua Obial
Thok Thok Thok

The keyboard is soooo gooood…

Very perfect 🤩

You can hear the thok thok thok while typing

J
Jace
Great Keyboard, limited software

A lot of the other reviews have gone into how solid and great this keyboard sounds. I agree with all of that and am super happy with how it feels and sounds so I won't go into that too much. Ended up going all out with Zealios 65g and this thing has that nice thoccy sound you dream of.

I'm knocking one star off because the VIA software and support are pretty janky. I cannot get VIA to recognize my keyboard and have to manually load the json every. single. time. even after following their instructions for flashing the device (currently on v1.4). Also, for how expensive this keyboard is I am disappointed I can't control per-key RGB. I can only use a solid color or the various obnoxious gamer rainbow patterns. The LEDs on this board are gorgeous and it's a shame I can't put them to better use, other barebones keyboards that cost less than this have this feature so I was surprised when I wasn't able to.

EDIT: I will admit that upon further research, this is a limitation of the VIA software and QMK firmware as a whole. Seems like a lot of work to get it working but the Discord has been super helpful so far. It'll be a fun project, but am leaving the review as it is because not many people would want to take that dive and it is a limiting factor of the design choice Keychron made when committing to QMK. I still am absolutely loving the keyboard and will still 100% recommend the device

J
JC
Best Keyboard

I have owned other 1800 compact full-size keyboards, I won't name the brands but this keyboard hands down is the best out of all of them. The build quality, the sound, and the double gasket. Added some black switches and using Keychron's own cherry keycaps is like better than gold haha. It truly is the best. Don't hesitate to buy this keyboard, thanks Keychron for making such a wonderful keyboard

Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q5

Setting the best example for efficient space usage, the Q5 has a compact 96% layout design while retaining all the essential functions and number keys. With its full metal CNC machined body, double-gasket design, and QMK/VIA support, the Q5 is the ultimate choice for an almost full-size keyboard.

Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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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 Q5. 

Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard

All-around customizable keyboard

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component easily assembled. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component you want.

Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Double Gasket 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 sound resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals. This design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

Double Gasket Design of Keychron Q4 60% Percent Layout Mini Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A brand new ultra-low-power MCU Arm structure that is powerful and armed with 128K Flash to provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is up to 1000 Hz out of the box, which makes latency non-existent for the competitive game.

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OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

For the new double-shot PBT keycaps, we built a new profile. It has a similar height to the OEM profile and has an SA-like shape. We named it the OSA (OEM spherical angled) keycap. The PBT keycaps will provide excellent oil resistance, enhance the type feel, and prevent the legends from fading out.

OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard
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Switch layouts between macOS & Windows

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Keychron Q5 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.

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Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to easily customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software.

Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q3 80% TKL Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q5'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.

Setting the macros for "zoom in/out"

Using the knob as "zoom in/out"

Program Q5 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. 

QMK VIA screen capture of Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Get the Q5 keymap working on VIA

To get started, please follow the steps: 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 Q5 keymap working on VIA.
Since the VIA code for the Q5 is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, you will need to manually download and enter the Q5 keymap.

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

Q5  Knob Version Keymap JSON Files

Q5 Non-Knob Version  Keymap JSON Files

Hot-swappable

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.

Note: The Q5's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

Barebone US layout of Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

The optimized molded switch with more precise positioning and less wobble will undoubtedly improve the feel at your fingertips. With the fully assembled Q5 version fitted with factory pre-lubricated Gateron G Pro switches, a smoother travel experience is guaranteed for you.

Gateron G 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 Q5 also supports third-party stabilizers, including Cherry or Durock.

ANSI & ISO Layouts

ISO layout is widely used in Europe while the ANSI layout is widely used by the rest of the world.

Note: If you live in Europe, we recommend you purchase the "Barebone ISO” version with the corresponding ISO keycaps. The "Barebone ISO” is suitable for all ISO keyboard countries like the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, etc.

ANSI Layout

ISO Layout

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Typing Sound Test

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Different Versions

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What's in the box?

Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q5 1800 Compact Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width145 mm
Length390.4 mm
Front Height20.2 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height33.4 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight2200 g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialSteel
Polling Rate1000 Hz
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)Double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through, OSA Profile (OEM height, SA shape)
MCUUltra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
SwitchesGateron G Pro (Fully Assembled Version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabsScrew-in PCB stabs
ConnectivityType-C
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
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Keychron Q5 User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q5 such as the Q5 shortcuts, assembling the Q5, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
77%
(10)
23%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
David
Pretty happy overall

There aren’t a lot of choices for a (semi-)custom full-sized keyboard and the Q5 is definitely a good if not the best option. Especially considering the police point.
However, the stabilizers are not at the quality of the rest of the keyboard and the top case is really pingy. Otherwise I would consider it being almost perfect for its price.
Still a good product that I would recommend.

K
Ken S.
GREAT LAYOUT / SIZE

I really like this keyboard. I have a couple of Q1s, and I like this layout better. The key caps on the silver gray model look terrific.

J
Joshua Obial
Thok Thok Thok

The keyboard is soooo gooood…

Very perfect 🤩

You can hear the thok thok thok while typing

J
Jace
Great Keyboard, limited software

A lot of the other reviews have gone into how solid and great this keyboard sounds. I agree with all of that and am super happy with how it feels and sounds so I won't go into that too much. Ended up going all out with Zealios 65g and this thing has that nice thoccy sound you dream of.

I'm knocking one star off because the VIA software and support are pretty janky. I cannot get VIA to recognize my keyboard and have to manually load the json every. single. time. even after following their instructions for flashing the device (currently on v1.4). Also, for how expensive this keyboard is I am disappointed I can't control per-key RGB. I can only use a solid color or the various obnoxious gamer rainbow patterns. The LEDs on this board are gorgeous and it's a shame I can't put them to better use, other barebones keyboards that cost less than this have this feature so I was surprised when I wasn't able to.

EDIT: I will admit that upon further research, this is a limitation of the VIA software and QMK firmware as a whole. Seems like a lot of work to get it working but the Discord has been super helpful so far. It'll be a fun project, but am leaving the review as it is because not many people would want to take that dive and it is a limiting factor of the design choice Keychron made when committing to QMK. I still am absolutely loving the keyboard and will still 100% recommend the device

J
JC
Best Keyboard

I have owned other 1800 compact full-size keyboards, I won't name the brands but this keyboard hands down is the best out of all of them. The build quality, the sound, and the double gasket. Added some black switches and using Keychron's own cherry keycaps is like better than gold haha. It truly is the best. Don't hesitate to buy this keyboard, thanks Keychron for making such a wonderful keyboard