The Keychron Q1 Pro is a custom mechanical keyboard that boasts a variety of premium features to enhance your typing experience. One of the most notable features is its double-gasket design, which is a new and innovative structure in the industry. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, the Q1 Pro has 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, combined with a flexible PC (Polycarbonate) plate, allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.
The Keychron Q1 Pro is also equipped with a powerful ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 chip (MCU) that is equipped with 128K Flash to provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz out of the box on type-c wired mode (90 Hz on wireless mode), which makes latency non-existent for the competitive gamer.
Another standout feature of the Q1 Pro is its wireless capabilities. The keyboard can connect to up to 3 devices wirelessly via its stable Broadcom Bluetooth 5.1, allowing for seamless multitasking across your laptop, phone, and tablet. The Q1 Pro is fully compatible with both Mac and Windows, and a reliable USB Type-C wired connection is also available when you need it.
The entire metal body of the Q1 Pro 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. This attention to detail and craftsmanship is evident in the final product.
Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Q1 Pro comes with a system toggle and an additional set of customized keycaps for both Windows and macOS systems. This allows you to save two different layouts on the keyboard, one for each system.
The Q1 Pro also has a variety of features designed to enhance your creative workflow. The aluminum rotary encoder allows you easily customize the 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.
Another customizable feature of the Q1 Pro is its switches. You can hot-swap every switch on the keyboard with almost all of the 3pin and 5pin MX style mechanical switches on the market (including Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Panda, etc.) without soldering required. This allows you to customize your own typing experience in seconds.
The Q1 Pro also comes with 22 types of RGB backlight settings, allowing you to further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed, and different modes. The keyboard even supports QMK/VIA, which allows you to remap these keys to your liking.
Finally, the Q1 Pro has integrated 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.
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