Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard is a 75% layout mechanical keyboard, with a tray, mount design, hot-swappable switches, south-facing RGB, programmable knob, 1000 Hz polling rate, double-shot PBT keycaps, QMK/VIA support, and more. Everything is customizable. V1 comes with a fully assembled version, but users can personalize every part of the keyboard with ease to create their ultimate typing experience.
This budget-friendly keyboard offers a unique Mac layout that retains the same multimedia and function keys as the Apple keyboard, while still being compatible with Windows devices. It comes with a system toggle and an additional set of customized keycaps for both Windows and macOS systems, allowing users to save two different layouts on the keyboard.
V1 comes in the non-knob and knob versions. The programmable knob, one of the most popular features of the Keychron keyboards, is designed to enhance the creative workflow. It allows users to easily customize their favorite keys and macros, such as zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, volume or selecting video clips of photos.
Unlike Keychron’s previous keyboard models, which have slight variations to appeal to the many unique needs of seasoned mechanical keyboard users, V1 is ideal for entry-level users. The barebone version is available at an accessible price of $64 USD whereas the fully assembled version is $84 USD.
Keychron V1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard Features
Designed to enhance your creative workflow, its premium rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software with ease. 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.
An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard
A brand new powerful ultra-low-power Arm structure MCU armed with 128K Flash will 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.
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.
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.
- Width: 148.7 mm
- Length: 328.5 mm
- Front Height: 17.9 mm (without keycaps)
- Back Height: 25.8 mm (without keycaps)
- Feet Height: 2.4 mm
- Angle: 3.5° / 8.5° / 11°
- Weight: 970 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled Version)
- Body Material: Solid ABS Plastic
- Plate Material: Steel
- Polling Rate: 1000 Hz