The Keychron V3 is a highly customizable mechanical keyboard that is designed to provide users with an unparalleled typing experience. The keyboard has a classic TKL (80%) layout, and it is equipped with a variety of premium features such as QMK/VIA support, PBT keycaps, screw-in stabs, and more.
One of the most unique features of the Keychron V3 is its aluminum rotary encoder, which is designed to enhance the creative workflow of users. This knob allows users to easily customize their favorite keys and macros through the VIA software. The rotary encoder is an innovative addition that allows users to take full control of their keyboard and make it truly their own.
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Powering the Keychron V3 is an ultra-low-power ARM architecture MCU with 128K Flash, which provides more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz out of the box, which makes latency non-existent for competitive gaming. The V3 also supports hot-swappable sockets, which allow users to install or change switches without soldering. The PCB supports both the 3-pin and 5-pin MX switches.
The Keychron V3 also features OSA Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps, which have a similar height to the OEM profile and an SA-like shape. PBT keycaps are known for providing excellent oil resistance, enhancing the typing feel, and preventing legends from fading out. The V3 also includes a set of customized keycaps for both Windows and macOS systems, allowing users to switch between layouts seamlessly.
In terms of customization, the Keychron V3 is truly in a class of its own. The keyboard has full QMK and VIA support, which means users can easily program and remap each key on the keyboard. The open-source firmware provides endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, and more. The V3 also features south-facing RGB LED lights that are designed to better illuminate the keyboard backlight from the typist’s angle with the premium non-shine-through PBT keycaps installed.
The Keychron V3 also comes with pre-lubed Keychron K Pro switches, which have been optimized to wobble less than standard mechanical switches and feel smoother on each hit. The factory pre-lubed process ensures that users will have the best smoothness at their fingertips when typing. Additionally, the V3 features all-new screw-in PCB stabilizers that increase stability and make it easier for changes and upgrades. The stabilizers are more stable and less shaky, which provides users with a more stable and smooth typing experience.
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In terms of physical dimensions, the Keychron V3 measures 140.56 mm in width, 366.70 mm in length, 19.44 mm in front height (without keycaps), 26.83 mm in back height (without keycaps), and 2.4 mm in feet height. The keyboard weighs 1120 g, and it is made of ABS plastic. The plate material is steel, and it has a tray mount design. The Keychron V3 connects via a Type-C cable and it includes a Type-A to Type-C adapter for users that need it.
Keychron V3 Mechanical Keyboard Specifications
- Width 140.56 mm
- Length 366.70 mm
- Front Height 19.44 mm (without keycaps)
- Back Height 26.83 mm (without keycaps)
- Feet Height 2.4 mm
- Weight: 1120 g
- Body Material: ABS Plastic
- Plate Material: Steel
- Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
- Mount Style: Tray Mount Design
- Switches: Keychron K Pro (Fully Assembled Version)
- Backlight: South-facing RGB LED
- Switch Support: Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
- Stabs: Screw-in PCB stabs
- Connectivity: Type-C
- Cable: Type-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
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