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Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard (US ANSI Keyboard)
Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard (US ANSI Keyboard)

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard (US ANSI Keyboard)

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Keychron K5 Max is an ultra-slim wireless custom mechanical keyboard. It supports 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth, and a wired connection. It allows anyone to master any keys or macro commands on its 100% layout through VIA. Besides, it has included LSA (low profile spherical-angled) profile keycaps for both Windows and macOS, and users can hot-swap with Gateron low-profile MX mechanical switch in a breeze (for RGB Backlight Hot-Swappable Version only).

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K5 Max

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

 The K5 Max keyboard blends classic design with advanced connectivity, featuring a 100% layout and support for 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth, and wired connections. With QMK/VIA customization, it enhances both work efficiency and gaming, offering a smooth, responsive encounter.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection

Experience unparalleled performance with the K5 Max's 2.4 GHz wireless connection, offering a swift 1000 Hz polling rate. Its Bluetooth 5.1 capability allows seamless switching between computer, phone, and tablet for smooth multitasking across three devices.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Ultra-Slim

The innovative low-profile Gateron switch is 31% slimmer than conventional normal profile switches makes the aluminum body K5 Max one of the thinnest wireless mechanical keyboards in the world. While still delivering a distinguished tactile response.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Program with QMK & VIA.

QMK/VIA means endless possibilities for a fluid workflow. Thanks to our engineering team, it's the first time in history that a wireless mechanical keyboard has these kinds of capabilities right out of the box.

Simply connect the K5 Max to your device with a cable, drag and drop your favorite keys or macro commands to remap any key you want on any system (macOS, Windows, or Linux). 

ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 MCU which is powerful, and equipped with 256K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

Get the K5 Max keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the K5 Max version is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized. Please 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 K5 Max keymap working on VIA.

K5 Max Keymap JSON Files

Get the keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the K3 Pro is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized, so you will need to manually download and import the K3 Pro keymap.

Please download the keymap JSON file below. Connect your keyboard and device with the provided cable, and toggle the switch to cable mode. Open VIA, click on the "Show Design tab" on the "Settings" tab. Drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the K3 Pro keymap working on VIA.

K3 Pro Keymap JSON Files

Suitable For All Devices

Offers a Mac layout while remaining compatible with Windows. It stands out in the market by providing the same multimedia and function key functions as Apple keyboards for Mac users, but with enhanced tactile feedback.

Additionally, you can configure different keymaps for both Mac and Windows devices. The VIA software is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux. The keyboard includes keycaps for both macOS and Windows, along with additional esc and enter keys, facilitating seamless switching between operating systems.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

An Epic Core Inside

A powerful ARM architecture MCU equipped with 256KB Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz on 2.4GHz and wired modes right out of the box, which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

Interior Acoustic Foam

Elevate your typing with K5 Max featuring advanced IXPE acoustic foam for silent keystrokes and enhanced comfort, coupled with resilient latex foam for superior key switch support, responsiveness, and durability. Redefining the standard for a quiet, comfortable, and responsive typing experience.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Hot-Swappable (Optional)

We all have our unique typing preferences, that’s why we are offering hot-swappable option on the K5 Max, so you can easily hot-swap every low-profile Gateron mechanical switch in a few seconds to customize the typing experience without soldering.

*The K5 Max is currently compatible with Gateron / Keychron low-profile mechanical switches only, as QMK does NOT support low-profile optical switches.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Low-Profile Gateron Switch

The Gateron low-profile MX 2.0 Mechanical switch is designed to enhance reliability. Gateron's reputable switches are your best choice for a precise, smooth, and reliable fingertip feel whether you prefer linear (red) or bumpy (brown).

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Low-Profile Double-shot PBT Keycaps

Designed for premium type feeling, the K5 Max comes with our unique double-shot PBT keycaps that made of durable non-backlight shine through PBT material with excellent oil resistance for long-term use.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Redesigned Stabilizers

We’ve redesigned the stabilizers to make it stay on the level the same way as the switch while making sure it still delivers reliability and less wobble on the big keys like the space bar, left Shift, backspace, and Enter key.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

RGB Backlights

Comes with more than 22 types of RGB backlight settings (as well as a static white backlight option), and 14 types of backlight settings on the White Backlight version. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed with ease.

Ergonomic Support

Three levels of adjustable typing angle aim to provide long-lasting ergonomic wrist support.

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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SPECIFICATION

Number of Keys108 (100%)
SwitchesGateron low-profile mechanical
Switch FaceNorth-facing
Number of Multimedia Keys12
Frame MaterialABS+Aluminum frame
Keycap MaterialLow-profile double-shot PBT
LayoutANSI
Polling Rate (Wired Mode)1000Hz
Polling Rate (Wireless Mode)90Hz
N-Key Rollover (NKRO) Yes for both wireless and wired modes

*The K5 Max is currently compatible with Gateron/Keychron low-profile mechanical switches only, as QMK does NOT support low-profile optical switches.

CONNECTIVITY AND POWER

Backlit22 types of RGB backlight options plus endless possibilities
Battery2000 mAh rechargeable li-polymer battery
Wireless Working Time (Backlit off)Up to 110 hours
 (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Wireless Working Time (RGB)Up to 70 hours
(Lowest brightness)
Connection2.4 GHz / Bluetooth
/ Type-C wired
Bluetooth version5.1
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron K5 Max
Compatible SystemmacOS/Windows
/Linux

PHYSICAL UNIT

Dimension424 mm x 119 mm (16.69 x 4.69")
Weight720g / 1.59 lbs
Height without keycap (front)7.8 mm (0.3")
Height without keycap (rear)14.7 mm (0.58")
Height incl. keycap (front)18.2 mm (0.72")
Height incl. keycap (rear)23.5 mm (0.92")
Typing Angle3.37º, 4.36º and 6.56º
MCUARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
Operating Environment-10 to 50℃
Keychron K5 Max User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron K5 Max such as the shortcuts, VIA tutorial, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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