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Keychron Q1 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard Japan JIS layout with knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB black frame Gateron G-Pro switch red
Keychron Q1 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard Japan JIS layout with knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB black frame Gateron G-Pro switch blue
Keychron Q1 QMK VIA custom mechanical keyboard Japan JIS layout with knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB black frame Gateron G-Pro switch brown

Keychron Q1 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard (Japan JIS Layout)

Q1M1-JP

Regular price €185,00
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The Q1 Japan JIS Layout Fully Assembled Knob version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the steel plate.
  • Dye-Sub OEM profile PBT keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Gateron G Pro switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q1 Japan JIS layout knob version.

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Keychron Q1
Japan JIS Layout Version

Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Layout QMK VIA 75% custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB

A fully customizable 75% layout mechanical keyboard equipped with a knob; designed with all the premium features with unlimited possibilities.

Features of Keychron Q1 QMK VIA 75% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version

The Q1 Japan JIS layout version is a revolutionary all-metal keyboard with customizable capabilities for every switch, keycap, stabilizer, knob, and even the plate. It’s designed for a personalized experience and premium typing comfort.

Customize Your Q1

Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your Q1

The sculpting of a piece of art.

This keyboard is not just a tool, but a piece of art on your desk. The Q1 is created with a 6063 aluminum CNC machined body, polished, anodized and sandblasted finish, and twenty-four manufacturing processes.

Aluminum frame of Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Layout QMK VIA 75% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version
Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Layout QMK VIA 75% custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB

You can assemble every part. 

To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component to be able to assemble easily. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component as you wish.

Detailed structure of Keychron Q1 QMK VIA 75% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version

PS: Changing the knob with a badge or key requires an additional PCB (sold separately).

Double-Gasket Design

Double Gasket Design is an industry innovative structure. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, we added silicone pads between the top and bottom cases. It significantly reduces the resonance between the metals, which in return, reduces the noise of the impacted metals. This Double-Gasket Structure allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and make the overall typing sound better.

Gasket structure of Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Knob version

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the premium rotary encoder allows you to customize your favorite keys and macros through the innovative VIA software with ease.

Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q1 QMK VIA 75% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version

You can easily customize the knob to your desired key or macro commands like zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, opacity, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

OEM Profile Dye-Sub PBT Keycaps 

The premium and durable dye-sublimated PBT keycaps are designed to honor the retro aesthetics and stand out from the crowd. Not to mention the subtle feeling you can't find elsewhere, but on PBT keycaps. These OEM profile keycaps will never shine or wear out with a timeless colorway and classic italic legends.

Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Layout QMK VIA 75% custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB
Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Layout QMK VIA 75% custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version with double-gasket design and screw-in PCB stabilizer and hot-swappable south-facing RGB

Switch layouts between macOS & Windows.

Built with the Mac users' experience in mind while still retaining the compatibility for Windows devices, the Q1 is one of the only few in the market that comes with a Mac multimedia key layout for Mac enthusiasts. With VIA, you can configure your keymap for both Mac and Windows devices.

Program The Q1 JIS with QMK & VIA.

With the Q1's open-source QMK/VIA, you can intuitively remap your favorite keys and create macros with any key (including the knob) on any operating system (macOS, Windows, or Linux) for a fluid workflow.

A brand new ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 MCU which is powerful, and armed with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

QMK VIA screen capture of Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Knob version

Get the Q1 JIS Knob Version keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the Q1 Japan JIS Knob version is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized. Please download the appropriate keymap JSON file (ANSI or ISO) below, open VIA, turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab, drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the Q1 Knob keymap working on VIA.

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 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 user installs Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on their keyboard.

Note: The Q1's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

Japan JIS layout of Keychron Q1 QMK VIA 75% layout custom mechanical keyboard with rotary encoder knob version

Flexible And Aesthetic PC Plate

This aesthetically and functionally PC (Polycarbonate) plate is designed to provide the Q1 Japan JIS version keyboard the most flexible typing experience, more consistent sound, and a clean aesthetic.

Japan JIS Layout of Keychron Q1 QMK VIA 75% Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard with PC Plate
Japan JIS Layout of Keychron Q1 QMK 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 wobbly. The big keys' (space bar, shift, enter, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q1 Japan JIS version also supports third-party stabilizers including Cherry or Durock.

Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

Every detail counts when it comes to a premium typing experience. An optimized mold with more precise positioning and less wobbliness will certainly improve your fingertip feel. Pair that together with our revamped stabilizers and factory pre-lubed Gateron G Pro switches, a smooth travel experience is guaranteed.

Keychron Q1 Gateron G Pro switch features
Keychron Q1 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Accessories

Typing sound test with aluminum plate.

The deep review from Dave 2D

Note: Dave's review units are the pre-production version, the retail version will come with an extra foam case, so the retail versions will have a total of two cases foam installed inside the keyboard.

What's in the box?

Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Layout 75% Custom Mechanical Keyboard Fully Assembled Version

Specs

Width145 mm
Length327.5 mm
Front Height22.6 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height35.8 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.4 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight1825g ± 10g (Fully assembled weight)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
PlateSteel
Polling Rate1000 Hz
KeycapsDye-Sub PBT keycaps, not shine-through
MCUUltra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
SwitchGateron G Pro
Hot-swappable SupportCompatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX style mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
ConnectivityType-C cable
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
Operating Environment -10℃ to 50℃
Keychron Q1 Japan JIS Version User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q1 such as the Q1 shortcuts, assembling the Q1, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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