Keychron Q8 Mechanical Keyboard - Black with Knob Barebones RGB Aluminum Hot-Swappable 65%


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Elevate Your Typing Experience with the Keychron Q8 Mechanical Keyboard - Black with Knob Barebones RGB Aluminum Hot-Swappable 65%

Introducing the Keychron Q8 Barebones edition - a 65% Alice layout mechanical keyboard that's set to revolutionize the way gamers, entrepreneurs, home office enthusiasts, and work-from-home professionals interact with their devices. This is the canvas for your ultimate typing masterpiece, and it comes without switches or keycaps, giving you the creative freedom you desire.

Premium Aluminum Craftsmanship: Crafted with precision, the Q8 boasts a rock-solid 6063 aluminum CNC machined body, polished, anodized, and sandblasted for a premium finish. It's a sturdily-built masterpiece, designed to last through your most demanding tasks.

Customizable Knob Magic: The premium rotary encoder is your creative companion. With the innovative VIA software, you can unleash your imagination. Customize it for tasks like zooming, adjusting brightness, controlling brush size, volume, and more. It's your tool for seamless productivity.

Double-Gasket Delight: Typing on the Q8 feels like a dream, thanks to the double-gasket design. Experience a flexible typing feel and a satisfying sound. Plus, silicone pads between the top and bottom cases reduce noise, ensuring you type in peace.

Hot-Swappable Marvel: Love experimenting with switches? The Q8's hot-swappable PCB makes it a breeze. No need for disassembly or soldering. Enjoy your favorite switches or try out new ones without the risk of damaging your keyboard.

Stability Redefined: Our Gateron Screw-In PCB Stabilizers elevate stability. Precise craftsmanship ensures that big keys like the space bar, shift, enter, and delete are stable and rattle-free. You can even use third-party stabilizers.

Radiant South-Facing RGB: Experience RGB magic with LEDs at the bottom of each switch, making them appear brighter. It's perfect for PBT, Cherry profile, and non-shine-through keycaps, ideal for customization.

Sound Absorption for Serenity: The Q8 features sound-absorbing foam that reduces vibration and enhances sound quality. Type away without disturbing your surroundings.

Mac OS and Windows Harmony: Designed with Mac users in mind while staying compatible with Windows devices. You can even save two different layouts for seamless system switching.

QMK and VIA Support: Full QMK and VIA support means you can program and remap each key with ease. Embrace endless possibilities for layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, and more.

Colors to Suit Your Style: Choose from three sleek colors: Black, Grey, or Blue. Find the one that complements your setup.

Dimensions & Essential Tools: Compact at 136mm width and 358mm length, it's perfectly sized. We include essential tools to make setup a breeze.

Lightweight Durability: Weighing just 1820g, it strikes the perfect balance between portability and durability.

The Keychron Q8 Barebones Mechanical Keyboard is more than a keyboard; it's a canvas for your creativity and productivity. Don't miss your chance to redefine your typing experience. Join the Q8 revolution today!

Product Specifications:

  • Layout: US (ANSI)
  • Front Height: 19.8mm (without keycaps)
  • Back Height: 31.5mm (without keycaps)
  • Weight: 1820g +/- 10g (fully assembled version)
  • Body Material: Full CNC Machined Aluminum
  • Plate: Steel
  • Backlight: South-facing RGB-LED
  • Switch Support: Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
  • Stabs: Gateron Screw-in PCB stabs
  • Keycaps: No Keycaps Included
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Cable: Type-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
  • Software compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS, Linux
  • Open Source Firmware Compatibility: QMK and VIA
  • MCU: Ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
  • Typing Angle: 5 Degrees
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