Keychron V5 Mechanical Keyboard - Frosted Black Knob Barebones RGB Hot-Swappable 96%


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Unlock Your Creativity with the Keychron V5: Your Portal to the World of Custom Mechanical Keyboards!

Meet the Keychron V5, your gateway to the exciting realm of custom mechanical keyboards. Featuring a sleek 96% layout, robust QMK/VIA support, and an innovative acoustic silicone pad, the V5 is meticulously crafted to deliver unparalleled typing comfort and turbocharge your productivity.

Your Canvas for Creativity: This is the barebone edition, allowing you to embark on a customization journey by choosing your preferred switches and keycaps to craft a keyboard that's uniquely yours.

Elevate Your Workflow with a Programmable Knob: Designed to supercharge your creative process, the premium rotary encoder empowers you to customize your beloved keys and macros with ease through the innovative VIA software. Whether it's zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, controlling brush size, opacity, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or fine-tuning backlight hues, the V5's knob can do it all.

Silent Bliss with Silicone Acoustic Pad: Experience whisper-quiet typing sessions! The V5 boasts a silicone pad between the PCB and bottom case that significantly diminishes sound resonance between metal components, ensuring peaceful, noise-free keystrokes.

Endless Switch Exploration with Hot-Swappable PCB: The V5's hot-swappable PCB lets you effortlessly swap out switches without the need for disassembly or soldering. Dive into the world of mechanical switches by experimenting with your favorites or exploring new ones, all without risking harm to your beloved keyboard. The PCB supports both 3-pin and 5-pin MX mechanical switches.

Dazzling South-Facing RGB Lighting: Witness the magic of RGB illumination as LEDs shine from the bottom of the switches, making colors appear more vibrant and captivating. Say goodbye to interference when you opt for OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps.

Immersive Sound Experience with Sound Absorbing Foam: The V5 incorporates sound-absorbing foam that absorbs vibrations and dramatically enhances the sound signature, creating an ideal environment for focused work.

Seamless Integration with Mac OS and Windows: Designed with Mac users in mind, the V5 maintains compatibility with Windows devices, allowing you to save two different layouts on the keyboard, one for each system.

Unleash Your Imagination with QMK and VIA Support: Take full advantage of QMK and VIA support to effortlessly program and remap each key on the keyboard. Customize layouts, create shortcuts, design captivating backlight effects, and explore endless possibilities with this open-source firmware.

Tech Specs:

  • Mount Style: Tray Mount Design
  • Dimensions: (WxL) 142.3 x 388.87 mm
  • Weight: 1170g +/- 10g (fully assembled version)
  • Body Material: Solid ABS Plastic
  • Plate: Steel
  • Backlight: South-facing RGB-LED
  • Keycaps: Not Included
  • Switches: Not Included
  • Stabilizers: Screw-in PCB stabs
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Polling Rate: 1000Hz
  • 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: 3.5, 8.5, 11 Degrees
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