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


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Introducing the Keychron V5: Your Gateway to Custom Mechanical Keyboards!

The Keychron V5 is the ultimate introduction to the world of custom mechanical keyboards. Sporting a compact 96% layout, robust QMK/VIA support, an innovative acoustic silicone pad, and boundless customization possibilities, the V5 is engineered to provide exceptional typing comfort and enhance productivity.

Your Canvas for Customization: This is the barebone edition, allowing you to unleash your creativity by choosing your preferred switches and keycaps to create a unique typing experience.

Supercharge Your Workflow with Programmable Knob: Designed to elevate your creative process, the premium rotary encoder empowers you to customize your favorite keys and macros effortlessly using the innovative VIA software. Zoom in/out, adjust screen brightness, control brush size, volume, select video clips or photos, and fine-tune backlight hues with ease.

Silence is Golden with Silicone Acoustic Pad: Experience hushed typing sessions! The V5 features a silicone pad between the PCB and bottom case, effectively minimizing sound resonance between metals and reducing the noise of keystrokes.

Switch Customization Made Easy: With the V5's hot-swappable PCB, you can change switches without disassembling or soldering. Experiment with your favorite switches or try new ones without any risk to your keyboard. The PCB supports both 3 pin and 5 pin MX mechanical switches.

Vibrant South-Facing RGB: Experience an exciting RGB illumination with LEDs located at the bottom of the switches. This unique placement ensures brighter and more vibrant lighting, free from interference when using OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps.

Enhanced Sound Signature with Sound Absorbing Foam: The V5 features sound-absorbing foam that reduces vibrations and significantly improves the sound signature, making it perfect for quiet and focused work environments.

Seamless Mac OS and Windows Integration: Crafted with Mac users in mind while retaining compatibility with Windows devices, the V5 allows you to save two different layouts on the keyboard – one for each system.

Unlock Endless Possibilities with QMK and VIA Support: Leverage full QMK and VIA support to effortlessly program and remap each key on the keyboard. Customize layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, and more with the 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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    You have 30 days to initiate a return, and all items must be returned in original packaging and saleable condition with tags intact and all original paperwork (included). Product and delivery packaging must not damage, altered, or changed in any way unless instructed to by Level Up Desks.

    Unfortunately, Level Up Desks will not authorize a return if the product and original packaging have been damaged in any way. Unauthorized returns may not be accepted, and refunds may not be initiated. 

    *Unfortunately, at this time, our refund policy applies to Canada only, no USA refunds are available, USA sales are Final Sale.

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    Our team process orders within 1-3 days of receving your order and shipping takes approximately 3-7 days to ship.

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    At the payment section of our check out select Afterpay and you can set up 4 interest-free payments for the product you ordered!

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