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Keychron Q1 Max Keyboard Review

Rating: 9.0.

Keychron is a brand that is well known amongst the keyboard enthusiast community, but maybe not so much amongst gamers. The company has been honing its craft for quite some time now and releasing keyboards that aim to deliver great typing feel, satisfying acoustics and good build quality. Well, the Q1 Max, one of the company's latest wireless 75% mechanical keyboards, aims to do just that…

Timestamps:

00:00 Start
00:42 The keyboard setup
01:33 The Design, weight, materials
03:27 Ports, keycaps & compatibility
04:43 Switches and stabilisers
05:49 Sound test
06:28 RGB support
07:18 Cracking it open
09:59 Real world experience
11:29 Connectivity and battery
12:37 Software support
13:38 Closing Thoughts

Specifications:

  • Width – 145 mm
  • Length – 327.5 mm
  • Front Height – 22.6 mm (without keycaps)
  • Back Height – 35.8 mm (without keycaps)
  • Feet Height – 2.4 mm
  • Angle – 5.2°
  • Weight – 1724 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled Version)
  • Body Material – Aluminum
  • Plate – PC
  • Polling Rate – 1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
  • Connectivity – 2.4 GHz/Bluetooth/ Type-C wired
  • Bluetooth Device Name – Keychron Q1 Max
  • Battery – 4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
  • Wireless Working Time (Backlit off) – Up to 180 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
  • Wireless Working Time (RGB) – Up to 30 hours (Lowest brightness)
  • Charging Time – Around 5 hours
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.1
  • Compatible System – Windows/macOS/Linux
  • N-Key Rollover (NKRO) – Yes for both wireless and wired modes
  • Hot-swappable  – Yes. Compatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
  • Keycaps –  (Fully Assembled Version) KSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version)
  • MCU –  ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
  • Switches –  Gateron Jupiter (Fully Assembled version)
  • Backlight – South-facing RGB LED
  • Stabilizer – Screw-in PCB stabilizer
  • Charging Port – USB Type-C
  • Weight 1724 g ± 10 g (Fully Assembled Version)

You can buy the Q1 Max directly from the Keychron Website HERE.

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Pros:

  • Stellar build quality.
  • Excellent keycaps and switches.
  • Incredible typing feel.
  • Great acoustics and sound profile.
  • Easy to fully disassemble.

Cons:

  • No adjustable typing angle.

KitGuru says: The Q1 Max is an excellent keyboard featuring exceptional build quality, great acoustics and a satisfying typing feel. 

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Rating: 9.0.

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