I’ve been using the super-popular Keychron K2 (review) as my primary mechanical keyboard for the last few years, but I recently decided to give the higher-end Keychron Q1 a try. After using the Hong Kong-based company’s Q1 for a couple of weeks, it’s quickly become my keyboard of choice for day-to-day typing.
Not only is the build quality on this Keychron Q1 several orders of magnitude better than the K2 model, but Keychron also made sure that its higher-end keyboard was customizable from top to bottom. The keycaps, switches, and even the aluminum plate sandwiched inside the housing can be customized to your liking. Personalization doesn’t end on the hardware side, as the QMK-based VIA utility lets users modify individual keys, build macros, and manage shortcuts for areas like media control and RGB.
Watch my hands-on experience with the Keychron Q1, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more.