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Keychron’s Q3 is a premium keyboard with a more spacious layout

Keychron’s Q3 is a premium keyboard with a more spacious layout

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Following the excellent Q1 and Q2

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If you liked the look of Keychron’s excellent Q1 and Q2 mechanical keyboards but aren’t a fan of their compact layouts, then the Q3 might be for you. It has a larger and more traditional tenkeyless (TKL) design, which means it should feel more familiar to most people.

Despite its larger layout, the Q3 uses a similar aluminum construction and gasket mount design to the Q1 and Q2, which made for a great typing feel on both keyboards. The Keychron Q3’s layout is configurable thanks to its support for QMK firmware, which means you can swap the positions of its keys on a hardware level or program various macros.

In blue.
In blue.
Image: Keychron
Yes, the keyboard is available with a programmable dial.
Yes, the keyboard is available with a programmable dial.
Image: Keychron

Meanwhile, its switches are hot-swappable, so they can be changed without needing to de-solder them. Available switches include Gateron G Pro Reds, Blues, or Browns. The keyboard itself supports both Windows and Mac. It connects to a computer via an included, detachable USB-C cable.

Sales for the Keychron Q3 open today on Keychron’s website. Available colors include black, grey, and blue, and there’s also the option of getting the keyboard with a US (aka ANSI) layout or a European ISO layout. Prices start at $154 for the barebones version, which comes without switches or keycaps, or $174 for a fully assembled model with PBT keycaps. And yes, it’s available with a re-programmable volume knob ($164 barebones, $184 fully assembled).

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