Keychron K5 Max QMK VIA ultra slim custom mechanical keyboard 100 percent full size layout for Mac Windows Linux low profile Gateron red
Keychron K5 Max QMK VIA ultra slim custom mechanical keyboard 100 percent full size layout for Mac Windows Linux low profile Gateron brown

Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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Keychron K5 Max is an ultra-slim wireless custom mechanical keyboard. It supports 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth, and a wired connection. It allows anyone to master any keys or macro commands on its 100% layout through VIA. Besides, it has included LSA (low profile spherical-angled) profile keycaps for both Windows and macOS, and users can hot-swap with Gateron low-profile MX mechanical switch in a breeze (for RGB Backlight Hot-Swappable Version only).

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Preston Daniel
The best keyboard I've own

This is my first time owning a mechanical keyboard, and it's a thing of beauty. Solid build, great key travel. I couldn't be happier!
I have the red gateron switches. Only wish the keyboard light cap through the key caps

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Sergey U
Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Amazing keyboard! I have brown switches, and they are perfect got me! My name is Sergey, and it was a gift from my friend Pavel. Would recommend you 2 things:
1) Made the default keys for Windows, as 90% of buyers are Windows users.
2) Provide an option to buy as gift, that you send details and tracking privatly, as in my case, I saw when he bought a keyboard for me, where as it supposed to be a present.

Other than that, this is my first mechanical keyboard, but it is amazing, and I like it a lot. I like that I coul customize keys, I like the bakground light and its variants, grey color of the keyboard is exactly as I wanted. Features to connect to 3 devices via bluetooth + USB wireless dongle + USB-C cable. Brown switches are very nice, the softnes is perfect for me. As I mentioned, this is my first mechanical keyboard, but I'd like to have a little more tactical feedback from keys though. As I can't feel this "click" feeling. For me it feels like same pressure, same feedback all along the way I'm pressing a button. I've tried blue switches on my friends keyboard, I like clicky feeling, but too noisy, would be perfect have clicky feeling, but without noise blue switches have. Hope it make sense and not confusing :)
So, in total, my score is the highest for this keyboard!

Sergey

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K5 Max

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Mac and Windows and Linux

 The K5 Max keyboard blends classic design with advanced connectivity, featuring a 100% layout and support for 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth, and wired connections. With QMK/VIA customization, it enhances both work efficiency and gaming, offering a smooth, responsive encounter.

K5 Max features

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection

Experience unparalleled performance with the K5 Max's 2.4 GHz wireless connection, offering a swift 1000 Hz polling rate. Its Bluetooth 5.1 capability allows seamless switching between computer, phone, and tablet for smooth multitasking across three devices.

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Mac and Windows and Linux

Ultra-Slim

The innovative low-profile Gateron switch is 31% slimmer than conventional normal profile switches makes the aluminum body K5 Max one of the thinnest wireless mechanical keyboards in the world. While still delivering a distinguished tactile response.

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard-Ultra Slim
QMK on Keychron K5 Max
VIA on  on Keychron K5 Max

Program with QMK & VIA.

QMK/VIA means endless possibilities for a fluid workflow. Thanks to our engineering team, it's the first time in history that a wireless mechanical keyboard has these kinds of capabilities right out of the box.

Simply connect the K5 Max to your device with a cable, drag and drop your favorite keys or macro commands to remap any key you want on any system (macOS, Windows, or Linux). 

ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 MCU which is powerful, and equipped with 256K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers.

Get the K5 Max keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the  K5 Max version is still awaiting approval from Github, it is not yet automatically recognized. Please download the appropriate keymap JSON file below, open VIA, turn on "Show Design tab" on "Settings" tab, and drag the JSON file into the “Design” tab on VIA to get the K5 Max keymap working on VIA.

K5 Max Keymap JSON Files

Suitable For All Devices

Offers a Mac layout while remaining compatible with Windows. It stands out in the market by providing the same multimedia and function key functions as Apple keyboards for Mac users, but with enhanced tactile feedback.

Additionally, you can configure different keymaps for both Mac and Windows devices. The VIA software is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux. The keyboard includes keycaps for both macOS and Windows, along with additional esc and enter keys, facilitating seamless switching between operating systems.

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Mac and Windows and Linux
Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Mac and Windows and Linux

An Epic Core Inside

A powerful ARM architecture MCU equipped with 256KB Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz on 2.4GHz and wired modes right out of the box, which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

Interior Acoustic Foam 

Elevate your typing with K5 Max featuring advanced IXPE acoustic foam for silent keystrokes and enhanced comfort, coupled with resilient latex foam for superior key switch support, responsiveness, and durability. Redefining the standard for a quiet, comfortable, and responsive typing experience.

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard with upgraded  acoustic foam

Hot-Swappable (Optional)

We also provide a hot-swappable version for your choice, which means you can customize your typing experience without soldering, pop them in and it's done.

We all have our unique typing preferences, that’s why we are offering hot-swappable option on the K5 Max, so you can easily hot-swap every low-profile Gateron mechanical switch in a few seconds to customize the typing experience without soldering.

*The K5 Max is currently compatible with Gateron / Keychron low-profile mechanical switches only, as QMK does NOT support low-profile optical switches.

Hot-swappable feature of the Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Low-Profile Gateron Switch

The Gateron low-profile MX 2.0 Mechanical switch is designed to enhance reliability. Gateron's reputable switches are your best choice for a precise, smooth, and reliable fingertip feel whether you prefer linear (red) or bumpy (brown).

Gateron low profile 2.0 mechanical switch features-red and brown

Low-Profile Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

Designed for premium type feeling, the K5 Max comes with our unique double-shot PBT keycaps that made of durable non-backlight shine through PBT material with excellent oil resistance for long-term use.

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Mac and Windows and Linux

Redesigned Stabilizers

We’ve redesigned the stabilizers to make it stay on the level the same way as the switch while making sure it still delivers reliability and less wobble on the big keys like the space bar, left Shift, backspace, and Enter key.

Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard with redesigned stabilizers

RGB Backlights

Comes with more than 22 types of RGB backlight settings (as well as a static white backlight option), and 14 types of backlight settings on the White Backlight version. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed with ease.

Ergonomic support for the Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Ergonomic Support

Three levels of adjustable typing angle aim to provide long-lasting ergonomic wrist support.

What's in the box?

Package list of the Keychron K5 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Differences Among the Low Profile K Max, K Pro, and K Series Keyboards

What's in the box?

Keychron K6 Pro package content
Keychron K6 Pro Barebone version package content

Frequently bought together (Add-on)

ANY KEYBOARD + ADD-ON
Pay shipping fee for keyboard only. Free shipping for the add-on (Excluding the Carrying Case and Mouse). Terms here.

Select the matching variant for your product.

SPECIFICATION

 
Number of Keys: 108 (100%)
Switches: Gateron low-profile mechanical
Switch Face: North-facing
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12 
Frame Material: ABS+Aluminum frame
Keycap Material: Low-profile double-shot PBT
Layout: ANSI
Polling Rate (2.4GHz and Wired Mode): 1000Hz
Polling Rate (BT Mode): 90Hz
N-Key Rollover (NKRO): Yes for both wireless and wired modes

*The K5 Max is currently compatible with Gateron/Keychron low-profile mechanical switches only, as QMK does NOT support low-profile optical switches.

CONNECTIVITY AND POWER


Backlit: 22 types of RGB backlight options plus endless possibilities
Battery: 2000 mAh rechargeable li-polymer battery
Wireless Working Time (Backlit off): Up to 110  hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Wireless  Working Time (RGB): Up to 70 hours (Lowest brightness)
Connection: 2.4 GHz / Bluetooth / Type-C wired
Bluetooth version: 5.1
Bluetooth Device Name: Keychron K5 Max
Compatible System: macOS / Windows / Linux

PHYSICAL UNIT


Dimension: 424 mm x 119 mm (16.69 x 4.69")
Weight: 720g / 1.59 lbs
Height without keycap (front): 7.8 mm (0.3")
Height without keycap (rear): 14.7 mm (0.58")
Height incl. keycap (front): 18.2 mm (0.72")
Height incl. keycap (rear): 23.5 mm (0.92")
Typing Angle: 3.37º, 4.36º and 6.56º
MCU: ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
Operating Environment: -10 to 50℃

Keychron K5 Max User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron K5 Max such as the shortcuts, VIA tutorial, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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Preston Daniel
The best keyboard I've own

This is my first time owning a mechanical keyboard, and it's a thing of beauty. Solid build, great key travel. I couldn't be happier!
I have the red gateron switches. Only wish the keyboard light cap through the key caps

S
Sergey U
Keychron K5 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Amazing keyboard! I have brown switches, and they are perfect got me! My name is Sergey, and it was a gift from my friend Pavel. Would recommend you 2 things:
1) Made the default keys for Windows, as 90% of buyers are Windows users.
2) Provide an option to buy as gift, that you send details and tracking privatly, as in my case, I saw when he bought a keyboard for me, where as it supposed to be a present.

Other than that, this is my first mechanical keyboard, but it is amazing, and I like it a lot. I like that I coul customize keys, I like the bakground light and its variants, grey color of the keyboard is exactly as I wanted. Features to connect to 3 devices via bluetooth + USB wireless dongle + USB-C cable. Brown switches are very nice, the softnes is perfect for me. As I mentioned, this is my first mechanical keyboard, but I'd like to have a little more tactical feedback from keys though. As I can't feel this "click" feeling. For me it feels like same pressure, same feedback all along the way I'm pressing a button. I've tried blue switches on my friends keyboard, I like clicky feeling, but too noisy, would be perfect have clicky feeling, but without noise blue switches have. Hope it make sense and not confusing :)
So, in total, my score is the highest for this keyboard!

Sergey