Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum Black Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Red
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum Black Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Brown
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum Black Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Banana
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum White Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Red
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum White Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Brown
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum White Fully Assembled Knob for Mac Windows Linux Gateron Jupiter Banana
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum Black for Mac Windows Linux Barebone Knob
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard 80% Layout Aluminum White for Mac Windows Linux Barebone Knob
Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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Regular price $329.00
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10 in stock

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The Fully Assembled version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the PC plate.
  • Keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Switches.

The Barebone version does not include the keycaps and switches.

No discount codes can be used for the Q3 Max.

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q3 Max

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

The Q3 Max Keyboard, featuring an 80% TKL layout, combines advanced 2.4G wireless, Bluetooth, and Type-C wired connectivity, enhances workspaces by reducing clutter and facilitating efficient remote work. Its upgraded acoustic foam not only ensures quieter typing but also elevates the tactile experience, making each keystroke smoother and more refined.

Features of Keychron Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q3 Max

Choose the switches and more keyboard accessories for your Q3 Max

Significantly Enhanced Acoustic Foams

Elevate the typing experience with a combination of premium acoustic foams such as IXPE, PET, and Latex. Each keystroke becomes enjoyable, making every tap a delight for the senses.

Easy Assemble

We designed every component to be able to assemble easily so you can customize and adjust each component with ease to create your ultimate typing experience.

Double Gasket Design For Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Double Gasket Design For Keychron Q65 QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection  

Discover enhanced performance with the Q3 Max Keyboard, featuring a 2.4 GHz wireless connection and a rapid 1000 Hz polling rate for responsive use. It also offers Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, allowing easy and efficient multitasking by connecting with up to three devices, such as your computer, phone, and tablet, with quick switching capability.

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

A Refined Piece of Metal Art

The entire metal body is crafted with 6063 aluminum that is processed through CNC machined, polished, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q3 Max. 

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Hot-swappable

The hot-swappable sockets are mounted on the PCB, so you can install or change the switches without soldering. The PCB supports both 3 pin and 5 pin MX mechanical switches.

Double Gasket Design

The Double Gasket Design is a new innovative structure in the industry. In addition to the gaskets on the plates, we added silicone pads between the top and bottom cases to significantly reduce the acoustic resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals. This design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

Double Gasket Design of Keychron Q3 Max Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ARM Cortex-M4 chip (MCU) equipped with 256K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz right out of the box on 2.4 GHz and wired modes (90 Hz on Bluetooth mode), which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

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KSA Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

To further fine-tune your typing experience, we designed our unique Keychron spherical-angle (KSA profile) double-shot keycap set with premium non-backlight shine through PBT material, that is oil-resistant and durable for long-term use.

KSA Keycaps

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Adopting an ergonomic design and classic appearance, it's ideal for standard typing situations.

OSA Side-Printed Shine-Through Keycaps

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Less distracting during use and provides a fantastic backlight shine-through effect.

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Switch layouts between macOS & Windows

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility with Windows devices, the Keychron Q3 Max comes with a system toggle and an additional set of customized keycaps for both Windows and macOS systems. You can now save two different layouts on the keyboard, one for each system.

Programmable Knob

Designed to enhance your creative workflow, the aluminum rotary encoder allows you to easily customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software.

Rotary encoder function of Keychron Q3 Max Custom Mechanical Keyboard

You can easily customize the Q3 Max's knob to your desired key or macro commands such as: zooming in/out, adjusting screen brightness, brush size, volume, selecting video clips or photos, or backlight hue.

Setting the macros for "zoom in/out"

Using the knob as "zoom in/out"

Program Q3 Max with QMK & VIA

With full QMK and VIA support, you can easily program and remap each key on the keyboard. The open-source firmware means endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, even the knob, and more. 

Check out the video above demonstrating how to remap the RGB Mode + key to an Eject key with the VIA software to create a shortcut to put your Mac to sleep (Command-Option-Eject).

Get the Q3 Max keymap working on VIA

Since the VIA code for the Q3 Max 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 Q3 Max keymap working on VIA.

Download Q3 Max Knob ANSI (US) Keymap JSON File

South-facing RGB LED Lights

The south-facing RGB LED is designed to better illuminate the keyboard backlight from the typist’s angle with the premium non-shine-through PBT keycaps installed. The south-facing RGB is also free from interference when the users install OEM or Cherry-profile alternative keycaps on the keyboard.

Gateron Jupiter Switch

Our exclusive Gateron Jupiter mechanical switch (for the Fully Assembled version only) comes with a 3-pin design, its pre-lubed with a reliable Gateron quality standard with up to 80 million keystrokes lifespan. While their unique LED diffuser design offers high RGB backlight transmittance and softer backlight effect.

Gateron Jupiter Switch Features of Keychron Q3 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
All New Screw In PCB Stabilizers

All New Screw-in PCB Stabilizers

The screw-in design increases stability and makes it easier for changes and upgrades. Precise craftsmanship makes the stabilizers more stable and less shaky. The big keys’ (space bar, shift, enter, backspace) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q3 Max also supports third-party screw-in PCB stabilizers.

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What's in the box?

Keychron Q3 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q3 Max Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

Width137 mm
Length365 mm
Front Height19.7 mm (without keycaps)
Back Height32.6 mm (without keycaps)
Feet Height2.7 mm
Angle5.2°
Weight2045g ± 10g (Fully Assembled Version)
Body MaterialAluminum
Plate MaterialPC
Polling Rate1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
Backlight 22 types of RGB backlight options plus endless possibilities
Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)KSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version)
MCUARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
SwitchesGateron Jupiter (Fully Assembled version)
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
Connectivity2.4 GHz/Bluetooth/ Type-C wired
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Charging Time Around 5 hours 
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q3 Max
Cable Length 
1.8 m
Wireless Working Time (Backlit off)Up to 180 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Wireless Working Time (RGB)Up to 100 hours (Lowest brightness)
Bluetooth Version5.1
Compatible SystemmacOS/Windows/Linux
Charging Port USB type-C
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.
Keychron Q3 Max User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q3 Max such as the Q3 Max shortcuts, assembling the Q3 Max, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

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Customer Reviews

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Joshua Stahre
Q3 Max - Great build quality

Was very impressed with shipping times and the general build quality of the keyboard its solid and sounds nice, haven't personally found a use for the knob yet but its a very nice addition!

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Dan Stoica
Good Build Quality

- Good Build Quality: The keyboard boasts a solid and durable construction, ensuring longevity and reliability.
- Caps Lock Light Missing: Unfortunately, the caps lock indicator light and any other is absent, which it's a inconvenience.
- Improved USB Cord Placement: the K8 model features a USB cord placement on the left side, enhancing convenience and cable management.

Overall, the keyboard offers a sturdy build, but the absence of the lights like caps lock light and the improved USB cord placement are notable features to consider.

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Gerard Ryan
Shine Through keycaps and VIA compatibility Limited

Excellent product! I just wish shine through keycaps were compatible, the best keycaps I could find has the legend on the side of the key to facilitate the south facing LEDs. As for VIA (The key/RGB customisation software) doesn't work out of the box and some tinkering is required.

Some other quirks that were probably my fault were that the mac/win switch on the side didn't work until I took it apart and adjusted the internal connectors and Flashing the firmware from the source repository seemed to make it completely incompatible with VIA, re-flashing the binary blob seemed to fix that particular issue with VIA.

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Jeremy H.
Easily the best keyboard I've ever used!

This keyboard is incredible! wouldn't swap it out for anything. The KSA profile felt a little strange for a minute then I compared with a OSA profile keyboard and realized just how much nicer the KSA profile felt, weight is excellent, switches feel excellent. VIA support out of the box is awesome.
I've already recommended to 2 different people to get one and give it a try.
I'm trying to justify to myself getting another one, maybe a Q6Max so I can have it to use it at work.