Keychron Q8 Pro (Alice Layout) QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard (US Layout)



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 Q8 Pro.

Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q8 Pro

Meet the Keychron Q8 Pro, the full-metal QMK/VIA wireless custom mechanical keyboard with a 65% Alice layout, along with many premium designs, including double-gasket design, PBT keycaps, screw-in stabs, etc., it will deliver you an unprecedentedly ergonomic typing experience!

Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Features of Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your Q8 Pro

Wireless and Wired

An excellent solution for multitasking. You can connect the Q8 Pro with up to 3 devices wirelessly via its stable Broadcom Bluetooth 5.1 for seamless multitasking across your laptop, phone, and tablet. Switch among them swiftly, and it’s fully compatible with both Mac and Windows. A reliable USB Type-C wired connection is also available when you need it.

Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless 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, anodized, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q8 Pro.

Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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.

Structure of Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Structure of Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 sound resonance between the metals and reduce the noise of the impacted metals.

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Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Experience the next level of key sounds and comfort with our gasket mount design together with a flexible PC (Polycarbonate) plate. This design combination allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.

An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

A powerful ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 chip (MCU) equipped with 128K Flash will provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is 1000 Hz right out of the box on type-c wired mode (90 Hz on wireless mode), which makes the latency hardly noticeable even in competitive games.

Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

Suitable for All Devices

Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Q8 Pro 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.

Q8 Pro wireless custom keyboard suitable for all device

Program with QMK & Launcher.

The open-source QMK firmware means endless possibilities for key remapping, macros, shortcuts, and more. Now you can easily customize each key with the Keychron Launcher web app.

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

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Hot-swappable Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard


Every detail matters for a personalized typing experience, that’s why we give you the power. You can hot-swap every switch on the Q8 Pro with almost all of the 3pin and 5pin MX style mechanical switches on the market (including Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Panda, etc.) without soldering required. You can customize your own typing experience in seconds.

South-facing RGB LED Lights.

Comes with 22 types of RGB backlight settings. You can further fine-tune the RGB hue, saturation, brightness, effect speed, and different modes, or even remap these keys with QMK/VIA.

Keychron K Pro Mechanical Switch

By optimizing the switch mold, the Q8 Pro switch wobbles less than the standard mechanical switch and feels smoother on each hit. Plus, the factory pre-lubed K Pro switches will ensure the best fingertip smoothness. Not to mention the banana switch provides an early tactile bump at the top with a uniquely smooth experience like those Panda switches on the market.

Keychron K pro Switch Features
PCB Stabilizers

PCB Stabilizers

No detail is too insignificant when it comes to your fingertip feel. We’ve integrated the PCB-mounted screw-in stabilizers for a smoother typing experience with less wobbliness on the big keys such as the space bar, shift, enter, and delete keys. You can even customize your favorite stabilizers on your own.

Looking for ISO Layout?

The Q3 Pro ISO collection comes with fully assembled keyboards with 🇬🇧UK, 🇩🇪German, 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪Nordic, 🇨🇭Swiss, 🇫🇷French, and 🇪🇸 Spanish layout, and the “Barebone ISO Knob" option is suitable for all ISO countries (e.g.: 🇮🇹Italy, 🇵🇹Portuguese, 🇭🇺Hungary, etc.) to build their keyboard with keycaps in their preferred languages and switches.

Keychron Q1 Pro 75% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout

What's in the box?

Package list of Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Package list of Keychron Q8 Pro QMK/VIA 65% Layout Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone version


Width136.15 mm
Length358.09 mm
Front Height20.69 mm  (without keycaps)
Back Height32.47 mm (without keycaps)
Height incl. keycap (front)34.84 mm
Height incl. keycap (rear)47.65 mm
Feet Height2.7 mm
Weight1657 ± 10 g (Fully Assembled version)
Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
Plate MaterialPC
KeycapKSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version)
SwitchKeychron K Pro (Fully Assembled version)
StabilizerScrew-in PCB stabilizer
BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
Hot-swappableYes. Compatible with most of the 3 pin & 5 pin MX mechanical switches such as Gateron, Cherry MX and Kailh, etc.
MCUUltra-low-power ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
Polling Rate1000 Hz (wired) / 90 Hz (wireless)
N-Key Rollover (NKRO)Yes for both wireless and wired modes
Operating Environment-10 to 50℃
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
BT Working Time (Backlit off)Up to 300 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (RGB)Up to 100 hours (Lowest brightness)
Bluetooth Version5.1
Compatible SystemmacOS/Windows/Linux
ConnectivityBluetooth / Type-C wired
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q8 Pro
Keychron Q8 Pro User Guide

Learn more about the Keychron Q8 Pro such as the shortcuts, assembling guide, factory reset, and more in the FAQ section.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Nick W
Best keybard i ever had

The heaviest (even at 65%) keyboard i had, which I personally like, because it is also robust. I could see no downsides other than the pricetag. The keycaps, the banana switches, the RGB and the metallic frame all make it feel out of this world for a keyboard. The only thing i will have to learn to reappriciate is that these keycaps are non passthrough for the light. So using this on a tray in front of my projector playing games in an otherwise dark room made it very hard to see the letters. This of course is a minor thing which can be fixed just by keycaps.

Would like more support on how to order proper keycaps for an Alice board like that. For a beginner like me finding the right size space bars and sets wuth two "B"s very hard. Please keychron, offer Alice sets too.

John W. Fail
Same bluetooth issues for me

I just got my Q8 pro and it seems pretty solid, so I hate to write negative things here. But I'm having the same issues as Pavel when using the keyboard in Bluetooth mode - the home/del keys, which I have mapped to macros in VIA, don't always work consistently in Bluetooth mode, though having the LEDs active seems so far to work 100% of the time. However, I would prefer to not always have the LEDs on with Bluetooth as it drains the battery. Hopefully there will be a firmware upgrade soon that can correct this?

The only other issue is that the PCB is not as firmly mounted on the right side of the keyboard as it is on the left. So pressing on the rightmost keys slightly depresses the entire inside of the keyboard, a dip and waver that is a little bit annoying. It seems like it's just a screw that might be loose on that side, though I'm not quite ready to dismantle the whole board, being that I just got it.

Otherwise - a great design, especially for Mac users! It's hard to find a good Alice layout that has two ctrl/option keys on the bottom left side. And the sound profile is a little nice. Maybe a tiny bit pingier than I would like but I have SA profile keycaps on right now; I will try later with something GMK, I think.

I also prefer ISO layouts so I hope at some point they make a Bluetooth-enabled hotswappable PCB with an ISO layout and it's possible to purchase that separately, so I can swap it out. But otherwise I would highly recommend this keyboard!

Pavel S.
Great typing experience spoiled by bugs

The overall experience is great: keyboard is heavy and solid; high build quality; sound is great and satisfying out of the box without any mods; the layout is very convenient and easy to get used to (when you are already typing with 10 fingers). Also I really like the Banana switches - perfect for typing and work.

But I have found some weird and inconvenient bug with the keyboard when it's connected via Bluetooth.
Keyboard is connected to my MacBook via Bluetooth together with an Apple Magic Mouse. Or it can be connected to a PC with Windows + another Bluetooth mouse, the behaviour/bug is the same.
Whenever I use mouse (click or even move it), some keys on the right side of the keyboard stop working.
Those keys are: Backspace, "|\", Enter, Right Shift, del, home, knob, arrow keys (up, right, down; left arrow key works fine). So after using a mouse, I have to click something else (e.g. Fn button) to be able to use any of these keys above.

This only happens when RGB is off. When I turn the RGB on, all the keys work fine irrespective of the mouse.
This is an issue for me as I prefer not to use RGB (to save the battery) and it really affects my typing/editing experience.

Another inconvenience is VIA support: the latest version does not recognise the keyboard, you have to manually upload the .json from the keychron web-site. Although, they have a detailed instruction.