Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard(US ANSI La – Keychron Canada

Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard(US ANSI Layout)

SKU: Q3M-P1
$298.00

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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.

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Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron Q3 Max

Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless 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.

Feature of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Customize Your Q3 Max

Choose the switches and more keyboard accessories for your Q3 Max

Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

The double-shot PBT keycaps of the Q3 Max provide excellent oil resistance and prevent the legends from fading out. Additionally, the keyboard offers two different keycap options to meet varying preferences and needs.

KSA Keycaps

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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

OSA Side-Printed Shine-Through Keycaps

Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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

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.

Significantly Enhanced Acoustic Foams for Keychron Q3 Max QMK VIA Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Significantly Enhanced Acoustic Foams for Keychron Q3 Max 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.

2.4 GHz & Bluetooth Connection of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA 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, sandblasted, and undergoes 24 more manufacturing stages to make this solid metal piece of art that is the Q3 Max. 

A Refined Piece Of Metal Art of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Hot-Swappable of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless 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 QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless 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.

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.

Switch layouts between macOS & Windows of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 QMK/VIA Wireless 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 of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Program Q3 Max with QMK & VIA of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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 QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
All New Screw-in PCB Stabilizers of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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.

What's in the box?

Packing List of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Packing List of Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard Barebone Knob Version

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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 Material PC
CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
Charging Time Around 5 hours 
Charging Port USB type-C
Backlight  22 types of RGB backlight options plus endless possibilities
Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version) KSA double-shot PBT keycaps, not shine-through (Fully Assembled version) / OSA side-printed double-shot PBT keycaps (Fully Assembled version)
SwitchGateron Jupiter (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.
MCU ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32F402 (256KB Flash)
Polling Rate1000 Hz (2.4 GHz & wired) / 90 Hz (Bluetooth)
N-Key Rollover (NKRO)Yes for both wireless and wired modes
Cable Length 1.8 m
Switch Support Hot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
Battery4000 mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
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
Connectivity2.4 GHz / Bluetooth / Type-C wired
Bluetooth Device NameKeychron Q3 Max
Operating Environment-10 to 50℃
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.

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous
Amazing typing experience.

It took a bit to find the correct json file to get the via app to work. The instructions for that could have been better. But as far as the keyboard itself? It's amazing.

The json is here in case someone is looking: https://www.keychron.com/pages/how-to-use-via-to-pair-with-keychron-q-series-keyboard

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Maninder Lall

Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard(US ANSI Layout)

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Andrey Shamis

Keychron Q3 Max QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard(US ANSI Layout)

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Anonymous
Amazing Keyboard!

This is my first mechanical keyboard and it exceeds all expectations that I had though initially.

The build quality is very good and has a nice heft to it. It also sounds satisfying when you type. Every feature promoted with this keyboard works as intended.