Keychron Keyboard Article Review - January 2023
Caroline Wong | February 7, 2023
Credit to @ cole.caccamise
"Keychron is launching a wireless version of one of its best keyboards. The new Keychron Q1 Pro has a very similar design to the company’s existing Q1 keyboard — which we think is one of the best off-the-shelf keyboards you can buy — with a gasket-mount design and aluminum case."
"For starters, it cuts the polling rate to 90Hz, down from 1000Hz when connected via USB, meaning you might want to plug in a cable if you’re using it to play a fast-paced game. You naturally also have to worry about battery life when unplugged."
Keychron's New M3 is a versatile rodent and ideal mouse for gaming and office use - by Mark Sparrow @Forbe
Credit to @mr.atton
"The Keychron M3 is an excellent mouse for the money. It’s lightweight and has plenty of customization possibilities to change resolution and responsiveness. I like the way Keychron has offered three ways to connect the mouse."
"Those LEDs can be disabled if that’s not your thing. If you want an ultra-responsive and super-accurate optical mouse for gaming and general use, look at the Keychron M3."
"Once you have everything setup, or out of the box if you go fully-assembled, Bluetooth pairing is merely a key-combo away. As noted earlier, you can connect the Q1 Pro to up to three devices of any type thanks to the switch around the back for Windows/Android and MacOS."
"Regardless, if you wanted a premium aluminum, customizable keyboard with Bluetooth connectivity, the Keychron Q1 Pro is likely your best (if not only) choice right now."
Keychron Q1 Pro review: Finally a wireless & metal mechanical keyboard - by Tyler Hayes @appleinsider
Credit to @thexumystery
"First, Keychron made wireless mechanical keyboards. Then it made weighty metal keyboards. It added a twisting knob for good measure. Now, it has combined all those parts together with the Q1 Pro."
"We didn't use the Q1 Pro for gaming, but it does have a 1,000Hz polling rate out of the box when using a USB-C cable in wired mode, or 90 Hz polling rate in wireless mode. It also has an ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 chip inside and has 128K Flash for developers."
Credit to @qamaaidill
"The Keychron Q1 Pro is the latest custom keyboard from the team at Keychron and is the 16th (!!) keyboard in its Q-series line-up. It’s the successor to the original Q1 and carries through the same 75% design while adding Bluetooth connectivity, new switches, new keycaps, and a softer polycarbonate plate for about $20 more than the original, costing $199 fully assembled."
"The Q1 Pro is a noticeable upgrade from the original Q1. The new plate, switches, and keycaps enhance the typing experience. The Q1 already delivered a soft typing experience, but the extra flexibility is noticeably softer under each key. It’s not a revolutionary upgrade but is a nice enhancement nonetheless."
Credit: @Emma Bostian
It’s also the world’s first hot-swappable, low-profile, optical-switch keyboard, so you can hot-swap every switch to customize your typing experience without soldering, just pop the switch in and it’s done. With a mechanical or optical switch version, the two versions of the K3 make it suitable for home, office, light gaming or anything else you’re looking for in a keyboard that helps you get the job done.