Keychron Q8 (Alice Layout) QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard ISO Layout Collection


Layout Version

The fully assembled knob version includes:
  • The keyboard PCB, the case, and the steel plate.
  • OSA Profile ABS backlight shine-through keycaps (included Mac & Windows keycaps).
  • Gateron G Pro switches.

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    Keychron Q8
    ISO Layout Versions

    Keychron Q8 is a 65% Alice layout all-metal mechanical keyboard. With its all-metal CNC machined body, a full-size layout, double-gasket design, QMK/VIA support, and knob option, the Q8 meets all your practical needs and gives you a high-end typing experience.

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Customize Your Q8

    Choose the keycaps, switches and more accessories for your Q8

    Q8 ISO Layout Version

    The Keychron Q8 QMK custom mechanical keyboard ISO layout collection comes with the UK, German, Nordic, Swiss, French, and Spanish layouts. Each Q8 ISO layout keyboard is also equipped with extra keycaps that fully satisfy your needs.

    🇩🇪 DE-ISO Layout

    🇬🇧 UK-ISO Layout

    🇫🇷 FR-ISO Layout

    🇩🇰🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪 Nordic-ISO Layout

    🇨🇭 Swiss-ISO Layout

    🇪🇸 ES-ISO Layout

    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. 

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    All-Around Customizable Keyboard

    To build a fully customizable keyboard, we designed every component easily assembled. Therefore, you can customize and adjust each component you want.

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout 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. This design allows the keyboard to maintain the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound. 

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    An Epic Core Inside The Keyboard

    A brand new ultra-low-power MCU Arm structure that is powerful and armed with 128K Flash to provide more flexibility for developers. The polling rate is up to 1000 Hz out of the box, which makes latency non-existent for the competitive game.

    OSA Profile ABS Backlight Shine-Through Keycaps

    To further leverage your typing experience, the Q8 ISO version comes with our unique OSA profile (OEM profile with spherical angle) and ABS backlight shine-through keycaps that aim to provide a more comfortable fingertip feel and a fantastic backlight shine-through effect.

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    Switch layouts between macOS & Windows

    Built with the Mac users’ experience in mind while still retaining compatibility for Windows devices, the Keychron Q8 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 premium rotary encoder allows you to easily customize your favorite keys and macros on the knob through the VIA software.

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    You can easily customize the Q8'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 Q8 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. 

    Program Q8 65% Alice Layout with QMK & VIA


    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.

    South-facing RGB LED Lights.

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

    Note: The Q8's top case has sharper corners to make it much more compatible with third-party keycaps.

    Barebone ANSI Layout Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    Pre-lubed Gateron G Pro Switch

    The optimized molded switch with more precise positioning and less wobble will undoubtedly improve the feel at your fingertips. With the fully assembled Q8 version fitted with factory pre-lubricated Gateron G Pro switches, a smoother travel experience is guaranteed for you.

    Gateron G Pro Switch Features
    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, delete) typing experience is now more stable and smooth. The Keychron Q8 also supports third-party stabilizers, including Cherry or Durock.

    ANSI & ISO layouts.

    ISO layout is widely used in Europe while the ANSI layout is widely used by the rest of the world.

    Note: If you live in Europe, we recommend you to purchase the "Barebone ISO” version with the corresponding ISO keycaps. The "Barebone ISO” is suitable for all ISO keyboard countries like the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, etc.

    Keychron Q8 ANSI Layout 65% Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    ANSI Layout

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice ISO Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard

    ISO Layout

              Typing Sound Test

    What's in the box?

    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard
    Keychron Q8 65% Alice Layout Custom Mechanical Keyboard


    Width136 mm
    Length358 mm
    Front Height19.8 mm  (without keycaps)
    Back Height31.5 mm (without keycaps)
    Feet Height2.7 mm
    Weight1820 g ± 10g (the fully assembled weight)
    Body MaterialFull CNC machined aluminum
    Polling Rate1000Hz
    Layout  FR-ISO,
    Keycaps (Fully Assembled Version)OSA Profile ABS backlight shine-through keycaps
    Switches Gateron G Pro (Fully Assembled Knob Version)
    BacklightSouth-facing RGB LED
    Switch SupportHot-swappable (5 pin & 3 pin)
    StabsScrew-in PCB stabs
    ConnectivityType-C cable
    CableType-C cable + Type-A to Type-C adapter
    MCUUltra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4 32-bit STM32L432 (128KB Flash)
    Operating Environment-10℃ to 50℃
    Keychron Q8 User Guide

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

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