What's the difference between the K1 SE and the K1:
#1. K1 SE is engineered with reinforced aluminum top case plus plastic bottom case while K1 is constructed with full aluminum body structure.
#2. Added low profile Gateron mechanical hot-swappable version switch.
#3. Armed with two level adjustable rubber feet to provide ergonomic support.
#4. Five USD less in price than the K1.
KEYCHRON K1 SE
AN ULTRA-SLIM TENKEYLESS
WIRELESS MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
Incorporating the hot-swappable low profile Optical switches and Gateron switches (hot-swappable) version offers the freedom to personalize your typing experience with ease, together with all signature Keychron features.
K1 SE optimizes finger travel and provides satisfying typing experience with the redesigned low profile switch is 40% slimmer than conventional switches.
Constructed with the streamlined and reinforced aluminum frame, K1 SE is ready to bring an unmatched and dedicated typing comfortability.
WIRELESS AND WIRED
Featuring Bluetooth 5.1, the K1 SE offers flawless connectivity whether you’re working at home or the office while connecting with your phone, laptop and iPad, plus a type-c cable for optimal connectivity and compatibility.
ERGONOMIC ANGLE DESIGN
Two level adjustable rubber feet makes the K1 SE more comfortable to type on.
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL DEVICES
K1 SE can connect with up to 3 devices via bluetooth and is compatible Mac, Android, and Windows devices. Changing between operating system modes is made as easy as pie with a convenient back panel slider switch.
K1 SE LAYOUT
Suitable for both macOS and Windows. Keychron is one of only a few in the market that comes with a Mac multimedia keys layout for Mac enthusiasts (Check high-res keycap layout and size here).
You can easily hot-swap every Optical switch or Gateron switch (hot-swappable) version in a few seconds to customize your typing experience on the K1 SE without soldering.
*Hot-swappable feature is available for low profile Keychron Optical switch and low profile Gateron Mechanical (Hot-swappable) versions only. *Low Profile Keychron Optical and Low Profile Gateron mechanical version keyboards are NOT compatible with any normal profile mx style mechanical switch.
Mechanical Or Optical?
Available in Gateron mechanical and Keychron optical low profile switch to elevate the typing experience with a more slimmer and subtle look, the K1 SE provides an excellent typing performance, whether you prefer linear (Red), clicky (Blue), or something in between (Brown, Banana, Mint).
Durable and ultra-slim low profile Gateron Mechanical switch with a 50 million keystroke lifespan to provide an unrivaled tactile responsiveness. K1 SE was designed to boost your productivity yet meets your desktop aesthetics perfectly. Classic clicky tactile or quicker response, for office or personal gaming, the Gateron low profile is the way to choose.
With the MX-styled stem housing and 0.2 ms ultra-low latency, these light actuated switches are crafted for typists or gamers who want to type at lightning speed with a 70 million lifespan much greater than industry standards.
The Banana and Mint switches comes with an early tactile bump of every downstroke like those Panda switches, that’s the main difference between the Banana/Mint and the Brown switch. More add-on switches here.
SLIM YET DURABLE
The aircraft-grade reinforced aluminum frame as a pillar to make the K1 SE durable yet elegantly slim. A SGCC galvanized steel plate is added to the plastic bottom frame in order to strengthen the K1 SE's body structure, while still maintaining a stable wireless transmission capability of the K1 SE.
MX STYLE STEM
We developed an MX-style stem on the K1 SE's low-profile switches as well as stabilizers on the big keys (e.g.: space bar, left Shift, backspace, and Enter key) in an attempt to revamp the reliability. Read more here.
18 Types of RGB Backlit
A bright and bling RGB keyboard with 4 adjustable levels plus more than 18 different color effects.
You can alter the color and the brightness correspond to your mood or setting.
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Number of Keys: 87 keys
Version: Gateron / Optical (Hot-Swappable) / Gateron (Hot-Swappable)
Switches: Low Profile Gateron Mechanical / Low Profile Keychron Optical Switch
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12
Frame Material: ABS+Aluminum Frame
Keycap Material: ABS
Polling Rate (Wired Mode): 1000Hz
Polling Rate (Wireless Mode): 90Hz
CONNECTIVITY AND POWER
Backlit Types: 18
Backlit: Adjustable 4-level RGB backlit
Battery: 2000mAh Rechargeable li-polymer battery
BT Working Time (Backlit off on 87-key White Backlight version): Up to 190 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (Backlit off on 87-key RGB Backlight version): Up to 110 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time (White backlit): Up to 36 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
BT Working Time(RGB): Up to 38 hours (Lab test result may vary by actual use)
Connection: Bluetooth and Type-C cable
Bluetooth version: 5.1
Bluetooth Device Name: Keychron K1 SE
Dimension: 355 x 120mm
Weight: About 550g / 1.21 lbs
Height incl. keycap (front): 17mm
Height incl. keycap (rear): 22mm
Operating Environment: -10 to 50℃
1 x Keyboard
1 x USB-A to USB Type-C Cable
1 x Keycap Puller
1 x User Manual