What's the difference between the K1 and the K1 SE :
#1. K1 is constructed with full aluminum body structure while K1 SE is engineered with reinforced aluminum top case plus plastic bottom case
#2. K1 is unavailable in low profile Gateron mechanical hot-swappable version.
#3. Five USD more in price than the K1 SE since K1 is machined with full aluminum body structure.
The K1 has included keycaps for both Windows and Mac operating systems.
What's new on K1v5:
Added Gateron Low Profile MX-Styled Stem Mechanical Switch.
Added Keychron Low Profile Hot-Swappable Optical Version.
Type On An Ultra-slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
With self-contained mechanical switches and hot-swappable optical switch for easier typing in that Magic Keyboard style and the clicky feel of mechanical keyboard with a minimalist design.
The K1 is designed for productivity as a typist’s dream, we’re bringing all desirable features to a single keyboard; an ultra-thin body (18mm) and switches for a great clicky feel.
Compared with other mechanical keyboards, it requires less force and uses less finger travel, which reduces finger fatigue and provides an unmatched typing comfortability.
Many current Mac keyboards are not mechanical, Keychron is one of the few that features macOS function keys (F1 to F12) in a Mac layout with the same as conventional Mac systems.
Keychron is here to make typing easier and better. The Keychron keyboard offers several different key quantities, an 87-key layout and improved layout on new version, to best meet your needs.
Compatible with both iOS/macOS and Windows/Android, simply switch between the operating systems with the toggle on the side. Check high resolution layout here.
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 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 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.
You can easily hot-swap every Optical switch in a few seconds to customize your typing experience on the K1 without soldering. *Hot-swappable feature is available for low profile Keychron Optical switch version only.
*Low Profile Keychron Optical and Low Profile Gateron mechanical version keyboards are NOT compatible with any normal profile mx style mechanical switch.
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
Switches: Low Profile Gateron Mechanical / Keychron Optical Switch
Number of Multimedia Keys: 12
Main Body Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum
Keycap Material: ABS
Polling Rate (Wired Mode): 1000 Hz
Polling Rate (Wireless Mode): 90 Hz
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
Dimension: 355 x 120 mm
Weight: About 650 g / 1.43 lbs
Height incl. keycap (front): 17 mm
Height incl. keycap (rear): 22 mm
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