Keychron has recently launched the Q3 Max mechanical keyboard in the Chinese market, and it is now available for purchase on JD.com. This keyboard features a compact tenkeyless (TKL) layout, offering the convenience of a smaller design while still providing the functionality of a full-sized keyboard.
Switch Options and Pricing
The Keychron Q3 Max comes with a range of switch options to suit different typing preferences. Users can choose from red, brown, banana switches, or even opt for a version without switches or keycaps. The base model starts at 1148 yuan ($161), while the models with switches are priced at 1268 yuan ($178).
Keychron Q3 Max Specifications
When it comes to build and components, the Q3 Max keyboard is equipped with hot-swappable Gateron Jupiter switches, known for their durability and longevity of up to 80 million keystrokes. The keyboard also features KSA double-shot PBT keycaps, ensuring a comfortable and long-lasting typing experience.
In terms of lighting, the Q3 Max offers a variety of RGB backlighting effects with 22 customizable options through the QMK/VIA software. It also includes a multimedia knob for easy volume control and media playback.
Customization and Design
One of the notable features of the Keychron Q3 Max is its support for QMK/VIA remapping, allowing users to personalize key functions according to their preferences. The keyboard adopts a double gasket structure with multiple layers of cushioning materials, such as latex and PET, to enhance both tactile and auditory typing experiences. The double gasket design also reduces acoustic resonance between metals, resulting in quieter typing.
The Q3 Max’s 87-key + 1 knob design enables easy switching between Windows and macOS layouts, making it versatile for different operating systems.
Connectivity and Portability
This keyboard is built for extensive connectivity and personalization. It supports Bluetooth, USB-C, and 2.4G connections, allowing seamless switching between devices without any delays. With its robust ARM Cortex-M4 chip, the Q3 Max boasts a 1000 Hz polling rate on 2.4 GHz and wired modes, ensuring minimal latency even during competitive gaming. It can also connect to up to four devices, including laptops, phones, and tablets, making it suitable for users who work across multiple platforms.
The Q3 Max has dimensions of 365x137x32 mm (excluding keycaps) and weighs 430g, striking a balance between portability and functionality. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery, offering up to 180 hours of usage in Bluetooth mode. Furthermore, it is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
Earlier this month, Keychron also released the K3 Max, a low-profile mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable keys.