Keychron has made its new Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard available for order. The tiny 40% keyboard can order either in barebones form — starting at $139 — or as a completed keyboard with several color and switch options.
The Keychron Q9 small custom mechanical keyboard lineup is its custom mechanical one that allows buyers to either complete the build themselves or order the finished article directly from Keychron itself. Either way, Navy Blue, Carbon Black, and Silver Grey color options are available, as are versions of the keyboard with and without a rotary knob.
When placing their order, those choosing to have Keychron build their Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard can choose between Gateson G Pro Red, Blue, and Brown switches.
The New Keychron Q9 keyboard will upgrade your typing experience
Keychron quickly points out the features offered by its new Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard. Saying that “the Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard 40% ultra-mini all-metal custom keyboard model for various crises and will upgrade your typing experience. With full aluminum CNC machined body, double-gasket design, and QMK/VIA support, The Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard is the ultimate choice for the ultra-mini keyboard.”
The Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard layout.
Keychron’s changed version of the 40% layout is just a little more significant for users who like the less frequent benefit of the Fn layer key. The design has an entire arrow key cluster plus a home. It deletes Key, with the latter replaced by the now-ubiquitous radial dial on the upgraded The Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard version.
Further, it’s the standard Q feature set: a nifty thick and heavy milled aluminum case, hot-swap buttons with full RGB lighting, gasket mounting, and lots of interior foam for a super-premium feeling comfortable programming via QMK or VIA. It is, in a word, lovely — possibly even cute.
Double Gasket Design.
The Double Gasket Design is an innovative structure in the industry. But the gaskets on the plates added silicone pads between the top and bottom cases significantly decrease the sound resonance between the metals and the noise of the impacted metals.
This Double-Gasket Structure lets the keyboard keep the flexibility of the gasket structure and improves the overall typing sound.
Everything is customized.
You can easily customize every part of the Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard to assemble your ultimate typing experience.
Each Keychron Q9 small custom mechanical keyboard comes with QMK and VIA support to let owners customize what per Key can do, while both Windows and macOS support comes as standard. Buttons are hot-swappable so that we can adjust the feel and sound at will, and the south-facing RGB lighting means you’ll be able to have a little party every time you use the thing.
Compatible with Windows and Mac
The Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard offers a unique Mac layout that keeps the same multimedia and function keys as the Apple keyboard while still being compatible with Windows devices with a reliable type-c cable.
The Keychron Q9 tiny 40% is a revolutionary design.
40% is a revolutionary design, the lack of a numeral row driving the user to become friendly with their Function layers far better than on even a 60% board. That said, it’s proven popular with enthusiasts who demand the maximum amount of free space on their desk or in their travel bag. (The fully assembled board weighs just over a kilogram, more than twice as heavy as a standard iPad, thanks to that the case). Keychron has made some considerations for more available users with the arrow cluster and its standard hard-wired Mac/Windows switch. Note the semi-standard layout — a shortened direct Shift key is the only oddball on the board, making it easy to customize with aftermarket keycaps.
How much will Keychron Q9 cost?
Keychron’s attractive Doubleshot PBT OSA keycaps are an available add-on and premium pre-lubed Gateron Pro buttons. The “barebones” board (with no buttons or caps) starts at $139, with the add-on knob version going for $149. Switches and keycaps will cost you an extra $30 for either configuration, which is a bit of a bargain. You can order The Keychron Q9 tiny custom mechanical keyboard in black, silver, or a colorful navy blue with matching caps, and it arrives in ANSI or ISO layouts.