Keychron K8 Pro QMK/VIA Wireless Mechanical Keyboard2 October 2023
The Keychron K8 Pro QMK/VIA Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is a revolutionary keyboard that combines advanced features with a sleek design. With its hot-swappable aluminum frame, TKL custom programmable layout, and RGB backlit keys, this keyboard offers a truly immersive typing experience.
Program with QMK & VIA
With the K8 Pro’s QMK/VIA, you can intuitively remap your favorite keys and create macros with any key on any operating system (macOS, Windows, or Linux) for a fluid workflow. The open-source firmware means endless possibilities for keyboard layouts, shortcuts, backlight effects, and more. The K8 Pro is the world’s first out-of-the-box QMK/VIA wireless mechanical keyboard, paving the way for a new era for mechanical keyboards.
PBT Keycaps & Aluminum Frame
The Keychron K8 Pro features fully customizable 80% layout 87 keys tenkeyless mechanical keyboard with OSA profile double-shot PBT keycaps. PBT keycaps have a high degree of restoration and offer higher heat resistance, toughness, fatigue resistance, self-lubrication, and low friction compared to ABS keycaps. The aluminum body frame is sturdy and ensures a longer lifespan for the keyboard.
Hot-Swappable Gateron G Pro Blue Switch
The K8 Pro comes pre-installed with the pre-lubed Gateron G Pro mechanical blue switch, providing clicky responsiveness with up to 50 million keystroke lifespan. The hot-swappable sockets are mounted on the PCB and compatible with almost all MX style 3pin and 5pin mechanical switches on the market, including Gateron, Cherry, Kailh, and more. This allows you to easily install or change switches without soldering.
Bluetooth 5.1 Wireless & USB-C Wired
The Keychron K8 Pro offers a variety of connection methods, including wireless mode, Bluetooth 5.1, and USB-C wired mode. It can seamlessly connect to up to 3 devices simultaneously, such as your computer, laptop, PC, tablet, and phone, allowing you to switch between them easily. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or on the go, this keyboard is perfect for all your typing needs.
Redesigned Typing Experience
The K8 Pro has integrated PCB-mounted screw-in stabilizers for a smoother typing experience with less wobbliness on the big keys such as space bar, shift, enter, and delete. Additionally, you have the option to customize it with alternative stabilizers such as Cherry or Durock, further enhancing your typing comfort and precision.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I use the Keychron K8 Pro with my Mac?
Yes, the Keychron K8 Pro is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
2. How many devices can I connect to the keyboard simultaneously?
The K8 Pro can connect to up to 3 devices at the same time, allowing you to seamlessly switch between them.
3. Can I customize the backlight effects on the keyboard?
Yes, with the QMK/VIA firmware, you can customize the backlight effects, along with many other keyboard settings.
4. Are the keycaps durable?
Yes, the Keychron K8 Pro features double-shot PBT keycaps, which are known for their durability and resistance to wear and tear.
5. Can I change the switches without soldering?
Yes, the K8 Pro has hot-swappable sockets that allow you to easily install or change switches without the need for soldering.