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Keychron Q1 HE Review – Near-infinitely adjustable keyboard with impressive design

The Keychron Q1 HE is a keyboard designed — or, more accurately, over-designed — for demanding users with specific needs and is one of the most sophisticated and customizable keyboards I’ve ever tested.

Keychron Q1 HE keyboard with custom keycaps on a desk, flanked by electronic devices and a laptop.
The Keychron Q1 HE looks great on a desk and feels great under hand as well.

For most people, the stock keyboard that comes with a Mac is all they’ll ever need. However, the standard keyboard might not be enough for a select few Mac users, most notably gamers, video editors, and a specific type of writer.

Keyboards come in two types: mechanical and membrane. Membrane-style keyboards, like those in a MacBook or Apple’s Magic Keyboard, push down on a thin film of material, which records a keystroke when enough pressure is applied. Unlike the Keychron Q1 HE, a membrane keyboard has no adjustment ability.

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