Fantastic work keyboard
Bought this to build a silent work keyboard and can say that I'm thrilled with it. Keychron delivers with a fairly reasonably priced barebones kit in a profile that delivers everything you'd need in an office board without any major sacrifices. Solid build quality, QMK/VIA compatibility, and excellent compatibility with both PC and Mac. Force break mod and Polyfil in the bottom case helped take that little bit of pinginess away. If I had any gripe, I'd say I wish that the numpad had a 2U zero key, but I think it won't be too difficult to get used to the 1U with enough use. Props to Divinikey for having the best shipped prices on Keychron boards!
One of the top 1800s you can buy
Board is high quality, very well made. Came with a nice switch and cap puller, rotary knob is definitely nice, and overall a great (the best?) add to the 1800 layout ring.
Great bang for the buck
Swapped out the steel plate for an alu plate, and this board sounds and feels great. Use this as my work board since I need the numpad. My first keychron (other than the q0 which I use at home), and pleasantly surprised with it. With silk yellows and and caps, sound is on the clackier side, but not overly sharp or aggressive. I didn’t test it completely stock, but with the minimal mods I did (force break, tuned the stabs), I can’t believe this is a sub $200 board.
Easy to build. Everything looks clean! And very durable!
Zero to End Game
It's everything I was hoping for. Beautiful, functional, mod-able. I did the force break, programed some macros, got some nice switches and keycaps. Should be good for 10s of millions of key strokes.