Previously slated to be launched by the end of this month, the Keychron Q2‘s release date has been slightly pushed back. Now, it’s set to hit the market either at the end of November or early December 2021.
Unlike the Q1, there will be no pre-order of the Q2. Instead, the 65% keyboard will be sold as an in-stock product, so you won’t have to wait for months on end to receive the keyboard. However, it remains to be seen if the knob version of the Q2 will also be sold at the same time.
As you can see in the product shot above, the Q2 will come with double shot PBT keycaps in OSA profile too; quite a change over the OEM profile of the Q1’s stock keycaps. It’s worth noting that Keychron’s OSA keycaps look to be different from existing OSA keycaps – these keycaps seem to have more rounded corners.
Just like the Q1, the Q2 is a gasket-mounted keyboard with a hotswap PCB. It also features a CNC aluminium case, an aluminium plate, and support for screw-in stabilisers. The fully assembled model will come with three choices of Gateron switches as well: Brown (tactile), Red (linear), or Blue (clicky).
So how much will the Keychron Q2 cost? According to Keychron, it will be priced similarly to the Q1 – which starts at $149 (about RM620) – despite the fact that it’s a smaller keyboard. Anyway, you can register your interest for the Q2 right here ahead of its estimated launch by the end of this month or early December 2021.