Das Keyboard 5Q

World’s First Smart Keyboard

Receive notifications on your keyboard

Das Keyboard 5Q Side View

Track what you care about

Improve your daily productivity

The Das Keyboard 5Q is a smart RGB mechanical keyboard allowing users to display color notifications on each key. Notifications can come from applications such as Twitter, Gmail, eBay, Facebook and many others. Hundreds of applications can be configured via IFTTT and Zapier, transforming the 5Q keyboard into a RGB dashboard. An open REST API is also available for programmers.

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Customize keyboard to your needs

Download applets from Q marketplace

Q marketplace

Stay informed

Keep an eye on what important

5Q keyboard with applets from the Q marketplace
5Q huge side-front view

The most advanced software

Dashboard view

All your notifications in one place
Gama Zulu RGB Switches

With the Dashboard view, quickly visualize the state of the keyboard.
Mouseover each individual key to see which notifications are streaming through.

The keyboard of superlatives

The most advanced electronics

Das Keyboard 5Q Side View
Das Keyboard 5Q Gamma Zulu Switch Badge.
World's
longest
lasting
switches
Das Keyboard 5Q Color Badge.
2x ultra
enhanced
brightness
Das Keyboard 5Q RTO Badge.
45 times faster
than any
keyboard
Das Keyboard 5Q Rest API.
Program it
your way
Das Keyboard
1000 key detections/sec
Regular Keyboard
50 key detections/sec

Analog key detection: RTO

RTO: Real Time One millisecond

Due to its 1ms key detection analog technology, the Das Keyboard 5Q has unrivaled speed that will ensure it never misses a keystroke.

2x brighter: RGB+

Brilliant colors that are not washed out

Due to its enhanced brightness mode(*) and its modern switch design, the 5Q delivers intense colors that are not washed out by daylight - a problem that most RGB keyboards suffer from.

(*) requires an USB 3.0 connection.
Gama Zulu RGB Switches

Ultra-fast & comfortable Gamma Zulu mechanical key switches

Made by Omron (Japan) for Das Keyboard, the Gamma Zulu is a modern best-in-class, fast, soft tactile key switch. It lasts forever with its unequalled 100 million life cycle. The feel is amazing and allows effortless typing and gaming sessions.

Standard mechanical switches* Das Keyboard Gamma Zulu by Omron
Actuation point 2.0 mm 1.5 mm
Total travel 4.0 mm 3.5 mm
Life span 50 Million 100 Million
Contact type Single cross point Double cross point
*Based on manufacturer specifications

Learn more about the Gamma Zulu switch

Gamma Zulu switches withstand 100 million actuations. It is up to 100% more durable than most competitor’s switches. They require 45 grams to actuate at 1.5 mm — that’s for speed. The full travel is 3.5mm — that’s for comfort.

Gamma Zulu RGB LED Switches
Gamma Zulu technical specifications
Gamma Zulu Mechanical Switches Characteristics
Gamma Zulu mechanicals switch characteristics
Gamma Zulu Switch Diagram
Gamma Zulu force curves

An open source API for hackers

Create your own applets

Premium materials throughout

For a luxurious typing experience

Aluminium top

Built to last

Das Keyboard 5Q sports an anodized black aluminum top panel. Made with first class electrons, this top panel will be serving you for years to come.

Aluminium Panel
N-Key Rollover

Silicone wrist rest

World’s first

Das Keyboard 5Q features the world’s first silicone based detachable wrist rest that’s attached magnetically and helps typists rest their palms comfortably.

N-Key Rollover

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SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT INFORMATION
  • Double shot keycaps US, and ABS lasered ROW
  • Extra long 6.5ft (201m) USB cable with single type A USB connector
  • NKRO over USB for faster gaming, programming, or anything that makes you a formidable opponent in work or play
  • Anodized aluminium top panel
  • Firmware updatable
  • RTO 1ms
  • RGB+ electronics
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Windows 10.
  • One 2.0 USB port, optional 3.0 USB port for enhanced brightness mode
  • Internet connection for software and cloud features
WARRANTY INFORMATION
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty
PACKAGE CONTENT
  • Das Keyboard 5Q
  • Palm rest
  • Getting started guide
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Height: 1.28 in (3.2 cm)
  • Width: 9.21 in (23.3 cm)
  • Length: 17.77 in (45.1 cm)
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.44 kg)
  • Cable: 6.5 ft (2 m)
GAMMA ZULU SWITCHES MADE BY OMRON FOR Das Keyboard
  • Feel: Soft tactile
  • Gold cross point contacts: 2
  • Durability: 100 million actuations
  • Actuation distance: 0.06 in (1.5 mm)
  • Actuation force: 1.6 oz (45 g)
  • Total travel distance: 0.14 in (3.5 mm)
AVAILABLE LAYOUTS
  • 104 US
  • 105 UK
  • 105 DE
  • 105 NO
SOFTWARE

ACCESSORIES

TRANSLUCENT KEYCAP SET
  • Without inscriptions for 104 and 105 key layouts.
  • With inscriptions for US, UK, German, French, Nordic, Spanish, and Russian.
  • With inscriptions for Dvorak Layout
BLACK, PROFESSIONAL FONT KEYCAP SET
  • With inscriptions, available only in US