Das Keyboard 5Q RGB Soft Tactile Smart Mechanical Keyboard


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Das Keyboard 5Q: The World’s First Smart Keyboard

Code smart

The Das Keyboard 5Q is the ultimate tool that keeps programmers focused on creating software and operating at the highest level of concentration. No more unwanted interruptions.

Instead of relying on snooze-able, momentary alerts from different devices, Das Keyboard 5Q ambiently track the status of the most important information, in a simple color-coded system.

For example, if your website is down or you have been assigned a new task, or if the software build fails, the Das Keyboard 5Q will change color and let you know.

Q applets to maximize productivity:

Applets cover everything from your GitHub repository status, to project management notifications from Jira, ZenHub or Azure DevOps to priority emails from your boss or your Mom. It will tell you if your website goes down or if an answer to your question is posted on Stack Overflow. You can even set it to remind you to stand up every hour to stay healthy.

Q applets connect to leading applications used by millions of developers.

Open API to develop your own applets

All Das Keyboard applets are open source. Developers can easily create their own using the Das Keyboard Applet open API.


Hardware Details:

Not only the Das Keyboard 5Q sports the most advanced software, it pushes the limits of what hardware and electronics can do.

 Gamma Zulu Most Advanced Mechanical Switch

World Most Advanced Mechanical Gamma Zulu Switch
100 million actuations, Faster, Brighter RGB

Type at the speed of thought, instinctively moving words directly from your brain to your computer. Faster, more accurate typing, much brighter RGB lighting and unsurpassed 100 million keystrokes.

 45X Faster Electronics with RTO Real Time One

45X Faster Electronics with RTO Real Time One
(0.4ms Detection)

It detects key presses in 0.4 milliseconds and reports it to the computer within 1 millisecond, up to 45X faster than other mechanical keyboards.

2x brighter RGB+ with 16.8M Colors

2x brighter RGB+ with 16.8M Colors
The brightest and Most Blingy RGB Keyboard

Brightest RGB and most advanced switch design delivering 16.8M intense RGB colors. Supports unlimited lighting profiles, in which you can customize a host of controls specific to a program or game. 

Dedicated Media Controls with Oversized Q Button / Volume Knob

Dedicated Media Controls with Oversized Q Button / Volume Knob

Three rectangular media keys plus a unique volume knob designed for the way you play. Customize all 12 Function keys to quickly and accurately execute complex maneuvers. With dedicated media controls, you can play, pause and mute music and videos instantly right from the keyboard.

 Ergonomic Silicone Wrist Rest

Best Ergonomic Silicone Wrist Rest for Extra Comfort and Protection Against Injuries

A very soft silicone based detachable wrist rest that magnetically attaches and helps typists rest their wrist comfortably.

Das German Engineering

Das German Engineering
Durable Build Quality for Confidence and Precision

German engineering stands for precision in the design and what you feel on your keyboard. Made with the world's best electronics and top quality materials.

Full N-key rollover

Full N-key Rollover with 100% Anti-Ghosting
Capture Every Simultaneous Key Press

The Das Keyboard 5Q with full n-key rollover (NKRO) scans each button press individually. As a result, every pressed key is noted, even if you are pressing a bunch of keys simultaneously.

Aluminum Top Panel

Durable Aluminum Top Panel

Your keyboard will last for a very long time and will sit anchored on your desk.

Extra-long Braided Cable

With an extra-long 2-meter (6.5ft) braided USB cable that goes through desk grommets to keep the desk clean.

Android and Apple Q Apps

Receive Q smart notifications while on-the-go or away from your keyboard

Double Shot Keycaps for Ultimate Durability


System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or later
  • One 2.0 USB port, Optional 3.0 USB port for Enhanced Brightness Mode
  • Internet connection for software and smart keyboard features

Physical Specifications:

  • Height: 1.42 in 
  • Width: 6 in
  • Length: 18 in
  • Weight: 3.41 lbs

Package Content:

  • Das Keyboard 5Q
  • Ergonomic Silicone Wrist Rest
  • Keycap puller
  • Getting started guide



Compatible Accessories:

  • Black Keycaps, Professional Font Inscriptions*,104 & 105 Layouts
  • Black, Modern Font Inscriptions for Mac, English, 104 Keycap Layout
  • Translucent Keycaps, Blank, No Inscriptions, 104 Layout
  • Translucent Keycaps, Modern Font Inscriptions, English, 104 Layout
  • Translucent Keycaps, Modern Font Inscriptions, Dvorak, 104 Layout