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Das Keyboard 5Q is smart mechanical keyboard with an open API that allows each key to be color-controlled over the Internet.
Das Keyboard 5Q is smart mechanical keyboard with an open API that allows each key to be color-controlled over the Internet.
3,475 backers pledged $580,902 to help bring this project to life.

Das Keyboard 5Q software release stable macOS, Windows and Linux

Posted by Das Keyboard (Creator)

Dear Backers,

We are very excited to announce that Das Keyboard 5Q software v3.1.0 has reached stable status on macOS, Linux and Windows. 

Linux packages are available in DEB and RPM format. RPM format contributed by Dennis Appelon Nielson.

Downloads are available at 

Version 3.1.0 includes the Q marketplace, delivering RGB notifications through Q applets such as CPU usage, Trello, RAM usage, stand-up reminder, Gmail, ping status (contributed by Chrisostomos Bakoura - repo) and many more that will make 5Q users more productive. All applets are open source and available on Github. Contributions are welcome.

Das Keyboard Applet Marketplace
Das Keyboard Applet Marketplace

We cannot thank you enough for backing us on Kickstarter. It is everyone’s effort to bring the Das Keyboard 5Q to life that has made this milestone possible.

## Useful links - Downloads and developer documentation. - Das Keyboard Github for applet repos and more 
Das Keyboard Q Forum - Q announcement, ask software questions, bugs, discuss Q ideas, and anything Q with other users and the Das Keyboard team.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

-- Das Keyboard team

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    1. Das Keyboard Creator on

      Firmware is updated constantly. It is updatable from the Q desktop app.

    2. Das Keyboard Creator on

      @Chris Aves
      Thanks. We'll fix this shortly.

    3. August Sturm on

      Got my keyboard firmware updated and Q software and keybard are now running on my Mac! Thank you!

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      Chris Aves on

      Das, you should update your "Get Started: Firmware Download" page: which still states that Windows is required.

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      Colby on

      I guess this means the Firmware is not going to be changed anytime soon to fix the other issues?
      Or is this a combo of Firmware and Software... because they shouldn't be the same thing... right?

    6. Das Keyboard Creator on

      @Chris Aves
      Re: macOS firmware upgrade: it is built into the latest version. Try it out.

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      Chris Aves on

      But still no Mac firmware installer. Oh well.

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      Brad Cook on

      Das Sucks, I gladly sold mine for a loss. Never buying another Das product again.

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      Ali Graham on

      Nearly two years late, and still too buggy to use properly. I'll never buy from Das/Metadot again.