Das Keyboard Q is stable on Linux, Win & macOs view amazing new features
We want to share our excitement and update you on the progress of the Q software and 5Q keyboard we have made over the last few releases and... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q software release stable macOS, Windows and Linux
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... Read more
Das Keyboard Q desktop release 2.0.0
We are pleased to release the first stable release of Q desktop v2.0.0 for Windows.
This build is compatible with all OSes (Win, Mac and Linux) but only... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q June Update
We are very excited that we have almost completed shipping all the rewards for the backers, including all keycaps. There are approximately 150 keyboards remaining to be shipped.... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q May Update
We’re excited to announce that we’ve begun shipping the next batch of keyboards, which includes international layouts. We have already shipped 200 additional keyboards, and will continue to... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q April Update - Additional Details
This is a clarification follow up of our previous update based on the questions and comments we have read on the forum and on this site. In a... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q: April Shipping Update
We just wanted to give you a shipping update on the Das Keyboard 5Q. We were able to address the issues that caused us to hold shipment, which... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Shipping Update + Known Issues
We detected problems in a small percentage of one of the production batches, and will require re-assembly work to ensure the problem doesn’t arise again. For this reason,... Read more
How to get help in case you need it: Q Forum & Das Keyboard Helpdesk
As we continue the rollout of the Das Keyboard 5Q, we wanted to make sure backers get the help they need when they need it. As a reminder,... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter: Mac/Linux/International Update
We appreciate everyone's feedback so far and based on recurring questions and comments we decided to write this update.
Mac/Linux Support: - We are working right now on... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter Update: VAT and Keycap Set Shipping Clarification
We wanted to clarify our previous post, and to bring to light the update we made in the comments section. The incorrect VAT / import duties calculations are... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter: Shipping Update
We have been receiving reports and are now aware that our fulfillment center has been including paperwork with the shipped keyboards that seem to have some incorrect values,... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter February Update: We started shipping
The Das Keyboard 5Q has begun shipping. If you have been notified of an in incoming shipment from Hong Kong this is probably it.
Once you receive your... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter January Update
We just want to take this moment to state how much we appreciate everyone’s patience throughout this campaign. It has been a long and tough journey, and we... Read more
January Update: Tomorrow
We just wanted to confirm that there will be a full January update tomorrow.
Thanks for your patience
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter Shipping Mini-Update Addendum
Thanks to everyone's quick responses to their address changes. Just a quick addition to the previous shipping address mini-update. We noticed a few people have given us addresses with... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter January Mini-Update
We have good news, we are getting very close to shipping to our fulfillment center! That being said, we know a lot of you have moved to different... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter December Update
The end of December is nearing and we have another update for you. We really want to reiterate how thankful we are for everyone's patience, and truly apologize... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter November Update
The Das Keyboard 5Q manufacturing is entering the home stretch! Over the past couple of weeks, as expected, we did encounter some issues, but have put corrective actions... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter October Update
Production has started! We are running the first 1000 5Q units through the factory as this update is being written. We expect some starts and stops, but we... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter September Update
As planned, the 5Q pilot production took place earlier this month. As with most pre-production builds, we came across a number of issues that needed to be addressed in the... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter August Update
It’s been about a week since our last update about Typhoon Hato and the factory is back up and running production. We will be starting 5Q pilot production... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Typhoon Hato Update
We have a quick update for you. We’ve experienced a bump in our pilot production, originally scheduled for Monday 8/28, due to infrastructure damage of Typhoon Hato that... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter July Update
In our last update we provided the not-so-good news about our FCC woes. Since then we have taken three parallel approaches to solving the problem and as of... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter June Update
We have another quick update for you regarding the Das Keyboard 5Q. Our hardware is hitting some snags, while our software is still moving along quite nicely. ... Read more
NEW Release: Early Access Q Software v1.0.0-beta.20
Hi Early Access Backers,
A new private beta version of Das Keyboard Q Software is ready (v1.0.0-beta.20). This version is intended to the Early Access Q SDK backers.
This... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter May Update
May has been an eventful month for us as we progress forward. Here are the highlights of this month’s update:
- FCC compliance is looking good
- Q knob and... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter April Update + Reward Pictures
Things are rolling along and we have some progress pictures! Let’s dive into it.
Shipped Rewards for Exclusive Innovators & Swag Backers
As we mentioned in our last... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter March Update + Start Shipping to Exclusive Innovators
Spring is in the air and we’re here to share our new progress. We are very excited to begin shipping the 5Q Early Handbuilt Units to the Exclusive... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter February Update
February has been treating us fairly well. In this February update, we will be going over the following:
- 5Q Hardware Progress
- Q Software Progress
- 5Q Accessories
- New Side Inscriptions... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q Kickstarter January Update + Delivery Changes
Welcome to the New Year! Our team has finished up CES 2017 and are back with a new update regarding our current Das Keyboard 5Q progress. In this... Read more
Happy New Year + Das Keyboard 5Q at CES 2017
We hope that 2016 has treated you well. 2017 is right around the corner this weekend and we'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
As... Read more
Happy Holidays from Das Keyboard!
We're wishing everyone happy holidays and spreading around some cheer before the holiday weekend.
We'd like to share an early gift to our backers with several pictures... Read more
Flash Update: $15 Classic Keycap Sets & Important Deadlines
We have some important news that we’d like to share with you.
$15 Classic Keycap Sets Add On
As indicated in our previous updates, there was a font... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q: Kickstarter Extensive December Update
Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve got a lot of important information to share with you all.
In this update:
- 5Q hardware progress update with pictures ... Read more
Letter from the Creator
Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our soon-to-be-released Das Keyboard 5Q connected keyboard.
I fully understand your frustration in regards to the unexpected shipping cost increase and personally... Read more
Action Required: Backer Pledge Reward Confirmation Surveys
It's time to plan for our logistics. We are now sending out the Backer Pledge Reward Confirmation Surveys powered through CrowdOx in order to collect your final pledge rewards. ... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q: Kickstarter November Update
We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season. The clock is ticking and we’re focusing on completing some major milestones. We’re still set to launch the 5Q in January,... Read more
November Mini-Update: Keycap Font Alternative
We hope November has been treating you well. We have an exciting mini-update we'd like to share with everyone regarding a new font type.
We've listened and are... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q: Kickstarter October Update
We know you've been eager to see our progress. October has been a very busy and exciting month as a lot of hardware and software developments advance. We... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q: Kickstarter September Update
Here is our progress report about the making of the Das Keyboard 5Q for the Kickstarter backers.
In this update:
- bring-up (initial power up and debug) of the hardware
- impressive... Read more
5Q Pre-Orders Now Available
Due to popular request, we are now making the Das Keyboard 5Q available for pre-orders. Everyone who has missed our Kickstarter project will be able to pre-order it... Read more
We Did It!!
Thank You, All!
Our Kickstarter has come to an end and we are blown away with the tremendous support we have received. Thank you everyone for backing us through this... Read more
Last Moments of Our Campaign: What's Next for Backers
The clock is ticking and our campaign is coming to an end. Your support has helped kicked the world’s first cloud connected keyboard into high gear. After tomorrow,... Read more
New Translucent, Black Keycaps in Several Languages
To all Hacker++ and Exclusive Innovator backers,
You'll be able to choose which language (or none) you would like printed on your extra set of translucent, black keycaps before we... Read more
We Need Your Feedback: Keycap Sets in New Languages
We revealed in our last update that we will be creating translucent, black keycaps inscribed with different languages as an extra keycap set.
Please tell us which language... Read more
$500K Upgrade Unlocked: WASD Keycaps
Awesome news, Backers!
We're proud to announce that we have reached our $500K stretch goal. The mystery upgrade has been unlocked!
This means we'll be adding WASD keycaps to... Read more
Das Keyboard: Projects We Love
Thank you for supporting us. We couldn't have come this far without you guys and all the friends we've made along the way.
We created the Das Keyboard... Read more
Exclusive Innovator Reward Upgrade
A backer suggested to upgrade the Exclusive Innovator reward, our best reward, and add a set of transparent key caps. We like this idea very much. So If you have... Read more
Over-funding Achievement: Aluminium Top Panel Upgrade Unlocked
Thank you for continuing to support Das Keyboard 5Q, the most advanced cloud-connected RGB mechanical keyboard ever created. With only few days to go we are very excited... Read more
Das Keyboard 5Q blasting through $400K, and still 11 days to go
We are thankful for the huge support for the Das Keyboard 5Q. Thank you to all the backers.
Investigating Upgrade: Aluminium Top Panel
We are happy to announce that we... Read more
Breaking New Ground With Das Keyboard 5Q
Hello everyone! How about an update at the midway point of the campaign?
Thank you again for your amazing support. We have now 2,370 backersthat are going to enjoy... Read more
We have reached our goal in 7 hours
Thank you very much for your support. We reached our goal in 7 hours and doubled it the second day.We are very excited about the enthusiasm we see from... Read more