OnePlus announced that it will cooperate with Keychron to launch a mechanical keyboard supporting full customization.
- The new keyboard will have a durable structure and soft touch, offering custom options such as various switches and keycaps. OnePlus plans to share more details about it on December 15. OnePlus co-founder stated that, “I am very excited to let you know the product will go live early next year. More details will be released in the first quarter of 2023.”
- For customization, the keyboard will have hot-swappable switches and work with the VIA app for configuring the keyboard’s open source QMK firmware. VIA tends to be less intuitive to start with than finely polished software from big peripheral makers, such as Razer Synapse. But the app allows users of various OSes to use an open source method of keyboard programming, from creating macros and FN layers to lighting (if the OnePlus mechanical keyboard decides to offer that), and without having to reflash the keyboard’s firmware after.
- OnePlus Keyboard will have customisable features. One of them is hot-swappable functionality that lets users change switches for unique personalisation.