1. Switch To The Right System
Please make sure the system toggle on the top left corner has been switched to the same system as your computer's operating system.
2. The VIA Key Remapping Software
Please visit caniusevia.com to download the latest VIA software to remap the keys.
If the VIA software cannot recognize your keyboard, please reach out to our support to get the instruction.
3. The Layers
There are four layers of key settings on the keyboard. The layer 0 and layer 1 are for the Mac system. The layer 2 and laver 3 are for the Windows system.
If your system toggle is switched to Mac, then the layer 0 will be activated.
If your system toggle is switched to Windows, then the layer 2 will be activated. Remember that if you are using it in Windows mode, please make changes to the layer 2 instead of the top layer ( the layer 0 ). This is a common mistake people are making.
4. The Backlight
Press fn + Q to change the lighting effect.
Press fn + tab to turn the backlight on/off.
5. Adjust The Backlight Brightness
fn + W to increase the backlight brightness
fn + S to decrease the backlight brightness
6. How To Set Mission Control And Launch Pad For The Mac
Click system preference and search "Mission Control", and choose F3 as the shortcut for the Mission Control.
Click system preference and search "launch", and press F4 to set the F4 as the shortcut for the Launch Pad.
The keyboard is highly customizable and easy to be rebuilt. If anything goes wrong with any of the keyboard components of the keyboard during the warranty period, we will only replace the defective parts of the keyboard, not the whole keyboard.
8. Watch The Building Tutorial On Our Website
If you are building the keyboard for the first time, we highly recommend you watch the building tutorial video on our website first, then start building the keyboard yourself.
9. How To Connect The FPC (Flexible Print Circuit) With The Two PCBs
(1) slide the cap to the open connector
(2) insert the FPC
the blue side face up
(3) close the connector cap
10. Factory Reset
Troubleshooting? Don't know what's going on with the keyboard?
1. Download the right firmware for your keyboard from our website. Remove the power cable from the keyboard.
2. Remove the space bar keycap to find the reset button on the PCB.
3. Hold the reset key while plugging in the power cable. The keyboard now will enter DFU mode.
4. Flash the firmware with the QMK Toolbox. (Make sure to choose the atmega32u4 as the MCU)
Q1 customizable keyboard specifications
|21.6 mm (without keycaps)
|34.8 mm (without keycaps)
|32.2 mm (with OEM keycaps installed)
|44.2 mm (with OEM keycaps installed)
Q1 mechanical keyboard overview
Default key layout
LAYER 0: This layer will be activated when your keyboard's system toggle is switched to Mac.
LAYER 1: This layer will be activated when your keyboard's system toggle is switched to Mac and press the fn/MO(1) key.
LAYER 2: This layer will be activated when your keyboard's system toggle is switched to Windows.
LAYER 3: This layer will be activated when your keyboard's system toggle is switched to Windows and press the fn/MO(3) key.
|Screen Brightness Decrease
|Screen Brightness Increase
|Turn Backlight on/off
|RGB Mode Next
|RGB Mode Previous
|RGB Speed Increase
|GB Speed Decrease
|Layer 1 will be activated when holding this key
|Layer 3 will be activated when holding this key
|LWIN KC TAB
|LWIN KC E
Third-party input tools are not compatible with the keyboard.
Due to compatibility, versions, brands, and drivers of Windows/macOS, functionalities of third Party
input tools may be affected while using the keyboard. Please make sure your operating system and
drivers are up to date.
Certain fn keys or multimedia keys does not work under Windows/Android mode.
Functionalities of certain multimedia keys may be disabled due to compatibility, versions, brands, and drivers of Windows/Android OS.
Keep the product, accessories, and packaging parts out of reach of children to prevent any accidents
and choking hazards.
Always keep the product dry to avoid corrosion.
Do not expose the product to extreme temperatures below -10°C (5°F) or above 50°C (131°F) to
preserve the lifespan of the keyboard.
Below is the hi-res image of the Q1 keycap size.
Q1 Keyboard Plate File