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New Keychron Q9 mechanical keyboard is miniscule

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With just four rows of keys, the new Keychron Q9 mechanical keyboard features an unusually small 40% layout.
With just four rows of keys, the new Keychron Q9 mechanical keyboard features an unusually small 40% layout.
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The ninth entrant in Keychron’s custom mechanical keyboard line came out Wednesday, making it abundantly clear the company wants to cover every corner of the market. The new Q9 is for folks who want a tiny keyboard they can customize — maybe one that’s smaller than anything they’ve ever used.

As a 40% layout mini keyboard with just four rows of keys, the all-aluminum Q9 makes even a compact 60% keyboard look big.