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Das Keyboard 5QS

The Smart RGB Mechanical Keyboard

The information you need - on your keyboard

The Das Keyboard 5QS is the second generation of the 5Q keyboard, the smart RGB mechanical keyboard that helps boost productivity by displaying information (e.g. weather, stock quotes, project progress, CPU usage, etc..) in color on the keyboard’s keys. Smart RGB mechanical keyboard with macros to play recorded keystroke sequences and multiple built-in RGB profiles. Built-in features include macros to play recorded keystroke sequences, multiple built-in RGB profiles and effects, and an RGB profile editor.

Compatible with Windows, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and macOS mode is available.

Starting at $199
Das Keyboard 5QS Side View

Key Features

  • Das Keyboard Q technology built-in to enable smart RGB notifications
  • Ultra-bright RGB lighting
  • A built-in RGB profile editor with pre-configured profiles
  • A built-in macro editor to replay recorded keystrokes
  • Gaming mode with full-NKRO
  • 100M cycle mechanical key switches
  • Detachable palm rest
  • Q volume knob changes volume & previews notifications
  • Anodized aluminum top panel
  • Windows & Ubuntu support. Built-in Mac mode.

Das Keyboard Q software

Make your keyboard smart

Configure RGB notifications with drag and drop applets

Limitless possibilities

Das Keyboard Q message preview

Preview any message with a keypress

Das Keyboard Q message preview

Customize your keyboard to your needs

Applets for power users and coders

Q marketplace

Q applets to maximize productivity

Everything from your GitHub repository status, to project management notifications from Asana or Trello to priority emails from your boss or your Mom. It will tell you if your website goes down or if an answer to your question is posted on Stack Overflow.

5QS keyboard with applets from the Q marketplace

Software API for developers

5Q huge side-front view

Das Keyboard 5QS runs on these OSes

Mac Mode



The keyboard of superlatives

The most advanced electronics

Das Keyboard 5Q Side View
Das Keyboard 5Q Gamma Zulu Switch Badge.
Das Keyboard 5Q Color Badge.
2x ultra
Das Keyboard 5Q Rest API.
Program it
your way

2x brighter: RGB+

Brilliant colors that are not washed out

Due to its enhanced brightness mode(*) and its modern switch design, the 5QS delivers intense colors that are not washed out by daylight - a problem that most RGB keyboards suffer from.

(*) requires an USB 3.0 connection.
Gama Zulu RGB Switches

Ultra-fast & comfortable

Gamma Zulu mechanical key switches

Made by Omron (Japan) for Das Keyboard, the Gamma Zulu is a modern best-in-class, fast, soft tactile key switch. It lasts forever with its unequaled 100 million life cycle. The feel is amazing and allows effortless typing and gaming sessions.

About Gamma Zulu switches

Premium materials throughout

For a luxurious typing experience

Aluminum top

Built to last

Das Keyboard 5QS sports an anodized black aluminum top panel. Made with first-class electronics this top panel will be serving you for years to come.

Aluminum Panel
N-Key Rollover

Detachable wrist rest

Comfortable typing

Das Keyboard 5QS features a detachable wrist rest that’s attached magnetically and helps typists rest their palms comfortably.

N-Key Rollover


  • Double shot keycaps US, and ABS lasered ROW
  • Extra long 6.5ft braided USB cable with single type A USB connector
  • NKRO over USB for faster gaming, programming, or anything that makes you a formidable opponent in work or play
  • Anodized aluminum top panel
  • Firmware updatable
  • RGB+ electronics
  • Windows, macOS, or Ubuntu
  • One 2.0 USB port
  • Internet connection for software and smart keyboard features
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty
  • Das Keyboard 5QS
  • Detachable wrist rest
User manual
  • Height: 1.42 in
  • Width: 6 in
  • Length: 18 in
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Cable: 6.5 ft
  • Feel: Soft tactile
  • Gold cross point contacts: 2
  • Durability: 100 million actuations
  • Actuation distance: 0.06 in
  • Actuation force: 1.6 oz
  • Total travel distance: 0.14 in
  • 104 US
  • 105 UK
  • 105 DE
  • 105 NO


  • Translucent Keycaps, Blank, No Inscriptions
  • Translucent Keycaps, Modern Font
  • Translucent Keycaps, Modern Font, Dvorak

Das Keyboard Q series lineup

Das Keyboard 5QS

The second generation of the 5Q keyboard, the only smart RGB mechanical keyboard with built-in RGB profiles and macros. Fastest mechanical switches with 100M lifecycle and ultra-bright RGB lighting.

Das Keyboard X50Q

A smart keyboard for professionals who also like gaming and winning. Fastest Gamma Zulu switches, gaming look and palm rest.

Das Keyboard 4Q

The smart Das Keyboard with Cherry MX RGB switches. Iconic design, aluminum top panel, built-in USB hub.