The X-1 requires an adapter and operating system that support the full 4.x spec. It will not connect with earlier Bluetooth versions.
If your operating system natively supports the full Bluetooth 4.x spec it should be compatible with the X-1 — you will also need a BT 4.x adapter. Windows 7 does not natively support BT 4. We do not guarantee X-1 compatibility with Windows 7, even if you install a BT 4.x dongle that uses custom drivers.
From left to right: num lock indicator, caps lock indicator, keyboard / pairing status.
There isn't a direct way to check battery (though it may display in certain operating system Bluetooth panels — this varies based on hardware and OS version). When battery is low, the rightmost bezel indicator light may blink and the backlighting will shut down (flicker may occur due to variable voltage near depletion). The keyboard may continue to work without backlighting for some time.
To keep the X-1 going for as long as possible, shut it down with the rear slider switch when not in use and / or disable backlighting. You can also turn off NumLock by pressing the Num key on the number pad, which shuts down an LED.
Not entirely, but it does enter a power saving mode after approximately 4 minutes without use. The backlighting shuts down in power saving mode. We recommend that you turn the X-1 off completely via its power button / slider when not in use — otherwise its battery life will be significantly decreased. This prevents the X-1 from idling and / or exiting power saving mode if its keys are unintentionally pressed in backpacks (or other tightly packed bags).
The X-1 will charge with any USB-A to USB-C cable and / or any USB-C cable that contains power resistors. It's easiest to use the stock cable. The X-1 will charge faster with its backlighting disabled. Phone adapters will charge the keyboard if their USB-C cable contains resistors or their originating plug is USB-A.
It does not, but native and third party remapping software is available. You can change its layout via OS settings when the keyboard is in wired mode. In wireless mode that may not work. The Fun key cannot be remapped. Please refer to this link for helpful instructions: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-customize-third-party-keyboard-mac/
Not at this time. Kono Store is still interested in creating them, but that project would occur in the future. Kono Store also wants to make other keycap colors available.
You can enable white / custom backlighting by pressing Fun + F1 for 5 seconds. Three lights on the upper right-hand bezel will start flashing and the F1 key will glow red. Press Fun + Numpad 8 / Color until the F1 key changes to the desired color. Then press every key on the keyboard (including F1 and Numpad 8) that you want to change. Press Fun + F1 to exit programming mode and you'll be all set.
Note that white backlighting will drain your battery more than other modes, as it uses all three RGB components. We think Hexgears disabled this color in default modes to increase battery life.
The Red switch versions are the most quiet. Browns are slightly louder. White switches are loudest. Almost all mechanical keyboards make more noise than their counterparts, so plan to hear a bit of echo in the switches and case.