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Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 (Cherry MX Blue) Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 (Cherry MX Blue) Backlit Mechanical Keyboard


 

$144.99

Nighthawk-X7
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Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

The all new Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 backlit mechanical keyboard packed with superb features and advance technology. Individual color LED on each and every key switches across the board. Full USB NKey rollover keyboard. Yes, not 6KRO, not 20KRO. It is "full NKey rollover" on USB! 4 levels of LEDs brightness adjustment to suit your environment and 1 level of LEDs pulsing mode to give your keyboard a cool looking effect.

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
German Made Industrial Grade Mechanical Key Switch

Cherry MX BLUE switches is known for its tactile and audible click typing feel with exceptional durability and reliability. It operates with an actuation point of 2mm and only requires a pressure of 50g for the key to register a key stroke. Furthermore, the actuation point and release point of the switch are identical, which will facilitate speed, precision and more control in typing and less fatigue to your fingers.

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Convenient High Speed USB 2.0 Ports and Audio Jacks

Added convenience right at your finger tips. Transfer files and photos from your thumb / flash drive at 480 Mbps high speed data transfer rate and 100mA power current on each port. Ideal for small USB mobile devices such as mouse, trackball, trackpad or joystick. While the 3.5mm integrated audio and microphone jack provide convenience for inserting a headset or microphone device, and clears up valuable desk space.

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Braided Cables & Gold Plated Connectors

Heavy duty braided cable provide additional flexibility and prevent tangle wired. 18K gold-electroplated connectors to minimize latency and provide reliable connection that optimizes signal quality and delivers the best transmission and data transfer.

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Comfortable Wrist Support Pad
Comfortable Wrist Rest provides maximum support to help relieve wrist discomfort and keeping your wrists in an ergonomic typing position. Rigid non-skid base keeps wrist rest firmly in place.

 

KEYBOARD INFORMATION
. Cherry MX BLUE mechanical key switches (tactile & clicky)
. Individual backlit keys for enhanced visuals
. Backlight setting memory
. 4 level backlight modes (pulse mode on level 4)
. 128k on-board memory
. Laser engraved keycap
. N-key rollover (full NKRO on USB, any combination)
. Embedded multimedia keys
. Built in 2 high-speed USB 2.0 hub (max 100mA each)
. Built in headphone & microphone jack pass-through
. Heavy duty braided cable
. Gold plated connectors
. Tilt legs
. Windows key disabled function
. Wrist pad for maximum palm comfort
. US ANSI 104-key
. Programmable macro keys (optional downloadable software)

SOFTWARE INFORMATION
. 5 profiles
. 10 macro keys assignment on each profile
. Maximum 50 macro keys
. Macro key recorder
. Import and export configuration files
. Time delay function
. All macro keys stored on keyboard

PACKAGE CONTENTS
. Nighthawk mechanical keyboard
. Wrist pad
. User guide

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
. Soft matte black upper enclosure with heavy duty braided cable
. 2 downstream USB 2.0 hub (max 100mA each)
. Individual color LEDs
. 50,000,000 actuation on key switches
. 50g actuation force
. Keyboard dimension: approx 17.5in x 5.7in x 1in
. Keyboard weight: approx 3 lbs
. Cable length: approx 6' foot

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
. Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP
. Available USB port
. 50MB hard disk space

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
. Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
. Operating humidity: 0% to 60%

ELECTRICAL DATA
Keyboard must be plugged into your USB host port that provide 500 mA (Milliamps) at 5 V (Volts). Each USB port on the keyboard will support up to 100 mA.

 

Product Features

  • USB Connection
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  • Select from Options
  • Cherry MX Blue
  • Mechanical Key Switch
  • Full Size (3 sections 100%)
  • Built in Audio Jacks
  • Built in Media Keys
  • Black Color
17.5 (L) x 5.7 (W) x 1 (H) inch
  • Backlight Setting Memory
  • Built in USB Hub (2 Ports)
  • Comfortable Wrist Pad
  • Gold Plated Connectors
  • Heavy Duty Braided Cable
  • Laser Etched Keycap
  • N-Key Rollover
  • On Board Memory
  • Programmable Macro Keys
  • Tilt legs
  • Windows Key Disabled in Game Mode
  • Very happy about this keyboard! It is not loud for me. I used it at home and I wasn't bothered by the noise at all. But it definitely can be annoying if you are very sensitive to keyboard clicking. The quality of the keyboard is very good. You can feel it as soon as you put your fingers on it. Highly recommended if you don't mind about the noise and like to type on "real" keyboard!

    One of the Best keyboards you can buy. Very well made keyboard. I've owned several mechanical keyboards and this one is the best. The keys do not wear the letters off like my other boards. Nice tactical feel and precise keystrokes. The cherry keys are a little loud but I wear headphones :-)

    Great feel once updated with o-rings

    I really like this keyboard. I used Northgate Omnikey 102 keyboards a long time ago, but got stuck using bare-bones membrane models for years. The Cherry MX Blues aren't quite the same, but with a .4mm o-ring under each key to reduce travel and eliminate the plastic on plastic sound of each key from bottoming out, it feels nice and solid.

    I wished they made a model with the Cherry MX Greens that offer slightly more resistance to each key press. The blue LEDs under each key are a nice touch and I really like the audio pass-through on the back of the keyboard.

    This is one nice keyboard. The quality is outstanding. This will be a keyboard that will last me many years to come. Its the best keyboard I have ever bought. Braided cables, adjustable LED brightness. The keys remind me of a original IBM Model M which I still have. I also like that the wrist pad is not connected to the board so I can slide it away from the board to hit my palms perfectly.

    It is worth every penny, believe me. Individual lit LED on every key also. Whats also nice is the overall size of the board. The outside frame overhangs the keys just a little bit, just enough which makes the keyboard smaller than alot of them out there.
    Buy it you will be glad you did. Just remember that "you get what you pay for".

    This keyboard is amazing. High quality materials, smooth typing, lights up perfect. If you want a mechanical keyboard look into this brand. This one lights up blue, 3 levels with another one that pulses. I keep it on level 2, perfect to see the keys, if needed. It has Blue Cherry switches, which click nicely, if you like that, but the smoothness of the keys I think has increased my typing speed 80 to 100 percent. There was 2 problems I had that aren't major, one is it took 10 days to receive the unit, which I am using it in a business environment, and that's just to long. But, it was worth the wait.. The second problem is the keyboard lights never shut off, even if the unit goes into sleep mode. I've tried every trick they had on their site, even thinks I know about, I'm an IT person that has a considerable amount of computer knowledge. I guess what will happen is the lights might fail prematurely, not sure... But either way, the keyboard is worth it. I would buy this again in a second..

    Typists Want This Keyboard.

    This particular Max Keyboard will work just fine for gaming, but with the blue cherry switches, this one is geared toward typists who long for the sound and feel of the old mechanical keyboards. And they will not be disappointed. Right out of the box, you know you have something substantial. It's heavy, surprisingly so if you've become accustomed to all the other keyboards we see now, that are made out of recycled plastic grocery bags or something.

    It is slightly narrower, like maybe half a key, than the Microsoft Digital Media Pro keyboard I gave up for this, and that initially caused a little bit of pain in my wrists but I seem to have gotten used to that very quickly.

    Pros:
    1. Freaking awesome keyboard (no need to continue, as this sums up the rest of the pros)
    2. Adjustable backlighting is pretty dang cool
    3. Perfect sound and feel (if you like an inescapable sound, that is)

    Cons:
    1. The lighting around the caps lock, num lock and gaming mode indicators does not adjust like the rest of the backlighting, and it's pretty bright
    2. It would be nice if the USB hub were updated to 3.0, but this is a minor thing
    3. Would be wonderful if there were direct buttons for controlling volume and pause/play - you can do it via the keyboard but it involves the function key so takes two hands
    4. You can expect to pee in your pants a little bit when you first try it and discover how cool it is

    If you are looking for a mechanical keyboard - this is the one to buy.

    I wanted a CODE keyboard. I'm glad I got this one instead.

    CODE turned me on to mechanical keyboards. I grew up typing on IBM Selectric typewriters (yeah, I'm that old), and always loved the feel of those things. When the original IBM PC came out, I felt that the keyboard was the best part of the computer, by a wide margin.

    Then we got all cost conscious and went to membrane keyboards. Yes, they work. But there is nothing like the feelo of a mechanical keyboard. Nothing.

    This model uses Cherry Blue keys. Cherry Blues are best for entering text, and not that great for gaming (although I suspect some gamers prefer them). If you write code or do data entry all day, buy this keyboard, your fingers will love you forever. Yes, they are a little clicky (read, "noisy"). That's the way keyboards used to sound, and they sounded that way for a reason: there is something deeply satisfying about typing on a mechanical keyboard.

    I like the supplied wrist pad. The keyboard has some adjustable legs on the back to change the angle. Good ergonomics all around.

    The key caps are deeply sculpted, and the keys themselves are smooth to the touch. Someone went through a lot of trouble to design this keyboard, and it shows.

    One thing that may not be apparent from the description (at least it was a surprise to me): the braided cable has THREE connectors: one for the USB, one for audio, and one for your microphone. No big deal, the braided cable keeps everything under control.

    Also, the two USB ports are not changing ports, but they do give you some extra USB connections.

    Did I mention the N-key rollover? It is fantastic. You cannot out-type this keyboard, which means, your are going to type faster on it. How much faster depends on you. But this keyboard is not going to hold you back. And it supports macros (with an optional software download, available from the manufacture's website.)

    Both the CODE keyboard and the Max Nighthawk have back-lit keys, and both are built like tanks. The difference is, you can actually buy a Max Nighthawk. CODE is more of a boutique builder. They produce small quantities of one specific model. If you want Cherry Blues and CODE is only producing Cherry Browns in their next batch, too bad for you. You can wait around if you want. Or, you can buy a Max Nighthawk. It's your choice, but life is short.

    I love this keyboard. You may want to investigate Max's other models (LED color, Cherry key model), to find something more to your liking, but you cannot go wrong with this product.

    Don't be fooled by lookalikes

    This keyboard is the real thing. I was hesitant to buy this at first because of its similarity in design to other keyboards that were far inferior. The first thing that I noticed when I took it out of the box was how well built it is. its heavy! I would expect it to be since it has a metal frame inside for support, but holding it in my hands and feeling it, you can tell that it is a very solidly build keyboard.

    One thing that I did notice about these keys though is that they are very tall compared to other mechanical keyboards, custom row 1 keys are maybe a few millimeters shorter than the stock keys and that can make it look awkward.

    The font of the keys is very nice, I'm not sure what font it is but it looks great with the backlighting.

    The keyboard also takes out the right windows key and replaces it with the function key. The function key on my other keyboards is usually on the right, so it's a little awkward and takes some getting used to.

    The cables will probably never break. They are wrapped in some sort of weave that makes it feel solidly built.

    The usb on the keyboards are very weak and can't be used to charge anything, but thats expected. It's very convenient to plug in a portable usb drive right into the keyboard though.

    The game mode that deactivates the windows key is nice, but i never use it since even when im gaming, I don't think I've ever hit the windows key accidentally. They could have just solved the problem by switching the windows and function key if they're worried about accidentally hitting it while using wasd, but anyways, it's a nice addition nonetheless.

    Overall, this is an extremely well built keyboard for typists and gamers. The cherry mx blues are loud and very tactile which is just what I was looking for, although it might bother other's in the room. It has the backlighting that gamers love, customizable from their website. You can adjust the brightness and it even has a pulse setting. It might not be as intricate as a ducky keyboard's lighting, but than again its cheaper (I bought mine on sale during black friday) and easier to find. Even at the full price of $150, I would recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a mechanical keyboard. I looked at daskeyboards, duckys, rosewills, corsairs and filcos, but took a chance on max and was not let down. Excellent product.

    It is a good, solid keyboard with nice tactile key action. Everything worked the way it was supposed to right out of the box. The space bar was a little sticky at first, but either it has gotten better, or I have gotten used to it.

    It's loud. I mean really loud. Get cherry browns or whites if you have to use it around people. Feels exceptional though, great feedback, you know exactly when the key is pressed.