Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 (Cherry MX Brown) Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Nighthawk X8 Cherry MX Brown Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

The all new Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 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 X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
German Made Industrial Grade Mechanical Key Switch

Cherry MX BROWN switches is known for its soft tactile typing feel with exceptional durability and reliability. It operates with an actuation point of 2mm and only requires a pressure of 45g 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 X8 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 X8 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 X8 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.


. Cherry MX BROWN mechanical key switches (soft tactile)
. Individual backlit keys for enhanced visuals
. Backlight setting memory
. 4 level backlight modes (pulse mode on level 4)
. 128k on-board memory
. Laser etched 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)

. 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

. Nighthawk mechanical keyboard
. Wrist pad
. User guide

. 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
. 45g actuation force
. Keyboard dimension: approx 17.5in x 5.7in x 1in
. Keyboard weight: approx 3 lbs
. Cable length: approx 6' foot

. Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP
. Available USB port
. 50MB hard disk space

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

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.

NOTE: All keyboards does not come with o-rings pre installed. If you need o-rings installation, please purchase the following item / service
1) O-Rings rubber dampeners 0.4mm reduction
2) O-Rings Installation Service

Product Features

  • USB Connection
EAN / UPC #:
Illuminated Backlit Colors:
  • Select from Options
Key Switch Structure:
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Mechanical Key Switch
Keyboard Size:
  • Full Size (3 sections 100%)
Multimedia Function:
  • Built in Audio Jacks
  • Built in Media Keys
Product Color:
  • Black Color
Product Dimension (inch):
17.5 (L) x 5.7 (W) x 1 (H) inch
Special Features:
  • 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

This is my second mechanical keyboard, and this one is amazingly well built. It's solid, heavy and has great positive action in every key. It has a number pad which I love, I don't know how I would ever live without it.

It's also Nkey rollover with no ghosting, which means that you can press every single key on the keyboard at the same time and they will show on screen in the order that you pushed them. And there is no ghosting which means you'll never get a key that you didn't press like some other keyboards. All this is over USB 2.0, which is incredible, I still have no idea how they did that over USB.

The LED bulbs are on each and every switch, it's not a light board like a lot of other keyboards. You can change the brightness with 4 steps, the 4th being a pulse mode.

The Cherry MX Brown keys are wonderful for gaming + typing, but I think that I would enjoy MX blues for typing more, but the noise is too much for my housemates.

Great price, excellent packaging, not a single misstep from this keyboard.

The only "issue" I'm having is that the LED lights remain on even after I turn the computer off, which annoyed me at first but now I kinda like it because it's a wonderful nightlight!
Simple, beautiful and responsive

I wanted a new keyboard with blue backlighting and cherry brown mechanical keys that would fit onto my small (11"X32") mouse/keyboard tray on my computer desk. Size was the limiting factor for me, as I play a lot of games and many mechanical gaming keyboards I considered were huge - adding more real estate to accommodate a bunch of macro keys I didn't really want. I looked at dozens of different brands and models for several months, and was quite close to buying a Razer Black Widow Ultimate Stealth 2013 to compliment my Razer Naga Epic mouse. However, after having a few issues with Razer drivers and firmware and reading countless reviews, the Nighthawk X-8 seemed like a superior alternative for me.

My priorities were; cherry brown mechanical keys, non-flashy aesthetics, high build quality, choice of LED color, compact size, and the ability to run without special software. The X8 delivered in all respects.

The keys are a real joy to use for typing and gaming alike, and the keyboard has a nice matte look that really compliments my all-black setup. The whole board is fingerprint resistant, and it's not covered in a bunch of garish logos and out of place colors. It just looks like a classy yet normal keyboard, which is a relief after seeing some of the questionable designs from other brands. The keyboard doesn't look overly flashy aside from the illuminated keys, which is a big plus if you are sharing the PC with a non-gamer as I am. My wife loves it so far. The Windows key is a spiral instead of a Windows logo, but it's no big deal to me.

The keys feel wonderful to me. It makes typing a real pleasure. There's just the right amount of resistance so you can type without depressing the keys all the way down if you desire. It's definately louder than I am used to with a standard cheapo keyboard, but only slightly so. The clicking on browns is pronounced, yet pleasant, and a recommended entry point for those new to mechanical keyboards. The braided cable is sturdy yet flexible, and the mic/auido passthrough is a nice bonus feature for headphone users (though I don't take advantage of it at present, and leave the pair of 3.5mm plugs unused without problems.) The 2 USB 2.0 ports are another extra I don't plan on using as they have limited voltage and can't charge many devices, but it would be great for something like a tiny bluetooth dongle or flash drive. On the plus side, you don't need 2 usb ports to use the hub, which is nice. There is a funcion key that allows you to use the F-Keys as multimedia controls and adjust backlighting. All of these work fine and don't clutter up the keyboard with superfluous switches.

I was really put off by the limited backlighting choices on many of the mechanical keyboards I considered. Logitech only offered white while Razer only offered green. Thankfully, the Nighthawk had numerous options, including my favorite - blue. It looks really great, and I was able to set my Naga Epic mouse to the same shade. It really is a sight to behold at night.

The size was just what I wanted... there are Filco and other mechanicals that lack a numpad and aren't as wide, but I love numpads for calculations, and wanted one. However, I needed one that was a standard width and height. I also only had 2' of height to work with so that my computer desk would allow the keyboard tray to work correctly, and many alternatives feature tall designs that would work for me. The nighthawk is compact, and will fit into all but the most restrictive of workstation environments.

Finally, there's the fact that it works without special software. Sure, you can download the macro software that lets you reprogram any key an make them do whatever you want. You can also use the function key to switch profiles for numerous macro profiles. However, I'm not really into macros, so I didn't install the software and don't intend to. You can disable the Windows key without the software, which is a feature I appreciate.

In short, I love this keyboard. It makes the Saitek keyboard I owned previously and the Dell I use at work seem like total junk. It's a pricey board, but if you are considering getting a mechanical keyboard and want something that has a beautiful simplicity and a magnificent feel, I highly recommend the X8 (or the X9 if you want Cherry Red keys.) The fact that it doesn't rely on custom drivers means it should remain relevant for years to come.
It was exactly what I wanted. Performs perfectly. White backlight is awesome. For a second when I bought I didn't realize the 4th backlight option was a constant fade in and fade out and it threw me.

Functionality is great. Key strokes are clear and defined. I use for typing as well as FPS and games like DotA 2.
Get one. You won't be disappointed.
I don't really know what else to say. This is by far the most comfortable typing experience I've ever had. If you don't buy one of these, you're completely missing out. Customer service is exceptional, the product is way beyond what I expected, and I couldn't be happier. Probably the best tech investment I've ever made.
I went from a membrane based keyboard to MXBW and i have no regrets.

The packaging and boxing were amazing and make me feel like I was opening up some crazy expensive item. (I guess it was 150 dollars...)

Everything is great. Lighting is pretty. Switches are awesome. My WPM has increased 25% or so. I'm reaching 100~ pretty consistently when I'm typing up reports or papers. I enjoy the tactile feel of the Browns over the linear Red switches and clicky Blue switches. My ONLY con is the "memory foam" wrist rest that comes with the keyboard. I use it, but I have to space it out from the keyboard since my fingers are a bit longer.

Overall... great purchase.
Absolutely Awesome!
I purchased this keyboard after having backlight issues with my Razer BlackWidow Ultimate. Razer has horrible customer service and extremely poor quality control. Their software sucks too! Enough about them, on to this beastly beauty of a keyboard.

I can't say enough! The keys are awesome. I have owned 3 mechanical keyboards as of this one. My first was a dasKeyboard also with Cherry MX browns. This keyboard provides the same typing experience as my das. I use the das at work and this keyboard at home. I wanted a backlit keyboard mainly for "cool factor" but I had to have a mechanical keyboard. I did a lot of research before I decided to go with this awesome keyboard. I have to say that I enjoy this board even more than my das, mainly because of the costar stabilizers. My das uses Cherry stabilizers, also good but they give a mushy feeling to the larger keys where costar has a much more consistent pressure to actuate and you can press any part of the larger keys without worry, it will actuate.

The backlight is awesome, works without software! The build quality is superb! The matte finish is way better than the gloss most manufacturers use for their mechanical boards. Everything about this KB is just amazing!

The only aspect I dislike about this board is the status lights for Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Gaming mode. These status lights are at maximum brightness at all times, they do not match the brightness setting for the rest of the keys. This is not a problem, only a minor annoyance should you want to use the low or medium backlight settings.

All in all this is an awesome KB. This board works better than any other mechanical keyboard I have used, and the balanced feature set makes it aesthetically pleasing. If you want quality workmanship and awesome customer service, buy any Max Keyboard!

I would recommend this keyboard.
Great Keyboard!
This is a nice basic design keyboard. Good quality and feels solid. The Cherry MX Brown keys are perfect for feel and are not loud and clicky like Cherry Blues. Plenty of range for backlight brightness.

I would recommend this keyboard.
Best keyboard I've had in a while

I'm more of a mac guy, using apple keyboards for most of my machines (the older full sized style, not the newer smaller ones).

I have a gaming pc / hackintosh, and wanted a keyboard for it. This keyboard fit the bill. The keys are responsive, push back even, and the lighting is perfect (and changeable if you prefer something else). It also worked in mac mode with no problem!

The only problem is now I want this on all my other machines.
Just what you would expect, a fully backlit mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switch. Speaker/mic out and 2 additional USB ports are nice additions as well. Everything works well. One thing to note, the gel wrist pad that comes with it smells pretty bad, so I threw it away.
One small quibble which I haven't seen others mention yet: on my newly-acquired Nighthawk X8 the character to be transmitted is inscribed only in the uppermost portion of the key, whereas on other keyboards
with which I am familiar
the character to be transmitted is on the lower portion of the key as well as the upper portion. This means that on the Nighthawk KB the row of numeric keys below the function keys have both
lowercase and uppercase character representations squeezed into the uppermost portion of the key case. For example, the number '3' and the pound sign (#) both appear on the uppermost portion of the fourth key from the left,
the lowercase character on the left and the uppercase character on the right. On the keyboards I have used for the last 30 years this key has the '3' on the lower portion of the key and the '3' on the
upper portion of the key making it immediately and intuitively apparent which character will be struck.

This condition is reversed for the numeric keypad, leading to further confusion. On the numeric keypad the lowercase character or action to be transmitted is on the rightmost upper portion of the key
and the uppercase character or action to be transmitted is on the leftmost portion of the key. Since I normally work the NUMLK off, and have done so for years, this is rather confusing to my aged brain.

For a keyboard of the caliber of the Nighthawk, I find this disappointing. I would have paid slightly more to have the key cases look exactly like the other keyboards with which I am familiar.
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