MAX Falcon-8 RGB Programmable Mini Macropad / Mechanical Keyboard (DIY KIT)

MAX FALCON-8 RGB Programmable mini macropad mechanical keyboard (DIY KIT)
No Switches Cherry MX RGB Blue (Tactile & Clicky, 50g) Cherry MX RGB Brown (Tactile, 45g) Cherry MX RGB Silent (Linear, 45g) Cherry MX RGB Speed (Linear, 45g) Gateron KS Black (Linear, 60g) Gateron KS Red (Linear, 45g) Gateron KS Clear (Linear, 35g) Gateron KS Blue (Tactile & Clicky, 60g) Gateron KS Brown (Tactile, 55g) Gateron KS Green (Tactile & Clicky, 80g)
Recommended steel wire key puller for easy key removal.
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MAX Falcon-8 RGB custom programmable mini macropad will come in handy more often than not. Whether you use it for hotkeys in your go-to design program, for shortcuts on a spreadsheet, or for quick access to your favorite weapons in an FPS game, it’s always right by your side.

With our simple and easy programming app, you can easily create your own macros / media keys and combination keys without any coding experience. Best of all, everything you have programmed is stored in the device itself making it so convenient to use with any supported computers.

The PCB provides up to five layers of programming so you can make it as complex or as simple as you want to. Featuring eight keys, RGB lighting, an anodized aluminum plate, and a 5-foot USB cable.

This compact macropad comes semi-assembled—making it a fun entry-level side project for those who want to learn to solder. 

NOTE: This is a semi-assembled kit.
-The base kit includes an anodized aluminum plate, PCB, standoff screws, and nuts are installed.
-Rubber feet, bottom enclosure, riser feet, and backlit media keys are included but not installed.
-Switches, micro USB cable, and wire keycap puller tool are optional.


By default, Falcon-8 RGB is pre-programmed with the following prefix keys.

Model Switch Type Actuation Force Characteristics
Cherry MX RGB Silent
Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump,
Cherry MX RGB Speed Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump, 1.2 mm actuation point (+/-0.4 mm)
Cherry MX RGB Blue Tactile & Clicky 50g Tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Cherry MX RGB Brown Tactile 45g Softer and lighter tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much less pronounced.
Gateron KS Green Tactile & Clicky 80g Firm tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "firm click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Gateron KS Black Linear 60g Smooth, no tactile bump. The Gateron KS Black is a stiffer variant of the Gateron KS Red linear switch.
Gateron KS Red Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump. The Gateron KS Red is a stiffer variant of the Gateron KS Clear linear switch.
Gateron KS Clear Linear 35g Smooth, no tactile bump. The lightest linear switch among all
Gateron KS Blue Tactile & Clicky 60g Tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Gateron KS Brown Tactile 55g Tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much pronounced.

Installation Guide / Assembly Video

Falcon-8 RGB Programming Tutorial Video


• 8 keys

• CNC aluminum plate

• Cherry MX RGB key switches

• Individual RGB backlit keys

• Backlight setting memory

• 8 level backlight mode

• 4mbit onboard memory


• 1000Hz polling rate

• Detachable USB cable

• Dual micro USB port (portrait / landscape setup)

• Dual layer PCB

• 5 Programming layers


• Compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10

• Download Programming App support/download

• 4.18(L) x 3.18(W) x 0.84(H) inch

• 0.3lbs

• 5'ft USB cable

• Operating temp: 0°C to 50°C

• Operating humidity: 0% to 60%


• Falcon 8 RGB base kit

• (1) Bottom enclosure

• (4) clear rubber feet

• (2) Screw in riser feet

• (8) Backlit media keycaps

• (8) Switches of your choice (optional)

• (1) Micro USB cable (optional)

• (1) Wire keycap puller (optional)

Keycap Information

Keycap Color:
  • Black
Keycap Legends:
  • Laser Etched
Keycap Material:
  • ABS
Keycap Print:
  • Top Print
Keycap Profile:
  • OEM

Product Features

Illuminated Backlit Colors:
  • Multicolor RGB LED
Special Features:
  • 5 Programmable Layers
  • Backlight Setting Memory
  • Dual Layer PCB
  • Dual Micro USB port
  • On Board Memory
  • USB Connection
USB Polling Rate:
1000 Hz
Key Switch Structure:
  • Mechanical Key Switch
  • Select from Options
Product Dimension (inch):
4.18(L) x 3.18(W) x 0.84(H) inch
Product Color:
  • Gray (anodized aluminum)

Technical Information

Operating Temperature:
0°C to 50°C
Operating Humidity:
Average <50% max. 3 months / 75% max
I bought this for a dual boot hackintosh which is connected to my normal mouse and keyboard through a thunderbolt dock. Occasionally the dock is not recognized on first boot into OSX and I'll have to unplug the keyboard from the dock, boot to Windows, make sure the system recognizes the dock, and then boot back into OSX and move the keyboard back to the dock. It's a real pain in my setup, so I started looking for something I could leave plugged into my system to navigate the bios with and this fit the bill. It's very compact, has only the necessary amount of keys, and will retain the programmed key functions even when running a different operating system. Assembly was super simple, even with the cheapest soldering iron I could find. I bought this with the green switches and the translucent caps, so it both looks and feels great. Shipping was quick, the service was everything you could expect from an e-tailer. I have literally no complaints.
Great product. The programming software is easy to use.
I've been using this keyboard for traditional rhythm gaming, and it works very well for my eccentric playing style.
I like that I'm able to move it accordingly for a variety of playing techniques that are suitable to me.
Everything was perfect. Easy to put together and program.
I bought one of these as a first time small project dipping my toes into soldering with keyboards. I followed the video that Maxkey had and I had no problems putting it together. I didn't get my switches with Maxkey, instead opting to go with some Kailh Chinese Reds from NovelKeys. The pad does everything I wanted it to do, and while the keybinding program is kind of clunky and I would have prefered QMK, it was still easy enough to use so I could create the macros I wanted. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a small starter project to get into the hobby.
Build quality is great, quick and easy to assemble and fully customizable too.
Excellent quality of materials, fast delivery. The assembly was straightforward and fun, could be a nice gift idea for anyone into soldering and computers. Overall this product is great for anyone looking for extra accessibility with work and games and I would highly recommend.
Excellent product, fast delivery
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