Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless (TKL) Cherry MX Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless (TKL) Cherry MX Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Cherry MX Brown / Blue LED / US Layout

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Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless (TKL) Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

The all new design Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless (TKL) is a simple, elegant and compact size backlit mechanical keyboard packed with new features such as custom backlighting mode, LED sleep mode and timer notification mode. Individual color LED on every key switches across the board. Full USB NKey rollover capability. 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 Blackbird TKL Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
German Made Industrial Grade Mechanical Key Switch

Cherry MX mechanical switches are known for its tactile and audible click typing feel with exceptional durability and reliability. It operates with an actuation point of 2mm that only requires a pressure of 45 - 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 that will reduce finger fatigue and allow faster transition.

Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Double Shot Injection Molded Key Caps

Max Keyboard Blackbird is one of the first backlit mechanical keyboard that has adopted a durable and advanced key cap molding process. Each key cap are filled with double shot injection that enriches the touch quality of matte texture. Yes, we are very pleased that each key cap were carefully created as individual molds and with the highest levels of detail, the finishing enables us to provide the richness in backlight color and best of all, keeping the characters intact on the key cap so it will never wear off. Designed in a way to provide you an experience with one of the highest quality key cap you have ever had.

Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Side Panel Ambient Lighting and Convenient High Speed USB 2.0 Ports

Soft ambient lighting that creates a wonderful effect in setting the mood and enrich the aesthetic sense of the atmosphere. Meanwhile onboard USB ports lets you conveniently 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.

Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Braided Cables & Gold Plated Connectors

Heavy duty braided cable allows extra flexibility and keep wires from getting tangled. 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 Blackbird TKL 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.


. Tenkeyless (80% keyboard) design
. Cherry MX mechanical key switches
. 1000 Hz ultra polling rate
. Individual backlit keys for enhanced visuals
. Backlight setting memory
. 4 level backlight modes (pulse mode on level 4)
. 3 level backlight modes on side panel ambient lighting
. Custom backlight mode (user defined)
. LED sleep mode (user defined, up to 30 minutes)
. Timer notification mode (user defined, up to 120 minutes)
. Double shot injection molded key cap
. N-key rollover (6 keys / full NKRO on USB, any combination)
. Embedded multimedia keys
. Built in 2 high-speed USB 2.0 hub (max 100mA each)
. Heavy duty braided cable with routing management
. Gold plated connectors
. Tilt legs
. Windows key disabled function
. Foam wrist pad for extra wrist comfort
. US ANSI 87 keys / UK ISO 88 keys

. Blackbird mechanical keyboard
. Wrist pad
. User guide

. 2 downstream USB 2.0 hub (max 100mA each)
. Individual LED on each key switch
. 50,000,000 actuation on key switch
. 45g-50g actuation force
. Keyboard dimension: approx 14.75in x 6.5in x 1.25in
. Keyboard weight: approx 2.4 lbs
. Cable length: approx 6 foot

. Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
. Available USB port

. 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: Made in Taiwan. 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

Illuminated Backlit Colors:
  • Select from Options
Special Features:
  • Backlight Setting Memory
  • Built in USB Hub (2 Ports)
  • Comfortable Wrist Pad
  • Double Shot Injection Molded Keycap
  • Gold Plated Connectors
  • Heavy Duty Braided Cable
  • N-Key Rollover
  • On Board Memory
  • Tilt legs
  • Windows Key Disabled in Game Mode
Keyboard Size:
  • Compact Size (2 sections Tenkeyless 75%)
  • USB Connection
Key Switch Structure:
  • Mechanical Key Switch
  • Select from Options
Multimedia Function:
  • Built in Media Keys
Product Dimension (inch):
14.75 (L) x 6.5 (W) x 1.25 (H) inch
Product Color:
  • Black Color
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I've been using my Max Blackbird TKL (L1B-US) daily for about 5 years. I loved it when I got it, and I still love it.

The Cherry MX Reds feel great. I write daily, including a decent amount of programming, lots of discursive and creative writing, and various work related things. Returning to the Blackbird after traveling with my work MacBook Pro is like coming back to my luxurious latex bed after staying in someone's 20 year old, horrific, uneven spring mattress monstrosity. What makes my hands feel awful in 15~30 minutes on laptops I can do all day on this, and the build quality of lasting 5~ years with virtually no maintenance speaks for itself.

If my Blackbird ever stops working, I'll buy another one (whether I can get it new, or need to find it used). Best keyboard I've ever used.
Anytime I have to use another keyboard, it makes me sad. After close to 3 years of use, it's still going very strong. Absolutely love this thing. Just wish they made a wireless model so I wouldn't have to use another brand when on my couch.
I purchased this keyboard back in December of 2014.
It has been an amazing keyboard.
The keys still feel the same as they did the day that I first took it out of the box.
Brown switches are awesome!

I love that it is a stand alone unit and that I don't have to install any 3rd party software to utilize the backlighting or gaming mode features.

This keyboard has been packed and moved many times and the cable is still in perfect condition and shows no signs of wear.

Sometimes you buy something and it ends up being everything it promised.
This meets that statement and then some!

Would highly recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a simple and reliable keyboard for their gaming and everyday needs!
Very happy after 5 years with my Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL keyboard. I purchased a second one 4 years ago for at home.

I've written A LOT OF CODE with these Max keyboards. Good job, Max team! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have had this board for 3 years now and I still love it. No issues with lights or key presses.

Absolutely nothing bad to say.
2+ years in and I'm pretty happy with this. It filled in all the checkboxes I had at the time of purchase -- mechanical, TKL, legends that use a conventional-looking font and won't wear off, media controls via function key, backlit, and extra USB ports. The clincher was the sale price, and the novelty keycaps that came with it were nice as well.

I think the side lights are something that would really only appeal to someone under the age of 14 and they add a bit more mass and size (width) to the keyboard than there really needs to be -- it's a bit baffling why they exist when everything else is about as conservative as gets.

I feel it's also worth mentioning that the package contents also had a particular odor which took a few months to disappear -- not sure if this was a manufacturing byproduct or if the warehouse was being used for smoke breaks.

Otherwise, though, it fills every need I have. Rock solid build quality, and it does everything I want it to.
Finally found the keyboard I have been searching for for years. I have looked everywhere for a nice tenkeyless for many years but none of the others worked well for me, either stupid design quirks or so-so keys, but at last found the Max Blackbird mentioned in a review and decided this could be the one. Really wanted it with the brown keys but could only get with red so took the plunge and did find it a bit "clackey" so added the o-rings and finally my almost perfect keyboard. The only quirk is the layout of the lettering on the keys for the special characters is a little off putting at first but you get used to it. I see why its done for the backlight but other keyboards seem to handle it ok.
I’ve had mine for over 2 years. I opted for the cherry MX blue switches and red backlighting. It’s still the exact same $150 and absolutely worth it.

10/10 keyboard. Absolutely love it. The included wrist rest can't get enough praise either!

Check mine out after 2 years of heavy use, if you’d like:
Honestly this keyboard brought my search for the perfect keyboard to a screeching halt...This was it, didn't even feel the need to comeback to the site and review it. I'm completely satisfied. One thing I'd like to point out is that the caplocks LED sits hidden between the ScrLK and Home key SO THE SUDDEN ALL CAPS IS A BIT JARRING when maybe switching between your favorite game and regular computer use. But lets get down to the most important parts here.. Solid, Solid keyboard with a great weight to it. this keyboard will not move around on you. I went with the red keys for a nice balance between gaming and typing. Read the reviews below or above mine and pretty much everyone who get's their hands on this keyboard can not shut up about the build quality and that's because the build quality is perfect. I haven't felt the need to change a thing about this keyboard. the keycaps feel great and stay oil free. the rubber grips on the bottom of keyboard make sure it stays put. the memory foam rest for your wrist was a nice touch. I'm thankful that they didn't something like pre-attach the foam rest as I like to put it to the side when eating. I had bought a previous mechanical keyboard from another brand and quickly realized that I needed to change the keycaps, switches and was even considering making changes to the base.. when I was done planing what I needed to do I realized that a mid ranged cheap mech keyboard actually ends up being more expensive than a solid appropriately priced keyboard - Save your self the time and money and just get this keyboard.
Awesome Keyboard! Just wish I'd gotten the clicky version.
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