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

Max Nighthawk X8 Cherry MX Brown Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
 
US$145.00
Nighthawk-X8
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.

 

KEYBOARD INFORMATION
. 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)

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
. 45g 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 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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.

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

Illuminated Backlit Colors:
  • Select from Options
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
Keyboard Size:
  • Full Size (3 sections 100%)
Connectivity:
  • USB Connection
Key Switch Structure:
  • Cherry MX Brown
  • Mechanical Key Switch
Multimedia Function:
  • Built in Audio Jacks
  • Built in Media Keys
Product Dimension (inch):
17.5 (L) x 5.7 (W) x 1 (H) inch
Product Color:
  • Black Color
EAN / UPC #:
609456362702



Great all around keyboard. This is such a great keyboard. The keys register after a little bit pushed down, and while this takes some time to take full advantage of, once you do it will make typing so much faster and easier. The USB and headphone, microphone ports are useful too, however you need to make sure the ports are near each other on your computer as the braided cable can't go too far. Also, it's worth noting that the USB ports aren't for USB power (ie. charging things or running power intensive things like external HDDs) but will handle flash drives easily. The board is a bit heavy but feels solidly built and the programming software (downloaded free from site) works great with the keyboard.
Practically Perfect! This is a great keyboard. It's my first mechanical key board and the feel is fantastic. I chose this board because of the Cherry Brown switches, which have an intermediate feel - not stiff like Blue, nor light like Reds. I am not a good typist, and my old membrane keyboard was littering my correspondence with numerable typos. This keyboard has reduced my errors considerably. And the response is near perfect for gaming. The construction quality is very high, with places on the board having a rubberized feel. Additionally, the feet are rubberized so that the board doesn't slip in use. The light intensity is variable in step increments. Ports are available for headsets and USB, but I haven't yet used them. Key noise is low, with the only real noise being the "clack" sound when the keys bottom out. My only negative for this board would be that the lettering and numbering on the keys could be larger, but they are at least industry standard. If you are looking for a quality keyboard, you will have to pay the price. There are many choices clustered at this price point, and this keyboard is certainly worth your consideration.
The backlighting is great. The keyboard is solid. I have never made so many typing mistakes in my life. It's as if I have to lift my fingers even higher than usual so I don't accidentally hit the key next to the one I aimed for. Maybe that's because it is a mechanical keyboard and I am not used to it. I have had this for a few months now and I make typing mistakes every time. I don't really know how to type the proper way. I use the hunt and peck method. Maybe mechanical keyboards are meant for people who know how to type. One positive - I can see the keyboard with turning on the desk lamp.
Well-built keyboard! This is a very sturdy and stable keyboard. The keys have a very nice feel and feedback. The backlighting is superb and can be adjusted up or down (or off). The keys are easily seen in a completely dark room. The rubber feet keep the keyboard completely still.
Finally, a good keyboard. Wish i'd bought this earlier. I'm noticing that my speed of typing is faster. I write software, so while this isn't all THAT important, it's nice. Having good tools make a guy happy, this keyboard is a great tool.

Edit: 3 Sep 2013. One thing that's irritating about this keyboard it goes nuts with the '/' or '\' key across RDP. Why? no idea. If I replace this keyboard with a stock dell/keytronic keyboard, no issues over RDP. And it's only the 'slash' keys. The repeat rate is flipping fast, so it's really hard to just get a single or double slash for network drives or placing mounts.

Also, when on conference calls, the click is really loud enough and just the right tone to make it impossible to take notes while the mic is not muted; the others on the call only hear the clacking.

I use this keyboard in Linux, perhaps this is why some of the settings seem so fast - I'm not able to adjust them. The manufacturer states the keyboard lights won't work in linux, they are correct, no variant of linux has worked for me to ignite the Capslock light when the key is depressed.
LOVE IT! I would like to start by saying SO PRETTY, I love this so much, I was torn between this and purple. If your considering buying a mechanical keyboard for the first time I feel for you because you have undoubtidly gone down the Cherry Mx rabbit hole..everyone has an opinion of what is the better cherry mx keys.. that was my problem. I have owned a razer (that was defective so thats what led to this) and I did not love how darn noisy it was but I did want some clicky noise. So i went on and found a million opinions of which is better for gaming and I was just so overwhelmed then I wanted the LED to be a certain color that was where it got kind of aggravating because if you want certain cherry mx keys and a certain color it gets hard to find, that led me to this company and I went to their website, but the shipping was cheaper from the amazon market seller so I ended up with this one.. it's awesome it looks like Tron(tm) in my room. I love this so much I might buy the purple one and the keys I got brown because I didn't want it to be so noisy that my neighbors could here me typing but I wanted some of the tactile noise to stay so brown cherry mx won. Red's are great too I just had to have this one I think it's a good choice for a first mechanical keyboard and im sorry but compared to the razer it works better.. no annoying software. The blue is REALLY blue its vibrant and amazing. You can lower the lights to the dimmest which are still very visible and then if you crank the brightness up it goes up 4 settings the 4th is actually a breathing mode so it goes from the brightest to the lowest then off and then back on. It's pretty neat and you get what you pay for its really well made.
Excellent keyboard, no complaints at all. I experimented with a couple of other mechanical keyboards, and I am delighted with this one. No complaints at all. Typing is a pleasure as the keyboard is quick and responsive. One of the reasons I picked this one is that the cable is hard wired into the keyboard. On my previous keyboard, the cable connected to the keyboard with a mini USB connector. That other keyboard began to freeze 2-3 times per day, and I think it was related to the USB connector at the keyboard. Having a hard wired keyboard is a definite plus, as you avoid a potential problem you could have with a keyboard cable connector.

I use this for typing, but have not used it for gaming. The legs that flip up in the rear are sufficiently sturdy that they do not collapse when you push the keyboard across a desk. I have seen keyboards with weaker legs, which allows the legs to fold under when the keyboard is pushed away from you. This is far superior to the membrane keyboards that come with computers. It is sturdy and of good build quality, not overly heavy, but heavier and more substantial than the cheapo membrane keyboards that come with computers. I was looking for the feel of the old IBM keyboard, where you could just bang away as fast as you want. I tried one keyboard with Cherry blue switches, thinking the blue switches would be clickier, more like the IBM. I was a little disappointed with that keyboard, as the keys seemed to have some slight additional friction as you pressed the key down, sort of like a rubbing sensation, which I felt cut down on my speed. I don't know if that is really due to blue switches or just the model of the other keyboard. With this keyboard, if you press the key gently and slowly, you will notice a very slight bump before it travels further. But at normal typing speed, there is no perceptible bump at all. I just snap the key down and it hits bottom. There is no sensation of anything going on in between. It does not take a lot of pressure to move the key down, and I think the required pressure is less than with the old IBM keyboards. However, the pressure threshold is enough that you don't have to worry about hitting keys by just resting your fingers on the keyboard. The brown switches do not make a click, but there is a clicking sound when the key hits bottom. This is not loud, and is not unpleasant or even distracting. When typing fast, I actually like the feedback of hearing a click when the key hits bottom.

There is backlighting under each key and the backlighting level of brightness is adjustable. The lighting is not bright or distracting. In a lighted room, the keys just appear very vivid, but don't look like they are glowing. In a darkened room, you can easily see the keys. With some cheaper keyboards, I have heard some people complain that the lettering actually wears off. Because these keys are etched, the backlight shows through the letter on the key, which means you should not be able to wear off the lettering. There are jacks for headphones, microphone and 2 USB ports at the rear of the keyboard, but the USB ports have limited power, so they are only useable for flash drives, not for charging devices. These features are handy, as you can make connections without having to get out of your chair. The keyboard seems to be able to handle 50 macros- 5 profiles and 10 macros per profile, per the manufacturer specs., but you have to download free software to program those keys. I have not tried working with macros. The brochure only says the programmable macros work with Windows XP and Windows 7, but does not mention Windows 8. I don't know if this information is just out of date or if they really mean it. The manufacturer specs for the keyboard itself says it is compatible with Windows XP, 7 or 8.

I feel no need to look any further. This is the perfect keyboard for fast typing. The keys register just as fast as I can type. There is no interference with friction or any other issue that would cut down my speed. I would be curious to try this model with blue switches, but I do not feel that anything about this keyboard is an impediment to my maximum typing speed.
Very Nice and Feels great to type on a mechanical keyboard. My son loves it for gaming. The only thing that bothers me (and this could just be me) is that I constantly keep hitting the Caps Lock key accidentally and then when I finally look up, I see that I did and have to retype everything. I do not have this problem on other keyboards. Overall this is a good product by a good company. I researched gaming keyboards for a month before purchasing this, and picked it over the Corsair and the CoolerMaster models. Our loyalty to Logitech keyboards is gone since we can't ever get one to work more than a year or two. Hoping the Nighthawk lasts longer than that. Seems well built and we really like it. Recommended.
Great Keyboard. Worth the price! This is one of the best keyboards I've ever used. It took me a few days to really get accustomed to the mechanical keys, but I have fallen in love with them. I chose this model to match the blue scheme of all my computing device lights and LEDs and it matches flawlessly. The 4 variances of illumination are very nice, each offering you a unique look and hue. The Brown Cherry MX keys are not too loud but give you a nice, crisp response every time. I found the key spacing to be just right for my hands (wear XL gloves) with the included wrist rest giving the right amount of support and comfort. The keyboard itself is quite strong, definitely not as flexible as my old HP slim wireless keyboard and about 6x heavier (which I really like). The grip surfaces on the bottom keep this keyboard where you place it very well, and I really like the MATTE finish and the very sleek design.

This keyboard is exactly what I wanted. I am super happy with my purchase and would confidently recommend this to anyone from an enthusiast to a typist. Check out all of the other reviews for the competitors and their various key spacing issues, software problems, and the fact most of them are not fully 100% mechanical keyed (this one is!).....I researched for about 3 days and believe I really did get the best value for the money.
Really good, may not be worth the price though! This keyboard is excellent. The Build is solid, the typing feels wonderful, the LEDs look evenly lit across the board and best of all the keyboard looks normal without any excessive designs on it. It is a really solid keyboard that took virtually no setting up, i plugged it in and it was ready to go.

WOW! no joke the keyboard just kept backspacing constantly even when i wasn't pressing backspace. How ironic for that to happen right now as i write this review. Well i lost a few sentences but to sum things up, it is a really solid keyboard that met every requirement on my checklist, but i feel there are better deals out there, nonetheless the actual product is great so i give it 5 stars.
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