Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 (Cherry MX Red) Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 (Cherry MX Red) Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

The all new Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 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 X9 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
German Made Industrial Grade Mechanical Key Switch

Cherry MX RED switches is known for its soft linear 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 X9 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 X9 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 X9 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 RED mechanical key switches (soft linear)
. 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

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%)
  • USB Connection
Key Switch Structure:
  • Cherry MX Red
  • 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 #:
I've had this keyboard for 4 years now. And its still PERFECT. Not a single bloody issue- keys are like day one. Never had to replace a single. If you give the keyboard a thorough clean every few month it goes back to looking like brand new.

I bought this I like clean compact keyboards. Don't need no stupid macro keys or multimedia buttons, no stupid LCDs, just simple and compact. And this is built like a tank.

Best keyboard I have ever used.
Been using this keyboard for over a year, still in love with it!
everything about this keyboard in build quality feels just right. quality-wise, you can't go wrong with this one.

I did give it 4-star rating due to two things that bother me about the keyboard:
1. Media keys are not dedicated keys, i use media keys on my mouse so this is not a deal-breaker for me. tho it would be nice if they were.
2. Top right corner 3 indication leds are WAY too bright. i solved it the day i got the keyboard by applying black duct tape on it and it doesn't bother me at all now. but i honestly think they should be tuned down in future versions.

Bottom line, a great high quality board you wont regret getting!
An Excellent Mechanical Keyboard, bought 2 for both of my pc's because they're that awesome. Very happy with my purchase :)
Best keyboard ever.
I own two of these now. One over a year and the other for a month now. They both work great and I have never had any problems with them. I have never tried to use the usb ports or audio jacks on the keyboard so I have no idea if they work; they could have been broken since the day I bought the boards and I wouldn't know it.
This keyboard is awesome! The red switches provide a very fast response time, but are surprisingly quiet in comparison to others that I have tried (which I like). It feels very sturdy and the wrist rest it comes with is a nice addition. The LEDs are also really nice and evenly lit across the keyboard. The only thing I would change is that the caps/num lock and gaming mode lights don't dim with the rest of the LEDs. I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a solid red switch keyboard.
I have to say, this is the finest keyboard I have ever used. I got the Cherry Red + o-rings (Max installed, and a bargain at the price) and this combination is just right. The keyboard (with the o-ring cushioning) is very quiet for a mechanical keyboard with a soft action and very pleasant feel, and the back lighting is very even and clear. I have a Max with the cherry browns from just after Max released the nighthawks, and this is even better. (That one is still working perfectly on another computer). The num lock and cap lock keys are still too bright (they don't seem to adjust with the rest of the keys), but 5 seconds with a black marker fixes that. And even with the o-ring installation they shipped VERY quickly. Highly recommended.
Very impressive design. Not flimsy, and the keys are surprisingly light and responsive for a mechanical keyboard.

The adjustable backlight brightness is a huge plus, as I've had bad experiences with the brightness of other backlit keyboards.

The possibilities for customization are sure to give this item plenty of mileage. I've already recommended this to others--A+, would buy again.
I've had my custom backlit X9 now for a couple years, and I've got nothing but good things to say about it. It's well put-together, and the Cherry Red switches are light and quick. I prefer them over the Blue switches in my old Blackwidow Ultimate.

I had an issue of the backlight circuit going out (probably caused by a power problem on my end), but it was handled quickly and professionally by the MK support team. Normally the ticketing process for product support is an agonizing wait to get your stuff fixed but Kent got back to me within the day or early the next day for the most part. Not only did they fix it for free, but since I had bought a set of rubber O-rings when sending it back, they installed them and shipped the extras back with the keyboard for free.

I'll be buying all of my keyboards from these guys from now on. A+
Very impressive keyboard. I requested I receive this keyboard as one of my potential gifts for Christmas, and am I ever glad it was under the tree! As soon as I saw the outer packaging I was impressed. The presentation was next to perfect. The well planned packaging display was something to take note of too. Now the actual product it's self. First of all, after first handling the keyboard I loved the weight-full feel, it literally feels bullet proof! I got the keyboard and tested it out as soon as possible. The cable lengths were a bit tight for me since my computer is so far away, but that's okay. I love the enlightened keyboard keys! They make typing in limited light a breeze and the keyboard is full of features. Feels true to the touch and MAX Keyboard has impressed me. That's not always easy. Exactly what I expected. Thanks for the great product, I have no doubt it will last for years!
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