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 #:
It feels so good to type now! not only that but the backlit feature on the keyboard makes it's it a breeze to type. I recommend this keyboard to anyone. Will buy one for each of my computers plus the mouse feel good too! Better than I expected for this product. You won't regret buying it.
The perfect keyboard!!! This keyboard is everything i was hoping for. No extra macro keys, just simple, beautiful, and functional. The MX Cherry Red switches are amazing to type on for gaming and for word processing. Also the backlight on the keys is a very comfortable brightness. If you are considering this keyboard, definitely buy it.
Quick shipping, and product was as advertised. Keyboard has a great feel for it. It took a little bit to get used to as I was previously using a Das Keyboard Professional, however it took less than a day of use before I was completely comfortable with it. The USB / Headset feature works perfectly without any issues.

The only minor issue I have is the keyboard stands. They have a bit of grip to them, and I have a habit of sliding the keyboard back on the desk. Sometimes this will fold a stand back in. Bit of an annoyance, but nothing major.

Just 1 side note when my keyboard arrived the space bar was detached but there was no damage I just had to click it on. The packaging was solid so I do not know exactly how that happened.

If blue is not the color for you you can get this in red or white as well. Or you can go to Max directly and have a full custom led job.

I would recommend this to any one willing to spend $150 on a keyboard.
Das Keyboard With Lights. So this makes my gaming friends with DAS keyboards jealous. Looks great feels amazing, consistent keystrokes, great build quality. For a product that I purchased without seeing it in person first I am completely happy with my buy.

Just 1 side note when my keyboard arrived the space bar was detached but there was no damage I just had to click it on. The packaging was solid so I do not know exactly how that happened.

If blue is not the color for you you can get this in red or white as well. Or you can go to Max directly and have a full custom led job.

I would recommend this to any one willing to spend $150 on a keyboard.
Love this keyboard, but the backlight is giving me issue. I very much so like this keyboard. It has sturdy keys and great switches. It is also very sturdy and solid. The braided cable is a wonderful feature, as is the audio pass through. I wish all keyboard had these features. But I bought this keyboard over several others because of it's red backlight. After 6 months it would cut out every once in a while but very rarely. Now, after a year, it cut out and hasn't come back on. Not a huge deal, I am a pretty good typist and my gaming muscle memory for wasd is great. Still wish it worked though. It is likely a loose solder connection and one of these days I will open it up and fix it.

As a side note: when plugged into a modern mobo, the backlight is on even if the computer isn't. The mobo thinks it is charging something. To fix this, enable usb power saving functions in your bios. Or just manually turn off the backlight from the keyboard every time. Up to you.
Nice Feature-Packed Keyboard With Unique, Strong Illumination. You may love this 'board or you may get dizzy when you use it. The "Red" illumination has a tinge of purple depending on the brightness level you choose. So this in itself makes the board collectible. The Cherry Red MX switches are very soft touch and mostly silent, unless you "bottom out" when you type; in which case you probably should've bought one of their X8 or X7 models with Brown or Blue switches! The added features of audio cables/jacks and USB ports may be useful to you, but I did not use those features. Due to the added wiring, the cables are not detachable from the keyboard. They seem long enough (about 5 feet) after curves, to reach most equipment. Quality of manufacturing seems top notch. The LED's on the top right, to me, seemed a bit too bright, even when I adjusted the light levels. The USB ports (two) unfortunately support only 100 mA of current, because they share the USB power with the keyboard itself. So don't try to plug in any devices that suck USB power, like charging cables or USB 3.0 flash drives! The keyboard chassis itself is heavy enough and solid feeling, so it should last a long time, unless you dump your coffee into it. So please do not do that.
High quality finish, good workmanship. Very easy and comfortable to type, with responsive keys that don't need to be bottomed-out for the strokes to be registered (also makes them sensitive to errors somewhat if you're a terrible typist like me ^^ forcing you to learn how to type proper!).

All the extra features make life easier, great for any gamer. Also if you are planning to get one, check out the rubber O-rings addon and have them installed too.

Keys are somewhat slightly smaller/narrower than most standard keyboards out there. Might take a little time and practice to adapt to.

All in all, excellent keyboard. No regrets.
This is the first mechanical keyboard I've own and it its really amazing. Its really easy to type with keyboard, my hands just glide through it and it feels really natural. And the arm rest is a big plus I give it a A++.
I have been using my Nighthawk X9 now for over a week and hands down the best keyboard I have ever had. I went with the Red switches and seems to work out pretty good for me. The red back-lighting I chose complements my setup beautifully and it just looks stellar!

I had an issue with it working via a KVM switch and called Max and Kent was superb! I have never had such excellence in calling customer support. Just for this fact alone will make me stick with Max for my mechanical keyboard needs:)
Everything I Expected!
This is my first mechanical keyboard (well....after using them extensively years and years ago). I love the feedback and the quality feel of this board. The backlight is bright and adjustable, the macros are easy to set up and use, and disabling the Windows key is a nice option. The keys feel totally uniform and well built, and the typing on this is the best I've experienced in years. I refuse to use anything else on my home computer now. I was concerned about the high cost at first, but I think it's well worth it. It is obviously a quality product and I expect it to last for years to come.
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