MAX Nighthawk Z 105-Key ISO Custom Mechanical Keyboard (Side Print)

Max Nighthawk Z Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Cherry MX Clear
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MAX Nighthawk Z 105-Key ISO Custom Mechanical Keyboard (Side Print)

Nighthawk Z Mechanical Keyboard
LED Indicators
Keyboard Side
Gold Plated Connection
Cherry MX Clear Switches

German Made - Industrial Grade Mechanical Keyswitches.
Cherry MX Clear switches are rare and known for its medium-soft tactile typing feel with exceptional durability and reliability. It operates with an actuation point of 2mm and only requires a pressure of 65cN for the key to register a keystroke. 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.

Keyboard Dimensions

Keycap Information

Bottom Row Layout:
  • 6.25x Spacebar Row
Keycap Color:
  • Custom Color Combination
  • Select from Options
Keycap Layout:
  • ISO 105-Key
Keycap Legends:
  • UV Print
Keycap Material:
  • ABS
Keycap Print:
  • Front Side Print
Keycap Profile:
  • OEM

Product Features

Special Features:
  • Caps Lock Key -> Ctrl Key
  • Mac Mode
  • OS Key disabled/enabled
Keyboard Size:
  • Full Size (3 sections 100%)
  • USB Connection
USB Polling Rate:
1000 Hz
Key Switch Structure:
  • Cherry MX Clear
Multimedia Function:
  • Built in Media Keys
Product Dimension (inch):
17.30 (L) x 5.15 (W) x 1.59 (H) inch
Product Color:
  • Black Color

Technical Information

Operating Temperature:
0°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity:
Average <50% max. 3 months / 75% max
The fact that ISO layouts are such rarity baffles me. There's an extra freaking button near where the hand is normally held!!! But that's not the reason I wanted one. Whoever did button layouts for windows thought it's a genius idea to have a degree sign instead of backslash, where backslash normally is, so using the Latvian QWERTY layout on an ANSI keyboard makes coding annoying.
Back when Mechanical keyboards first started gaining popularity, I bought a UK layout one, not knowing the difference between ANSI/ISO and UK/US etc. thinking that the UK one would be ISO layout I figured that someone somewhere would eventually manufacture a Cherry MX clear ISO keyboard, but it never happened and then I had to work from home and needed to do coding for work at which point the annoyance of ANSI layout quickly grew on me. I searched every single EU webshop and the only ISO keyboards I could find didn't have MX Clear switches or were out of stock and no longer present on their manufacturer webpages.
Then, one day, I suddenly stumbled upon a forum thread, that recommended MaxKeyboard and that person deserves a medal.
This keyboard is a pleasure to type on and I strongly recommend it to anyone who lives in a country, which doesn't understand how to set up keyboard layouts.
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