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Has anyone heard of/or own one of these keyboards?
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I placed an order for the Nighthawk X8 yesterday after searching for a Brown MX keyboard with backlit.

There are a few members on the forum who seem to have the keyboard and is having good feedback for it. Hopefully one of them can pitch in and give more details. The reviews on Amazon for the keyboard seem to be pretty good also.

I did mail Jerry from Max keyboards on how Nighthawk X8 is different from the XArmor U9BL and got a prompt reply with the following information.
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Here I will take the opportunity to write out the comparison for you:
Xarmor U9BL - (No) onboard memory, (No) software, (No) braided cables, (No) resistor on all leds, (No) full usb nkey roller, 2 usb cables instead.

Max Keyboard - Onboard memory (yes), Software to program macro (yes), braided cables (yes), resistor on all leds (yes), USB full nkey roller (yes), memory form wrist pad (yes), only 1 USB to power everything, customize Leds (yes)

Ps: Xarmor uses green color Printed circuit board, Max Keyboard uses red color Printed circuit board (double layer)

* You can clearly see it is not a re-brand, Only the enclosure looks identical. All internal parts and features are way too different from XArmor.

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Alias View Post

I placed an order for the Nighthawk X8 yesterday after searching for a Brown MX keyboard with backlit.
There are a few members on the forum who seem to have the keyboard and is having good feedback for it. Hopefully one of them can pitch in and give more details. The reviews on Amazon for the keyboard seem to be pretty good also.
I did mail Jerry from Max keyboards on how Nighthawk X8 is different from the XArmor U9BL and got a prompt reply with the following information.
Hope that helps.
it does help some, thank you.
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post #4 of 23
i own a max x8 ... awesome keyboard, it's hands down the best i've had

some pics here

and some more details here
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i own a max x8 ... awesome keyboard, it's hands down the best i've had
some pics here
and some more details here

Thanks! It might become my first mechanical keyboard, replacing my Logitech G15v2! ^^ It's a lot of money though, so I hope it's worth it XD
post #6 of 23
Seems like as per the discussion in some threads the Nighthawk X8 is basically the QPAD MK-85. Probably someone could provide more details on it.

In that case, here is a good review of the QPAD MK-85 (Cherry MX Red switches) which should give some insight into the Nighthawk X8.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/qpad_mk85_mechanical_gaming_keyboard,1.html
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Not for nothing, but I have the same keyboard when it was labeled Xarmour U9BL and it has turned out to really piss me off. Got it with 4 burnt out LED's. RMA'ed it, and not 2 months later 3 more LED's burnt out. Now they are slow to respond. I'll be very unhappy if they don't fix it again.
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You wont regret upgrading to a mechanical keyboard. I recently bought a Nighthawk X8 (my first mechanical keyboard) to replace a Logitech keyboard and the difference in price is worth it. It has become irritating to type on regular keyboards elsewhere after getting used to the lightness of mechanical switches.
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Originally Posted by ranviper View Post

Not for nothing, but I have the same keyboard when it was labeled Xarmour U9BL and it has turned out to really piss me off. Got it with 4 burnt out LED's. RMA'ed it, and not 2 months later 3 more LED's burnt out. Now they are slow to respond. I'll be very unhappy if they don't fix it again.

And yet as stated in post #2, it appears that this keyboard is not an Xarmour U9BL.
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And yet as stated in post #2, it appears that this keyboard is not an Xarmour U9BL.

Yup, it doesnt seem to be a rebranded Xarmour U9BL though like i posted above it seems closer to the QPAD MK-85.

So not sure if lumping the Xarmour QC issues with this board is a good idea. The reviews seem to be pointing to a good quality keyboard with even back-lighting.
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