NightFox Keyboard Kit - Aria
The NightFox is a compact programmable keyboard designed by Matteo Spinelli and Input Club. It's a darker, more mysterious version of the WhiteFox. Smooth lines and anthracite aesthetics make the NightFox visually compatible with traditional workstations or gaming setups. Microcontroller shortages mean that this is the last batch of classic NightFoxes.
Keycaps are not included in this kit. They are available separately.
An alternative layout, NightFox True Fox, optimized for 65% keyboards can be found here.
building and programming
NightFox Aria kits, which offer greater compatibility with standard keycap sets, are not assembled. You will need to solder and use tools to build them. Community resources and guides to the process are widely available. Find firmware flashing / reprogramming instructions at this link.
The Aria layout features a standard backspace position.
- CNC milled, anodized aluminum case
- Hex screw set (8x 1/16" drive size)
- Aluminum feet (2) with rubber pads (6)
- Machined, anodized aluminum plate in Aria layout
- NightFox / WhiteFox PCB
- Stabilizers (1x 6 unit, 4x 2 unit)
complete your kit with these items
- Dimensions: LxWxH 12 ½ x 4 ⅜ x 1.15 in.
- Weight: 1 lb. 9.9 oz.
- LED Chip Output (LEDs not included): 3.3 volts, 3.2 mA per LED
Input Club recommends Hako mechanical switches for its keyboards. Jacob Alexander (HaaTa), a legend in the keyboard community, designed them to provide peak typing performance. You can view their force curves in The Comparative Guide to Mechanical Switches on Input Club’s website.
The NightFox heralds a new class of open source keyboards. It easily surpasses top of the line gaming models in transmission speed, aesthetics, and key feel. You can find files to make your own NightFox / WhiteFox on Github. You’ll just need to swap some anodization colors around.
The Aria layout is optimized for rapid typing and quick computer input. Tweaks in KLL, a custom firmware that allows deep customization, enable software-free key reassignments and macros for optimal productivity. The NightFox, which is natively compatible with most operating systems, offers N-key rollover in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.