NightFox Mechanical Keyboard
The compact and programmable NightFox is a darker relative of the WhiteFox. Identical in every way but color, the NightFox has black PBT keycaps and deep red accent keys that contain just a hint of orange. Its CNC machined case, plate, and screws are a dark anthracite coal color. Gain unprecedented control over your desktop with this mechanical keyboard.
the last batch — don't miss out
This may be the last batch of classic NightFoxes. A microcontroller shortage, which affects availability and pricing, makes future production (outside of some limited production from spare parts) unlikely. Don't miss your chance to own this timeless design. Please note that these keyboards contain old switch stock; you can learn more at the bottom of the page.
Input Club designed Hako switches for its keyboards. Jacob Alexander (HaaTa) created the Hako line to emulate the best elements of Cherry MX Clear and Topre mechanical keyswitches. Hako switches pair Kaihua’s Box architecture, which is self-cleaning, with a highly engineered slider to create amazing smoothness and bottom-out resistant tactility. You can view Hako force curves in The Comparative Guide to Mechanical Switches on Input Club’s website.
other switch options
Kaihua Blue and Cherry MX Clear switch versions were produced as well. Kaihua Blues use durable contacts and an improved MX-style click mechanism to achieve consistent tactility. Cherry MX Clears are a wildly popular and modification-friendly tactile switch that advanced typists enjoy.
true fox physical layout
Mechanical keyswitches are wonderful on their own, but they require an excellent layout to shine. True Fox is optimized for rapid typing and quick computer input. Note that the included full-size backspace will not fit on this physical layout; it's only present to simplify packaging across 'Fox variants.
open source programmability
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. 'Foxes also feature native compatibility and NKRO in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. You can find files to make your own NightFox (or replacement parts) on Github.
Further tweaks via the KLL Configurator enable key reassignments and macros for optimal productivity. The Configurator, which is a firmware flashing program, does not run in the background or consume system resources like branded gaming suites.
customize your keyboard
We recommend updating your 'Fox to the newest firmware version upon arrival. Please download our firmware Configurator, which automatically uses the current firmware version, to customize your NightFox. If you have questions about the process please contact Kono support.
other keyboard details
- Ideal compact form factor
- Fully programmable keys
- Durable dyesub PBT keycaps in Cherry profile
- Machined, anodized aluminum body
- USB-C connector
- Cherry-style stabilizers
- Open Source hardware and software
- True Fox layout (pictured)
- Carrying case
- 1.75 Meter braided USB-C to USB-A cable
- All keycaps from the NightFox set (some pre-installed)
- Spare rubber pads, pack of 4
measurements and warranty
- Keyboard: LxWxH 12 ½ x 4 ⅜ x 1.15 in., 1 lb 9.9 oz
- Case: LxWxH 13 ⅝ x 5 ⅜ x 3 ⅜ in., 15.3 oz
- LED Chip Output (LEDs not included): 3.3 volts, 3.2 mA per LED
- 1/16" hex screw size (wrench not included)
If 'Foxes are out of your budget, or you're interested in a gaming aesthetic, check out the Hexgears Nova tenkeyless mechanical keyboard! It offers a CNC-machined aluminum case and RGB lighting at an affordable price point. Find the Hexgears Nova on Amazon or Kono Store.
Compatibility Note: pre-retooling Box switches may cause cracking in certain aftermarket ABS keycap sets — notably those from GMK. PBT / POM keycaps will not crack, but they may experience stretching. Stock NightFox keycaps are not affected. Internal testing indicates that the cracking / stretching does not affect GMK / aftermarket sets universally, so yours may fit correctly on Box switches. We recommend testing a spare keycap on your Box switches for at least two weeks, then performing a visual inspection / fitment test on Cherry MX switches, before applying the entire set.