NightFox Mechanical Keyboard
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The NightFox mechanical keyboard is the darker, mysterious relative of the WhiteFox. Identical in every way but color, the NightFox has dark black PBT keycaps and deep red accent keys that contain just a hint of orange. The CNC machined case, plate, and screws are a dark anthracite coal color. Finally, its firmware-level customization and open source software provide unprecedented control.
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.
Input Club recommends Hako switches in its keyboards. Jacob Alexander (HaaTa) designed 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 tactility. You can view Hako force curves in The Comparative Guide to Mechanical Switches on Input Club’s website.
other switch options
Kaihua Blue switches are also available. Kaihua Blues use durable contacts and an improved MX-style click mechanism to achieve consistent tactility.
true fox layout
Mechanical keyswitches are wonderful on their own, but they require an excellent layout to shine. The True Fox layout is optimized for rapid typing and quick computer input. Further tweaks via KLL, a custom firmware that allows deep customization, enables 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.
fully open source
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 on Github.
Community resources and our online firmware configurator are available to help you customize your NightFox. The NightFox can be programmed in a number of ways. If you have questions about specific operating system processes or requirements, please follow this link.
other keyboard details:
- Perfect Compact Form Factor
- Fully Programmable Keys
- Durable PBT Keycaps, Cherry Profile, Dye-Sublimated
- Machined, Anodized Aluminum Body
- USB-C Connector
- Cherry-style Stabilizers
- Open Source Hardware
- True Fox Layout (Pictured)
- Carrying Case
- 1.75 Meter Braided USB-C to USB-A Cable
measurements and warranty:
- Keyboard - LxWxH 12 ½ x 4 ⅜ x 1.15 in., 1 lb 9.9 oz
- Case - LxWxH 13 ⅝ in x 5 ⅜ x 3 ⅜ in., 15.3 oz
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.
Note: The standard / wide backspace key (far right) is not compatible with the True Fox layout. It only works with Aria, and other semi-standard, layouts.