There are so many different reasons why people upgrade to mechanical keyboards. For some people, it is about durability. But for a lot of people, there is a bit of nostalgia involved. Some of us grew up with clicky buckling spring keyboards and just want a little of that back. With that in mind, Azio has introduced a new keyboard that is all about going old school, even beyond those buckling spring keyboards, back to typewriters. They aren’t the first company to do it, Datamancer a company we have worked with in the past had a few typewriter style keyboards and even sold keycaps. But Azio has actually taken the next step and gone into mass production and dropped the costs considerably. So today I’m going to take a look at their MK Retro and see if it is actually a usable keyboard, or if it is just going to be a novelty.

Product Name: Azio MK Retro

Review Sample Provided by: Azio

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE

 

Specifications
MODEL MK-RETRO-01
INTERFACE USB
MECHANICAL SWITCH   Tactile & Clicky (Blue)
NKRO Full Key Rollover
CORD LENGTH   6ft / 1.8m / Braided
OS SUPPORT      Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
DIMENSIONS 5.8 x 17.9 x 1.6 in / 147 x 455 x 40 mm
WEIGHT             2.3lbs / 1043g
PACKAGE CONTENTS     Keyboard, User Guide, Thank You Card
WARRANTY       2 Year Limited

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38238 09 Nov 2016 15:03
Now for something completely different! A typewriter style mechanical keyboard from Azio.

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