AZiO KB505U Keyboard Continued
Looking at the KB505U from the side, you can see that like I said, the keyboard is very flat from front to back, so you very well may want to pop out the legs in the back.
To do so you just lift the front edge of the foot, and the three piece hinge there will click into the locked out position. I know with the size of this foot it is tough to add, but I would prefer a rubber pad for grip on these legs.
With the feet extended you can see how it changes the angle of the keys quite a bit and should help alleviate any wrist issues you may have from lengthy typing sessions.
The USB cable comes folded up and wrapped in a plastic sleeve for transport, but once the twist ties and plastic sleeve are removed, you have five foot of black plastic cable to make the USB connection to the rear I/O of your computer.
After removing quite a few screws I was able to open up the keyboard to have a look at what is inside. What I ran into first is the PCB that the USB cable connects to and is the workhorse of the keyboard controlling its usage as well as the LED functionality.
Lifting the lighting panel out of the way you can now see the plastic membrane with the traces in it and you can even see the dome switches through the membrane that make the contacts for each key.
This is only about two-thirds of the panel, but you can get the idea of how the system is run. Three wires run to the LEDS on the far edge, and when they are powered they illuminate this whole panel to deliver quite a bit of LED glow through the key caps.
With the inside of the KB505U thoroughly looked over I put it back together and powered it up to be sure I didn't break anything. Once I plugged in the USB to the PC I was greeted with the blue option showing through that large print on the keys.
You also have the option to go with red as the backlight. The lighting is a bit dim due to being red and not showing so well in images, but it is in reality a bit dimmer than the blue and purple options.
Not a huge fan of purple, this isn't my first choice, but if I were against the blue, I would use this over the red solely based on intensity alone. Either way it's much better than no lighting at all for the keys, so I will take what I can get for now.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [AZiO KB505U Large Print 3 Color Backlit Keyboard]
- Page 5 [AZiO KB505U Keyboard Continued]
- Page 6 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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