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AZIO MK Retro Typewriter Mechanical Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Jan 31, 2017 1:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AZIO

MK Retro Continued

 

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There is one key on this side of the board that some may find handy, specifically if you are a speedy typist. The Print Screen key is also used to offer a switch from the 6-key rollover to NKRO support, making certain that multiple keys pressed are all read, rather than just six at a time.

 

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When it comes to the lock indication LEDs, they also went old school here as well. With tall LEDs for the Number lock, Caps lock, Scroll lock, and the Windows lock, they almost appear to be tube style bulbs standing proudly atop the MK Retro.

 

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The right edge of the MK Retro is identical to what we saw on the left side. Lots more Chrome, and an aggressive angle of attack to the keys since both feet ship in the extended position.

 

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With six feet of braided cable to make the connection from the MK Retro to the PC, we see it passes through a Ferrite choke before termination. The connection has an AZIO "A" on the connector to make it easy to find on the rear I/O panel and is also gold plated to fight corrosion to the USB 2.0 connector.

 

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Under the keyboard, we find the lower section of the frame is inset a bit, rounded as it curves to the flat plane, and is textured. The product sticker is found right in the middle of everything, and there are four large feet with thick rubber pads on them to ensure the MK Retro does not move around easily.

 

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Rather than flip out feet that typically collapse at the simplest hint of moving the keyboard, AZIO took a different approach. The central section of the back feet has three angled grooves in each of them, allowing the feet to twist and be adjustable in three total stages.

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