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AZIO MK Retro Classic Typewriter Keyboard Preview (Page 2)

By: Chad Sebring from Jul 30, 2017 @ 18:42 CDT

AZIO MK Retro Classic Onyx

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While many do not ever see the sides of their keyboard, if the MK Retro Classic Onyx looks this amazing from the side, just wait until you see what else is in store. Here, we find a lot of black chrome, on the sides of the keycaps, as well as the thick metal bar wrapping around the sides. The bottom section is made of textured plastic, and we find that the pillar style feet also are trimmed with black chrome.

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Aside from looking at the seventy-four-key section of the MK Retro Classis Onyx, we would like to start with how amazing the black chrome and black leather look together. Using round keycaps exposes more of the leather, and we love the aesthetics of these keyboards.

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Along the top, offering common functionality on the F-keys, the first group of four are found in this image. Using the Function key along with these, F1 will open the browser home page, F2 opens the "This PC" window, F3 will open the default mail handler, and F4 open Windows Media Player.

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Moving then, into multimedia support, we find them in the next group of four F-Keys. F5 will play the previous track, F6 will play the next track, F7 is the play and pause button, and F8 is used to stop whatever media is playing.

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The last of the F-keys continue multimedia functions with F9 used to lower the volume, F10 used to raise it, and F11 used as the mute button. The F12 key stands alone, as it is used to open the desktop calculator.

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Thirty keys on the right surround more leather, and in this instance, a black chrome plaque with the MK Retro Pro name (which was changed on recent models), looks great. The print screen button allows users to swap from 6-Key to NKRO mode, while the Insert button turns on the LEDs solidly, the Home button will pulse them, Delete is the reactive mode, and End turns the lights off. The arrows will change the intensity of the LEDs in nine modes, and when the maximum and minimum are reached, the retro LEDs for the locks will illuminate, letting you know you cannot go further.

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The right end of the Mk Retro Classic Onyx is just as sexy as the rest of the keyboard. Plenty of black chrome to see, but now we have twisted out the feet, which sets all of the keycaps at a better angle for use. Although, even with the feet in, the keycaps are never flat or leaning away from you.

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