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AZIO MK Retro Classic Typewriter Keyboard Preview

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 30, 2017 11:42 pm

DOOM & Battlefield 1


Even though the MK Retro Classis is not geared specifically to gamers, there is no reason not to use it for that. OF course, the MK Retro Classis does lack features like remapping, Macros, extra buttons, and the like, but as any keyboard can, we were more than pleased using the basics to get by. Kailh Blue clicky switches may not be the first choice for some, but with NKRO and anti-ghosting present in the MK Retro Classis keyboards, we were able to move, jump, crouch, strafe, and even found the second set of arrow keys for left-hand gamers to use.



AZIO knows what is going on, and just because you know what a typewriter is, and may have used one, that does not mean that you do not play games. Outside of the gamer-centric features, some others may have, we have no qualms using this keyboard for hour after hour of series gaming.



Windows and Productivity


Day to day is when the love for the MK Retro Classic, and the others before it, piles on. The feel of round keys under round fingertips feels more natural to us and is likely why they were always round on a typewriter in the first place. It wasn't until word processors, and PC keyboards came around that the trend changed. It seems like the old-timers knew what they were doing after all. Already well accustomed to any form of blue switches, we found the MK Retro Classis to be just as pleasing to compile words in our reviews, as well as spamming our friends in messengers and on social media.


We do have to say that the keyboard is a touch taller than most, and some may want to look into a wrist rest of some form to use along with it, but for us, this did not cause us any pain or long-term discomfort. After some time without our hands-on the previous versions of this style of keyboard, we appreciate this style more than before and will have a hard time letting the MK Retro Classic get out of our site, or better yet, out from under our hands.

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