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AZiO Levetron Mech5 Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Oct 18, 2012 2:43 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: AZiO

Specifications, Availability and Pricing





The first chart is what I found as AZiO's specifications. It covers all of the general information like the USB connection on the end of the six foot of cable, as well as the amount of profile keys and the modular D-pad with its six keys. It states that the Mech5 is based on Cherry MX Black switches, and this is the first time I have had the chance to use them. The chart them goes on to show the OS support, the dimensions of the keyboard and the add-on numeric keypad, along with the choice of material on the outside is plastic, and if something was to go wrong there is a three year warranty with the Levetron Mech5.


The features list is where things get a bit more interesting. The Levetron Mech5 offers things gamers can really appreciate. There is a Windows key that will block out the key so you don't accidentally end up on the desktop in the middle of a raid. Even though there are only five profile keys, and even then there is an A and a B side to them to allow for ten active profiles, the amount you can store via the software is unlimited. There is a volume knob along with a modular numeric keypad and Macro D-pad. These modular components offer the ability to move for comfort and ease of use. Anti-ghosting is a must for gaming, and being water resistant helps against any "mistakes" that may happen around the keyboard.


The back of the Mech5 has two USB ports on the back of it, but one is used up by the D-pad. Aside from this keyboard offering three levels of height for the best fit for each user, the software also allows you full control of every key on the keyboard. So if the add-on buttons aren't enough for you, go ahead and set this keyboard up any way that makes its use more enjoyable to your specific needs.


I have had this keyboard for roughly a month now, and in that time it seems many e-tailers have picked up on the Mech5 and stocked their shelves with this keyboard. On the lower end of the listings there is Mwave with an $88.99 listing, which is really good for what you get. In comparison, I took a look over at Newegg to see where they had this keyboard listed. I found that even with free shipping offered you are going to have to pay out $109.99 to get the Mech5 over there. That isn't the worst of it; some of the listings surpass $150 to get this keyboard, so buyers should definitely shop around first for the best deal.


Love it or hate it, the Levetron Mech5 offers gamers a ton of options and features that you just can't pass up, and at these prices, specifically the low end, there is no way you should really pass this solution by if you are serious about gaming and total control of your keyboard.

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