Is there anything as satisfying as hearing the clickety clack of a typewriter if you’re a writer? Bring that retro sound into today with the Azio Retro Classic Vintage Inspired Backlit Mechanical Keyboard. The elegant keyboard features a perfect combination of old meets new with durable construction, impeccable styling and that great old “click” of days gone by. Your fingers will fly over the keys while writing, typing up work or just surfing the internet.
Every aspect of the Azio Retro Classic USB Vintage Inspired Backlit Mechanical Keyboard has been designed for luxury and incredible detail. This particular model pictured is the Artisan Bluetooth version, though there are other options available from Azio. Entirely backlit, the keyboard features a genuine leather top plate and is accented with Zinc aluminium alloy that’s plated with a chrome/satin finish to match the top plate. The keys make that clickety click sound just like vintage typewriters and the backlighting can go on 1 to 2 months on just a single charge thanks to the built-in 6,000mah Li-ion rechargeable battery. If you don’t have the backlighting on, then you can go a year with the single charge. Even the indicator light marks are debossed into the leather then printed with copper fail — no detail has been spared. There’s even a refined look with a plaque with a logo.
The Azio Retro Classic USB Vintage Inspired Backlit Mechanical Keyboard is versatile and lets you go from Mac to PC just by flicking the switch. You can also make another adjustment: the height. It’s easy to get the optimal position for your wrist by rotating the keyboard’s pillar-style feet to the best height. There are a lot of mechanical keyboards for sale out there, but I appreciate the painstaking attention to detail that exists in the Azio line with the leather and even the hex bolts. It’s made to last too: the mechanical switch has great travel (3.6±0.3mm) and an operating life of 50,000,000 cycles.
As I said earlier, you can purchase a USB version of the keyboard as well. The keyboards also feature the following materials:
ONYX black leather with black chromed frame
POSH white leather with copper matte frame
ARTISAN black leather with copper matte frame
ELWOOD walnut wood with gunmetal matte frame
The Azio Retro Classic Vintage Inspired Backlit Mechanical Keyboard USB version retails for $189 while the Bluetooth version retails for $219. The Bluetooth version comes with a type-C charging port to make it easy to plug in and charge with either side of the connector. Check out the full specs for any of these keyboards on Amazon.com or Azio.com