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A Classic Reborn

Inspired by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features, the Azio Retro Classic Series is the perfect amalgam of past, present, and future.

 

Premium Craftsmanship

Designed with a durable aluminum frame and genuine Napa leather, the Retro Classic is a beautiful addition to any workspace.

 

Tactile, Clicky, Backlit Keys

The Retro Classic uses one-of-a-kind center lit mechanical switches for perfectly illuminated keys. The round mechanical keys are tuned to be tactile and “clicky”, reminiscent of the vintage typewriter.

 

Dual USB & Bluetooth Interface

Connect via Bluetooth or USB. When USB mode is selected, simply connect the included USB-C cable to the computer and type away.

 

PC & Mac Compatible

The Retro Classic is built to fully support both Mac & PC interfaces. Each keyboard comes with extra PC replacement keycaps that can be easily swapped out.

 

Long Usage Time

Made to last, the keyboard has a built-in high-capacity 5,000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery with the capacity of up to 9 months of usage time with backlight off, and up to 2 months with backlight on.

 

USB-C Charging Port

Simply plug in your USB-C cable and charge. Unlike older USB ports, it doesn’t matter which side of the connector is up or down.

 

Matching Palm Rest

Designed to be the perfect complement set, the Retro Classic Palm Rest is made from the same genuine leather, and offers a firm and ergonomic typing experience for the user.

 

Specifications  

Dimensions
Keyboard 17.9 x 5.8 x 1.6 in
455 x 147 x 40 mm
Weight 6 lbs / 2722 g
Specifications
Model

MK-RETRO-BT-L-05KP-US* / AMBER
MK-RETRO-BT-L-06KP-US* / EMERALD

*Model numbers here are based on US layout models, different language version will have different ending designation.
Interface Bluetooth & USB Hybrid
Switch Type AZIO Typelit Mechanical Switch (by Kailh), Tactile & Clicky Feedback
NKRO 6-Keys Rollover
Backlight White
Battery 5,000 mAh
Rechargeable Yes (USB Type-C 3.0 Port)
OS Support Windows & Mac
Package Contents
  • Retro Classic BT Keyboard
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • USB Type-C Cable (Charging only)
  • PC Layout Replacement Keycaps
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

*Bluetooth Adapter is NOT included, please make sure your device is BT enabled

    Customer Reviews

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    Sung Ho Park
    Limited edition-Amber

    I love it. But what I wanted to buy initially was an emerald.

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    Paul
    Perfect for me

    Absolutely wonderful keyboard, and it completes the vintage office aesthetic I'm going for well. I got mine a few months ago and I've been using it daily ever since. I primarily use it over USB directly connected to my computer.

    Pros:

    - Feels great to type on, the shape and feel of the keys is perfect for me.

    - Colour is great. While the premium green was the right choice for me, I would happily have taken the standard model if I couldn't get my hands on it.

    - Says 6-key rollover in the specs, but maybe that's just for Bluetooth - having tested it over USB the rollover is far greater than advertised and I was pleasantly surprised.

    - Excellent key sound and responsiveness. You can type loudly and feel incredible doing it. Not for late night sessions when other people in the house are trying to sleep.

    - This is the ONLY decent-looking typewriter style keyboard with a number pad that I was able to find. If you do any data entry or spreadsheets, it's required. I don't feel complete without one.

    - I dig the configurable backlighting. Usually I use the keyboard with the backlighting off, but it's pretty nice to have it on too. They're properly centred in the keys, too! Props to Azio.

    - Great for gaming. I've had some great matches using this.

    - Included palm rest is very nice and comfy.

    - Very solidly built, is not going to move anywhere or slide on the table unless I pick it up.

    Nitpicks (not really cons, as they don't affect me that much):

    - My friend doesn't like using it, as he rests his fingers on the keys and slides them across to reach his preferred keys. He can't deal with the rounded key shape. I don't rest my fingers on the keys so I assume that's part of the difference.

    - As mentioned by a previous review, the bottoms of some of the key cap edges are a little rough. I've been tempted to file them down, but I know if I do that I'll ruin the finish as they're plastic and not metal. I'm just a little concerned about what will happen to the legend of the keys over time as well as that finish, as I assume they'll wear down.

    - Spacebar has a little wobble from side to side, as it isn't stabilized with a metal bar. Doesn't feel too bad, but just something to note.

    - Hex screws are okay, but I would have preferred brass slotted screws for the vintage look. I may swap them out at some point in the future for the complete experience.

    - Being the premium limited model, there is no matching mouse. I know I could probably get the Artisan black leather mouse, but I'd prefer one that matched.

    Overall, very solid keyboard and worth the price I paid.

    K
    KATIE SMALL
    Azio

    Absolutely gorgeous keyboard. Excellent quality and beautiful craftsmanship!

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