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With its design originating from retro typewriters and crafted with modern features, the Azio Retro Classic is the perfect amalgam of past, present, and future. Evoking nostalgia with its round keycaps, this backlit mechanical keyboard is complemented with a durable metal alloy frame and a premium leather or wood surface. By combining genuine materials and innovative technology in a vintage-inspired form, a new modern line of creative tools is yours.

Note: Each RCUSB's top surface genuine leather or wood veneer will have a difference in pattern and shade due to the natural character of the material.  Please understand the unit you are purchasing will be similar to the picture shown in the product gallery but will have slight variations. 



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Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Not just a keyboard

“I have a complaint about my Retro Classic Artisan keyboard. It’s so beautiful - such a work of art - that I have trouble getting my work done because I just stare at the keyboard. It’s just this classic piece of completely retro industrial art I can’t take my eyes off of. This is all your fault.”
-Thomas Leo

"Hi Folks. Got my Elwood yesterday. It's gorgeous! Your product belongs in MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) or the Steampunk Hall of Fame. Thanks! More please..."
-Ian Lim

“Just got mine today and holy poop is this thing rad… the detail not only in the keyboard itself but the packaging, contents and the warranty card ;) had to buy another one for my other iMac so we can match now!!! thanks so much!!”
-Kevin James

“The back light is such an added bonus! Great conversation starter at the office. Elegant, cool and functional. Love this keyboard!”
-Kathleen Dotoli

“Hey folks – absolutely loving my Artisan, which is getting many amazed comments at work. Very excited to hear that a matching mouse is planned – hoping it’ll be ambidextrous for left-handed folk like me…”
-Colm Buckley

“Hello, I just received my Onyx keyboard and I’m loving it (this is my first Azio product). I want to congratulate you for doing this exquisite piece. On the other hand, I would like to ask for any update on the status on the unique backers plaque I once read about. Is there any extra info on that? Once again, congratulations for making this elegant keyboard (now I’m typing just because I like how it feels to type on this keyboard). Thank you very much. Keep up the good work!”
-Luis Felipe Meneses

"It’s wonderful! It took my breath away when I opened the box. So beautiful.”
-Natalia Sokolova

“Hey guys, received my keyboard today and just wanted to give you props!! It is absolutely AWESOME!! Never had so much fun banging away on the keys. You guys did a fantastic job, really like the new ELEGANTLY FIERCE plate. I also want to commend you on the packaging, great job all around!! You can really tell when a company loves what they do, the small details do matter. Congrats!!!”
-Jerry Mitchell

“Just got mine in and it is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a job well done! I plan on buying another one!!!”
-Dave S

“Received yesterday and it is INCREDIBLE! I have never seen so many of my coworkers get so envious of a keyboard. :)”
-Jason Tucker

“Just got my keyboard today! I am loving it so far. The keyboard looks like top quality in every aspect. Great job with the packaging and presentation as well.”



Feature 01

A Classic Reborn

Design originated by retro typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features, the Azio Retro Classic is the perfect amalgam of past, present, and future.



Feature 02

Designed To Inspire

A backlit mechanical keyboard with round keycaps that evoke nostalgia of yesteryear complemented with durable aluminum alloy frame and a sumptuous genuine leather or wood surface.



Feature 03

Premium Illuminated Mechanical Keys

The mechanical keys are tuned to be tactile and “clicky”, reminiscent of the vintage typewriter. With center lit LED that fully illuminates the typeface on each keycap.  Each keycap is hand pressed with metallic-plated rim inspired by vintage typewriter keys.



Feature 04

Exquisite & Exclusive Details

Each keyboard has an elegantly designed logo plaque, featuring premium grade brushed anodized aluminum. Adding to the vintage appeal, each plaque is embossed with the product name and filled with a glossy lacquer paint for a classy shine.



Feature 05

Twist to Adjust Height

Achieve your optimal wrist position by adjusting the keyboard tilt angle. Simply rotate the rear pillar-style feet to set the keyboard height.




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


Model MK-RETRO-L-04-US* / Gunmetal
MK-RETRO-L-02-US* / Posh
MK-RETRO-L-03-US* / Artisan
MK-RETRO-W-01-US* / Elwood
*Model numbers here are based on US layout models, different language version will have different ending designation.
InterfaceUSB Connection
Switch Type AZIO Typelit Mechanical Switch (by Kailh), Tactile & Clicky Feedback
NKRO 6-Keys rollover
Backlight White Backlight: Gunmetal, Artisan, Elwood
Orange Backlight: Posh 
OS Support Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

Product Package Contents

Retro Classic USB Keyboard
User Guide
Warranty Card
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth


Retro Classic Video

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