Retro Compact Keyboard (R.C.K.)
Designed for a premium computing experience. The contemporary home and office consists of many premium decors and collectibles. There is, however, something missing to tie it all together. Azio has set out to fill this void, aiming at designing a centerpiece keyboard with properties comprising of high-quality material, timeless appearance and intuitive usability. Introducing the Azio Retro Compact Keyboard (R.C.K.), a premium mechanical keyboard designed for the modern lifestyle.
MEDIA KIT / SUPPORT
12.9 x 5.6 x 1.7 in
327.80 x 143.20 x 42.04 mm
|Weight||2.45 lbs / 1111 g|
|Model||RCK: Gunmetal, Posh, Artisan, & Elwood
|Interface||Dual Bluetooth & USB|
|Switch Type||AZIO Typelit Mechanical Switch (by Kailh), Tactile & Clicky Feedback|
|Backlight||• White Backlight (Gunmetal, Artisan, Elwood)
• Orange Backlight (Posh)
|Rechargeable||Yes (USB Type-C port)|
|OS Support||macOS, iOS, Windows, Android|
Product Package Contents
|Retro Compact Keyboard|
|USB Type-C Cable|
|Mac & PC Layout Replacement Keycaps|
|Microfiber Cleaning Cloth|
|CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING|
Consumer keyboards today are made from plastic and metal, which often feels cold and impersonal. A design goal of this keyboard was to create something timeless that reminds us of the analog age where products are made from natural and authentic materials. Thus, the decision to use premium materials was a necessity. The Retro Classic keyboard is characterized by a solid construction, with the frame forged from a solid piece aluminum alloy to give it robustness and durability. Hex bolts are added for structural enhancements and to add an industrial vintage element. The keyboard surface is then covered with genuine leather or Walnut wood veneer to reflect taste, craftsmanship and culture. By combining luxe alloy with authentic leather and wood, the R.C.K. is a timeless piece that displays the blemishes of use in a tasteful patina accumulated over time and wear.
Design inspiration was drawn from many vintage products but most notably the iconic typewriter. We incorporated circular round keys that clicks like typewriters to evoke a nostalgia of yesteryears. A distinctive finishing touch is a brand plaque which is proudly mounted over the leather/wood surface. The alloy frame, hex bolts, leather/wood top surface, typewriter inspired keys and full LED backlight blurs the line between contemporary and retro. This keyboard is available in a variety of color combinations and thus adapts to many different styles and environments.
The R.C.K. concept combines classic vintage designs with modern keyboard technologies. Versatility of use is enhanced through its ability to connect wirelessly over Bluetooth or wired over USB. The user’s Operating System could also be selected via a built-in switch which changes the keyboards functions and layout in respect to the chosen operating system. Included are interchangeable keycaps corresponding to both Windows and Mac layouts and works with PC, Macs, and also tablets. Beneath every key is a backlit mechanical switch that not only delivers a subtle tactile feel but also illuminates the whole keyboard. Powering it all is a built-in rechargeable battery with an enormous 5,000mAh capacity which enables months of use on a single charge. Charging is made easy with a USB Type-C port. Unlike older USB ports, the orientation of the connector will not matter, simply plug in and charge. Lastly, a matching palm rest and two sets of pillar-style feet are included. The two feet are of different height designed to accommodate the ideal ergonomics of the user’s wrist position.