Azio Retro Classic Keyboard
The Azio Retro Classic Keyboard isn’t the most affordable vintage-style mechanical keyboard we’ve seen, but it surely’s actually one of the crucial hanging. From its deep, clicky keystrokes and wood or leather paneling to its LED-backlit keys and rechargeable battery, the Bluetooth-enabled Retro Classic will delight serious typists with old souls.
With its zinc alloy frame and walnut wooden surface, the $220 Elwood model of the Azio Retro Classic Keyboard exudes a steampunk vibe, proper right down to the LED-backlit keys and the metal “Retro Classic” plaque that’s bolted onto the main panel
One version isn’t sufficient for this design-driven system, in fact. A trio of alternate Retro Classic models—the Onyx, Posh, and Artisan—boast copper and chrome frames, and change the wood surface with both black or white leather.
Supporting each Windows and Mac systems, the Retro Classic connects via Bluetooth or a USB-C port that charges the keyboard’s 5,000mAh battery. Azio guarantees about a month or so of battery life between charges.
The Retro Classic has spherical center-lit mechanical keys tuned to be tactile and “clicky”, reminiscent of the vintage typewriter.
Impressed by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features, the Azio Retro Classic Series is the perfect amalgam of previous, current, and future.
- Long Usage Time: Made to last with a built-in high-capacity 5,000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery with up to months of usage time (depending on backlight usage).
- Dual Bluetooth & USB Interface: Simultaneously connect up to 3 devices via Bluetooth. When USB mode is selected, simply connect the included USB-C cable to your device and type away.
- Bright LED Shine: The keycaps are designed so that the backlight shines through the center of the keys, illuminating them evenly with white backlight (orange for Posh only) in static on/off mode.
- Mac & PC Compatible: The Retro Classic is built to fully support both Mac & PC interfaces and comes with an extra set of easily swappable PC keycaps.