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AZIO reveals vintage typewriter-inspired keyboard

azio-kbRetro definitely has its fair share of glory at the moment, as memories of old are updated and brought forward to the 21st century to see an amazing amalgamation between the two. AZIO intends to take full advantage of such a situation, unveiling what is believed to be the very first vintage typewriter-inspired keyboard that is accompanied by luxury backlit keys.

Specially created for those who value style to walk hand in hand with substance, this keyboard boasts of an elegant design that will sit well in just about any desktop configuration, while boasting of a Bluetooth connection to boot. If you would prefer a wired option, you can always pick up the USB version of the same keyboard. Playing nice with both Windows and Mac platforms, this vintage typewriter-inspired keyboard will arrive in Onyx, Posh, and Artisan styles.

Sam Li, VP of Design for Azio Corp., shared, “We wanted to incorporate genuine materials that not only translates into higher quality build but also brings back the nostalgia of vintage goods that are personable to the physical touch and senses. This keyboard is not just about technical specifications, but also a certain tangibility that one can feel and connect with.”

Made using a beautiful zinc aluminum alloy before it is polished and plated into a black chrome (or satin copper finish), there is a stunning leather top plate to complete the look. The inclusion of hex bolts ensures that the whole structure is further strengthened while seeing it obtain that much wanted industrial vintage element. There are also interchangeable key caps, in addition to tactile and clicky keys which will certainly roll back the years, especially for the older folks who are used to using a typewriter. Each mechanical switch has also been customized to ensure that the backlight LED remains right smack in the center of the key for an even and beautiful illumination.

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