Friday, January 26th 2018

AZIO Now Shipping Bluetooth version of the AZIO Retro Classic

AZIO, a well-known keyboard manufacturer, has started shipping a Bluetooth version of its well-received Retro Classic Keyboard. Originally released via a Indiegogo funding campaign as a way to increase the product's visibility, AZIO has now put a few more dollars into the keyboards' development, and included a Bluetooth model. Not so retro now, I'd say, as wires are part of a retro product's flair.
The AZIO Retro Classic Bluetooth version comes with a 6,000 mAh battery, which should enable a one-year autonomy sans backlighting, and two months of it with backlighting on. Charging is done via a USB-C port, which also allows the keyboard to be used in wired mode. Another upgrade is the toggle switch to automatically change between Windows and Mac layouts. There are both Windows and Mac layout keycaps included, too. The Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth is available now, in four colors, for $219.99.
Sources: AZIO, via Tom's Hardware
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5 Comments on AZIO Now Shipping Bluetooth version of the AZIO Retro Classic

#1
lexluthermiester
These kinds of keyboards seem mis-named. Calling them retro inspires thoughts of keyboards from the 80's and 90's. The styling of these go further back than that, to a time of mechanical typewriters and fountain pens. Almost Victorian age styling..
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Vayra86
lexluthermiester said:
These kinds of keyboards seem mis-named. Calling them retro inspires thoughts of keyboards from the 80's and 90's. The styling of these go further back than that, to a time of mechanical typewriters and fountain pens. Almost Victorian age styling..
More like Steampunk... ergonomics be damned!
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SortOfGrim
That's a copper frame. Doesn't copper turn green when in contact with skin?
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Vya Domus
SortOfGrim said:
That's a copper frame. Doesn't copper turn green when in contact with skin?
I guess it must have some sort of coating or treated with something.
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lexluthermiester
Vayra86 said:
More like Steampunk... ergonomics be damned!
Yeah, that too.
Vya Domus said:
I guess it must have some sort of coating or treated with something.
Seems very likely, other people hand would end up smelling fun all the time.
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