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Azio Levetron Mech5 – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Posted January 3, 2013 by Kenny in Peripherals
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Price at time of Review: $89.99 on Newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Solid Construction, Fully Modular, Cherry MX Black Keys
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Not entirely back-lit, extra large volume control button, needs more detailed instructions for setting up custom profiles
 
BOTTOM LINE:
At the Price point of just under $90.00, The Azio Levetron Mech5 keyboard offers great versatility with its Full Modular set-up and the Cherry MX Black Keys offers on point key stroke for every users needs.
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Specifications and Package

 Specifications:

Brand – AZIO
Name – Levetron Mech5
Model – KB577U

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface – USB

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style – Gaming
Palm Rest – Yes
Keyboard Color – Black
Dimensions – 
Keyboard Dimensions: 7.75″ x 18.50″x 1.60″ inches (LxWxH)
Keypad Dimensions: 6.75″ x 5.50″ x 1.60″ inches (LxWxH)

Type

Type – Wired

Mouse Included

Mouse Included – No

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported – Windows XP/Vista/7 (all versions)
System Requirement – 
PC with built-in USB ports 
CD ROM for software installation 
At least 35MB of hard disk space

Features

Below are the features for the Azio Levetron Mech5:
  • Mechanical Keys: Cherry black mechanical switch
  • Modular Design: Numeric Keypad and Macro Keypad modules included
  • Anti-Ghost: Ensures multiple keys register when press simultaneously
  • Win on/off Key: Disables the Windows key to prevent accidental pressing of the key during game play
  • Unlimited Profiles: Create and save as many profiles as you like
  • Expansion Rail System: This modular design allows users to extend their utility by connecting low-powered USB modules such as an add-on Macro keypad (included), web cam, USB fan, microphone, LED lights, etc. Modular accessories will be launched periodically
  • Macro D-Pad: The add-on Macro D-Pad expansion allows for 6 additional programmable keys
  • Volume Knob: Control the volume of your PC
  • Numeric Keypad: The numeric keypad can be attached to either side of the keyboard or remain detached
  • Water-Resistant: In a spill event, do not flip or shake the keyboard and the liquid will properly drain itself
  • 2x USB Expansion Ports: Connect your low-powered USB devices directly to the keyboard
  • Fully Programmable Keys: Full customization of the entire keyboard and dedicated Macro-keys
  • Adjustable Height: The keyboard stand offers three levels of height adjustment and a non-slip base for all three levels
  • Braided Cables & Gold-Plated USB Connector: Enhanced durability and conductivity
  • Keyboard Macro Keys: 5 Keys x 2 Sets (A/B)
  • Modular Macro Keys: 6 Keys
  • Switch Lifecycle: 50 Million

Packaging

Package Contents
  • Levetron Mech5 Gaming Keyboard
  • Modular Numeric Keypad
  • Modular Macro D-Pad
  • USB Cable for Numeric Keypad (A Male to A Male)
  • User Guide
  • Software CD

 Features: 

  • neweggMECHANICAL KEYSThe Cherry Black mechanical switch is widely believed to provide the best gaming experience. Featuring a linear design, the Cherry Black mechanical switch is ideal for rapid pressing of keys. And the right stiffness helps prevent accidental key presses.
  • neweggFULLY PROGRAMMABLE KEYSThe included Software allows for full customization of the entire keyboard and 11 dedicated Macro-keys.
  • neweggMODULAR DESIGN:The numeric keypad can be attached to either side of the keyboard or remain detached. The included Macro Keypad module is the first of many accessories that will take advantage of the keyboard’s rail system.
  • neweggMACRO D-PADThe add-on Macro D-Pad expansion allows for 6 additional programmable keys. The expansion module rail enables custom positioning by sliding the D-Pad left or right.
  • neweggANTI-GHOSTEnsures multiple commonly pressed keys register when pressed simultaneously.
  • neweggWATER-RESISTANTEngineered to remain functional even if accidentally exposed to liquid. Do not flip or shake the keyboard and the liquid will properly drain itself.

Package and Hardware:

Azio did a great job on its packaging, despite a small rip on the upper left side of the box which likely happened during shipping. The artwork and layout of the design were quite impressive. The vibrant colors used really made the Mech5 box standout. At the rear of the package you will find the continued artwork and some features of the Levetron Mech5.

While the outer package may seem a bit thin, the actual package is rather sturdy. There is another box inside that holds its contents and protects them.


Once opened, you will see the packing is very robust. The contents are wrapped for protection and an extra cardboad container helps keep everything in place.

 

Here we have the additional accessories that attach to the keyboard. We also have the instruction manual, software CD, modular number pad, and modular macro keys.

 

Let’s take a closer look at the keyboard.

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One Comment


  1.  

    This keyboard looks like something out of transformers haha. I’ve heard good things about Azio but I don’t think I’m going to buy it just yet, my daskeyboard is still gonna last me for a while I think. Might pick this one up if I wanna try out some new switches or something!





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