Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard and EXO1 Mouse Review
WHAT WE LIKED:Beautiful aesthetics; Solid construction; No-nonsense approach; Very affordable; Tasteful lighting effects; Full NKRO keys, Volume roller
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Rigid wrist rest; Lack of macros or advanced customization; Thumb buttons a bit thin; Minor differing tactile response on some keys; Lack of other Kailh colour switches
Some things just go well together. Apple pie and vanilla ice cream, exotic cars and beautiful women, a keyboard and mouse. Of those examples, we think one tops the rest, but in the computer realm, it’s probably safe to say that the keyboard and mouse are likely the most used, and certainly one of the most critical combinations possible for just about everyone using a desktop computer these days.
The trick, then, is to not only find one of each that work well for you, but ideally a pair that work well together. That can be a daunting task, with literally hundreds of these products on the market. And certain for the gaming enthusiast crowd, who tend to be a particular and vocal bunch, the mouse and keyboard have to bring something interesting and compelling to the mix.
This is where Azio may be able to offer something to discerning gamers that want that bit great bang for their buck, without having to compromise on essential features and quality. Azio may not be quite as well known as some established industry heavyweights, but they’ve taken a slightly more niche approach, focusing on gaming peripherals, and seem to be looking to expand their exposure.
Specifically we’re looking at the EXO1 mouse and MGK1 mechanical keyboard, two devices that seem very capable on their own. However, when used together, the matching gunmetal finish and white illumination speak volumes for sleek aesthetics.
Hey, we love innovation and cool features just as much as anyone, but good looks will only get you so far. Reputations are made in the hands of consumers, so let’s take a closer look at the Azio EXO1 and MGK1 see if they can manage to impress.