AZiO Levetron Mech 5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Posted July 19, 2012 by Michael Chang in Reviews
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Meet the Mecha of Keyboards

For many companies out there, building a new keyboard is nothing more than finding an OEM/ODM, have them produce your keyboard, drop your logo on top and sell it. While this is an easy way for companies to introduce a hot new product without a whole lot of investment, it doesn’t always allow companies to differentiate themselves from other companies doing the same thing. This is why sometimes we find keyboards, coolers, fans, etc. that are nearly identical to other products in their respective categories.

Because of this lack of real innovation in the market, when AZiO released the innovative Levetron Mech 4 mechanical keyboard last year, I was really looking forward to testing it out. After all, the Mech4 reminded me of what the name implies – a mecha robot, except it’s actually a mechanical keyboard infused with the modular flexibility of a mecha robot’s design. Awesome!

While I wasn’t able to get my hands on the Levetron Mech 4, I was quite excited when AZiO recently informed me that they were coming out with the Levetron Mech 5 despite the fact that the Mech 4 had been released for only about a year.

Safe to say, this time around I made sure to get my hands on a Levetron Mech 5…

Features and Specifications

The Mech 5 sports a ton of features and is highly customizable.  These include Cherry MX Black Switches,  a built in wrist rest, a large volume dial, 5 dedicated macro keys, 2 USB 2.0 ports, braided cable, gold plated connectors, a detachable number pad, a modular D-pad and much more…


About the Author

Michael Chang

During the day Michael Chang is a Process Integration Engineer, where he researches and develops MEMS technologies for logic and memory testing. He has been a tech enthusiast for well over a decade and applies his analytic mind to both his reviews and work.

  • Asif

    Does the Dpad have mechanical keys as well?

    • http://www.custompcreview.com/ Sam Chen

      Nope

  • Enzymetyc

    I can’t get the lighting around the macro A/b keys to light up..

  • Enzymetyc

    how do I make the lights aroung the side macro keys light up?

  • Enzymetyc

    Oh nvm I found the answer!

  • Gianluca Alloisio

    With a PS2 adapter it would gain NKRO like CMStormQuickFireRapid do? May you test it please? Thank you.