Tesoro, a well-established gaming peripherals manufacturer, recently demoed an unnamed ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard. Although there’re already plenty of travel-friendly mechanical keyboards that are reduced in length, a reduction of height is necessary to further improve portability.
Tesoro’s new keyboard measures just 12mm thin. Despite it’s ultra-thin chassis, the keystrokes provide the same feedback as regular mechanical switches (albeit with much shorter [...]
At CES 2017, AZIO is spicing up the keyboard market with some eccentric keyboard designs.
AZIO Retro 2 Mechanical Keyboard
Say what you want, but Azio’s MK Retro 2 sports the most interesting keyboard designed we’ve seen at CES 2017. The Retro 2 is inspired by the vintage design of the timeless typewriter and sporting the tactile Kailh Blue switches, the keyboard simulates the tactile feel and the sound as well. The Khail Blue switches on the Retro 2 have custom mounts with the LED embedded directly in the center. Though this design does help with lighting distribution, it also means that it’s incompatible with standard Cherry MX [...]
March Madness has arrived with AMD, Sapphire Technology, ADATA USA, AZiO Corporation & Fractal Design celebrating the month with a full DIY PC Gaming Rig, valued over $1,300. On top of this, these tech-savvy, and performance-enthusiast sponsors have provided daily PC swag prizes to give individuals more opportunities to win a prize during the month of March.
The DIY PC Gaming Rig has been equipped with top of the line technology ranging from the dominant and new AMD FX-8350 8-Core processor, driven by the Sapphire Technology AM3+ 990FX motherboard which has received multiple awards for being one of the most energy efficient yet powerful motherboards [...]
After reviewing AZiO’s Levetron Mech 5 mechanical gaming keyboard several months back and coming away quite impressed with the product, AZiO promised us that they were quite focused on the gaming market and hinted that they would be expanding the Levetron line of products in the near future.
Delivering on their promise, today we’ll be reviewing the first gaming headset to grace AZiO’s Levetron line of gaming peripherals, the AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset. The Levetron GH808 features 40mm precision tuned neodymium drivers, bass enhancing vibration modules, circumural earcups, and a swing out noise cancelling [...]
Contrary to popular belief, mechanical keyboards have been around for an extremely long time, and as much as you loved that IBM Model M you had back in the day (yes, that’s mechanical!), they were more expensive to manufacture and thus more expensive to purchase in comparison to the “newer” (at the time) membrane keyboards on the market.
Since price is always an important factor when purchasing a new product, keyboard manufacturers, OEMs, and us (consumers) shifted towards membrane keyboards instead. Problem is, well membrane keyboards suck – they break often and the keys feel mushy. In applications such as gaming, [...]
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Razer’s BlackWidow line of mechanical gaming keyboards have become quite well known with the PC enthusiast community as of late especially with the popularity of mechanical keyboards gaining traction lately, but one problem with most mechanical keyboards is that they’re large and heavy. This is why those looking to take their mechanical keyboards on the go will find that it’s quite difficult to do so, which is what brings us to the tenkeyless keyboard – a smaller, more compact keyboard designed for those on the go or for those who simply don’t have the desk space for something larger. While companies such as Filco or [...]
Depending on how long you’ve been following our site, you’ll know that we love mechanical keyboards. We love the feel of them, we love the sound they make, and most importantly we love how using one improves typing speed – a fact proven by counless hours of typrX benchmarking.
That said, if there’s one thing stopping most of us from picking up a mechanical keyboard, it’s going to be the cost. Because of the materials used in the production of mechanical keyboards, they simply cost more to product so when you take a look at the mechanical keyboard market today, you’ll be very hardpressed to find good [...]
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 [...]