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Azio MKG1 Mechanical Keyboard Introduction:
I am sure everyone has been in this situation before. You get home from the ten-hour daily grind, you throw your effects in the general direction of their place, in a controlled rage you set down at your desk, slam the power button on the PC, and its off to surf the web, game or whatever you do that relaxes you. This all starts with input devices. That is the Azio corporation's forte, and over the last 15 years the company has manufactured keyboards, mice, and a few additional peripherals, including a headset and Bluetooth connectivity devices.
Today we are going to have a gander at the Azio MKG1 Mechanical Keyboard. Yes, a mechanical keyboard with Kailh blue keys. While the norm is a near silent soft-key keyboard for most, the mechanical keyboard adds some noise to the equation, but sports typing reliability, serviceability and durability. If you have been to a LAN party, around a work center, or tried one, you have heard the sound before. I can hear the rusty freight train coming already, but looking at the box this is no ordinary mechanical, so let's dive into it and see what it has to offer.
Azio MKG1 Mechanical Keyboard Closer Look:
The box itself is nothing too fancy or busy, just the keyboard displayed in its full form and a few words for the shopper: MKG1 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard; Elegantly Fierce. On the rear of the Box, Azio has the busy display, explaining everything from hotkeys, backlight controls, fast access volume control, gunmetal finish, detachable palm rest, white LED backlighting adjustments, and the Kailh Blue mechanical switches. Technical data is then found on the right side of the box. Feel free to gaze at the fine print in 800*600, but we will touch more on that later in the spec and test phase.
Upon opening the box, we can see the amount of care that Azio has taken with its product. I love the foam covers at the sides and the cardboard sectioning at the bottom. This made sure what I received was undamaged and in pristine condition. After glancing around, we see the big fat USB cord that is braided in black. Looking at the end of the six-foot long cable (which I like), is what looks to be a standard USB end. That is kind of a modest ending to such a robust cable to start in my opinion, only because of my OCD, but let's move on. Along with the keyboard and its packing material, we can also spot a key removal tool and a "Thank you" card. We will have to look into that card, but for now let's get it out of the box.
Here we have the Full Monty of what is included. Not counting the twist ties that held the USB cable, we have only four components. But seeing that we do not need additional software to operate this keyboard, I see that as a definite plus.