Azio Retro Classic Keyboard Review: The New Vintage

Inspired by the old-fashioned typewriter and designed with luxury in mind, the Azio Retro Classic is a mechanical keyboard sporting rounded backlit keycaps, a zinc aluminum alloy frame and a genuine leather base. The nameplate says “Elegantly Fierce.” It’s not wrong.

Last year Azio introduced the MK Retro, a lovely little typewriter-inspired keyboard. You may have caught a glimpse of one in our recently-published mechanical keyboard video. Available in a wide array of colors (I need the black and pink), it’s a charming and unique device that draws the eyes and hands.

It’s nice, but Azio wanted to make something nicer, and so the Retro Classic was born.