I have reviewed some amazing mechanical keyboards in the past year, and this week I have been given the task of reviewing possibly the most unique keyboard on the market, the Azio Retro Classic.

If the thought of an all-black keyboard with RGB bores you, then this could be the perfect option for you. This is a vintage typewriter themed mechanical keyboard, the particular model I was sent is the artisan model which uses a copper style matte frame and keys with black leather between the keys.

Its appearance is striking and will no doubt appeal to steampunk fans as well as many other users alike.

Design and Build

When you first receive this keyboard, you will immediately notice this is something a little different. The box is massive and weighty, as you open it everything has an ultra-premium look, even the warranty card is presented nicely on a leather business card.

Taking the keyboard out you can immediately feel where the weight comes from, this is physically larger than all my other keyboards, and the zinc chassis and keys add a decent amount of weight. For the sake of comparison, the Logitech G810 weighs 1.18kg, and this weighs 1.587k.