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Azio Levetron Mech5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Black MX Switches (KB577U)

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  • Mechanical Keys: The Cherry Black mechanical switch is widely believed to provide the best gaming experience. Featuring a linear design ideal for rapid pressing of keys and the right stiffness to help prevent accidental key presses.
  • Fully Programmable Keys: The included Software allows for full customization of the entire keyboard and 11 dedicated Macro-keys.
  • Modular Design: The numeric keypad can be attached to either side of the keyboard or remain detached. The included Macro Keypad module is the first of many accessories that will take advantage of the keyboard?s rail system.
  • Macro D-Pad: The add-on Macro D-Pad expansion allows for 6 additional programmable keys. The expansion module rail enables custom positioning by sliding the D-Pad left or right.
  • Anti-Ghost: Ensures multiple commonly pressed keys register when pressed simultaneously.
  • 2x USB Expansion Ports: Connect your USB devices directly to the keyboard for added convenience. Braided Cables & Gold-Plated USB Connector: Enhanced durability and conductivity.
  • Water-Resistant: Engineered to remain functional even if accidentally exposed to liquid. Do not flip or shake the keyboard and the liquid will properly drain itself.
  • Win on/off Key: Disables the Windows key to prevent accidental pressing of the key during game play.
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Product Description

Power Within Reach: Macro keys are useful but only if they’re easily accessible. The Mech5 gaming keyboard was design with that in mind. The modular D-Pad can be adjusted to perfectly complement your hands natural gaming position. Stop wasting time reaching for Macro keys all the way across the keyboard! Improve Your Game: Our simplistic design approach improves your speed and accuracy by keeping just 5 Macro keys to the immediate left and 6 additional ones (D-Pad) directly above your hand -- all at your fingertips. Too many Macro keys lumped up together in the same place or split to all corners of the keyboard will only bring additional confusion and stress! Unrestricted Modular Customization: Attach the Numeric Keypad on the left-wing of the Mech5 and instantly add 17 additional Macro keys to your arsenal. Attach it to the right-wing and use it as a standard numeric keypad or leave it detached to make more room for your mice. Virtually all keys across the Mech5 are user programmable! Built for War: This ultra-durable keyboard is designed for heavy combat. The Cherry mechanical switch extends its lifespan to 50 million keystrokes. In addition, this keyboard is designed to be water resistant, featuring special seals and drainage gutters. Spilling your drink on your keyboard is no longer an excuse for losing!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 1.6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008CXTW5G
  • Item model number: KB577U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 20, 2012

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Customer Reviews

This keyboard is very heavy, very solid-- and as my first mechanical keyboard, it does feel great.
Bernard J. Arnest
I would highly recommend this keyboard for gaming, and recommend Azio for any other products for their fantastic customer service!
Kool-Aid-Man
It was a simple adjustment to move my thumb a bit higher on the keyboard, but it was an unnatural adjustment.
Dave

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Dave on August 27, 2012
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I purchased this keyboard to replace my Logitech G15. Searching around I couldn't find any place nearby that had mechanical keyboards to test the feel of the different switches so I was left to blindly choose which one I thought would work the best for me. I went with the black instead of the reds to try to alleviate any accidental key presses. The blacks are very stiff. About as stiff as a normal membrane keyboard - which isn't really a bad thing. My first impressions of the keyboard were very positive. It looked nice, had a nice weight to it, the large rubber feet with multiple adjustments were great, you could customize the setup between the DPad and the num pad, overall it was an impressive keyboard.

Being able to adjust the location of the DPad for macro keys is a great idea. However, this removes the ability to use the function keys at the top of the keyboard. Most games don't use these, but things like Alt+F4 has it's use in certain situations. Being up so high I didn't find these to be in a great location. I stuck to using the macro keys to the left of the keyboard.

One thing I noticed quickly was the sharpness of the corners on the keys. When gaming I press the space bar with the side of my thumb. My old G15 had an oversized space bar so I simply just pressed down on the middle of the key. The Mech5 has a normal sized space bar. This resulted in me pressing down on the corner of the key. After a short while of gaming my thumb became sore and irritated. It was a simple adjustment to move my thumb a bit higher on the keyboard, but it was an unnatural adjustment.

Another thing I noticed was the markings on the keys were not consistent. The left shift in particular was very light - as if it had been used for a long time.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Will Brown on July 26, 2012
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This keyboard feel's very sturdy and strong. It really does remind me of the older, more indestructible keyboards.

Overall, I would rate this product a 4.5/5

Some of the really nice perks of this keyboard:
- The keys are very strong
- The volume knob appears to be more accurate than the Mech4 (it takes less turning to adjust the volume)
- You can detach the num pad and macro pad and use them individually
- There is a quick way to disable the windows keys
- It is nice and heavy, don't have to worry about it moving around
- You can customize every key on the keyboard using the software that comes with it
- The "\" and "|" key is above the enter key (and not beside the backspace key like the Mech4)
- The "Enter" key is in a normal position

Some of the shortcomings of this keyboard:
- Clackity-Clackity-Clack (It is very noisy)
- Nothing else that I can think of!

I would highly recommend this keyboard for both gamers and power users alike.

It is a GREAT keyboard!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Goetowski on January 6, 2013
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This particular keyboard functions as advertised in the box description, and I can appreciate how the manufacturer points out a few obscure, slightly unintuitive dos and don'ts in the manual, but more on that later.

I'll start with the (relatively) bad, and then move on to the good.

-BAD

Firstly, the modular design necessitates that the 'main' keyboard component is rather cramped, and given the placement of the 'A/B' function keys on the left side, it's easy to accidentally hit a key adjacent to the one you meant to hit as your hands adjust to being closer together than they would be with a more spacious, non-modular keyboard. This problem works itself out in time, though, so it's not too big a deal if typing isn't your livelihood.

Next is the absence of any backlighting for the keys, which is something I kinda got used to with my previous keyboard (Saitek Cyborg, first revision). I can understand the impracticality of adding backlighting to mechanical keys, but it would have been nice if Azio had added a lamp or something to be used on the top 'rail' that holds the 'D-function' pad.

Lastly, I'm a little disappointed in the lack of any microphone and/or headphone jacks housed right next to the two USB ports by the volume knob (one of which is already going to be occupied by the D-function pad, should you choose to use it).

-Good

Two words: Limitless customisability. At least as far as tagging macros to keys is concerned. This makes up for the lack of any dedicated media player or web browser command keys, since you can use the profile software to set those functions to either the A/B function keys, the D-function pad, or any of the standard keys.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ponch910 on August 8, 2012
I got this keyboard mainly for the D-Pad feature... I used to never use Macro keys because of all the awkward locations that keyboard manufacturers put them. I mean, by the time I reach over and hit the right macro key, I could have executed the command string manually, kind of defeats the purpose. With the D-Pad though, I'm basically reassigning all my hard to reach command keys onto the D-Pad as well as certain command chains. For example, on SC2, I've reassigned the number keys 8, 9, 0 unto D4, D5, and D6 and I'm assigning special tactic troops onto those keys for more strategic plays. The location of these D keys makes it very easy for me to access and use... It's definitely improved my game but it's kind of spoiled me and I feel naked playing on any other keyboard now LOL.

Anyhow - the rest of the keyboard is also of good quality build and the Cherry black mechanical switch is perfect for gaming. The detachable numpad makes the keyboard excessively big -thank god it's detachable... I leave it off and never use it. Overall - I strongly recommend this keyboard for gaming!
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