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

by Azio
80 customer reviews
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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 ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B008CXTW5G
  • Item model number: KB577U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 20, 2012

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27 of 28 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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14 of 16 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jared R on July 17, 2013
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After doing a lot of research last year about buying my first mechanical keyboard, I finally decided to go with the Azio Mech5 due to the macro-keys and the adjustable volume. Having detachable parts was also very appealing.

The keyboard is still in fantastic condition despite heavy every day use for gaming, article/review writing and general use. Due to size constrictions, I've had to remove the keypad a number of times dealing with space constraints, and having it to the side attached via a cable is very convenient but may not apply to everyone.

The macro keys don't get much use but that's only because my mouse has 12+ programmable buttons on it. The Azio mapping program is not CPU intensive and doesn't slow down your computer. Very much unlike some other PC peripheral programs that I've used.

One thing you might have to be weary of (and the reason I'm giving this keyboard a 4 instead of 5) is it sometimes double presses. It mainly happens with my main enter key and I don't believe it is a common issue, but when I'm typing often times it will repeat my last line of text twice. For example, typing "gg" in a game's chat, it will actually type out and enter "gg" twice on two separate lines. Like I said though, it's probably not a common issue and it doesn't happen enough to actually make it a significant issue. That being said, it is still a flaw that could throw you off.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Hawn on December 30, 2014
I have owned this keyboard for about 2 years, and when I first got it, I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and I felt that way for a while. I liked the way that one could easily set up profiles, and the software was easy to use and straight forward and being able to remap keys was a very hand plus. It looked good, and other gamers I played with were impressed. However, one of the downside issues was two-fold, one the keyboard is very big, and two, it wasn't possible to play it on your lap because of the plug in board coming unplugged, more on that below.

Then I started having problems. Keys sticking, keys not responding, and the plug-in side board wouldn't stay connected to the USB port. That got so bad, I haven't used it in over a year. Worse yet, the keyboard seems to be a magnet for hair and small bits of dirt build up, and since the keys switches aren't sealed you can get dirt down in them as well. I can't count the number of times I have had to pull off a key or a set of keys and physically clean or blow them out, because dirt or hair had gotten in a key switch.

All in all, I have been very disappointed with the lasting quality of the keyboard. Granted I am hard on keyboards, and I can't count the number of keyboards that I have wore out over the years, because I am a gamer, and play many different games. I just haven't been pleased with the performance and endurance of this keyboard. The last straw was when one of the ALT keys went totally dead on me, so now I only have one ALT key, and worst yet, many of the games I use require the ALT key (left) so I am down to the last day on this keyboard. My new Logitech G910 should arrive later today.
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