AZIO RETRO CLASSIC: BACKLIT MECHANICAL KEYBOARD OFFERS VINTAGE STYLE
My first typewriter was grandma’s old 1933 Royal Model 10-S, and those vintage keys spit out thousands of pages during my formative teenage years before the arrival of word processors. I still miss the firm, satisfying snap of metal keys, which I’ve never been able to replicate on Mac keyboards.
Leave it to Azio, a company known for sturdy mechanical keyboards aimed at gamers and hardcore typists, to come up with the next best thing. The Retro Classic ( go.macworld.com/rtcl; $190, available on Amazon, go.macworld.com/azam) combines modern technology with vintage good looks in a new line of luxury keyboards that offer the same type of circular keys I grew up with.