Azio’s eye-catching Retro Classic mechanical keyboards launched last year seem to be quite a success for the company, as it now plans to expand the family of ‘Retro Classic’ peripherals with mice, mouse pads, as well as palm rests made of rather exotic materials like leather and wood.

Azio demonstrated its upcoming peripherals at Computex earlier this month and I must say that they look very impressive. Stylized after the company’s Onyx, Posh, Artisan, and Elwood keyboards, the mice, mousepads, and palm rests are designed for those who value style above all.

The Azio Retro Classic Mouse will be based on PixArt’s 3805 infrared sensor featuring a 3000 CPI/DPI resolution that promises to work on all kinds of surfaces, including glass. The mouse will use RF/Bluetooth connection and will be outfitted with a 600 mAh Li-Ion battery as well as a USB-C charging port. They key selling point of the mouse will be its interchangeable surface plates made of leather or wood that will provide the look and feel not available from other brands.

The Retro Classic Mouse will be accompanied by the Retro Classic Mouse Pad that will match its design. In addition, Azio will offer compatible Retro Classic Palm Rests that will feature genuine leather or wood finish, a metal alloy frame with retro style bolts as well as anti-slip rubber feet.

In addition to full-size Retro Classic keyboards, Azio also plans to introduce a lineup of Retro Classic keyboards without a numpad for those who would like to have a compact device. These keyboards are going to use similar designs as their full-size brethren and Kailh switches.

To grab more attention of Computex visitors, Azio also exhibited several Retro Classic keyboards designed by modders. Not all of such designs are useful for work, but if you want to catch some eyes, they are just what the doctor ordered.

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  • Chaitanya - Friday, June 29, 2018 - link

    umm no.... Reply
  • ianmills - Friday, June 29, 2018 - link

    Cool design not sure if practical though.... Reply
  • npz - Friday, June 29, 2018 - link

    It must be meant for those mannequin hands. Still pretty cool retro, streampunk-ish thing that would fit as an art piece or movie prop.

    I don't know if anyone here is old enough to have used them, but they should make the keyboard super long travel with hefty weight to really emulate a mechanical typewriter
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  • Samus - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - link

    Someone was paid to come up with this shit? Wow. Reply
  • chrnochime - Monday, July 02, 2018 - link

    Different strokes for different folks. Something you like can be hot garbage for someone else. I thought that's obvious already :D Reply
  • valnar - Sunday, July 01, 2018 - link

    Oh THAT's what you mean by retro. OK, I didn't know what to expect. Was not disappoint. Reply
  • Calin - Sunday, July 01, 2018 - link

    Do they have vintage mice? (with ball and rollers). I still remember needing to clean the rollers at least weekly Reply
  • HStewart - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    I think it is a joke to call this keyboard Retro Classic.

    There is nothing more classic than the original IBM Click-Click keyboard from IBM PC / AT days

    Closest one I can find to that original keyboard is dasKeyboard/
    Reply
  • piroroadkill - Thursday, July 05, 2018 - link

    The one IBM used to make is now made by Unicomp.
    http://www.pckeyboard.com/
    They bought the rights to the original buckling spring tech, and they still make their keyboards in the US.
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