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Hey, OCN. I've been looking for a new gaming keyboard (mechanical obviously tongue.gif) and I've found this one called the Azio Levetron Mech5. Now I've read some reviews and they've been mostly positive. I haven't used a mechanical keyboard aside from MX Blue, so I can't say firsthand whether or not I like Black above Red, but what's got me on about this keyboard is its use of modules. I don't care much for the additional macros, but the detachable numpad is a pretty big turn on for me. The turn offs, however, are the lack of backlighting and 6KRO.

Does anybody have this keyboard, and if so how is it working for you? Thanks in advance.
    
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I bought one because it was on sale and ended up returning it because I didn't like it at all. I could see some people liking the customization it enables, but it's definitely not for everyone. I strongly suggest trying it out in person before purchasing; In fact, I would say don't purchase it unless you can demo it first.

The keyboard is HUGE and extremely wide with the numpad attached. Even without the numpad attached, it's basically the length of a standard 104 layout keyboard.

The wrist wrest is quite steep, uncomfortable (due to the ridges/fake rivets) and can't be detached from the keyboard.

The build quality seems very good, but the lettering on the keys and the volume control knob started wearing away visibly after 2 days. Also, the volume control is almost useless because it increments in such small amounts.

As for subjective qualities, it has quite loud styling and looks kind of immature. The MX blacks are also really heavy and I found they caused a lot of fatigue.

If you absolutely need a detachable 10-key pad, I would say you're better off getting a standard keyboard and a stand-alone USB keypad.
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No, it's not a necessity, but it was useful for if I wanted to go for a few SSB emulator rounds (I don't use my controller for those tongue.gif)

The major problem is I can't really try it out in person. I would if I could, but ultimately I'm relying on others' thoughts here.

What keyboard do you use, if I may ask?
    
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Mech 4 had so many problems that I would never buy mech 5, mainly because it's very new, so there's no way right now to know about its durability.
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