A brown switch keyboard has arrived at the train station, and it blows a lot of steam from its engine. The Azio MGK1 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard is a beautifully yet simply designed tactile keyboard guaranteed to knock yours, or any gamer’s experience, off the tracks (In a good way). Lightweight, innovative, and ergonomic, the Azio MGK1 RGB gaming keyboard is a force to be reckoned with, amongst the best gaming keyboards on the market today. A classy sounding brown switch key set up, featuring NKRO capabilities starts off the list of exciting features on this keyboard. Here is a look at the features of the Azio MGK1 RGB: Kailh Blue mechanical key switches, gunmetal aluminum faceplate, RGB backlight with an adjustable brightness spectrum, a detachable palm rest, full NKRO on USB, easy-access shortcut key and volume wheels, and a six-foot cable. Here’s a glimpse at the pros and cons of this lean, mean typing machine, although there isn’t too much in the “con” department.
- Weight: 2.3 lbs
- Braided 6ft Cable
- Detachable Palm Rest
- OS Support: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
- Warranty: 3 Year Limited
Loaded With Features That Won’t Disappoint
The Azio MGK1 RGB gaming keyboard utilizes a brown key switch, which guarantees supreme user feedback, without much noise. You won’t hear much of a click when you type down on these keys, unless you press the keys down to their lowest extent. For gamers, this can be extremely beneficial. Less clicking means more focus, and for the younger gamers who have parents that regulate their gaming time; less noise when you’re trying to sneak a late night gaming session. On the topic of the actual keys, this keyboard features an amazingly unique ability to make sets of keys varieties of different colors. You can even make each key a different color, if you want to be so bold. Highly customizable, this customization gives the user the ability to group sections of keys into tactical groups, by color. If the contrast between key groups is strong enough, this can prove highly advantageous, depending on the type of game being played. The top of these brown switch keys are adorned with a crisp, simple letter font, illuminated by the user’s choice color. The simplicity of the font helps the keys be seen as clear as possible, even when faced with ambient light shining down on the entire apparatus. This aspect is part of an overwhelmingly noticeable aspect of the keyboard: a delightfully simple design. It’s a design that isn’t over the top, but just enough to complement the excellent array of lighting available to the user. If you aren’t very into customizing the lighting key-to-key, then have no fear. The Azio MGK1 RGB has a backlight control which allows color or colors to be customized behind the entire keyboard. This color can be adjusted to a wave, splatter, rainbow, or just single-color, depending on preference. Retreating back to the individual keys, the Azio MGK1 RGB features innovative in-game volume and media control. If you’re a fan of music while you game, and don’t often have chances to find time to change music, then this is the keyboard for you. Additionally, a handy mute key is in place, if you get fed up with the music you’re listening to. Ergonomically, this keyboard shines, which is a particularly important area to stay sunny in. A relaxing, tension reducing palm rest is featured with the Azio MGK1 RGB . This palm rest is quite easy to detach, and remarkably non-clunky. Additionally, while attached, the palm rest lies conveniently lower than the keyboard, which is a relieving feature in to be present in any mechanical keyboard. Another feature of the Azio MGK1 RGB Backlit is its lengthy connector cable. This anaconda of a cable can be extended six feet from the computer! This is perfect if you’re playing in an area where your deck is far from your chair. The positives don’t stop here, however. The affordability of the Azio MGK1 RGB is another, overwhelmingly positive attribute to note, and an attribute that sets it apart from other gaming keyboards. You won’t find a better keyboard for the price. With excellent and innovative key controls and lighting, a super-sleek design, and ergonomic supremacy, the Azio MGK1 RGB Backlit is a must-have, for those interested in supreme mechanical keyboard quality, for a supremely affordable price.
Don’t Buy if You Hate Clunky Shift Keys
Although the Azio MGK1 RGB is relatively error-free, it certainly has some questionable shortcomings. The keyboard’s symbol keys are quite odd, and definitely a turn-off for those who prefer a conventional keyboard set up. The symbols on the keys that are traditionally two-symbol buttons have been switched, which might not seem like much, but can make a lot of difference if you’re a picky gamer, or just a picky typist. Another strange feature of this keyboard is the size of the larger keys, such as the space bar and the shift keys. Although they don’t provide much feedback, they are oddly clunky, and can feel quite awkward, upon typing. Upon gradual usage, certain buttons can stick, as well. Finally, the durability should certainly be called in to question, with the entire keyboard quite light-weight and thin-feeling.
Summing it All Up
The Azio MGK1 RGB is a sleek, well-designed, and simplistic take on a brown switch mechanical keyboard, geared for gaming. This keyboard features convenient, innovative features, such as a multitude of backlight options (key by key or keyboard), on-key sound and media controls, and an ergonomic, removable palm rest. The Azio MGK1 RGB is loaded with experience-enhancing features, and doesn’t really stand out, negatively. If you’re looking for a gaming keyboard that’s loaded with as many features as a much more expensive gaming keyboard, look no further; the Azio MGK1 RGB gaming keyboard is the gaming keyboard for you. By many peoples standards, this keyboard is the best gaming keyboard.
Large keys can be slightly awkward