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August 7, 2017 - CA, inconnu - A new computer keyboard inspired by old typewriters is set to give modern technology a retro feel..The US-designed Azio Industry Luxury Vintage Keyboard features vintage typewriter mechanical keyboard, combined with metal alloy, genuine leather top plate and backlit keycaps.It looks and feels like an old typewriter but has USB and Bluetooth wireless connection.The top plate is made from leather, framed with a zinc aluminium alloy.It is corrosion free, but through time and use, it would have weathering marks, which the makers say will add even character over a period of time.Just like those classic typewriters, the key switches are clicky. The LED lighting ensure the keyboard looks pretty cool for at night.There are three colour options where each one is also available in wired USB or wireless Bluetooth. The finishes are Onyx, Posh, and Artisan.Retail pricing starts at $190 USD / â‚¬160 Euros / Â£145 GBP for the wired version and $220 USD / â‚¬186 Euros / Â£168 GBP for the Bluetooth.There are Windows and Mac layouts as well as fonts for English, Portuguese, German and Nordic languages.The keyboards were launched with a massively successful fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo.Azio wanted to raise just $10,000 USD but ended up at 12 times that with around $120,000 USD A spokesman for the California-based company said:â€ We wanted to incorporate natural materials that not only translates into higher quality build but also bring back the nostalgia of vintage goods that are personable to the physical touch and senses.â€œThe design team decided to use genuine leather for the top plate, because leather has always been associated with luxury customized goods and exclusiveness. â€œIt represents good craftsmanship and a unique charm, while the keyboard frame is forged with zinc aluminium alloy, polished and plated in a black chrome or satin copper. Each Azio Industry Luxury Vintage Keyboard is completed with a custom logo
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