Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Closer Look
The Azio Armato has more metal in its construction that most other keyboards: there’s the thick aluminum top plate, as well as the metal base plate the key switches snap into, but there are also red anodized aluminum mesh sides and a CNC-machined aluminum volume control knob.
To the left of the volume control knob are four dedicated media buttons– sadly not backlit– and the Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Windows Lock indicators.
At the left edge of the keyboard is a mysterious “REC” button…
The included wrist rest attaches to the keyboard using magnets, a very elegant solution that eliminates the problems with broken or stuck clips I’ve had on other keyboards.
The braided USB cable is permanently attached…
…and the USB Type B connector appears to have the requisite gold plating.
Normally the next section of this review would cover the keyboard utility software. However, the Armato has no keyboard utility software. What it does have might surprise you.