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Written by Akim Green   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
AZiO KB577U Levetron MECH5 Gaming Keyboard
Closer Look: AZiO Levetron MECH5 Gaming Keyboard
MECH5 Software
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

MECH5 Software

The software bundled with the KB577U isn't very extensive, it simply allows users to create game profiles and define macros for them. Nevertheless, it is very straighfoward and easy to use. Also, there is no limit to the number of profiles that can be created. Opening the program reveals the window below with clear instructions on how to use the software.

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After creating a profile, you can hover over the picture of the keyboard to to select a button to assign/re-assign. With the software, you can program a key to run a program, play a macro, or perform a function such as play/pause.

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Clicking the "Macro Settting" button will bring up the macro window. Here, you can create macros that will later be assigned to buttons.

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It also allows you to create macros with the time between keypresses recorded. There is nothing complicated about the application, the interface is simple and clean and it allows quick macro creation and button programming.



 

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# RE: AZiO KB577U Levetron MECH5 Gaming Keyboardjex2013 2013-03-04 19:55
Cool! It's very affordable! I hope it will last longer than those cheap and low quality keyboards. Thanks for the info! I'm still looking for the best gaming keyboard in the web. ::
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# RE: AZiO KB577U Levetron MECH5 Gaming KeyboardArgos 2013-04-17 08:44
Reminds me of the Sidewinder X6. The same modular approach. And still no FPS Module. Another missed chance as far as I am concerned.

Also no back lit keys is a "No" for me. I think it is a weird feature to miss out on. I Don't get it. Those who do not want it can switch it off, but those who do want it cannot switch it on, if it is not there.

The general design of the X6 is more my thing also, but that is entirely of secondary concern.

Nevertheless if this had an FPS module (comparable to the Ideazon Fang I would still buy it immediately, because it would be one of a kind and truly useful to FPS/Action gamers.

To make a modular design make real sense you need modules. Only being able to remove the keypad is not that interesting. That seems hard to get for keyboard designers.
So I am still waiting for my ideal keyboard. Perhaps someday....
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