They just don't make 'em like they used to, or do they? In many respects, the quality of consumer goods has steadily increased over time. Computers keep getting faster, cars become more efficient and safer, and technology, in general, becomes less expensive and more attainable. Yet, through it all, people keep looking back to a time when they feel things were made better. In reality, there are very few things that were better "back in the day". In many cases, it is the mass production of cheap alternatives to quality products that people have grown accustomed to using that makes older things seem like they were better by comparison. People tend to forget that, back then, most people could not afford the luxuries of nice things and so, instead, went completely without.
Of course, there are some things that were better, and one such item is keyboards. Keyboards were originally mechanical and durable and expensive to make. Then they became the victim of lower quality more efficient mass production so everyone could have a PC. Mechanical keyboards are not new, even though their spike in popularity would lead many to believe they are. I attribute it more to the fact that they are reaching a more appealing price, and that the demand for faster, more accurate, and more responsive input has grown due to the gaming industry's growth. When it comes to technology, we are entering an era where the cost of top quality tech is dropping quickly and there is no longer reason to scrimp on amenities.
The Azio Levetron Mech5 mechanical gaming keyboard has all the features you would expect from a gaming keyboard. In fact, the Azio Levetron Mech5 keyboard goes one step further to ensure that any type of gamer can customize the Mech5 to their own personal taste and needs. The modular design of the Mech5 makes it a better keyboard than I would have expected, during normal use for typing (as I am doing now) all the modular pieces can be removed to give the keyboard a clean stream lined feel. Then, when it is time to get serious and break out the big guns, I snap on the extra modular parts and have as many customizable macro keys as anyone would ever need. The Mech5 has 5 macro keys built on to the main keyboard, and each one has a switchable dual function. Then, add in the six key top piece and the entire number pad and you have some serious fire power.