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AziO KB505U

AziO KB505U
alaScore 88

1351 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1351 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and build quality. The size and usability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability.

value for money, usability, size, build quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the AziO KB505U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1288 user reviews of AziO KB505U from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on

value for money, usability, size, build quality, design

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Looks Cool


"Part of my new Build: - 850W Gaming 120MM Fan Silent ATX Power Supply SATA 12V - Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini-ITX Computer Case with Mesh Front Panel and Water Cooling Support - GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB...

Love the larger lit-up display and I can change the colors It is just perfect for me

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Not all keystrokes are shown


lighted, switchable colors or off (not back light)

Intermittent failure on keystrokes. I would get several errors when typing due to missed characters while typing


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Good But Noisy


A good buy, one of the very few backlit keyboards that are MAC friendly.

Well backlit, clear, large letters, easy to read. Choice of three colors of lighting, one will suit you. Long cord. Numerical keyboard included ; Windows keyboard but MAC FRIENDLY, plug in and select keyboard type when prompted (U.S. ASCII I believe),...

No additional USB ports. Loud keys. Large unit and you can't take off the wrist rest, but not a real problem

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Looks nice, works poorly


Going back to my standard (unlighted) keyboard.

Pretty lights, big letters. The big letters are appreciated when hunting 'n' pecking because touch typing is impossible

Hard keypress after a few days. All keys are set too far into the case. Space bar and arrow keys especially are bad for touch typing. Impossible to get any speed with this keyboard

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Do you even bling, son?!


as long as it lasts me a few years, i'll be a happy camper it'd be nice if it remembered which color you left it on when you shut down instead of reverting back to blue but it will remember if you've left the lighting on or off, which is nice

standard layout so easy to use. 3 awesome colors! can turn off lighting if you don't want it. pretty comfortable

large letters are a bit weird at first but not a big deal. doesn't come with a ps2 / usb converter but no one really needs those now anyway

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Nice, but....


For 20 bucks, a great deal. Multi-media functions and other stuff. Nice colors. REALLY bad for a typist unless you hammer the keys down. I learned to type on a manual typewriter many years ago, so I hit the keys pretty hard, but apparently not hard...

Nice looking and functions

Great looking keyboard, but for a touch typist, like me, you'd better put some punch behind those key presses ; I'm back with my Microsoft Sidewinder keyboard ; When using the Azio, too may key presses didn't register and it was drving me crazy! Think...

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Good Keyboard


Big bright letters. Works well. Ive had no problems with it.

Its exactly as advertised


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Great lighting, not so great keys


Don't know why they say "Ergonomic" in description, keyboard is standard rectangle shape with a flat top (which is what I prefer). To turn off keyboard light, hold down LED Illumination key (just above 10-key pad).

Very readable lighting, normal keyboard layout, solid feel, clean styling

Keys need direct downward strikes. If you lean to one side or sit back in your chair your strikes will be angled and the keys may stick. Num Lock/Caps Lock LED's are recessed too deep to be easily seen

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I bought this because I'm vision impaired and liked the look. Two months later it's a POC. I'm not a gamer or heavy KB user but I DO require the keys to be visible and large print. This goes in my junk pile. Don't waste your $$.

Nice looking, lightweight. LED colors are bright

LED's quit working after about two months. Keys stick and require more pressure than most other KB

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budget illuminated keyboard


Another thing I didn't like is the palm rest, I didn't list it as a con because others might like it. Overall this keyboard's main positive is the back lighting, other than that it's a below average keyboard. It feels like a hard to press utilitarian...

1. Has Blue, Red, or Purple backlighting, there is a button on the top right hand corner ; 2. Dedicated keys: Email, Home page, Favorites, multimedia, volume, mute, music player, My computer and calculator ; 3. Not heavy, not easy to tangle wire ; 4....

1. Loud typing, it's louder than stock dell keyboards at my college computer lab ; 2. Hard to press keys, all the keys require what feels like more force than average to type with ; 3.Sticky keys, keys might stick if you don't press the center of it....