Azio KB506 Vision Keyboard Review

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Azio KB506 Vision Keyboard Review

If you have trouble seeing the keys on standard keyboards, you should rethink what kind of keyboard you use. The Azio Vision Keyboard easy to see and use, so we recommend this keyboard for the vision impaired.

Membrane or Mechanical Keyboard?

This is a membrane keyboard, but it's louder than average if you like a little auditory feedback from your keys.

What Works

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  • The font size increases, not the keys. Each key is designed to fit as much of the length and width of the keycap as possible. This way, the letters and numbers are bigger, but the key spacing is the same as a standard keyboard (you'll only feel a difference if you use island a.k.a. chiclet keyboards).
  • The keys are backlit and there are five different colors to choose from. You can also adjust the brightness.
  • This keyboard is designed to work on Windows, but Mac users have found success using it as well.
  • It comes with a comfortable wrist pad.
  • It's a full keyboard with dedicated media keys, so you don't have to sacrifice functionality for the ability to easily see your keys.

What Could Be Better

  • The keys stick or become unresponsive over time, but the three-year warranty should cover any hiccups along the way.
  • Keys that share characters show the main character at the top and secondary character at the bottom. This might be visually confusing for some since the standard layout has the opposite key design. The keys still function the same way.
  • Some users find the keys to be loud. We think this can be helpful for some people used to mechanical keyboards and we don't think the keys are overwhelmingly too loud for the general public to use.

Warranty and Customer Support

Azio offers a three-year limited warranty, but their customer service team is on the slow side. They are ultimately effective and helpful, but require a bit of patience to deal with. Azio will also offer refunds within 30 days of purchase.

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