Regular readers will know how much I love my keyboards. I enjoy using them as they are the only “instrument” I can play. I use them daily to turn the words in my head into reviews on my computer that you can read. Having a great keyboard makes typing so much easier and more productive. A good keyboard can make your typing more accurate, pleasurable, and fun.

A good mechanical keyboard is the best kind of keyboard. You can buy many accessories for customizing your keyboard, so it better reflects your personality and individual taste.

Back in March, I reviewed the excellent AZIO Cascade low-profile keyboard. This 75% keyboard has superbly comfortable low-profile keys that promote a very relaxed typing stance. Now AZIO has released a selection of affordable accessories to go with the Cascade keyboards. So if you bought one of the keyboards after reading my review, you might want to look at these new accessories.

You can ring the changes on your Cascade keyboard by replacing the keycaps with a different color of AZIO’s Forest keycaps. Or perhaps your keycaps have grown a little shiny after a lot of use. If so, you can refresh them with a replacement set. These Forest-themed keycaps for the Cascade keyboard consist of 84 PBT double-shot keycaps and are 100% compatible with the Cascade Slim 75% wireless keyboard.

However, because the AZIO slim keycaps use a triangular key stem, you shouldn’t order these keycaps for use on a different make of keyboard as they won’t fit.


Pricing & Availability: The AZIO Forest keycaps are available in Forest Light and Forest Dark and cost a very reasonable $20 / £18.

To store your AZIO Cascade keyboard, especially if you carry it with you to different workplaces, the Azio Felt keyboard travel pouch is a great way of protecting your keyboard and it also unrolls on a desk to create a padded surface for reducing keyboard noise. A fold-out flat is also included, which can be used as a mouse mat.

The Azio Felt keyboard travel pouch is made from durable felt and features a string tie. The main pocket can accommodate a standard 13-inch laptop or iPad Air and the outer pocket can be used to carry a Cascade keyboard and USB cables.

Pricing & Availability: The Azio Felt keyboard travel pouch is available now and costs $17 / £15.

Finally, suppose you’re a mechanical keyboard fan like me. In that case, you’ll know that users love to connect their non-wireless keyboards with an aesthetically pleasing and coiled USB cable for connecting to a host device. The Azio Zebra custom coiled cable is fabric coated and has an appealing design. It features a detachable 5-pin aviator zinc alloy connectors on either end. The Azio Zebra cable is compatible with Cascade Keyboards – both Slim and Standard models) and works with most USB-C keyboards.

Pricing & Availability: The Azio Zebra custom coiled cable is available now and costs $13 / £12.

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