AZIO Cascade 98 Slim Keyboard Review

Earlier this year we took a look at AZIO’s Cascade Slim mechanical keyboard, which was a 75% keyboard with a really sleek design. We really liked that keyboard, but many people wanted a full-size version. Well AZIO is back with their Cascade 98, which offers a 98% ANSI layout, so all of those who need a number pad will be covered here. The Cascade 98 will be offered in two different versions, the normal version is your standard size with normal-sized switches and keycaps, while the slim version has a low-profile design with low profile switches and keycaps. These keyboards will offer an aluminum top casing, wired or wireless connectivity, and some pretty eye-catching color options. Read on as we take a look…

Special thanks to AZIO for providing us with the Cascade 98 Slim Keyboard to review.


Body Materials: Anodized Bronze top plate
Keycap Materials: ABS
Layout: 98% ANSI
Number of Keys: 103
Switch Type: Gateron Low Profile
Sound Dampers: Mid-damper (above and below PCB), EVA foam damper
Stabilizers: Clip-in stabilizers
Backlight: 8 RGB colors
Backlight Modes: 17
N-Key Rollover: NKRO
Battery: 3000 mAh
Interface: USB, Bluetooth 5.0, RF
Compatibility: Windows 10 & Up, MacOS
Dimensions: 414 x 146 x 29 mm
Weight: 2.45 lb / 1111g


The Casecade 98 Slim comes in a pretty simple box that has an outline of the keyboard on the front. Flipping over to the back some of the main features of the keyboard are detailed in a few different languages.

AZIO Cascade 98 Slim Keyboard AZIO Cascade 98 Slim Keyboard

Opening the box up and getting everything out we have the Casecase 98 Slim keyboard, a keycap and switch puller, and a quick start guide. Our unit was supposed to come with a USB cable, but it was not present. The cable that the keyboard ships with is just a normal rubber cable, this is a bit of a let-down as the original Cascade Slim came with a braided cable. You do have the option to buy a coiled cable on the Kickstarter page for $12.00.

AZIO Cascade 98 Slim Keyboard

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