A little over 2 years ago we took a look at Tesoro’s Excalibur Spectrum Gaming Keyboard and we quite satisfied with it as it received a 9 out of 10 score. Today we have another Excalibur Spectrum keyboard from Tesoro, but it is their Excalibur SE Spectrum. The big thing that separates this keyboard from the original is that it makes use of new optical switches. Designed in conjunction with Gateron the Tesoro optical switches use infrared senors as opposed to metallic contact you would find in mechanical key switches. This design should give you precise actuation and a response time of 0.1 ms. The Excalibur SE Spectrum is the first keyboard Tesoro is outfitting with these new switches. This keyboard also offers per-key RGB backlighting, spill-resistance, and even individual hot-swappable keys. Let’s take a look and see if this keyboard can compete with all of the mechanical switch keyboards out there…
– Optical key switch technology
– Advanced anti-dust and spill resistance
– Hot swappable key switches
– 100 million keystrokes
– Switch Force: 60+/-15g
– Switch Travel: 4.0-0.5mm
– Switch Actuation: 2.2+/-0.6mm
– Multi-color per key backlighting
– 10 Modes of backlighting effects
– 6-key /N-key rollover options
– 4 level adjustable repeat acceleration
– Driverless set-up
– Keyboard Reset hotkey
– Windows key Lock, Keyboard Lock, FN key Lock
– Instant Macro Recording, Static Lighting Recording, Dynamic Lighting Recording
The Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum comes in a nice retail box that isn’t much bigger than the keyboard itself. On the front there is a photo of the keyboard in action and some of the main features are highlighted.
Flipping over to the back there is a full overview of the keyboard and the features are detailed even more.
Getting everything out of the box you have the Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Gaming Keyboard, a quick start guide, and a little cheat sheet on the different functions and settings.