Last year we took a look at our first product from Tesoro, the Excalibur Spectrum Gaming Keyboard. We were really impressed with it and now they have sent us their latest keyboard, the Gram Spectrum. The Gram Spectrum is unlike many gaming keyboards as it offers a low-profile design. It features a new mechanical gaming switch that is meant to compete against Cherry MX’s latest Repidfire switch, low-profile keycaps, RGB backlighting, and software that allows you to customize everything. We’ve never reviewed a low-profile keyboard that was made for gaming so this should be pretty interesting, follow along as we take a look at the Gram Spectrum from Tesoro.
Color: Black/ White
Processor: 32bit ARM Cortex Premium
Memory: 512KB (4Mb) Onboard Memory
Switch: Gaming Grade
Key lifespan: 60 million keystrokes
Material: Plastic/ Iron
Ultra-polling Rate: 1000Hz
Key Rollover: Full N-Key / 6 Key Rollover
Backlit: 16.8M RGB color
Lighting Effects: Yes
Special keys: Keyboard lock, Reset Hotkey, Instant Macro Recording, Instant Profile Switch
Multimedia Keys: 6
Cable: 1.8 meters, braided, detachable
Weight: Keyboard: 1.05kg
The Gram Spectrum comes in a nice retail box that is not much larger than the keyboard itself. On the front there is a photo of the keyboard itself and information on the new low-profile keys.
Flipping around to the back there is more information on the features of the keyboard and there is another photo.
Getting everything out of the box we have the Gram Spectrum keyboard, USB cable, and user’s guide. As you can see we received the white version of the keyboard. White keyboards are not all that common, especially RGB-backlit ones. The Gram spectrum comes with a detached USB cable, which I actually prefer. It is heavily braided and has gold-plated connectors on each end.