Tesoro Gram Spectrum Overview
The first thing you will notice about our version of the Gram Spectrum that we received is that it is white! There really are not that many white keyboards out there, especially gaming ones. A white keyboard will really make the RGB lighting pop. The entire keyboard is white, so you have a white chassis along with white keys. The keyboard itself is a full-size keyboard so you have a full compliment of keys as well as a full number pad.
While there are no macro keys or extra keys the F1-F12 keys have alternate functions like profile switching, windows lock, mute, volume down, volume up, play/pause, back and forward.
The keyboard itself is designed to be a low-profile keyboard and we can see that by look at the keyboard from the side. The chassis is actually smaller than most keyboard and the keycaps themselves are smaller too. Typical keycaps are 11.5 mm high, but the ones on the Gram Spectrum are only 6.2 mm. The keyboard does offer height-adjustment via two pop-out feet on the bottom.
This keyboard makes use of Tesoro’s new Agile switches, which is are made by Kailh. These switches are designed to be very much like Cherry’s Rapidfire switch. Compared to normal mechanical switches the new Agile switch have 0.5 mm less travel distance and switch actuation. Tesoro will be offering these switches in both red and blue flavors, we received the keyboard with the red switches. Red switches are typically reserved for gaming keyboards.
Flipping the keyboard over we have four rubber feet that will help keep the keyboard in place during your gaming sessions.