Tesoro Gram Spectrum TKL Overview
As I mentioned this is a TKL or tenkeyless keyboard, which is about 80% of the size of a full-size keyboard. Tenkeyless is basically the keyboard without the numberpad, these types are keyboard are very popular for gamers as they give you all you need, are not that large, and typically are easy to take with you to events and tournaments. We received the black version of the keyboard, but Tesoro also offers the board in white with white key caps.
The keyboard itself has good weight to it, which usually speaks to the quality of the unit. The first thing you’ll likely notice about the keyboard is that the key caps are low profile, about half the size or normal key caps.
The function row on this keyboard actually offers different functions that you can enable when holding down the function key. F1-F5 cycles through the 5 different profiles on the keyboard, F7-F12 are multimedia keys, Ins and Del double as switching between 6-key and N-key rollover, Home is for macro recording, End doubles as a keyboard lock, and page-up and page-down are to turn the brightness of the lights up or down.
If we remove some of the key caps we can see red switches. Tesoro calls these their agile mechanical key switches, but they are made by Kailh. Tesoro is currently offering the Gram Spectrum TKL with red or blue switches.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see that the keys are pretty much flat, but they do angle towards the back slightly. If you want to add more of an angle there are two pop-out feet on the bottom.
Besides the pop-out feet you’ll find four large rubber feet on the bottom of the Gram Spectrum TKL. They will ensure that the keyboard stays in place, even during the most intense gaming sessions.
On the front edge of the keyboard you’ll find a microUSB connection that is for the included removable USB cable. This USB cable is braided and includes gold-plated connectors. I really like that the cable is removable, it makes taking this keyboard with you much easier.