Usage & Final Thoughts
So I’ve been using the Tesoro Gram Spectrum TKL for a past few weeks and I have to say I am really enjoying it! I forgot just how comfortable this keyboard is with its low-profile key caps and mechanical key switches. I used the original Gram Spectrum for quite a while and it is about time they offered this keyboard in TKL form!
Being tenkeyless means that this keyboard is going to take up less space on your desk. This is really great for people who prefer to have a larger mousing area or just more room on their desk in general. Tenkeyless is also much, much easier to travel with. This keyboard could easily fit in a backpack or laptop messenger and the removable USB cable makes traveling much easier too.
The low-profile key caps do indeed feel different than other keycaps, but it really only took me about two minutes to get used to this keyboard. It is quite comfortable and gaming with it is responsive and I never felt like I missed a key or hit a key by accident. This keyboard makes use of Kailh red mechanical key switches, while these are good I do prefer Cherry MX switches.
The only thing I feel is missing from this keyboard is a wrist rest. I really enjoyed the wrist rest on the Fnatic miniStreak, so it was a bit of a bummer that one was missing here.
If you are looking for a low-profile mechanical keyboard in the tenkeyless form factor the Tesoro Gram Spectrum is a solid choice, and one I would definitely recommend over the super low-profile keyboards that have the low-profile switches. With the Gram Spectrum TKL you are getting the advantage of a full switch.
Right now the Gram Spectrum TKL is selling at our favorite online retailer for $99.99, which is a price we can agree with. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Tesoro Gram Spectrum TKL keyboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– Low profile design
– Solid contruction
– Very comfortable
– Removable USB cable
– Tenkeyless form factor
– No wrist rest