Tesoro GRAM XS Overview
The Tesoro GRAM XS is a full-size keyboard so you have a full compliment of keys as well as a full number pad. As I mentioned we received the white version of this keyboard and Tesoro really killed the white theme here. The entire chassis is white and the keycaps are completely white as well.
Tesoro has gone with slim, square, chicklet-style keycaps. These keycaps are not concave at all, having a completely flat surface.
Under these keycaps you will find your ultra low-profile mechanical switches. Tesoro is currently offering this keyboard in blue and red switch versions, which mimic the feel of Cherry MX key switches. We received the version of the keyboard with blue switches which have a actuation distance of 1.1 +/- 0.4mm, operation force of 40 +/- 10gf, pressure force of 50 +/- 15gf, and travel distance of 3.0 +/- 0.3mm. These switches also have a nice audible click that you are used to from blue switches.
You are going to find a few different alternative function keys on the keyboard. You can active them by pressing and holding the Fn key on the keyboard. F1-F3 allows you to switch between the three different profiles which are stored on the keyboard. F7-F12 are multimedia keys, and the keys that sit above the arrow keys give you functions like switching between 6-key and N-key rollover, brightness level, switching between PC and gaming mode and more.
Taking look at the keyboard from the side we can see just how thin it is. At its thickest point it is only 23.5 mm. The keyboard sits at a slight angle for more comfortable use. There is however no angle adjustment provided by pop-out feet. On the top edge you’ll find the microUSB connection for the included USB cable.