From the who-the-heck-are-these-guys department, we have the announcement of a new mechanical keyboard from Tesoro. Never heard of Tesoro? Well neither had we, seeing as they had just entered the North American peripherals market a year ago. The Lobera Spectrum is their newest keyboard, and it can be seen as their entry into big leagues of mechanical gaming keyboards. This is an per-key RGB backlit board, and will be going up against heavy hitters from Razer and Logitech. So what will it offer?
Well the first thing you'll notice is the Tesoro not using Cherry MX based switches, opting for switches made by a company called Kaihua Electronics. Their Kalih switches come in the same four colours (black, blue, brown, and red), and are all available for the Lobera Spectrum keyboard. You'll still get to switch between N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and USB 6 Key Rollover, making for a ghost free experience. As for the keys themselves, you can set the lighting on them to any RGB colour with 9 different effect modes and 5 brightness levels. The Lobera Spectrum also has a powered USB hub on the rear, with audio pass through ports.
Time will tell whether the Tesoro Lobera Spectrum can match swords with the big guys. Until we find out, you can check out the full press release below.
UPDATE: A small correction that we'd like to make. Tesoro actually got its start in 2011, but it has only been in the past year or so that the company started pushing in North America.
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Tesoro Announces the Lobera Spectrum Per-Key RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard in North America
Full Spectrum, Full Customization, Full Features
March 17, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., announces the Lobera Spectrum mechanical keyboard, featuring RGB per-key illumination, 9 LED effect modes, instant recording capabilities for every key and USB pass-through.
Full Spectrum, Full Customization
The Lobera Spectrum allows gamers to individually customize virtually any color, to any key. With 9 different LED effects, such as dimming, full zone, trigger, ripple, firework, radiation, rainbow wave, and per key customized mode as well as 5 levels of brightness and 5 distinct profiles to store them. There are endless combinations for a truly unique configuration.
When Audio Mode is activated, the LEDs of each individual key dance to the beats and bass of your favorite tunes.
Switchable N-Key Rollover / USB 6 Key Rollover
Allowing gamers to switch between N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and USB 6 Key Rollover, the Lobera Spectrum is immune to ghosting or jamming issues. A fast 1000Hz polling rate helps makes sure no keystroke is missed, and with instant game mode switching, users don’t have to worry about accidental key presses taking them away from the heat of battle.
USB and Audio Jack Pass-Through
The Lobera Spectrum comes with a pass-through hub with audio/mic jacks and 2x USB 2.0 ports with a DC-in jack allowing gamers to charge their smart phones and tablets directly through the keyboard.
Instant Recording / 512kb Built-in Storage
Gamers are able to instantly program macros across the whole keyboard on the Lobera Spectrum. Profiles can be switched in just a couple keystrokes, and all the media keys are accessible with one hand. Built-in storage gives players the freedom to carry their preferences with them, even on different computers, preventing any tedious reprogramming.
Built to Last, Designed for Play
The Lobera Spectrum uses Kailh switches rated for 60 million keystrokes and high quality Costar stabilizers. Rubberized feet with tilt control, preventing slipping even during intense play.
Price and Availability
The Tesoro Lobera Spectrum is available now in North America at Amazon and Newegg for the suggested retail price of $149 USD in Kailh Blue, Black, Brown and Red mechanical switches.
While supplies last, those who order the Lobera Spectrum will receive a free Virtus.Pro X3 or Aegis X3 mousepad. The offer is only available till the end of March.
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About Tesoro Technology USA Inc.
Established in 2011, Tesoro Technology USA Inc is a team of multinational gaming enthusiasts with over 30 years industry experience with one objective – make ultra-durable products that give the best gaming experience. To achieve this, Tesoro conceptualizes products from the input and feedback from the gaming community, and then builds them using the highest grade components. As a gamers company, Tesoro continues to expand into new horizons and push the limit further with each product unveiling. To learn more visit Tesoro's website: http://www.tesorotec.com.