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Tesoro Intros Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Full Color

By - Source: Tesoro Technology USA | B 19 comments

Here are two visually impressive PC gaming keyboards.

Looking for a new keyboard for PC gaming? Tesoro Technology USA provides two solutions: the mechanical-like Lobera for $89 USD and the mechanical Lobera Extreme for $139 USD. The latter, more expensive model is deemed as the world's first full color illumination mechanical gaming keyboard, with gaming grade switches available in Blue, Black, Brown and Red.

"Tesoro Lobera and Tesoro Lobera Supreme are named after a famous sword of bravery and great virtue. Also nicknamed as 'the sword wolf-slayer,' it symbolized power used by Saint Ferdinand III, becoming one of the most famous swords in recorded history, and making its righteous owner an invincible champion and an exemplary knight," states the company's press release.

Both keyboards feature built-in 512 Kb of memory for recording and storing macros, two USB 2.0 ports, audio/microphone jacks, and a DC-in jack so that the keyboard can charge devices like smartphones and tablets. Every single key is fully programmable, allowing for five sets of profiles, 300 macro keys and 2,000 macro key presses per profile.

"Lobera Supreme allows users to modify LED colors to any color of their liking," states the company's press release. "No longer do users have to choose mechanical gaming grade keyboard with only one color of LED – Lobera Supreme allows for full 16.8M colors for illumination, each key illuminated individually, together with a side bar effects. It comes with full backlit LED, which can be adjusted to four levels of brightness, breathing mode, color loop mode and game mode, where only gaming keys are illuminated."

The cheaper 'membrane version' of the keyboard still allows for full color modification, but instead it only comes with two levels of brightness. Another difference between the two is a gaming grade 10 million key actuation on the "vanilla" model and 50 million on the "Supreme" version. Other than the lighting differences, both seem to have the same anti-slip design rubberized bottom stand and brushed textured surface.

"High quality top enclosure with brushed texture surface finish is used to ensure longevity and high durability. High quality anti-slip feet with an option to choose 3 different heights depending on personal needs and highest quality braided cable with gold-plated USB connectors to maximize life of the product are the important details that Tesoro provides to manufacture this highest quality keyboard currently available in the market," states the company's press release.

For more information about the two new gaming keyboards, head here.

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    internetlad , December 6, 2013 2:05 PM
    This just screams "Trying too hard"

    When will companies figure out that Mech boards are about subletly, maturity, and buying your own keycaps to make a unicorn puke rainbow board.
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    Dragonzeanse , December 6, 2013 2:30 PM
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    This just screams "Trying too hard"

    When will companies figure out that Mech boards are about subletly, maturity, and buying your own keycaps to make a unicorn puke rainbow board.


    I like features such as backlighting and media keys (especially a volume wheel), but I would be sold on those features if the keyboard in question was good. A lot of companies tend to miss that last part.

    But I do like my devices to look reasonably stylish. A bit of immaturity is nice.
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    Fierce Guppy , December 6, 2013 3:00 PM
    The high-end one is called a Lobera Supreme, NOT a Lobera Extreme.
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    ddelrio , December 6, 2013 3:27 PM
    I wish the press release had more stuff about swords in it.
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    DRosencraft , December 6, 2013 4:54 PM
    I know it's not exactly practical, but a wireless, ergonomic, backlit keyboard would be nice. I would consider paying $100+ for something like that. But I've found most keyboards surpassing the $100 mark aren't worth that much.
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    DarkSable , December 6, 2013 10:36 PM
    "Mechanical-like"? Give me a freaking break. It's a membrane keyboard, which means it's the same quality as a $20 POS.

    DRosencraft, you've obviously not tried a mechanical keyboard, especially as you want a wireless, ergonomic, backlit one but don't specify you want it to be mechanical. Trust me, any mechanical keyboard past $100 is absolutely worth the money.

    That being said, this thing is large and ugly. Backlighting on a keyboard is kinda pointless - if you have to look at your keyboard at night, that means you aren't looking at the screen, which means you're getting shot.

    ...and if you're spending this much on a keyboard, hopefully you've been using computers long enough to know how to touch-type.
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    Kamen Rider Blade , December 6, 2013 11:37 PM
    If they are using hire quality rubber like silicone caps, I can believe that the keys will last 10 million strokes instead of the 1 million or less for standard rubber domes.
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    Kamen Rider Blade , December 6, 2013 11:43 PM
    I do agree, backlighting isn't really useful for anybody who knows how to type.

    And the problem with most mechanical keyboards past $100, they add alot of excessive crap that isn't necessary to justify their price.

    Is full n-key rollover necessary? We have 10 FINGERs and 1 cursor location in most cases, how often are you going to be typing with more than 10 key strokes at any given time?

    If you're playing a arcade like game with multiple bindings for multiple players on 1 box, why aren't you using game pads or arcade stick?

    300 Macro Keys, 2,000 Macro Key presses per profile, 5 Profiles. Do you really need that many Macros? That's an excessive number of Macros IMO, and how many profiles does 1 person really need? Especially if that profile is living on your keyboard instead of being loaded by the driver for your specific app.

    I may use 1-5 different Macro keys AT most, but seriously even stretching it most of the time.
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    Lutfij , December 7, 2013 2:02 AM
    Corsair are coming out with an RGB backlit version of their mechanical keyboard and is touted as the worlds first by sherry..supposed to be unveiled in CES 2014.

    The above might seem trivial actually with a price like that for a design like that.
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    Blazer1985 , December 7, 2013 4:14 AM
    Still "tesoro" means either "honey" or "treasure" in italiano which is a bit odd to read on a keyboard :-D
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    madestro , December 7, 2013 7:34 PM
    Quote:

    I like features such as backlighting and media keys (especially a volume wheel), but I would be sold on those features if the keyboard in question was good. A lot of companies tend to miss that last part.

    But I do like my devices to look reasonably stylish. A bit of immaturity is nice.


    Then the Logitech G710+ is definitely for you. I have one and it's really amazing. Only 6 macro buttons on 3 profiles so it's 18 possible macros. Full backlighting and and really nice volume rocker on the side. It has media buttons as well but I don't use those. One usb passthrough port and a "gaming key" which basically deactivates the start button. It uses cherry browns so it's not as "loud" as the blues but just as nice to type on imo.


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    JohlBro Solloway-Peters , December 7, 2013 9:32 PM
    I currently own a Tesoro keyboard and while I can say that some of their keyboards here in Aus are a bit high ($229? I don't think so buddy) I have one gifted to me for $169 that I love, and has wicked aesthetic, not-obnoxious backlights, tamed design and brilliant build quality. My roommate has a Corsair K70 for about $150, praised as wonderful, and it feels like quite a step below mine. :/ 
    It IS my first Mechanical keyboard though, so perhaps I'm being a bit of a fanboy.
    I am interested in their "Mechanical-Like" line though. Hmmmmmmmm.
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    Dragonzeanse , December 8, 2013 1:15 AM
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    I do agree, backlighting isn't really useful for anybody who knows how to type.


    This is actually remarkably false. While I have been capable of touch-typing for years, I've found that when I set my hands down on the keyboard to locate exactly where my hands are so I don't end up having a finger or two too far to the left or right, backlighting helps at night.

    Besides, I just like the feature, but most backlighting is ugly and terribly implemented.
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    SessouXFX , December 8, 2013 3:59 AM
    Tesoro also runs a KB similar to Das Keyboard...hell, you wouldn't be wrong in saying it's a rebadge and reframed reject of a Das Keyboard.

    I'd been hoping that Das K would make a gaming board, and Tesoro has been the closest to them yet.

    But just so you know, just get the Das. Because dead keys suck. I still need to send my Tesoro out to have it fixed or get a working MX brown key and do it myself. But in the meantime, I think I'll keep using my Das K instead.
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    Matt McKay , December 8, 2013 12:51 PM
    I'll stick with my K70.
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    Aleppi , December 9, 2013 12:47 PM
    Just got my Ducky Shine 3 with Orange LEDs and Cherry MX and I aint switching.
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    applegetsmelaid , January 7, 2014 7:05 PM
    That's a bad ass keyboard.
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    soldier44 , January 9, 2014 2:17 PM
    Chiclet keys or nothing.
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    olaf , January 25, 2014 10:23 AM
    ALL that and no F VOLUME KEY