Looking for a new mechanical keyboard for gaming? Tesoro Technology USA may have what you’re looking for in the Lobera Supreme. This keyboard is named after the sword of Saint Ferdinand III of Castile, and packs a 16.8 million-color backlight color palette. The keyboard is available now at retailers across the nation for $139.99.
The Lobera Supreme illuminates each key individually, and there are light bars on each side of the peripheral, as well. Users can also choose between one of four levels of brightness and add visual effects such as breathing and color looping, and there's a “gaming” mode that only illuminates the gaming keys.
The keyboard includes 512 Kb of memory for storing recorded macros and personalized settings. Also included is a one-touch game mode button for fast switching and three thumb keys mounted directly under the spacebar for instantly launching macros. Customers can also choose what type of mechanical switches they prefer: Black, Blue, Brown or Red.
“Tesoro's Lobera Supreme features switchable USB 6 N-Key to Full N-Key Rollover function through firmware,” the press release states. “Depending on the requirements (tournament mode vs. hardcore mode), users can press any and all keys at the same time without worrying that some key may not be registered. Additionally, every single key is fully programmable, allowing for 5 sets of profiles, 300 macro keys and 2000 macro key presses per profile.”
The keyboard includes two USB 2.0 pass-through ports for adding additional peripheral and ports for adding speakers and a microphone. The USB 2.0 ports can even charge a mobile device if the user plugs a power supply into the keyboard’s DC-IN jack (5V 2.5A). The keyboard also features an anti-slip design with rubberized tilt feet, embedded multimedia keys, a gold-plated USB connector with a braided cable, and software for adding “advanced” macro settings.
For the same price, Razer offers its Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard. This peripheral includes the company’s own mechanical switches that are designed specifically for gaming, and they include a high-quality spring, gold-plated contact points, clicky keys with an optimized tactile feel, and a protective housing to keep dirt and whatnot away from the sensitive parts.
Razer’s mechanical keyboard also provides individually-lit keys, but unlike the Lobera Supreme, Razer locks the color down to its signature green; the “Stealth” model has quiet, orange keys. The switches are engineered to withstand up to 60 million keystrokes, and have an actuation force of 50g. Other features include 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting, fully programmable keys, a gaming mode option, 5 additional dedicated macro keys, and more.