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Tesoro Gram Spectrum Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 1:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Tesoro

Tesoro Gram Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard

 

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The first glance at the Gram Spectrum, from its left edge, shows just to what extent Tesoro went to for the low-profile design of this keyboard. The frame is thin at the bottom, and with an exposed top plate, they are already saving some height. We can see the switches extending past the top plate, and we also see the half-height key caps that rest on all of the switches.

 

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The layout of this 104-key US layout keyboard is a standard QWERTY setup, but Tesoro has chosen an unusual font for the numbers and letters. The top row of keys will offer double duty, but the remainder of the left side of the Gram Spectrum is relegated to standard duties.

 

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Along with the press of the Function key, using F1 through F4 allows you to swap through the profiles. These can be programmed via software, but cannot be set on-the-fly or adjusted in any way outside of the software suite.

 

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F5 offers the last of the five profile buttons, and the F6 can be used to disable the entire keyboard so that children or pets do not cause a catastrophe. The F7 keys will mute all sounds, and the F8 will reduce the volume of the PC attached to this keyboard.

 

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The F9 key will increase the volume, and the F10 is used as the play/pause multimedia function. Continuing in the multimedia keys, the F11 goes back a track, and F12 will move forward one track.

 

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The command keys, arrows, and the number pads offer all of the usual suspects, and we do see dual functionality on eight of these keys. At the top, to the right of the Tesoro logo, there is the Game lock LED, one for the Number lock, and the last one is for the Caps lock. These LEDs will illuminate in blue only, but every other LED on the board is RGB.

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