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Tesoro Excalibur Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 7, 2014 6:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Tesoro

Packaging and Documentation




Even with a tight budget, Tesoro went all out on the packaging to make it stand out in the crowd. The front offers a sword at the left, and the Excalibur name and six of its features below that. Then, to the right, we see the keyboard, and at the bottom there is a notation referring to the Excalibur as the "sword of king."




This smaller end gives us the story of Excalibur's blinding abilities, the "god mode" the scabbard offers, and that he who holds Excalibur is the rightful king of Great Britain. To the left of the description there is half of the Tesoro logo, and to the right is the product name with the image of the sword.




Off to the left end, we have the same naming as shown in the last image, and also the address to grab the driver. Here we really wanted to show that out of the four available choices, this Excalibur came with Kailh blue switches, and features the typical U.S. layout.




Around the back, we find images under certain key points to cover; in order, these are the multimedia, profiles, six-key or NKRO, and LED functionality, followed by information on where to get the drivers. Along the bottom, in thirteen languages, there are lists of eleven features contained in the Excalibur.




The second, smaller end of the packaging just shows us the naming and rendering of the sword, much larger this time, and we also find the silver half of the Tesoro logo.




The last panel of the box has a QR code, bar codes, and the model number at the end not shown, but in this image we can see what is needed to run the Excalibur, what comes in the box, and a notation that this is Windows 8 ready.




Inside of the box, we find the Excalibur wrapped in a sleeve of bubble wrap to keep it from rubbing against the cardboard. The cable is located along the front edge of the box, and the cable is also wrapped in plastic to prevent damage. Our Excalibur arrived in fantastic condition.




Other than the keyboard, you also find this glossy paper brochure at the bottom of the box. This is it for paperwork, and this is not in any way instructional.




What you will find inside is page after page of other gear available from Tesoro. So, once you have the keyboard home and are enjoying it, you can easily look at what other gear you may want to get.

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