As far as the keyboard is concerned, we expressed our opinion of it when we saw the Lobera Supreme, as most (if not all) of the functionality crosses over to this model. The brown switches are a bit too soft for our liking, but we did appreciate less sound from them as we merrily go writing these reviews. The thing is, with a bit of time, while having a lot of typos at first, we did get used to the lighter switches, and we got our typing mojo back.
Testing anti-ghosting as well as the 6-key and full NKROP, we can say that it all work as intended, and at our fast typing speed, we found no issues there. It is comfortable, and the thin wrist rest is nice too with its texture to help grip your palms; everything works as intended.
The software and the options within it are what sets this keyboard above the usual suspects. Of course, you can have full backlighting as most intend to use when buying a backlit keyboard, but the options outside of that are cool too. The various modes may be confusing if you are one who constantly looks to the keyboard to see where the next keystroke is, but as a peripheral vision thing, it is kind of cool.
The one fault we do have with this keyboard is that the box shows it offers per key customizable illumination, and that to us means we can change any key to any color we want. From what we can gather, this just isn't possible.
For those of you looking for a mechanical keyboard that offers a bit more than most, the Lobera Spectrum is a solid offering. However, it does have some competition these days with all of the per key RGB keyboards coming out now. Where the line splits for this design over many others is that this Lobera Spectrum has a fair bit of flair and style to the main design without the lights. Most others are a bit plainer as far as styling goes. The other factor that plays into this is lighting. While the LED effects are cool to play around with, it seems to be more for show. Most users don't spend their time admiring how cool the keyboard looks as they game or type away staring at the screen.
The asking price is fair at $139.99, we don't have any issue with that at all. Our main concern is spending fairly big when you may very well get bored of the technology within hours of seeing what can be done. Otherwise, this product is a solid choice with plenty of options to keep you enjoying the Lobera Spectrum RGB Advanced Backlighting mechanical keyboard.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||95%|
|Bundle and Packaging||97%|
|Value for Money||99%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||97%|
The Bottom Line: We like the look of the Spectrum over the Supreme version of the Lobera. We still feel that Tesoro keyboards are solid and sturdy, it just comes down to how much you dig on the lighting options, or if you too will get bored with them as we have.
PRICING: You can find the Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB retails for $130 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB retails for £93 at Amazon UK.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Tesoro Lobera Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard]
- Page 4 [Tesoro Lobera Spectrum Continued]
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