Tesoro is a fairly new company, founded in 2011, and with a focus on PC peripherals from day 1. They have at this time 19 different keyboard SKUs, including 3 dedicated number pads, which is pretty astounding given it has been ~5 years since inception for the company. The Gram Spectrum is part of their “Gram” sub-brand of keyboards, and is the only one in the sub-brand at this time. It launched earlier this year and Tesoro have done a good job marketing it around the world. Today it is our turn to take a look at it, and thanks to Tesoro for the test sample.
Let’s take a look at the specs from the product page:
There are several new features in this keyboard that I have not handled before, and some that I already have. Full RGB back-lighting seems to be the norm now for enthusiast keyboards, and this is no different offering 256 x 256 x 256 (~16.8 million) color options. There is no mention of per-key lighting, however, and this is something we will take a look at later. The first new feature comes in the form of their so-called “Agile” switch. These are switches that Tesoro claims are their answer to the Steelseries QS1, the Logitech Romer-G and the Cherry MX Speed Silver with a low actuation point and bottoming out distance. The second comes in the form of a low profile layout for the keyboard with minimal bezels, non-OEM key cap layout and low profile key caps which all contributes to a lot of keyboard in a small form factor. Thirdly, the material composition here lists “Plastic/Iron”. Let that sink in while we head over for a good look at the keyboard on the next page.