The Tesoro Gram Spectrum is a relatively basic gaming keyboard, but it’s a very good one. There are no premium features like textured keys, dedicated macro or media buttons, or ergonomic design, and while that might usually hurt a keyboard priced at $140, the sturdy cast metal frame and the wonderful low-profile keys make for an unexpectedly premium experience.
The Gram makes a huge difference if you’re moving from a non-mechanical keyboard or a mechanical keyboard with blue or clear switches. Compared to other gaming keyboards, it’s not too much better or worse than what’s out there from other brands like Razer, Corsair, Logitech and a handful of others. Cheaper keyboards can certainly be found, and some even have more extra keys or other special features, but Tesoro’s extremely solid design work could make the difference for many. Like their Sagitta mouse, the Gram Spectrum is sleek and understated — it’s not in your face about being a gaming peripheral, which is something that is sometimes hard to find in the gaming market.
In other words, the Gram Spectrum looks great and feels great. It might have a $20 or $30 premium on the price, but for what you’re getting, that seems fair. The Tesoro Gram Spectrum can be found in black or white on Amazon and Newegg for $140.
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The Tesoro Gram Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard impresses with low-profile keys, comfortable typing, and a sleek and very durable design.
The Good: Low-profile keys are light and comfortable to press, solid metal frame, lots of fun lighting effects, detachable cable, easy to clean, programmable keys and macros
The Bad: Software looks and feels outdated, faint metallic pinging sound after key presses, LED lights could be brighter for better backlighting, no extra macro or media buttons