Tesoro are not unlike Gamdias, they are a gaming peripheral manufacturer that likes to release interestingly designed products that both look and act the part. Today they have announced a new gaming keyboard to add to their ever increasing range of products; called the Lobera and available in two models (one Mechanical and one "Mechanical-like") it is being labelled as the "world first Full Color Illumination Mechanical Gaming Keyboard."
As noted above the Lobera is a standard non mechanical model, with an MSRP of €79 it appears to be a standard membrane gaming keyboard which means that it is entering at a very high price point, one where entry mechanical keyboards hit the market. The Lobera supreme comes with an MSRP of €119 which is a good price and it is mechanical but rather than using the tried and tested Cherry MX switches (used in practically every other mechanical keyboard) they are using lesser known and potentially lower quality Kailh switches, which is one of the reasons the price is able to be kept as low as it is. It remains to be seen how this will affect the keyboard overall.
The Keyboard does look the part however with a nice industrial look overall, it also comes with a 2 Port USB hub on the back of the keyboard as well as audio pass through ports.
Tesoro Technology releases world first Full Color Illumination Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Lobera Supreme and Mechanical-like Lobera Gaming Keyboard.Tesoro Technology USA Inc. – leading American manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, releases today new family of keyboards targeting directly both casual and hardcore gamers. Tesoro Lobera and Tesoro Lobera Supreme are named after a famous sword of bravery and great virtue. Also nicknamed as “the sword wolf-slayer,” it symbolized power used by Saint Ferdinand III, becoming one of the most famous swords in recorded history, and making its righteous owner an invincible champion and an exemplary knight.
Tesoro Lobera comes in two versions: Lobera Supreme, featuring mechanical gaming grade switches available in Blue, Black, Brown and Red, and Lobera mechanical-like version, which uses special technology developed by Tesoro that improves the quality of membrane keyboard, increasing its life-span and the touch feeling of mechanical switch.
Both models feature one of the most advanced specifications in the current gaming market enabling gamers to set up their devices to truly perform to their requirements. With Instant capabilities, users can now easily change any profiles they saved in the built in memory, or instant record any macros without need of software. The ability to store setting in the built-in-memory (512Kb) enables the keyboards to be fully synchronized even during the tournaments, where it is prohibited to install external software. Additionally, both models feature one touch / game mode button for fast switching as well as 3 thumbs key under the space for instant macro launch.
Lobera and Lobera Supreme also feature switchable USB 6 N-Key to Full N-Key Rollover function through firmware (very similar to full Anti-Ghosting.) Depending on the requirements (tournament mode vs. hardcore mode), users can press any and all keys at the same time without worrying that some key might not be registered. In same regards, every single key are fully programmable, allowing for 5 sets of profiles, 300 macro keys and 2000 macro key presses per profile.
For the additional features, both models of Lobera come with high speed 2XUSB 2.0 hub together with audio and mic jack as well as very new feature in mechanical keyboard – DC-In jack. Users do not need to worry about USB limitation that provides limited power. By adding optional DC-IN power supply, USB Hub allows for even more demanding devices such as smart phones and tablets to be charged directly through the keyboard.
For the first time in gaming mechanical keyboard market, Lobera Supreme allows users to modify LED colors to any color of their liking. No longer users have to choose mechanical gaming grade keyboard with only one color of LED – Lobera Supreme allows for full 16.8M colors for illumination, each key illuminated individually, together with a side bar effects. It comes with full backlit LED, which can be adjusted to four level of brightness, breathing mode, color loop mode and game mode, where only gaming keys are illuminated. Membrane version of the keyboard still allows for full color modification, but instead – it comes with 2 level of brightness.
Both Lobera models are designed with full focus on details. High quality top enclosure with brushed texture surface finish is used to ensure longevity and high durability. High quality anti-slip feet with an option to choose 3 different heights depending on personal needs and highest quality braided cable with gold-plated USB connectors to maximize life of the product are the important details that Tesoro provides to manufacture this highest quality keyboard currently available in the market.
Lobera is available in 2 models: Lobera Supreme, world first mechanical gaming keyboard with full color illumination, will be available in Europe from January, 2014 and will be priced approximately €119.
Lobera, mechanical-like gaming keyboard, will also be available in Europe from January, 2014 and will be priced approximately €79.
Find out more over at www.tesorotec.com