The Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum RGB Mechanical Keyboard is available from Newegg in the US for just $129.99, but unfortunately, I’m unable to find a reliable UK reseller, but that’s something we believe will soon be resolved. What is important here is that $129.99 is $20 – $50 cheaper than offerings from brands such as Razer and Corsair; those who want RGB thrills, but want to save a little extra cash will no doubt be pleased about this.
This keyboard is pretty simple, so there’s really little I can fault about it. As with most mechanical keyboards, you’re getting a core package that’s fairly uniform when compared to most other mechanical keyboards. The chassis has a good weight to it, so it feels planted on your desk, even when you’re frantically mashing the keys. The plastic chassis is nothing exciting to look at, but the clean black finish provides a nice contrast for the spectacular RGB lighting effects.
Build quality is very good in general, and the keyboard feels like it’ll survive more than a few knocks and bumps without any issues. The only minor gripe is the kickstands, they’re pretty basic; they’re enough, but stronger ones would have been even better.
The Kailh RGB switches look fantastic and whilst the lighting isn’t as customisable as some other RGB keyboards, it offers all of the colourful thrills most people are likely to desire, but more importantly, it does it for a lower cost than other RGB keyboards, without making any sacrifice to the keyboards general performance.
- Durable chassis construction
- Fully mechanical
- RGB lighting effects
- Braided cable
- Great performance
- Competitive price
- 6/N key rollover
- Small plastic kick-stands
- Limited availability in some regions
“The Excalibur is a great keyboard to use and while it may lack some of the more advanced features of its competitors, it is priced to reflect that. In this part of the market, the Excalibur Spectrum is excellent value for money and a colourful addition to any desktop setup.”
Thank you Tesoro for providing us with this sample.