Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Tesoro Unveils a Slim Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tesoro, at its 2017 International CES booth, unveiled am unnamed new slim mechanical keyboard. The keyboard comes with a maximum thickness of 12 mm (including keys). Such keyboards were only possible with membrane-type keys. Tesoro's keyboard gives you the tactile feedback and durability you'd expect from mechanical switches. The prototype shown at CES has a common 104-keyset with media shortcuts being enabled through function keys. The company didn't mention the maker of its switches beyond mentioning "blue," so it could be either Cherry MX Blue, or Kailh Blue. Tesoro will give this keyboard a few more finishing touches before rolling it out in Q2, 2017.
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10 Comments on Tesoro Unveils a Slim Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
Camm
Oh my fucking god yes. Bonus points if you remove the numpad and make it TKL and add a small sloping wrist rest like the Dinovo Edge

It would be nice if it wasn't chiclet either, but at this point, I'll take what I can get.
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#2
Legacy-ZA
I have been waiting for such a long time for one of these. Can't wait to see a review on it.
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#3
CutThroat
Oh my god yes! What has it been? For a bloody long time I've been waiting for such a keyboard. I'm looking forward to seeing a review.

And yeah, bonus points if they make a version without that numpad.
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#4
PowerPC
Q2 would be nice. Have I been living under a rock or has Cherry and Kailh been making these switches already without me noticing? Why are you so sure it's those two companies?
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#5
Camm
PowerPC said:
Q2 would be nice. Have I been living under a rock or has Cherry and Kailh been making these switches already without me noticing? Why are you so sure it's those two companies?
Cherry has its ML range which would suit low profile applications, and if Topre would stop being teases and bring back its low profile switch, I'd be in heaven (I have an old low profile Topre but the ctrl key is midge and unsuitable for gaming).
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lexluthermiester
Camm said:
Oh my fucking god yes. Bonus points if you remove the numpad and make it TKL and add a small sloping wrist rest like the Dinovo Edge

It would be nice if it wasn't chiclet either, but at this point, I'll take what I can get.
Highly disagree with your "remove the numpad" point. I too want a slim MechKB, but I use the ten key way too much to do without it. Maybe two versions? One with and one without?
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Camm
lexluthermiester said:
Highly disagree with your "remove the numpad" point. I too want a slim MechKB, but I use the ten key way too much to do without it. Maybe two versions? One with and one without?
Hey I'm happy for diversity :P. I just find with gaming that it means I don't have to move my keyboard so far over to the left to play, and keep a plugged in numpad on the desk for when I need it.
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lexluthermiester
Camm said:
Hey I'm happy for diversity :P. I just find with gaming that it means I don't have to move my keyboard so far over to the left to play, and keep a plugged in numpad on the desk for when I need it.
That's an interesting usage model. And your point is easy to see. Not typical though. Most people prefer having the ten-key.
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Camm
lexluthermiester said:
That's an interesting usage model. And your point is easy to see. Not typical though. Most people prefer having the ten-key.
The old MS sidewinder keyboards were pretty cool in that you could move the tk pad over to the left hand side from the right. I miss that :(.
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