Friday, May 31st 2019

Tecware at Computex 2019: Spectre Pro Mechanical Keyboard and Professional Gaming Mice

While visiting with Tecware at Computex 2019, we caught a glimpse of their peripheral lineup, which included a new keyboard dubbed the Spectre PRO and three professional gaming mice dubbed the Impulse PRO, Vector PRO, and Torque PRO.

Starting with the keyboard, the Spectre PRO is a standard 104-key layout design that unlike its competitors comes with modular switch sockets for easy switch replacement with Tecware going so far as to include the tools for the job in the box. When it comes to the switches themselves, they are Outemu Red, Blue, and Brown switches. Other features include 11 multimedia keys and a volume adjustment knob. Macro recording and custom profiling are also built in as well. In terms of build quality, the Spectre PRO impressed when it comes to the keycaps as they were double-shot ABS and had a nice solid feel. Meanwhile the RGB lighting was quite well done too with support for per key customization along with 18 pre-set lighting modes and 11 under glow lighting modes. As with any gaming keyboard, N-key rollover is supported as well.
All three mice are similar in their specifications but differ when it comes to the style. Each one has a unique shell that is suited to certain grip types with the Impulse PRO offering an ambidextrous design. Meanwhile, the Vector PRO is more suited to palm style grips with its shape allowing for both thumb, and to a lesser extent, pinky rests. Finally, the Torque PRO is likely best suited to those with a claw or similar style grip. In terms of specifications, all three mice pack a PixArt PMW3360 sensor that offers up to 12000 DPI, while the buttons use HUANO 20 million lifespan switches. All three also have a 1000Hz polling rate and feature a 250 IPS tracking. When it comes to the cabling all three again use a 1.8m braided cable with gold-plated USB connector. Finally, every mouse has an extra set of feet, which is nice extra considering the MSRP of all three has been set at an affordable $39.99.
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5 Comments on Tecware at Computex 2019: Spectre Pro Mechanical Keyboard and Professional Gaming Mice

#1
Mescalamba
Hm, Glorious created some more of competition. Nice.

Maybe now Glorious could update their full size GMMK with something better. Detachable cable with PS/2 and USB perhaps would help.
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
Impulse mouse is the only thing i might be interested in, don't like those bottom keys on those boards at all.
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#3
atomicus
Why do ABS keycaps "impress"? ABS shines within weeks of regular use and looks terrible... unless you just happen to like that shiny keycap look. PBT is far more hard wearing than ABS and won't shine.
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crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
atomicus
Why do ABS keycaps "impress"? ABS shines within weeks of regular use and looks terrible... unless you just happen to like that shiny keycap look. PBT is far more hard wearing than ABS and won't shine.
Double-shot is more expensive than single shot which i have seen many times with paint added on more entry level mechanical keyboards including a bunch from the likes of Coolermaster.

They could have cheaped out here but didn't. They took the middle road. Considering the pricing on their products its not like this is going to be priced like a Ducky or other mechanical. Considering the Mice its likely going to be more value focused. Will have to wait for final pricing.

But right now the keys feel solid, and lighting is good.
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Lnxepique
atomicus
Why do ABS keycaps "impress"? ABS shines within weeks of regular use and looks terrible... unless you just happen to like that shiny keycap look. PBT is far more hard wearing than ABS and won't shine.
That entirely depends on the quality of the ABS and production standards. I bought a chinese keyboard with doubleshot abs keycaps and they are rock solid. No shine, matte look, fingerprints don't stand a chance.

I'd really like to know how they achieved the slight texture, maybe it's a coating... so far not a single sign of wear on them. The housing is full cnc aluminium with a sandbrushed look and feel.
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