Tesoro is a company we here at TechPowerUp have been familiar with for years. I remember when they had just brought out the first Gram keyboard, for example. It is 2019 as I write this, and the Gram lineup now has sub-divisions in the Gram Spectrum, XS, and SE Spectrum, in addition to other Tesoro keyboard lines. We have examined all of them before, with each offering something different, be it via new switches, a low profile form factor, or even support from a new unified software driver. Tesoro did realize that most of their products were on the higher side of average as far as pricing goes and there remains a customer base that simply wants Cherry MX switch keyboards. In recognition of this, they announced the new Gram MX ONE series late last year. It targets the North American market first and foremost, and thanks again to Tesoro for sending along a review sample.
The Gram MX ONE lineup consists of keyboards in the 104-key US ANSI layout only, and in white or black color schemes. Each also comes with two switch options—the Cherry MX Brown and Cherry MX Blue—and aims to interest those looking for a well-built minimalist keyboard. No RGB backlighting to be seen here, nor is there a software driver. Tesoro instead wants to let people know that the Gram MX ONE has onboard controls which, combined with the rest of the feature set, should be plenty attractive enough for many to keep on reading. The review begins, as per usual, with a look at the specifications below.
|Tesoro Gram MX ONE Keyboard|
|Layout:||104-key US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||1.20 kg / 2.65 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||139 (L) x 445 (W) x 32 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Genuine Cherry MX Brown or Blue mechanical switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, blue only|