I have never owned a mechanical keyboard since I started gaming on PC. It was always one of those things that was out of my price range and I just made what I had work. When I started reviewing peripherals for the PC I got my first membrane keyboard from MadCatz and I thought it was great. When I compared it to what I was previously using, I could tell a difference in quality. I now have had my first experience with a mechanical keyboard and I love it. The Tesoro Lovera Supreme RGB Mechanical Keyboard is now what I use full time for everything, from typing this review to gaming.
Here are the technical stats for the technophiles out there.
- Switchable USB 6 N-Key / Full N-Key Rollover (NKRO)
- Gaming grade mechanical switches (Blue / Black / Brown / Red)
- 60 million key strokes
- One touch / Game mode button for fast switching
- One touch / instant record button for macros
- 4 levels full color illumination / dimming
- 5 profiles and up to 300 macro keys
- 2x USB 2.0 pass-throughs / Audio & Mic Ports
- Anti-slip design rubberized bottom stand
I have to say this is the best keyboard I have reviewed. It stays in place, it is responsive, it has a modest, but wide array of customization and accessibility for macro programming, and the best part, it looks fantastic. It is constructed well too; the Lobera Supreme is incredibly sturdy and that is something I look for in my products. I use my keyboard a lot and I want it to feel like it will survive a nuclear bombing in the event of a zombie outbreak.
These are the games I played with it, This War of Mine, League of Legends, Infinite Crisis, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Evolve Big Alpha, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes 2015, Wasteland 2, Nosgoth, Styx: Master of Shadows, and Warframe. Some of these games were easier to play, while others were not so much. My League of Legends and Infinite Crisis play has significantly improved due to the added responsiveness so my skills would launch with minimal latency. After all, mechanical keyboards are very popular in the MOBA scene just for this reason. I did find it difficult to play shooters with the Lobera Supreme though.
I have never gotten into the world of macro keys. I don’t play games that really call for that sort of thing. However, since I have been getting more into MMO’s a macro setting seems more appealing. While the Tesoro Lobera Supreme has the accessibility and the One Touch programming features, I still had no idea what I as doing. Even with the manuals that came with the keyboard I felt totally lost. It may be due to my inexperience with that sort of thing, or it was poorly worded. Either way, I love the idea.
The lighting is great and when you have multiple settings for multiple games with your macros, the lights can tell you which game you are playing [Red for WoW, Blue for Guild Wars 2 etc]. It looks great. The USB and audio ports are useful since with my new set up I was unable to plug my speakers into the back of my computer, so I can easily plug my headset and speakers into the keyboard without suffering quality.
My whole experience with the Tesoro Lobera Supreme has been a positive one. Personally, the best part is the obnoxious mechanical keyboard clicking. I love to annoy my roommates with clicks while I am typing a review, or typing in game chat. That is more of a personal thing though. I give the Tesoro Lobera Supreme 4.5/5. The lack of a wrist guard is my only complaint. You can order the keyboard online with Newegg and the Tesoro Website for 139.99 USD.