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Tesoro Lobera review: This budget RGB keyboard could use a new look

Hayden Dingman | Aug. 18, 2016
Fake rivets are where I draw the line in 2016.

Again, will most people notice? Doubtful. If this is your first mechanical keyboard it’s still going to seem like a huge upgrade over your rubber dome keyboard or scissor switches or whatever you’re using. And I like Kailh’s faux-Cherrys more than Logitech’s proprietary Romer-G switch.

But keep in mind what you’re buying. The price is low in part because it’s not banking on the Cherry name.

Bottom line

If you want a semi-customizable keyboard on a budget, the Tesoro Lobera is a decent investment. It may not match the looks or premium feel of RGB keyboards from Razer or Corsair or Logitech, but you can also find the Lobera on Amazon for half the price of those competitors. That’s a pretty damned good deal, provided you can live with the hassle of setting up per-key backlighting and this board’s tacky faux-metal finish.

 

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