As we progress closer to the number pad, you will find some adjustments made to keys that you may not normally use very often. The alternate function on the pause key will allow you to jump back and forth between PC Mode and Gaming Mode. The Insert and Delete keys will allow you to switch between normal typing mode, 6-key rollover and N-key rollover. The up and down arrow keys allow you to turning the backlighting up or down and the left and right arrow keys allow you to cycle through the different backlighting effects.
On the bottom of the keyboard, there are two feet that you can use to prop the keyboard up to fit your ergonomic needs. You can also find four rubber feet that will prevent your keyboard from slipping around your desk.
The Excalibur Spectrum also includes a 1.55m thick-braided USB cable, with the standard gold-plated connector.
When we look at the nitty-gritty, the keyboard is 450mm wide, 145mm long and 24mm in height, has 512KB of memory storage, 6 multimedia keys, and a lifespan of up to 60 million keystrokes.
You can use the Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum without any additional software. It is plug and play, so you can literally just plug it in and get gaming. If you want any customization or to play a little bit more with the illumination, you will have to jump over to their site to download their software. We also found that Tesoro named the software as the “Driver” this is the correct software you are looking for.
When you first open up the GUI, you will be in PC Mode, see a full keyboard and five different profiles you can customize. When you are in PC mode you cannot change the key assignments, but you can play with the backlighting on the keyboard. You can also go to the macro tab, where you can set any key for your macro sequence., you can even set time delays and repeat times.
Probably the most used part of this software is the illumination. Let’s be real, we have a full RGB backlit keyboard, of course we need to see this light up! With a total of seven different lighting modes, you can really make this keyboard do some tricks. Take a look below!