Overall and Final Verdict

Currently the market for RGB mechanical keyboards is a little thin. Corsair still has the Cherry branded RGB switches on lockdown so there really are only options from Corsair, Razer, Logitech, Rosewill, and Tesoro. Logitech went with their own switches and Razer and Rosewill are using Kailh made switches just like Tesoro although the Razer switches are a little different. That said the Kailh switches performed great in our testing. On top of that, having the option to be able to set your backlighting to different colors is great, I hate having to consider the backlighting color when picking my keyboard.

The Lobera Supreme wasn’t perfect though. In my testing I ran into some inconsistencies with the backlighting, a few of my keys stood out when running purple and yellow backlight colors. The biggest issue I ran into though was the software. While it did have most of the features I wanted, it was hard to navigate making setting up the Lobera a little frustrating. Speaking of setting things up, not having the option to be able to change LED lighting key by key is a step down from options from Logitech, Corsair, and Razer. If you are hoping to get creative with your lighting you are barking up the wrong tree with the Lobera.

Really the best feature of the Lobera is its price point. Tesoro priced the Lobera $30 less than the competition. Taking into account the software they couldn’t really ask the same amount as those keyboards, but if you are just looking for a nice mechanical keyboard that doesn’t lock you into any specific backlighting the Lobera Supreme is perfect.


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35806 31 Oct 2014 22:48
Today I take a look at our first RGB Mechanical keyboard, we have more sitting here so expect more reviews soon. The Lobera though looks like it will offer the cheapest entry into a mech RGB.
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elguapo replied the topic: #35807 01 Nov 2014 18:27
I thought the polished aluminum looked fantastic until I saw the wrist guard and logo, I really think they missed an opportunity for some slick looking laser etching there.

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