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Five Star Reviews:
"Buy it, it's good".
July 7, 2017
This a high quality gaming keyboard. Oddly enough I am currently writing this review on my Logitech G710 gaming keyboard (I have two homes). I managed to get this keyboard while it was on sale for only $40.Pros:-Cherry MX Blue switches (Although they are quite a bit loud) will cause a rush of pleasure to run up your fingertips everytime you type-Powered 2-port USB hub-Made entirely of gorgeous brushed aluminium (Minus the keys)-High quality gold-plated cables-Good backlight (As well as multi-colour LED bars on the side)[I could probably name more "Pros" but I don't have they keyboard next to me]Cons:-Doesn't have specialized gaming features (Besides three customizable macro keys)
and this keyboard is just perfect for me
January 14, 2016
This is an incredible price for this keyboard, so I ordered it as a back up to my current one (also a Tesoro Colada Evil). I type for a living, and this keyboard is just perfect for me. The keys are the perfect distance apart for me so I no longer find myself hitting the wrong keys by accident (a problem I experienced even with other full-sized mechanicals). The keys are very responsive and springy. It is quite loud, however, even with using Brown key but for me it's more than worth it.Mine did come with an audio and headphone jack as well as two USB ports. The keyboard feels heavy and of nice quality. The first one has lasted me over a year of very heavy typing and except for a white spot on my space bar looks and works as good as new. This is definitely my favorite by far.
very well made
February 20, 2014
I purchased the Blue Cherry MX keyed Durandal Ultimate keyboard with blue illumination - for general use. I am not a gamer but wanted a heavy duty illuminated mechanical keyboard for its utility and reliability. I am completely satisfied. The illumination levels (available regardless of whether or not the accompanying software is installed) are 1) no light, 2) low light, 3) medium light, 4) high light, and 5) pulse. For me, high seems to be right during the day and medium at night. I usually run Windows 7 but have booted into Ubuntu 13.10 with no problems with the keyboard. I have not enabled macros or used the advanced features available after installing the associated keyboard software - so I cannot comment on those aspects - however I like the feel, look, and sound associated with this keyboard - and would highly recommend it.
My first mechanical keyboard
February 4, 2014
I spent some time looking at mechnical keyboards, understanding the benefits, the options, and figuring out which one is right for me. Ultimately I decided on the Cherry MX Blue switched but I also wanted something that had a blue backlit keyboard. I decided on this once since it was the right price-point and had blue illuminated keys. Each key has an individual LED that shines through the etched symbols on the keys. It has a nice cloth cord that has the USB cable as well as a headphone and microphone plug. On the keyboard there are two 300ma USB ports and the microphone and headphone ports. I didn't use the mic or headphone ports since my output goes to a small JVC console stereo system. I do use the USB ports all the time for flash drives or to plug in my gamepad.I was surprised that there was a signifigant improvement in typing skills. On my old keyboard I was only averaging about 76wpm with a 4% error. With this keyboard my WPM averaged 93 and my error rate dropped down to 1%.I am not going to lie, these are a bit noisy, especially on a wooden keyboard tray. But I think that's a fair tradeoff for the increased accuracy and speed when typing.Gameplay this keyboard is amazing. I don't have to worry about not hitting a key or hitting the wrong key. Each key has that satisfying click that I ensures I hit fire when I meant to hit fire.The only negative, but not worthy of loosing a star, is that plugged into my motherboard the keyboard still glows even while the computer is off. That's because the USB ports on my computer are charging ports and remain on while the computer is off.
May 31, 2013
I was in the market for a new keyboard so I started looking around for a mechanical one because I had heard a lot of great things. This board is one of the best ones that I have found looking around. The keys have a great feel, and are cherry browns which is exactly what I was looking for.The Pros*Fully back lit.*Mechanical cherry browns.*Overall great layout.*A stylish look (which is hard to find in a lot of mechanical keyboards)*Included wrist rest.*Usb and headphone hub.The Cons*The back lighting on the function/media keys is a little uneven. (Not a big deal though)*Also the noise, but then again it is a mechanical. It also was not as loud as I was expecting which is a plus.All and all this is a great keyboard with a decent price tag. It has all the features I was looking for, and actually is pretty stylish which is not really that important but it is still a plus. If your in the market for a mechanical keyboard look no further.
January 7, 2013
I've owned this keyboard for a few months and so far it's been great.I did a lot of filtering/research for my new mechanical and had a few requirements:- Brown Switches- Non-TKL (Ten Key Less)- Back lighting- A logical layout of the body- All keys must be their regular/normal size and layout.I wasn't overall picky about the stabilizers, although Costar would be a nice bonus for whatever I picked.The Ducky Shine (especially the Shine II) definitely met all the requirements and was what I originally wanted to get, but it was completely sold out at the time and I needed a new keyboard (old one was broken, I was running on some free board). I highly recommend the Ducky to anyone who is looking for a keyboard, and my roommate bought one a couple days back, but the Durandal has been great too.When I got the Durandal on amazon it was about 60% of its current price at the time of this review, and if you can find it in the low 100s it's an absolute steal.I had considered the CM Storm Trigger CM Storm Trigger - Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Brown CHERRY MX Switches (SGK-6000-GKCM1-US), but I couldn't get over the break in the bezel along the bottom. If that's not an issue then that is also a great keyboard.Deck makes some awesome boards also, but they will cost quite a bit more than the Durandal or the Ducky.The Durandal feels great, it's highly responsive, and has NKRO over USB.I have just a few minor complaints:- The spacebar is loud/feels springy in a weird way.- The backlight on the spacebar is only in the center, giving it a weird cylon-eye thing going.- The status lights (numlock, etc) are little shield things that look a little weird.- While the backlighting on the F-keys looks fine, the subtext below the keys is much more faded since the LED is focused on the key label.- The software feels/looks like something from 1999. It seems useless.If you want a mechanical keyboard with brown switches, the Durandal is a perfect choice. Definitely check out the Ducky boards also. Either way you won't be disappointed.Update:Just wanted to throw a quick update. I was having an issue where my P key was sometimes double typing and it was annoying to no end. I emailed Tesoro support and got a response the same day:"The "P" double or triple chattering issue. This is the switch contact point issue.Remove the keycap, push the switch stem down and use a dust blower to blow it inside.Rubbing alcohol can be use, maybe 1 or 2 drops will do, and then blow dry it."Their tip seemed to fix the problem. If you want to remove the key I suggest using a tool like this one: WASD Keyboards Wire Keycap Puller Tool
April 28, 2017
Just what I needed.
April 11, 2017
great for gaming
February 23, 2017
good product for the price, i can now use my G300s better and its more comfortable than a small mouse pad. not bad for $7. side not this wont fit a full keyboard with room to work so keyboard will be off the mouse pad a lil
August 6, 2016
Kid uses this daily and it works as expected.
January 13, 2016
I was surprised at how nice this mat is. It is large enough for a keyboard and mouse with room left over. My cat has managed to dump coffee on it a couple of times and I just rinse it right off and dry it. The mouse rolls smoothly over the surface and from the way it is made it should last a long time.
Four Star Reviews:
Feels great... but.
February 16, 2014
Great keyboard, a dream to type on, man. But I was rather disappointed when a couple months ago the back-light went out and I haven't been able to determine the cause or the reason. If anyone has a solution I'd be delighted to hear about it.
Generally very good, but a bit quirky
January 14, 2014
I switched to this keyboard because it received good reviews as a Cherry-MX Brown keyboard. I do mostly serious computer work (OK - you may consider games serious but to me they are recreation) and very much like the touch of this mechanical keyboard.There is one quirk, though, that is a bit tiresome, and that is the repeat which is, well, quirky. Sometimes when I touch a key, it immediately starts repeating. I say quirky because this is inconsistent. Most of the time the repeat function is fine, but occasionally it just takes off. More than once, I have had the Ctrl+Z (undo) key combination wipe out masses of text by running dozens of undo's in a second or two. I have adjusted the keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed to go slower, but only time will tell if this resolves the problem or not. Other than the keyboard repeat (maybe the keyboard is just mad at me for tapping on it???) I very much like this board - particularly the backlit keys.
December 17, 2013
Pros: Keys feel great to the touch. I originally had a Razor product, and the shiny, slippery keys were annoying at times. This keyboard is perfect for gaming/anything.Cons: Keys are LOUD. Be prepared to keep anyone awake that is in the same room as you.
Great keyboard with a few small issues.
September 14, 2013
This is a great keyboard.Pros:-It feels heavy, sturdy, and well made.-The mechanical keys are very satisfying to type on.-The backlighting works great, and is very handy in low light situations.-It has a couple of convenient USB passthrough ports.Cons:-It sometimes takes a few seconds to wake up after resuming my computer from sleep mode.-The attachable wrist wrest is basically useless.-After a few weeks of solid use, this keyboard has worked flawlessly, except for one instance where the backspace key got stuck on. I had to press backspace again to fix it.
January 31, 2013
If you read one line from this review it should be this"give tesoro a shot."After Old reliable, a stock dell keyboard that was shipped with my old XPS back in 2005, became un-serviceable I decided that I was going to spring for a mechanical keyboard. After doing my research and realizing that keyboards like the G19, while fancy and packed with features, would not suit my needs I turned to the internet to find a good mechanical keyboard that wouldn't completely break the bank. At first I compared this to another keyboard I had found the nighthawk, however I decided to go with the tesoro due to its cheaper price point.Im not disappointedThis is my first mechanical keyboard and I have to be upfront with it, A mechanical feeling is unlike anything i've ever felt before. Being born and raised on membrane keyboards can skew your thoughts on typing, anyone who is buying their first mechanical keyboard take it from me... Typing will never be the same and really you'll begin to look forward to being able to really type out a novel (kinda like what im doing right now). So on to the keyboardSo you've decided to buy a mechanical keyboard and you're interested in tesoro's G1NL LED Backlit mechanical keyboard well let me describe what is you will receive if you buy this FROM AMAZONthe LED's will be Red [apparently you can get in a variety of colors but here they are red and will always be red]the switches are Cherry MX Brown [The keys]An English style setup with a separate enter and slash keyNow that that is clear, the keyboard functions well. I needed my keys to be backlit due to the low lighting near my computer and even though they are red they are very clear and vibrant. The keyboard has a bit of weight to it but nothing too bad and the threaded cord is definitely a nice touch.However these are the reasons I cannot give this product a 5 star rating...The plastic on the right side of the keyboard that simulates a grate patter feels cheap everything else though is solid, I'm not too sure but it almost felt like the keyboard was ghosting at one point, and the last thing while its nice that they include a rest for the keyboard but honestly the thing is the cheapest piece of plastic i've ever seen... dont even bother using it. Then again I dont really need it in the first place so its not that big a deal. The software that comes with the keyboard is simple however setting macros is not as straight forward as it would seem, not a complaint but definitely something to look out for.Bottom line is that this is a great starting mechanical keyboard. It functions as it should and ive had no issues with it in the 4 days that ive had it. I'm very impressed by this brand, so much so that i've decided to give their mouses a shot. Overall while the keyboard isnt as well known as other brands its not bad and for what I paid I feel like I got what I should have.
Solid, clean mechanical keyboard worth looking at
June 4, 2012
I've been researching for a couple weeks on a mechanical keyboard that was specifically: 1. Cherry MX Brown switches, and 2. less than $100. Only a few came up, the iOne XArmor , Cooler master quickfire pro, and this one. I chose this one solely on looks and was skeptical since there were no reviews and was a brand name I haven't heard of until now. I've been typing on this keyboard for a day, and it is safe to say that the build quality on the Tesoro Durandal G1N is fantastic. The brushed aluminum look although plastic, looks very attractive and elegant and the cherry mx brown switches feel amazing. Even though i could've dished out 5 more dollars for the cooler master with partial LED's, I am very pleased with my purchase. The only gripe I have however is the lack of a keycap remover, and a wrist-rest ( there are notches on the keyboard for one but none included).Other than that, the Tesoro Durandal G1N is phenomenal for a budget mechanical keyboard.
only reason for 4 star is wish item was longer ...
March 1, 2017
only reason for 4 star is wish item was longer to hold keyboard and space for mouse movement. doesn't have enough space as picture shows
April 8, 2016
It's fine - it works - No problems
December 16, 2015
works great, just wish it were thicker
Three Star Reviews:
picture shows USB hub and audio - not on model recieved
May 18, 2015
A good mechanical keyboard so far, but did not feature USB and audio as shown. Some models lack these features.
Good keyboard horrible service
March 20, 2014
The keyboard is great, nicely backlight, great blue cherry keys, usb hub, and bradded cables the best keyboard for sure in its price bracket. The keyboard would definitely be a five star keyboard.BUT then about two weeks into use the F key had stopped working and pressing properly, this was ridiculous that two weeks into use already the thing has a broken key. So I decided to email tessoro about the issue. The guy that answered my email could barley wright a proper sentence in English and he told me that updating my software would fix my broken key so yeah...Frustrated with Tessoro support I contacted Ergo geek, they understood the problem and told me to ship it in and I would receive a replacement. So after paying the $30 to get it there they told me the "all key functions were working properly". Which was not true AND THEN they said the arm on the keyboard was broken and this results form "harder than normal use". Which all the thing did was sit on my desk and when I sent it back to them the arm on it was fine. So I guess this voided the warranty and they just refunded me after refusing to send me a replacement. So after its all said and done this keyboard has cost me $90 more than it should have in the first place after needing to order a new one.Summary: Great keyboard if it doesn't break, horrible customer service
Solid Keyboard, Unsure About Price
August 25, 2013
Why I bought it: My wife spilled soda on old Logitech Keyboard. I always found my old keyboard had way too many "gamer" buttons to the left. So much so, My keyboard tray could barely hold it. I wanted to find a good mechanical keyboard that wasn't too loud. I heard MX Brown Switches are the best in that regard. I also wanted USB ports and an audio passthrough would be a bonus. I have grown accustom to backlit, so it needed that as well.Pros:-Solid weight, doesn't seem fragile in the slightest.- Braided cable works almost too well (still stiff and hard to conform)-Two USB passthroughs-Audio passthrough-Cool Design-Types really well.Neutrals-Coming from a membrane keyboard it still seems really loud. Some keys more than others. (mostly left hand and spacebar).-It seems offcenter to how I type. Not sure if this is because old keyboard was more centered or what. This one is hard to describe.Con:-Windows Key is on the left, so I have to use two hands to do a Windows+L to lock my PC- Function key is on the lower right, which causes two hands to be needed to adjust media keys.-Audio passthrough location means the headphone wire dangles on your hand.-USB Passthrough is low amps, so not good for charging your phone. (I read so many keyboards that I mixed a capability of another with this one)-Backspace button is supersensitive and almost always presses it twice when I press it once.
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Two Star Reviews:
Backspace key doesn't work after 6 months
August 5, 2016
EDIT: After 6 months of daily use, the backspace key on my keyboard no longer works. Before this, I noticed that occasionally the backspace key would continuously delete even after the key was released, though I didn't think much of it at the time. I was expecting this keyboard to last much longer than the 6 months I've had it. Suffice to say, I'm disappointed.Out of the box, this keyboard seems to work quite well. Keys have a nice feedback, the keyboard itself is textured in quite a nice way, and the USB and audio jacks on the keyboard is a plus. The only thing I can say that I don't like at first impression is the wrist rest that comes with the keyboard— I have rather small hands and I still find my wrist hanging off the keyboard half the time.
It should be a 1 star
October 10, 2012
I don't like this keyboard at all, it fits almost none of the requirements I have, and the ones it does fit, it doesn't fit very well.The GOOD: the mechanical action is nice and comfortable, and I do enjoy the feel of typing on it. The keys don't make a very obnoxious sound with the Brown switches.The back lighting is excellent. It is bright and controllable, but it cannot be controlled too finely, there are only 3 settings.The BAD: Everything else.The lack of dedicated media keys is acceptable, if the keyboard features a way to toggle between F keys and the media keys outright. I hate having to hold down the function button to change the volume. It's 2012, we can do better than that.The noise, while not awful, still got to me very quickly. Especially since the spacebar makes a different sound than the rest of the keys, which is jarring and very annoying to someone like me who is very sensitive to sound. Do not buy this keyboard if you are sensitive to sound.The comfort is absolutely awful. This keyboard is much to tall to comfortably type without a wrist rest, and the one provided is shoddily built and angled downwards, making typing even MORE uncomfortable. It is just a piece of plastic that feels like it is about to fall apart. I am actually going to send this thing back because of the pain I am experiencing while typing on it.The CONCLUSION: This keyboard is ok, but it feels extremely half-assed and I think the designers should be ashamed of themselves for that. It has potential, and there are good things about it, but on the whole it has not done anything to impress me. For someone with better tolerances for build quality and noise, as well as comfort, this thing would be acceptable. But for me, this sort of approach is far too behind the times.If the designers ever read this review please take note, this keyboard simply feels lazy
Not a good mousepad
April 28, 2016
This is my second attempt at leaving a review as the first one did not get published. I received this gaming mat with horrible packaging to start. I took it out of the box with creases all over and the corners would not lay flat. I gave it 4 days to see if it would work itself out but it never did. This was not a quality product and I sent it back for a full refund. Would not recommend.
... appears that a standard keyboard and mouse will work comfortably. Not the case
January 5, 2016
by the picture it appears that a standard keyboard and mouse will work comfortably. Not the case.
Great Item, but Poor Finishing ~ Returned
November 11, 2015
Loved the actual item itself, however it arrived with the outer stitching raveling and I could only see it getting worse. Returned for full refund.
One Star Reviews:
Buy any other keyboard!
February 3, 2016
The keyboard was good for 2 months and then the top row of letters stopped working for no reason. I contacted Tesoro customer support but no response 3 weeks later. Honestly spend your money on a different keyboard.
No USB/audio port
October 8, 2015
Deceptive marketing. Does not include the promised USB hub/mic jack on the Durandal keyboard with black switches.
Liars, no USB or Audio jack. Thanks Tesoro for the expensive lie.
May 12, 2015
This is advertised as having USB ports and an audio jack on the 'ledge' juxtaposed at the front right of the device. There is absolutely no such thing. Previously I had been using Rosewill Cherry MX Brown and Black switches, five total keyboards I went through with only one defect. They did not falsify the specifications or features either. I took a risk with Tesoro based off a friend's recommendation--I also liked the advertised USB slots with the audio jack. Imagine my surprise in opening it up and seeing nothing but (see the attached photo) a blank piece of plastic covering what SHOULD have been the USB/Audio features. I love the keyboard's tactile feel and it feels just like my previous Rosewill with a heightened lye to it, but one star for blatantly lying about what I just spent nearly 100 dollars to buy. I will be returning the MX Brown switch model that arrived without even opening it. I am truly disappointed and don't expect Tesoro to own up to anything outside of an excuse.
Thinking about buying?
August 31, 2014
I have one- it's dead in my closet. Bought it about two years ago and it's already been sent in for repair once (the backlighting went out). the next problem was the backlighting wouldn't always turn off when I powered down my PC. About a month ago it bricked. No idea why. Loved the cherry brown switches but there are QC issues. Not worth the $140 asking price.Shopping for a replacement now.
Terrible first experience with a mechanical keyboard
October 6, 2013
After less than a year of ownership, all the LED lights short circuited, and keys are getting stuck down at random, causing BSOD's on whatever machine it is connected to. There is no company you can call for support. Yes, I am sure I got a defective keyboard, and defective products happen. But that's the beauty of reviews - Everyone wants to know your experience with the product, good or bad. I am switching to Logitech's G710+ mechanical keyboard.
Sides came frayed already, the packaging gave it a ...
November 5, 2015
Sides came frayed already, the packaging gave it a nasty crease in the middle, and it wont stay on my desk in one spot because it slips around.
Whole thing is low quality. Not worth what you pay for.
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Cherry MX Brown Switch
Number of Parts
Number of Parts
Cherry MX Switxh
USB Hub & Audio Port
Red Backlit LED
Extended Large:dimension,23.6*11.8*0.12 inch, Fits both keyboard and mouse
Ultra-smooth surface:Make your exceptional tracking performance and aiming precision with optical and laser technology
Durable:Anti-fray rugged stitching surrounds mouse pad to increase durability
Stability:Non-slip rubber material base, provides heavy grip preventing sliding or movement of mouse pad
Professional Stitching Design: This mouse pad has high quality stitching around its edges to ensure it doesn't fray or fall apart. And if you spill a drink or somehow get food on it you can simply toss it in the washing machine