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News Tesoro announces Excalibur keyboard's UK launch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 21 Aug 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Updated the article: Tesoro has confirmed that the board will have Kailh switches, although claims that Russia and China get Cherry MX for reasons not made immediately apparent.
     
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    Is there a discernible difference between Cherry and Kailh switches?
     
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    Kailh are cheaper - which is why they're being used, obviously. Mech keyboard enthusiasts will tell you the difference between the two is night and day; as to whether you'd actually be able to tell in a double-blind trial? Probably not, especially if you're comparing two £65 keyboards.
     
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    Thanks, nice to know. I still can't convince myself to pull the trigger on a mech keyboard purchase. Quite happy with membrane keyboards tbh. I need to try out a mech board sometime really.
     
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    They have some intersting designs and from reviews, that they are good for the price. I like the Tesoro Lobera Supreme. I just cant find any reliable retailers that sell them.
     
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    I own the Tesoro Durandal, which (supposedly) has legitimate Cherry MX brown switches. If it doesn't use real switches, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference since I've never used another keyboard that has them. I don't care either - I feel like mechanical keyboards are seriously overrated, and this is coming from someone who regularly uses a command line on a daily basis. I'm pretty satisfied with the keyboard overall. The keys are a bit loud, particularly spacebar, shift, and backspace but otherwise it's a very nice product. It was the best valued keyboard I could find with brown switches.
     

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