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    Tesoro Gram XS

    A sleek mechanical keyboard for work and play.
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    Re: Tesoro Gram XS

    Wait, why do you prefer Universal Windows Platform?

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    Re: Tesoro Gram XS

    I find the comments early on about the size of mechanical keyboards to be problematic.
    Their footprint is going to be similar to any other construction, be it membrane or otherwise for any keyboard with the same number of keys.
    They aren't "taking up your whole desk" more than any other.
    And thickness-wise again standard cherry-type keyboards aren't different from bog-standard membrane keyboards we have been using for years.
    And low-profile isn't simply better, but purely a preference for some.

    Cherry are producing low profile switches now, so that should prove an interesting comparison later on.

    The software being incomplete and being updated is also a trend, even from more recognisable names.

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    Re: Tesoro Gram XS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Wait, why do you prefer Universal Windows Platform?
    Thank you! I was about to ask the same.

    Why would any software developer want to lock themselves into a single platform that offers no sizable benefits? Not to mention the complete lack of Windows 7,8,8.1 support (especially when Windows 7 is still used by a sizable number of gamers).

    Nice looking keyboard, though! I've been waiting for this key style for a while now.

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    Re: Tesoro Gram XS

    I am going to second with ByteMyAscii though I do also want to add.

    Where is it mentioned about the lack of compatible keycaps? Getting your own preferred set is a big thing with mech boards and I do not see a mention of it here. Those switches have few keycap sets available and even fewer when you factor in the low profile.

    Are the switches plate mounted or PCB? Are they soldered? Just my little opinion but it is these sort of questions that are important to a mech user.
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    Re: Tesoro Gram XS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Wait, why do you prefer Universal Windows Platform?
    Automatic, no-input updates and tighter control over what the app has access to? Sandboxed execution? Better platform integration? Even if UWP has some drawbacks, it also has a whole load of upsides. I for one am ready to leave behind the "a new version is available" notifications every time I start CPU-Z, HWmonitor, VLC and whatever else.

    As for the keyboard, I like the concept, but the numpad makes it an ergonomic no-go for me. Even if it came in a Norwegian layout I'd need a shrunken version, and Brown-type switches. Blue are obnoxious, and red leaves out the key advantage of mechanical switches, tactility. Sure, they're "faster" and still as predictable in their response, but what does that help if you have to bottom out every stroke to make sure it registers?

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