Lighting & Software
The Calibur is an RGB keyboard and I do have to say the lighting is quite good. For starters there are five different brightness settings and you can set the all of the keys on the keyboard to either red, green, blue, yellow, purple, cyan, white, or off. To enable full backlight mode and switch between colors you press FN + DEL.
You have the ability to individually set each key to the above mentioned colors as well. Just hold in the FN key and then press Page Up (PU). It will flash, while it is flashing press the keys that you want to change and you’ll be able to cycle through different colors. When you are done hit FN + PU again. There are also seven different effects which include snake marquee, wave mode, ripple mode, aurora mode, reactive mode, advanced reactive mode, and breathing mode. These are cycled by pressing FN + INS.
When we first received the keyboard it did not come with any software, but since then Drevo has released software to make setting light modes easier as well as setting macros etc. When you first open the software there is a diagram of the keyboard. At the bottom there are shortcuts to export and import settings, set the keyboard to default, update the keyboard, backlighting, and language.
When you click on a on key on the keyboard you have the ability to reprogram it. You can set a single key, combination of keys, a macro, a multimedia function or shortcut, and even a mouse click.
When you click on the backlighting shortcut it brings up another diagram of the keyboard and if you double click on any key you have the ability to set its color. Alternatively you can select multiple keys by single-clicking on them (they will light up yellow) and then pressing the “ColorSet” button at the bottom of the screen. Then you can set the colors for all of those keys at once.
While this is not the best keyboard companion software out there it does get the job done and keep in mind this is V1.0 of the software.