Published on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 17:59
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Mechanical gaming keyboards may have been around for the largest part of this decade but 2015 was perhaps the only year inside which we witnessed tremendous growth in this particular market largely thanks to the introduction of several new manufacturers, some just making their first steps in the industry and others already well-known and established but in different segments. Another reason was the fact that because Cherry was unable to actually keep up with demand for their popular mechanical switches in 2013-2014 many manufacturers decided to go ahead and introduce their very own in 2014-2015 so obviously that too helped in bringing more models in the market. G.SKILL is among a handful of manufacturers that just recently expanded in the gaming peripherals market and after testing their very good MX780 Laser Gaming Mouse we decided to take a very thorough look at their RIPJAWS MX780 RGB Keyboard.
Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products and gaming peripherals, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.
Currently G.SKILL manufactures 4 slightly different versions of the RIPJAWS KM780 mechanical gaming keyboard, the KM780 RGB which we have here today and features full RGB individual key illumination and bundled together has extra FPS keycaps, the KM780R RGB which is basically the same keyboard but without the extra FPS keycaps, the KM780 MX which lacks the RGB illumination feature but still remains the same keyboard which includes the FPS keycaps and finally the KM780R MX which lacks both the RGB illumination feature and the FPS keycaps. All 4 models feature an durable aluminum frame, 6 macro keys (used with each of the 3 available onboard modes), full NKRO (N-Key Rollover) with anti-ghosting, 1000Hz polling rate, USB pass-through, 3.5mm audio jacks, mouse cable holder, detachable wrist-rest and 16.8 million colors individual key illumination. As for the switches used G.SKILL currently sells the RIPJAWS KM780 line with Cherry MX Brown, Red and Blue mechanical ones.