The G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available new Newegg.com in the US for $159.99. UK availability isn’t great at the moment, but a G.Skill representative said they’re currently working with distributors and that this will improve very soon, so please check with your local retailer for stock.
The name G.Skill may be firmly fixed in people’s minds for memory products and that’s hardly surprising, given that they’ve released many fantastic products in that part of the market. They’ve got a solid reputation with system builders around the world and it seems that reputation is going to continue across their peripheral range. We absolutely loved their first gaming mouse and now I’m happy to say that we also love their first keyboard.
If this is what G.Skill can do with their first keyboard, I’m certainly eager to see what they can cook up next. The KM780 packs all the features that you could want, with a fully featured and powerful macro recording engine, dedicated macro keys, dedicated multimedia controls, mechanical keys, detachable wrist rest, an extremely durable design, easy to use software, an RGB lighting engine and so much more.
It’s little touches that really nail down this design for me. The little mouse cable holder is a great thing to have, the volume LED readout is a cool touch that helps you keep tabs on your audio settings at a glance, the gaming key-caps, comfortable wrist rest, the aluminium construction and finally the USB and audio pass-through. It seems that G.Skill have covered all the basics, all the extras and more, making this an ideal weapon for gamers, be that pro gamers in the eSports community, or just those who want a cool looking keyboard to play their favourite games at home.
Exceptional build quality is a key focus here, but the great design and feature set go a long way to justifying the price tag. It’s not cheap, but try to find a fully featured RGB mechanical keyboard that is. If you can find more for less (I doubt it) then go buy it, otherwise, you may want to put the KM780 on your shopping/Christmas list!
- Stylish and durable aluminium construction
- Customisable RGB lighting
- USB and audio pass-through
- Mouse cable holder
- Custom key-caps included
- Detachable wrist rest
- Dedicated multimedia keys and volume wheel
- LED volume level readout
- Macro recording and dedicated macro keys
- Cherry MX Brown and Red switches available
- Limited stock outside of US
- Wide design may be unsuitable for those with limited desk space
- Only two MX switch types available, although that’s understandable given this is their first keyboard launch.
“The G.Skill KM780 may be entering a very competitive market, but with exceptional build quality and a huge range of features, it’s got what it takes to compete with the big names in the industry. If you’re looking for a great RGB mechanical keyboard, you’ll love what this model has to offer.”
Thank you G.Skill for providing us with this sample.