G.Skill has announced a couple of new additions to flesh out its range of Ripjaws mechanical keyboards. The new Ripjaws KM570 MX and KM770 RGB aim to fill appealing gaps in the firms mechanical keyboard product portfolio; one is a new device for the entry level, another is a streamlined revision of a previous model.
Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
This is a new single-colour LED lit keyboard. As you might guess from the budget friendly LED implementation, the KM 570MX is aimed at people looking for their first mechanical keyboard. Despite the non-RGB frills, G.Skill has build this keyboard around a solid foundation; it features your choice of red, brown, or blue Cherry MX switches, built-in media controls, a dedicated volume control, n-key rollover and anti-ghosting, a default 1000Hz polling rate, a Windows key lock, and a long 2m braided USB cable.
G.Skill has implemented a simple LED lighting customisation (7 effect presets available) and macro recording methodology that doesn’t rely on PC software – you can adjust, jiggle and edit these settings directly from keyboard hotkey combinations.
Ripjaws KM770 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
For the KM770 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard G.Skill has taken the KM780 RGB flagship and streamlined the design. Though it sports a lower numerical suffix, G.Skill hasn't cut any features, it's just more compact and a little bit different.
The KM770 RGB has the same key features and metal top plate construction as the KM780 but sports a smaller footprint and redesigned mouse cable holder. It improves upon the previous model with more vibrant RGB lighting plus the addition of RGB customization to the MR/Mode keys, special hotkeys, and media control keys in the top row.
New lighting customisation options include full RGB colour support through a customizable colour palette, as well as a fully customizable base colour for the Ripple and Reactive lighting effects. If you already own the flagship KM780 you will be happy to know these same features will come to your gaming keyboard via a firmware update.
G.Skill says the new keyboards will become available via your usual G.Skill source, starting from the end of Q3 2016.