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G.Skill announces two new Ripjaws mechanical keyboards

Two new Ripjaws-flavored mechanical keyboards are on the way, with Cherry MX Red, Blue and Brown switches

By: Derek Strickland from May 31, 2016 @ 8:18 CDT

Computex 2016 - Two new performance-grade mechanical keyboards join G.Skill's Ripjaws product fleet, sporting Cherry MX Red, Blue and Brown switches.


First up is the Ripjaws KM570 MX, which G.Skill describes as the "ideal option for anyone who's looking for their first Cherry MX keyboard." The KM570 MX sports Cherry MX key switches in red, blue or brown flavors, full N-key rollover, 100% anti-ghosting, Windows key lock, and a default polling rate of 1000Hz. The KM570 MX apparently doesn't need to be optimized with software, with lighting customization and macros included within the keyboard's storage. Although not RGB, the KM570 comes with seven different lighting effect presets and allows users to customize effects for each individual key.


Next up is the Ripjaws KM770 RGB MX keyboard that's specifically made for seasoned gamers. This model is a direct successor to G.Skill's popular KM780 RGB, sporting multiple revisions over the original keyboard. With similar features like a brushed aluminum top-plate construction, the KM770 RGB has been streamlined to size up with standard keyboards, and rocks Cherry MX Red, Blue or Brown switches. Thanks to new cable grooves, the mouse cable holder on the KM770 RGB now tucks neatly underneath the keyboard for tidy cable management.

Another new improvement to the KM770 RGB is the keyboard's LED lighting overhaul. Users can now enjoy a more vivid color palette with full RGB color support, and new RGB customization options toggled with the MR/Mode keys, including Ripple and Reactive lighting effects. G.Skill has plans to bring the new color modes and improved colors to existing KM780 RGB keyboards with a new firmware update.

Both the Ripjaws KM770 RGB and KM570 MX will be available in Q3 2016. Pricing has yet to be determined.