Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Unless you have been unplugged from the internet for the past few months, it is highly likely that you already know they developed a full line of peripherals, and our own Chris has already had a look at the Ripjaws SR910 to start things off for us. While they have also delivered us a keyboard that is soon to follow this review, currently we will be getting up close and personal with their new mouse first.
In our opinion, in today's market, if you want your product to even get noticed in the vast sea of goodies already out there, you better come out "guns a blazing" and equip your product with just about everything technologically advanced you can. It is pretty obvious that this is the plan from G.SKILL as well. One look at the product page will show you that this design is a mix of a few others we have seen before, yet at the same time, offers things designed in a whole new way, that should shake the foundations of what a good ambidextrous design can be. There is a lot to cover with this design, and even though they made this device technically tamper proof, and we could not verify components used, the listed specifications shows that they did not skimp on any bit of this design, inside and out.
G.SKILL is bringing forth the Ripjaws MX780 laser gaming mouse and has sent it over for us to look at. This mouse is a take no prisoners design, and while they do borrow some ideas, the unique features of this design will make any right or left-hand user clamor to get one to sit on their desk. This is one mouse that has all the right engineering and comes out at the perfect time with all the hype of RGB and maximizing controls offered by these devices.
The Ripjaws MX780 is classified as a gaming mouse and is said to support the Avago ADNS9800 laser sensor. The main switches are backed with Omron switches, but not just the five million click variants; these are noted as the twenty million click versions. The Avago sensor sports a DPI range from 100-8200 and offers an adjustable polling rate. This mouse also offers four RGB LED zones, five profiles, eight keys to a profile, and 512KB of onboard storage. The rest is more mundane information about the 1.8 meters of cable ending in a USB 2.0 connector, the additional nine grams of weight you can add, the PTFE feet, the 111 grams of weight, and its dimensions and a notation of a two-year warranty.
The chart does not mention that this design is a mix of exposed silver plastic and matte black plastic. It does not mention the scroll wheel is split and has two raised surfaces rather than a fatter single one. They do not mention that this mouse while adaptable to palm grip with the ability to raise the heel as we saw in the Torq X10, but its compact nature definitely supports the claw grip users a bit more favorably. They do not even make mention that this is an ambidextrous design, or that the optional weight cavities are under magnetically attached side grips, and since the supply another set, you can swap them for right or left-hand use. As you can see, we plainly have our work cut out showing off all of what this mouse has to offer.
Since the Ripjaws MX780 has been on the market for a bit now, we figured we would find this mouse pretty much everywhere. Reality smacked us in the face with that thought, though, and as we looked around, we found that only listings for Newegg and Amazon are currently found. While we do always tend to link to Amazon since they do offer decent pricing, but this time it pays to look elsewhere. Right now as this is being typed up, looking to Amazon we find the MX780 listed at $91.99 with G.SKILL listed as the seller. Now if you venture over to Newegg, this is where things get much more affordable with a listing at $59.99, and both come with free shipping. While we did expect a high price point, we feel this mouse offered up at just $59.99 puts it in the hands of the masses and is a design that offers a ton of bang for the buck when it comes to the feature set and this design.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS X99-E WS - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- CPU: Intel Core i7 5930K - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
PRICING: You can find the G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 Laser Gaming Mouse for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 Laser Gaming Mouse retails for $77 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
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