Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation
Even with a relatively low cost involved, G.Skill did not skimp on the fancy packaging. The front of the box is a mix of gray and black with red accents. The company and product name are found on the left, there is an image of the keyboard taking up most of the room, at the top is a nod to the Cherry MX Blue switches, and across the bottom, eight features are listed.
The small end of the packaging is kept simple with just the Ripjaws KM570 MX Keyboard shown in red and white on a black panel.
The long side of the box covers things we have already seen, but near the security seal is what we found most interesting. There is a list of specifications, the system requirements, and the package contents found here.
The second smaller end of the box is identical to what we saw on the other end. Nothing new, just some naming done in bright colors to try to grab your attention.
The other longer panel does not bring anything new, but the way in which the company name is presented with the logo, and the large font of the product name does make it easy to read and distinguish between other G.Skill products.
The back of the box start out with the names again, but this time the image of the keyboard has been shifted to a different view. With red dots and lines connecting features to text around the picture, G.Skill points out seven features, and even covers the anti-ghosting and NKROP support.
Cutting through the security seal will allow the box to open, and inside you will find a bag laying on the keyboard, and also get your first look at the KM570 MX under a layer of plastic. The thick section along the back of the box is where the cable is stored in transit, and after removing it from the packaging, we find this KM570 MX to have arrived in excellent shape, ready for images and to be gamed upon.
As part of the deal, G.Skill includes a plastic keycap puller. This is a necessity when it comes to basic maintenance. For instance, if you get snack bits on the steel plate, or after a longer duration, the desire to bathe the keycaps is made much easier to remove with this in the box.
The quick start guide gives you the basics. It shows you how to connect the keyboard, and illustrates the layout of all of the extra functionality, but beyond that, you are left to figure things out trial and error style. The warranty guide prints out what it is that G.Skill will guarantee to work, and how to go about obtaining an RMA within the two-year period of coverage.
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