G.Skill Ripjaws Gaming Peripherals Review

KM780 Keyboard

G.Skill Ripjaws Gaming Peripherals Review

KM780 Keyboard

With any new string to your corporate bow it's important to grab peoples attention and the packaging for the KM780 does just that. Combining a clear picture of the keyboard itself with all the features nicely highlighted, it's a good beginning.

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The KM780 itself manages to be fully featured and yet still surprisingly compact. There is almost no overhang beyond the keys themselves with the regular set enhanced by the addition of profile keys, dedicated macro keys and dedicated media keys too. On the underside there is the feet as well as a mouse cable router. We're not sure how many people have their tower case on their left rather than right, we think very few given the placement of case windows, so how useful this feature becomes is debatable.

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Here are those dedicated keys in all their glory. We have profile switchers, lighting adjustments, even a timer. At the other end of the KM780 are the dedicated media keys including a volume scroll wheel and a set of LEDs to give an 'at a glance' indication of the current volume level.

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Round the back we find a USB pass through, audio jacks and a switch to flip between N-Key rollover and a more regular 6-Key rollover. This should eliminate those poorly designed motherboards from failing to detect your frantic pressing of the F1 key to enter the BIOS.

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Lastly G.Skill have provided a wrist rest, important if you do almost any typing at all, and ten additional keycaps for gaming goodness. We even have a key puller, and the box itself is designed to fit on the back of the keyboard so it's always within reach.

Beneath the keys we find the Cherry MX Brown switches that beat at the heart of the KM780. These are the clear base option rather than the black with an LED version.

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Most Recent Comments

23-09-2015, 10:11:27

AlienALX
Nice to see something different go under the cosh.

Nice writeup VB I always enjoy your reviews Quote

26-09-2015, 21:25:49

realneil
Good review. This is a decent start for GSKill peripherals.Quote

29-09-2015, 13:53:47

Drakeblade
To be fair, I found the 10 additional keycaps are quite easy to remove without damaging them. All you have to do is use the provided cap puller located about an inch away in the same little box. Though I will admit to being perplexed for the first second or two pulling on them by hand.Quote
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