The company G. Skill is a highly specialized manufacturer of computer accessories from Taiwan. Its range is quite modest and includes memory modules, disk drives on the NAND, mouse mats and keyboard. In 2004, the developers switched to a high-performance gaming system, changing the profile and preferring the world of enthusiasts and overclocking.
But on the market many other manufacturers, G. Skill is to stay afloat, trying to offer quality and unusual devices. For example, such as a gaming mouse and keyboard series Ripjaws 780.
Keyboard G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 is equipped with mechanical Cherry MX switches that can withstand up to 50 million actuations and mounted on a solid aluminum base with a thickness of 2 mm. All models have a full RGB backlight.
In turn, the mouse G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 is of interest to the symmetric hull shape, Omron switches and a Avago laser sensor, the resolution of which can be adjusted from 100 to 8200 dpi. The design of the housing is applied a removable side plates and a pair of weights weighing 4.5 g each. Provides RGB-illumination of the four areas.
|Sensor type||Laser Avago|
|Resolution||100 – 8200 DPI|
|Poll frequency||125, 250, 500, 1000 Hz|
|The number of programmable buttons||8|
|Built-in memory||512 KB five profiles|
|The length of the wire||1.8 m|
|Dimensions||130 x 70 x 38 mm|
Gaming mouse G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 comes in small packaging with vivid printing. The obverse shows a large picture of the product, there is the name and lists the main advantages of the model, among which the RGB backlight.
On the reverse side of the box is a list of features. G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 is endowed with proprietary software and equipped with a laser sensor Avago and internal memory of 512 KB, in which sewn the five profiles.
Part of the description provided in ten different languages, including Russian.
The packaging is a box-book. For the main page and a clear plastic form hides itself, the mouse G. Skill Ripjaws MX780. This allows you to appreciate the design and ergonomics of the manipulator.
In the scope of supply. After examining all compartments are detected warranty card, user manual, hex wrench for height adjustment of the backrest device, two weight mass 4.5 g each and two removable side covers.
Manipulator G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 has a stylish and memorable design. Metal frame, soft-touch coating and symmetry of the body will appeal to most gamers.
In the settings of their software and provided a separate option “left-handed”, switching all the buttons in the mirror.
On the front side of the mouse is a rubber restrictor in the form of a proboscis, which raises the cable above the surface, thereby preventing its twisting and tangling.
The back of the manipulator has a convex shape, which perfectly fits the hand shape. It is located on the engraved logo, the name of the manufacturer and one of the few areas of the backlight.
The side of the device is fully symmetric. By default, they are replacement panels for the fingers, designed for a righty. Random drawing soft-touch cover is not very practical in this version and in the future may be clogged. Here we note a pair of additional programmable keys.
Their placement is not the best; in my case, buttons and more fall under the middle phalanx of the finger, not distal, so no lengthy getting used to not do. At the front of the chassis are three lights illuminated one of the modes DPI.
Only on the manipulator G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 has eight programmable keys.
Removable side panels are mounted on the two magnets. The fastening is reliable and strong, unexpected “dump” the item is not worth waiting.
After removal of the open frame body of the mouse. G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 is made very qualitatively and accurately. Of all of the elements for further analysis there is only a single cog. Under the petals are niches for weights.
Symmetrical design allows you to weight a particular portion of the model is G. Skill. Although too demanding gamers may not like the fact that only two weights, each 4.5 g – diversity for professionals, however.
Before us is a single body and two pairs of replacement tips. The user may choose which to use, or to make a combination. For my coverage and the size of the palm, the choice was made in favor of the standard extensions.
The base of the mouse is made of metal and plastic. For the best slide of the developers used six Teflon feet. At the centre is the window of the laser sensor Avago ADNS-9800 with a resolution of 100-8200 dpi.
Also the mechanism to adjust the height of the back of the case. In the reference version it is in minimum position and not very user-friendly.
Special key from the kit simplifies the setup. Effortlessly the backrest is adjustable in the range of 0-11 mm.
The length of the wire with nylon coating – 1.8 m, this is sufficient for many users. Connect to computer through the USB connector. On the cord there is a tag with part number, models and characteristics of the consumed current and voltage.
Four independent zones of RGB illumination with the ability to customize and choice of colors (16.8 million colors) would be a nice bonus.
The picture above presents the manipulator G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 when you first connect to a PC. The Central section with a transverse shimmers like a rainbow.
Gaming mouse G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 not one of those “plug and play”. After installing the driver Windows, you need to go to the official website and download the firmware. After unpacking the utility will determine the manipulator and start the firmware update.
At the time of writing was available in version 0.78.
Software G. Skill is a window with two tabs and several sections.
On the main page is the key assignment and activate the profile “left-handed”.
In the section “Setting” is the setting of the laser sensor Avago. Available polling rate of the sensor and the resolution in dots per inch. In the list of advanced features is setting the speed of double-clicking, cursor speed in Windows and enabling high accuracy positioning.
Tab with the loud name “Lighting” speaks for itself. The user available four-zone illumination with multiple modes of operation.
The Central section is four lights, and each can be configured separately, but together the developers said it as a single unit, so the four zones, not seven.
Tab “Macros” allows you to create a series of precise keystrokes and button presses, to set numerous macros and extremely long macro commands at your disposal. Useful to someone and the ability to change the Manager the time between the clicks or keys used.
Separately, you have the option to work with text. Probably it will be useful to those gamers, who often send your posts to General chat.
In the section “Lighting Profiles” is a more precise tuning of the number and shades of colors for backlighting. Here you can specify not only the time but also the number of cycles.
|Model||Ripjaws KM780 RGB|
|The number of keys||104|
|Switches||Cherry MX Blue|
|Additional buttons||10 macro keys, 8 multimedia keys|
|Built-in memory||512 KB, three profiles|
|The length of the wire||2.0 m|
|Dimensions||518 x 172 x 48 mm|
Packing keyboard G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB repeats the printing and the design of the first participant review: before us is a dark box with bright inserts.
Given the fact that the model is provided with RGB led, it is not surprising a picture of the product in the mode of transfusion of colors. The sticker in the upper right corner informs you that this version uses Cherry MX Blue switches; available on the market and other variations.
On the reverse side markers are the main advantages of the product.
Test the keyboard has several media keys, volume control and led volume indicator. There are macro and function buttons with the ability to reprogram to suit your needs. Other aspects will explain in the course material.
Description of the updates is provided in ten different languages, including Russian. Here the points painted its distinctive features.
Itself G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB comes in a cardboard box and sandwiched by sheets of paper. For additional protection indoor anti-static bag.
Supplied is detected wrist support, Boxing with interchangeable keys, user manual and warranty card.
Appearance keyboard G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB is made in the classic version, however, due to the many extra features and design innovations, the new product stands out among others. And the first thing that catches your eye – a metal frame around the perimeter of the housing.
It passes through all the parts and quite massive, weighing G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB to 1.36 kg and increasing the size to 518 x 172 x 48 mm. of the shortcomings, we note two small areas with a glossy finish, which bear manufacturer’s name and two bands. It’s a bit spoils the overall impression.
In the left side has six additional keys “G1-G6” to record and perform macros.
Above them there are four buttons “M1-M4” to begin the process of recording macros and saving them to one of the three profiles. The series continues with key lock to disable the buttons “Windows”, the brightness of the backlight and activate the timer.
In another corner is the control volume and control music player. Just below the panel is a led fabric to display the volume level.
When you look at this area on the reverse side a fine view of the reinforcing skeleton frame, although it is perceived more as a design course. But it has its uses.
On the bottom of the keyboard has four rubber feet to prevent slipping, but with a mass shift of G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB effortlessly almost impossible.
On the base is a label with the standard technical information. Including a multitude of logos of completed certifications, manufactured in China, before the end of warranty of two years not to break.
Note the extra accessory on the keyboard. To the right of, say, the monorail is placed holder wire of the mouse which is adjustable both in height and location. For convenience, stashed it, and in case of uselessness he carefully concealed.
Two legs on the edges allow to raise G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB 10 mm.
In the back of the case is a USB connector and two 3.5 mm audio port with the ability to connect external peripherals. Switch on the “G-S” there is no information. On the official website it is not even mentioned, and the activation of a mode did not affect the keyboard operation.
The upper steel frame great for securing the box supplied. In it are ten replaceable keycaps with its own embossed pattern, in order to improve the accuracy and to reduce slippage of the fingers. Along with them lies plastic tweezers for their shift. To them, we immediately took advantage.
Tested modification uses the switches Cherry MX Blue, also available in Red and Brown. G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 received RGB RGB backlit keys, which lately is a mandatory attribute of the model gaming class.
It is worth noting that the instance in question is not equipped with a Cyrillic alphabet, but that did not stop to prepare this material, which is fully printed on G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB.
Replacement keys there is a block button, which, according to developers, players use.
Unfortunately, the camera failed to convey the quality of the implemented highlighting that after the first connection of the device is evenly flooded with light the entire keyboard, and transfusion was transformed new.
To connect to a PC and use all the features of the model on the end of a wire of length 1.8 m are four connectors – two USB ports and two 3.5 mm audio plug.
It is worth mentioning that to perform the basic functions the product enough one USB connector (it is marked with a company logo), but in this case, the rear interface panel is unavailable.
Thick wire with nylon sheath cables parts on the four dimensions of 40 cm from its end.
For full functioning keyboard G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB you need to download proprietary software. Installation takes a few minutes along with the sewing device.
At the time of writing version 0.104. It is worth emphasizing that, despite a single shell and switching devices in the lower right corner, choose the gaming mouse did not work, and Vice versa. For this reason, had to hold two open programs: manipulator G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 and keyboard.
The main tab allows you to remap keys, customize and save profiles.
In the section “Setting” is the setting of the technical capabilities of the keyboard G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB.
The lighting modes and brightness keys are assigned in the tab “Lighting”. At first glance, there is provided a less effects, however six of them and they are recorded in the memory device.
In the section macros, you can record your team to fine-tune the workflow and set the time interval.
Tab “Lighting profiles” contains a lot of control over lighting. Obscure the fact, why not combine it with the previous settings.
The shape and ergonomics of the gaming mouse G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 leave a good impression, so get used to it quickly. The only change is in the height of the back, which was half raised. Note comfortable grip, a comfortable position of the hand, ease of use. The novelty is felt on all tested surfaces, including fabric pad, plastic, wooden surface of the table. Move the cursor, and the value of the step change DPI universal for each person and require correction, by default they are slightly higher.Among the pleasant moments highlight the display of the DPI on the mouse case.
On the other hand, raises the question of the process of learning all the keys, of which there are eight. The Central section is conveniently located and does not cause discomfort. However, the side button in my case is located slightly closer to the palm, and activation is not the part of the phalanges. And as for righties, right hand little finger occasionally pressed at the wrong time. Necessary habits correctly to get to them during the test have not been developed, and they were off.
However, this advanced set is perfect avid gamers that can find them good use. To use buttons can be in different software. To write a command and press a key is much easier than reaching for the keyboard. And now a few words about it.
Model G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB is equipped with switches Cherry MX Blue, which is more designed for the printing of the texts, however well manifest themselves in computer games. The moment you press okay and there is 2 mm of the total stroke is 4 mm. the Force needed to be applied, almost comparable to regular keyboards.
A large number of macro and media keys extend its use in everyday and gaming life. And innovations in the form of wire holder mouse, shift key and coasters will be in demand in many aspects. In addition, the monolithic base of the button is well designed and can cope with a certain amount of spilled liquid. But without defects has not done.
A significant drawback is G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB – gloss inserts on the lateral lobes of the housing. They are useless, and it seems that they ordered and did completely different people from the category of “if only”. Perhaps the remark is unwarranted, however, when you look at a monolithic device two glaring and collecting fingerprints of element spoil the picture.
The company G. Skill is a really interesting mouse and keyboard that look great in tandem. Generalize experience.
Manipulator G. Skill Ripjaws MX780 universal gaming mouse, able to satisfy the most demanding gamers. The benefit of an adjustable housing of the device provides comfort in everyday tasks. It is complex, but comfortable and made of practical materials. A laser sensor Avago ADNS-9800 and Omron switches will last a long time even with active use. Will be satisfied and lovers of bright, beautifully realised lighting. The advantages include proprietary software, which for some readers was an important factor in the selection. By the way, any comments to his work there.
As for second party review – G. Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB. the Quantity and quality of mechanical keyboards is growing steadily, and the manufacturer needs something to attract audience. In this case, the developers decided a trivial task, equipping the model with various switches and function buttons, as well as highlighting the design of the reinforcing frame along the perimeter of the body.
At a closer look, and pay attention to on a metal base and an expanded range (the stand for the wrist and a removable key). As mechanical switches in the keyboard G. Skill used Cherry MX Blue, but available in Red and Brown. The final touch was the lighting, which, admiring, can talk endlessly. The disadvantages of get the lack of Cyrillic font of the letters.