G.Skill was once only manufacturer of memory, like the Corsair, but today it offers an input device for demanding gamers. We recently tested the mechanical keyboard Ripjaws KM780, right now it is the turn gaming mouse G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB. The combination of new technologies and adaptation opportunities for righties or lefties seem appealing as a mouse Razer Ouroboros on at one time, but the price is much lower.
The mouse is built on a laser sensor with a resolution of 8.200 dpi, which can be called contemporary de facto standard. Switches two main buttons are made Omron, in the past, claims of quality to it arose. At the beginning of the development of the manufacturer had to decide to whom it will position your mouse to right-handers or left-handers. Of course, the market has a universal design, but they are not as ergonomic as we would like. G.Skill has found another outlet, G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 mouse is suitable for right-handers and left-handers. The fact that the mouse supplied with two pairs of cap body and weights. Mouse can adapt, even the height of the panel to rest the hand adjustable. Such an opportunity we had previously met in the mouse the Razer Ouroboros from, but it is significantly more expensive. In Russia, the mouse G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB has not yet appeared, but in Europe it will have to pay 45 euros. In our review, we will look at what you get for this price.
G.Skill manufactured housing several parts bolted together in aluminum is used as the frame material. The frame is not completely covered with the top cover, as a result of a mouse receives an original appearance and flexible configuration possibilities. With its light aluminum alloy and composite design weight without additional weights of only 111, the sinker includes two 4.5 g Package, allowing to increase the weight to 120 g
The user will receive five additional buttons. For the scroll wheel is a button to change the DPI resolution “on the fly”. On both sides are available for the two buttons for the thumb, but it all depends on whether or not to use the G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 righty or lefty. However, no one bothers to press the button on the opposite side of the index finger or little finger, but we’ll get to them later.
G.Skill use matte plastic soft touch for any additional panels and covers. Only the DPI button, and a small plastic insert between the mouse buttons and the panel for the rest of the hands are lacquered finish. To the mouse does not slip in hand with the rise in the sidewalls have a small texture. However, the thumb sometimes touches the logo and aluminum frame, which is not very nice.
The choice of materials and workmanship is very good, like the previously tested G.Skill products. All edges G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 carefully crafted uniform gaps, transitions between components are made to last. Externally, the mouse looks beautiful, especially with activated RGB backlight, which is distributed in four zones. A combination of aluminum and plastic can be called a success, overall appearance mouse justifies its price. It will be interesting to see how the mouse will show itself in practice.
After purchasing G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 mouse you can be easily adapted for right or left hand. But it is also possible to narrow or wide symmetrical design. Like the Ouroboros Razer, the side panels are attached by magnets. Using two magnets with vertical and horizontal orientation that provides good reliable connections. After installing the panels in place to remove it would require very substantial efforts. Panels with a wide stand provides plenty of room for the thick fingers that will not interfere with the sliding of the mouse on the mat. Panel with a narrow stand, which is expected for the opposite side, giving ample space to relax a little finger. In our opinion, the most comfortable configuration is a symmetrical installation of two panels with a big stand on both sides.
Weights quite simply inserted into the holes, after which they are closed and the side panels are no longer visible. Through soft touch coating adheres well to the plastic hand, the mouse does not slip when moving in any direction.
The base of the mouse is made of aluminum. To improve slip G.Skill added five feet to the body. In panels with wide stand provides additional slip feet. On tactile sensations they resemble Teflon, even with all the weights mouse glided perfectly. Screw the back of the panel allows you to adjust for the rest of the hand. With complete key panel can be adjusted in increments of 12 mm. The difference between the minimum and maximum position pretty decent. Gamers can use the palm grip half (claw grip), but can also be fully put his hand on the body G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 in the maximum position.
G.Skill tried to optimally balance the mouse. The center of gravity is in the palm of the thumb. Therefore, the increase in mass through the addition of counterweights will not lead to displacement of the center of gravity. Wrap the mouse turns without tilt, which also aided and side panels prevent slipping from the hands of the mouse. The button layout for thumb and ring fingers we liked less. In the case of the buttons on the side of the big toe is good, but on the opposite side of the ring finger inadvertently shifted upward. And intense gaming battles he can shift when accidentally touch the back button. If the affected button below, then because of the design of the button is easy to go in and pressed. Add to this aluminum frame, which is different from the touch plastic. The rest of the mouse allows you to really give a suitable shape for right-handed / left-handed, or to make it symmetrical. Working with the mouse is convenient, but not perfect. Still, the manufacturer does not interfere to change the form of inserts and buttons.
To set up and configuration of the mouse G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 offers the appropriate utility. With the mouse, it is not attached, but the utility can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
Installation is carried out very quickly, then you can begin to set up. G.Skill shared utility on the three tabs: Customize, Setting and Lighting. On the first tab you can change the snap buttons. You can also record macros, as well as edit them. Various commands quickly launch and media control that can easily attach to the button.
On the Setting tab, you can make various settings such as mouse polling rate. All settings, including the configuration of the buttons, or DPI, can be linked to the profile. This approach is useful if a computer has multiple users or require your settings for each game.
In the Lighting can be controlled RGB backlight. There are four areas which can be controlled separately. As you would expect from RGB, you can use the full color space for color selection. You can also display brightness and a variety of effects such as pulsation.
As before, the software G.Skill has shown itself perfectly. This applies to installation, functionality and intuitive interface. The utility has all the features you need.
We liked the idea of making the mouse as possible adaptable. G.Skill skillfully integrated customizable body shape, while maintaining the original design. The quality of materials and workmanship excellent. Plastic surfaces have a nice finishing soft touch. Aluminum frame with backlight also fits well into the overall picture.
The Hardware is quite decent. Avago production sensor supports a resolution of 8.200 dpi, Omron switches are known for their reliability. A large number of well-placed legs provide excellent sliding behavior of the mouse on the mat. Finally, we note and the balance, center of gravity is in the right place. But all is not perfect as we would like. Location of the side buttons G.Skill has chosen not entirely successful. In our tests, the ring finger is constantly slipping off the side switch, we have not been able to get used to the design of the mouse body after the test. In principle, the problem can be solved by releasing the button from any functions. So G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 still can not be called ideal mouse for right-handers and left-handers. And the price is very reasonable 45 euros.