The common denominator amongst all the new gaming peripheral line announcements is that they seem to be coming from companies known for their RAM. Our latest announcement from the floor of Computex 2015 is no different. It comes from G.SKILL, a company name I recognize as that one that always manages to price their Ripjaws memory kits $20 cheaper than equivalents from Kingston and Corsair. They are bringing out two keyboards, a mouse, and two headsets, all of which will also be found in the Ripjaws product line.
First up are the keyboards. Though two keyboards are being announced, they are by all appearances one product. The Ripjaws KM780 keyboard will feature either Cherry MX Red or Brown switches, braided USB cable, and full key function customization using the G.SKILL Unified Driver System (G.U.D.S.) software suite. The only differentiation between the two keyboards is that the KM780 RGB will feature full range RGB back-lighting, and the KM780 MX will simply be crimson red.
The Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse is an ambidextrous design, with an adjustable height palm rest and interchangeable side grips. The customization doesn’t stop there, as the lighting is full tweakable, and the functions of the mouse can be programmed and saved to internal memory. The Ripjaws SR910 and Ripjaws SV710 are both 7.1 surround headsets, though how they achieve that is quite different. The SV710 is a virtual surround headset, where as the SR910 actually has 10 real discrete drivers.
More info and pictures can be found in press release below. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but all these peripherals should be available in Q3 of 2015.
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G.SKILL Showcases Ripjaws Series Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Mouse, and 7.1 Surround Headset at Computex 2015
Explore, Expand, and Express Your Inner Gamer
Taipei, Taiwan (2 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is excited to showcase a completely new series of high end gaming peripherals at Computex 2015! The new Ripjaws series gaming peripherals include two mechanical gaming keyboards, a RGB gaming mouse, and two 7.1 surround sound headsets.
Fully Customizable Ripjaws KM780 RGB / MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards
Available in two lighting flavors, full range RGB and crimson red, the KM780 RGB and KM780 MX are fully loaded mechanical keyboards designed and built with durability and practicality in mind for the ultimate gaming and typing experience. Featuring Cherry MX Red and Brown key switches with 50 million key-press lifecycle and a braided 2.0m USB cable, allows the Ripjaws KM780 series keyboard to last for years of daily usage.
The KM780 RGB and KM780 MX keyboard is capable of storing your settings within onboard memory, so you’ll have a personalized keyboard experience no matter which computer you’re connected to. You can store up to three independent modes of settings on the keyboard, easily switchable via Mode hotkeys (M1-M3), each containing its own lighting patterns, macro setup, timer setting, key delay and repeat rate, polling rate, and various other settings, so you can have a personalized keyboard layout for each different gaming character, in-game skillsets, or special macro shortcuts for different applications. Combined with per-key programmability and per-key lighting options, as well as 6 extra dedicated macro keys, the possibilities are endless with the G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 series mechanical keyboard.
MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse
Designed with the latest technology and customizable to fit your own personal gaming style, the Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse is ambidextrous and features a height-adjustable palm rest and interchangeable side grips to maximize comfort and support for your hand size and grip style.
Constructed with a 32-bit ARM processor, gaming-grade Avago laser sensor, and Omron micro-switches, the MX780 RGB gaming mouse is capable of 1000Hz polling rate, 8200 dpi, tracking up to 150ips, and 30g of acceleration with a durability of 20 million clicks. Up to 5 individual profiles can be stored within the device, each profile with its own sets of customizable RGB lighting across 4 lighting zones and unique settings for 8 fully programmable buttons.
Also included are gaming grade PTFE glide pads, notched scroll wheel design, and 5 programmable dpi steps with color indicator, making the Ripjaws MX780 RGB the ultimate gaming mouse that adapts to you and your gaming style, not the other way around.
G.SKILL Unified Driver System (G.U.D.S.) Software Suite
The unifying backbone to enable full customizability for the Ripjaws series mechanical gaming keyboard and gaming mouse, is the G.SKILL Unified Driver System. An intuitively designed user interface allows you to navigate easily through all the settings, manage stored profiles, and customize each mode for each of your own personal gaming style or application use. From choosing color and lighting patterns, to personalized key functionality, experience the freedom to explore and express your own gaming style.
Ripjaws SR910 / SV710 7.1 Surround Digital Gaming Headset
Listen to your in-game world expand and come alive on the Ripjaws SR910 in real 7.1 surround sound through 10 discrete audio drivers, or on the Ripjaws SV710 in virtual 7.1 surround sound powered by Dolby Pro Logic IIx through dual 50mm drivers.
Dive into a distraction-free audio experience with a circumaural earcup design, immerse yourself in high-precision positional audio with Xear 3D technology, and enjoy extended gaming sessions in comfortable leatherette lined ear pads. When working with teammates, the built-in ENC (environmental noise cancellation) microphone analyzes and reduces background noise for crystal clear voice communication. Complete with an instant-access in-line control and a full audio control software suite that includes a 10-band equalizer and customizable surround sound speaker positioning, the ultimate audio gaming experience is within reach.
The G.SKILL Ripjaws series gaming gear will be available in 2015 Q3 and detail pricing will be announced soon.
Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.