Remember the MX RGB keyboard switches Cherry introduced last month? Well, they're on display at CES inside a special version of Corsair's Vengeance K70 keyboard—and the configurable, per-key backlighting is a sight to behold. Scott was on location and recorded this video:
Cherry's MX RGB switches are translucent. Each one sits over an LED that's mounted on the surface of the circuit board, and each LED can display 16.8 million colors. The result is a tremendous amount of backlight configurability... not to mention the potential for cool demos like the one above.
Corsair plans a commercial release for the world's first Cherry MX RGB-based keyboard in the second half of this year. The keyboard will be available with so-called red, brown, and blue versions of the MX RGB switch. In this case, the color refers not to the wavelength of the underlying LED, but to the response of the switch mechanisms. See here for more details.
|1. Ryszard - $503||2. punkUser - $502||3. the - $306|
|4. SomeOtherGeek - $300||5. Ryu Connor - $250||6. doubtful500 - $200|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||8. cygnus1 - $126||9. danny e. - $125|
|10. SecretSquirrel - $125|
|Star Wars Battlefront trailer will leave your jaw on the desk||100|
|This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches||9|
|Two men have real-life flame war over iOS, Android||28|
|Report: DOJ may oppose Comcast's Time Warner acquisition||26|
|Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more||29|
|This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far||27|
|AMD posts $180 million loss, shutters SeaMicro business||219|
|Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant||18|
|You should probably watch the new Star Wars trailer||144|