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.
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