While Corsair puts the finishing touches on its RGB-series keyboards, Rosewill has introduced a keyboard with a similar killer feature: adjustable backlighting with a choice of 16.8-million colors. Rosewill's keyboard, known as the RGB80, is available today at Newegg for $99.99.
Now, Rosewill's RGB80 can't hit the 16.8-million-color mark quite yet. According to the video above, only 228 colors are available with the current software—though Rosewill plans to release an update that will unlock the full slate of hues. Also, this thing doesn't use the same Cherry MX RGB switches as the Corsair units. Rather, according to the video, the RGB80 is outfitted with Cherry MX clones manfuactured by Kailh. Those clones don't have the same fancy translucent housing as the Cherry MX RGBs, so backlighting presumably isn't uniform across the whole key cap.
Still, this looks like a fairly full-featured offering. In addition to the technicolor goodness, it's got programmable keys, 512KB of onboard memory for profile storage, n-key rollover support, and multimedia key shortcuts. This keyboard even ships with translucent caps for the QWEASD and arrow key blocks.
|Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money||41|
|Mushkin enters the keyboard market with the Carbon KB-001||31|
|Report: PC gaming hardware market expands to an all-time high||39|
|Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula chills with an EKWB waterblock||3|
|Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more||13|
|Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch||14|
|Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows||22|
|Cryorig's QF140 fans offer a choice of silence or performance||17|
|SteelSeries' Apex M500 keyboard reviewed||14|