G.Skill seems to have taken a page from Mad Catz' playbook. The company has released a customizable rodent of its own from the cage: the Ripjaws MX780. This mutant isn't just a clone, though: it's got a few unique augmentations of its own.
For starters, lefties all around the world can squeal with glee, as the MX780 has a symmetrical button arrangement, making it fully ambidextrous. The palm rest is height-adjustable, and two flavors of interchangeable side grips are included in the box. That's not all for adjustments, either—the mouse's 111g base weight can be increased to 120g with optional weights.
Omron switches put the click in the MX780's eight buttons, and an 8,200-DPI Avago laser sensor handles tracking duties. The aluminum base should keep the center of gravity low, and the matte finish on the main surfaces should help keep them grippy during long gaming sessions.
The included software lets owners record macros, configure up to five onboard profiles, and customize lighting colors in four distinct zones thanks to the requisite RGB LED system. The MX780 measures 5.1" x 2.8" x 1.5" (or 130mm x 70mm x 38mm); the optional wide side grips make it 3.7" (93mm) wide. This shape-shifter is available right now at Newegg for $60.
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