G.Skill has joined the RGB LED keyboard fight with two new models. Gamers, please welcome the KM780 RGB and the KM780 MX keyboards, available with the usual trio of Cherry MX switch flavors: red, brown, and blue. Check out G.Skill's video:
Both keyboards have a similar feature set. The only difference is that the KM780 RGB's LED backlight can produce a rainbow of colors, while the KM780 MX makes do with red.
The keyboards' backlighting is configurable per key, and the RGB model adds color customization, as well. For gamers with extra-sweaty fingers, G.Skill includes a set of ten grooved keycaps for the WASD area and surrounding keys. As another nod to gaming, the KM780s come with six hotkeys and three macro keys, complemented by a macro record button. N-key rollover and anti-ghosting complement the main feature set.
Other touches include onboard profile switching keys, USB, headphone and microphone ports, a dedicated volume wheel, and an LED volume display. The keyboards are built on a 2-mm-thick aluminum plate, and have a metal rail at the top for clipping on a mouse cable holder, which is another nice detail.
The two keyboards are already available on Newegg, at $160 for the KM780 RGB, and $120 for the KM780 MX. They're only available with Cherry MX red or brown switches for now, however—the blue-flavored variant will arrive at a later date.