G.skill joined the rapidly-expanding world of backlit mechanical keyboards earlier this year with the Ripjaws KM780R. Now, the company is looking to fill out its ranks with the KM570 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, a more streamlined plank for those of us that want the blinking lights and little else.
The KM570 comes with three popular shades of Cherry MX RGB switches: Red, Brown, and Blue. However, where the KM780R had all kinds of angles and extra media buttons, KM570 RGB is a rectangle with just a few extra buttons. Dedicated volume and mute buttons sit in the upper-right corner of the board, while shortcut and media buttons act as secondary functions of the F-keys.
The keyboard board also includes full N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technology. The RGB LED lighting and macros can be manipulated using G.Skill's included software. In other words, the KM570 checks most of the boxes we expect of a straightforward mechanical keyboard.
G.Skill says the KM570 RGB should arrive in December with Red and Brown switches. The version with Blue switches is coming in January. With a recommended price of $119.00, though, G.Skill may have a tough battle against a sea of almost identical keyboards. Even its KM780R sports the same price if you're willing to forego the RGB LEDs for simpler red lighting, while offering a host of dedicated buttons and more striking styling.