G.Skill KM570 RGB keyboard goes for rainbow-lit simplicity

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.

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    • Captain Ned
    • 3 years ago

    You want “backlit”?? I haven’t cleaned out the Model M for several years, so I’m sure there’s some truly lovely filth trying to self-replicate under these magic keys. I might even post a picture when I get around to “board chow” removal.

    • Mr Bill
    • 3 years ago

    These color backlit keys are pretty enough from a distance. But with so much light leaking around the base of the keys, a fella can’t actually see the light coming through the tops of the keys when using it in the dark.

    • sweatshopking
    • 3 years ago

    LOOKS GOOD, BUT I THINK MINE IS PROBABLY BETTER.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      HOW’S THAT SHIFT KEY WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

        • sweatshopking
        • 3 years ago

        GREAT. THINK MIGHT HAVE COME UP WITH A WAY TO HAVE THE CAPS BACK! BUDDY IS GREAT AND EAGER FOR IDEAS AND FEEDBACK.

          • chuckula
          • 3 years ago

          REMAP ALL YOUR KEYS TO THE CAPITALIZED VERSIONS IN SOFTWARE.
          IT’S LIKE HAVING THE CAPS LOCK KEY BE BROKEN IN THE “ON” STATE.
          OR AS YOU CALL IT: PERFECTION.

            • llisandro
            • 3 years ago

            I assumed that morphine was going to add some special sauce to the BBCode so SSK’s keystroke force would automatically scale his bold font size up the harder he hammered on the kb

          • CuttinHobo
          • 3 years ago

          LOUD NOISES!!!

          – LOVE, BRICK

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