G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Keyboard Review 0

G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Keyboard Review

Introduction

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G.SKILL has made a name for themselves in the last few years with high performance DRAM at prices that are consumer friendly as well. In many a way, they remind me of how Corsair started with memory and then branching out into other product lines. As such, it is perhaps fitting that G.SKILL has since also stepped their toes in the PC peripherals market in the last two years and currently boasts a full line of keyboard, mice, mouse pads and headsets alike. Today we take a look at the KM570 MX mechanical keyboard, and thanks to G.SKILL for providing the review sample.


The KM570 MX is a full size keyboard that comes with a choice of genuine Cherry MX Red, Brown or Blue switches. These models also have red backlighting on all the keys, and since it is 2017, G.SKILL has made sure there are RGB options also for those interested, although these only come with MX Red and MX Brown switch options. We have here today the red backlit MX Brown model, and let us begin with a look at the specifications below.

Specifications

G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX
Layout:104 (+4) keys
Material:ABS plastic and steel plate
Macro Support:Yes
Weight:1.25 kg / 2.75 lbs.
Wrist Rest:No
Anti-Ghosting:Full N-Key rollover
Media Keys:Volume control dedicated, others as secondary function
Dimensions:158.8(L) x 446.5(W) x 45.5(H) mm
Cable Length:2.0 M
Software:No
Switch Type:Choice of Cherry MX Red, Brown or Blue
Backlighting:Red
Interface:USB
Warranty:2 years

Packaging and Accessories


G.SKILL is making sure you do not forget this is a keyboard marketed at gamers beginning with the packaging itself- with a fairly busy layout on the front having gaming related features listed out occupying a good fraction of the space along with an illustration of the keyboard itself. This continues on the back with more specific features mentioned, and also on the sides as well.


There is a flap and two seals to help keep the contents inside in place. Open the box and we see the keyboard itself in a plastic sleeve. The included accessories are underneath, and we get a multi-language manual as well as a plastic keycap puller. I much prefer the wire type pullers but this is better than nothing, and I will mention this works fine with the smaller keycaps on the keyboard. That's about it for this section, so let us now take a look at the keyboard on the next page.
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