G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse ReviewRHKCommander959 -
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G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse Introduction:
G.SKILL has just recently entered the gaming peripherals market. Products will include gaming keyboards, mice and mouse pads, and headsets. G.SKILL has provided OverclockersClub with the first iteration of its gaming mouse – the G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse. Just like the G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB keyboard reviewed here recently, this mouse can change colors in different areas!
The gaming mouse market is long established and highly contested. Not all games have aim-assist, so being able to place your cursor where you want it is still important for most tasks. One of the selling features is DPI – Dots Per Inch. Mice have long since gone past the useful level of DPI for most hands; now it is more a selling feature. The MX780 has up to 8200 DPI capability with an Avago Laser sensor, which is plenty of DPI. Polling Rate is supported up to 1000Hz, which is snappy. The feet are Teflon (PTFE), very popular for its low friction, although if they are too thin they wear quickly. The MX780 has eight programmable keys utilizing Omron switches. For a custom fit, the mouse can be reconfigured for different heights, and has interchangeable grip attachments so users can change the mouse to fit their hand better.
With all of these features the MX780 should prove to be a great gaming mouse, read on to find out if it truly is!
G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse Closer Look:
The MX780 box is similar to the KM780 RGB keyboard's box: primarily red, white, black, and grays. On the front of the box, a large picture of the mouse sits offset to one side, giving a decent top view. An "RGB Find Your Inner Gamer" sticker is attached at the top – this means the MX780 supports color changing through RGB LEDs. Along the bottom of the front side are four features: 8,200 DPI Laser Sensor, 3-Zone Custom RGB Lighting, 8-Programmable Buttons, and Ambidextrous & Height-Adjustable Design. It is very easy to find the company name and model number, as it is in multiple spots on the front alone. The back shows some of the RGB customizability on an isometric view of the mouse. Seven more features are listed out: G.SKILL Unified Driver System for Full Customization, Gaming-Grade Avago Laser Sensor, Tracking up to 150IPS & 30G Acceleration, 512KB Onboard Memory (Store up to five profiles), PTFE Glide Pads, 20 Million Click Life-Cycle, and Up to 1000Hz Polling Rate (1ms). The bottom has ten languages that read: Height-Adjustable Palm Rest, Interchangeable Side Grips, 8 Fully-Programmable Buttons, and Ambidextrous Design.
The top of the box has a relief cut in to add a plastic hanger loop. The company and model information is readily apparent on every side of the box. The bottom of the box shows the System Requirements: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10, an available USB 2.0 Port, and an Internet connection to download the driver software. Package contents include: G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse With Two Extra Side Grips, Palm Rest Adjustment Tool, Two 4.5g Weights, Quick Installation Guide, and Warranty Guide. The rest of the bottom shows certifications, registration information, and barcodes.
The front is actually a flap that flips open. On the inside of the flap is a picture of the MX780 with the four included grips next to it. Below this picture are six features described with three additional features shown with pictures. Features include Ambidextrous Construction, G.SKILL Unified Driver System, Five On-The-Fly DPI Steps With Color Indicator, Interchangeable Side Grips, Gaming-Grade Laser Sensor, Omron Micro-Switch with 20 Million Click Durability, Customizable Weights, Metal Base Construction, and Height-Adjustable Palm Rests with 8-11mm Range of Travel. Next to the flap is a window showing off the mouse and some of the included accessories. Sitting in the plastic are the two 4.5g weights with insulation, the palm-rest height adjustment tool (hex key), and a pair of alternative side grip panels surround the MX780. Underneath the plastic is a packet containing the Quick Installation and Warranty Guides.
Continue on to the next page to get a closer look at the G.SKILL MX780 RGB gaming mouse!