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G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse Review

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G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse Closer Look:

The G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB mouse promises high performance after reading the box. The 8200 DPI Avago Laser Sensor used is the ADNS-9800 LaserStream. The Avago ADNS-9800 has received some criticism for being aggressive with mouse acceleration. The sensor is also capable of up to 1000Hz Polling Rate for almost instantaneous response. The MX780 shoots for adaptability with interchangeable grips for both left- and right-handed use, and different grip preferences with an adjustable height capability. Colors are fully adjustable in up to four spots; this is why there is the RGB designation. The mouse feet are Teflon (PTFE), which is a very slick foot, but they also tend to be soft.

The MX780 RGB has a very distinctive design to it, very aggressive. Some people may have a hard time getting used to the shapes and sharp lines all around. Two different sizes of grip pads are included – two small and two large pads can be swapped out. The mouse has LEDs all around – one on each side of the front, one at the scroll wheel, four behind the left and right buttons, and one in the palm rest. There are eight buttons in total – left and right buttons, the scroll wheel, the DPI switch next to the scroll wheel, and two side buttons under both the left and the right clicker each. The bottom of the main mouse body is brushed metal. Arrows point at the laser sensor and height adjustment hex screw. The diagram surrounding the screw tries to indicate that counter-clockwise will raise the platform and clockwise will lower it. Five mouse feet are installed to help reduce friction, with each large grip pad also having one for stability. The scroll wheel is also viewable from underneath, although there was enough clearance that it could have been covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grip pads are textured with the same pattern as was done on the wrist pad of the G.SKILL KM780 RGB keyboard. The sides are plastic painted silver with the Ripjaws logo overlaid. Three notches are cut for LED color output, but they don't serve much purpose otherwise. It is easy to see the gap between the base of the mouse and the palm rest. Two buttons adorn each side of the mouse, giving this mouse a total of eight fully customizable buttons. Two screws at the front of the mouse help to hold the case together, and another screw hides underneath each grip pad. The palm rest can be raised a decent amount, making this mouse suitable for common grip holding preferences including claw, finger tip, and palm. Overall, this mouse feels comfortable in the different grip patterns, although the scroll wheel is mounted far forward. It would probably be better to have had the DPI button and scroll wheel switch places or move closer to the palm rest. The side buttons are somewhat mushy and need to be pressed in deeper than the left and right click buttons – this will help prevent accidental clicks, but does increase the work required to actuate the switches. Users just have to learn to be more deliberate in their clicking.

 

 

The side grips are held in place through the use of two neodymium magnets per side combined with a notch where the grip inserts into. The 4.5g weights can also be inserted here, allowing up to 9g of increased weight. The side grips can be swapped around in four configurations: two small grips, one large and one small on either side, or both large side grips. The choices all come down to what feels better; the large grips give your fingers a place to rest without touching the surface below. This customizable design combined with the adjustable palm rest make it possible for many more people to find a good fit with the G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse.

 

 

 

The mouse cable is 1.8m long with braided insulation providing extra protection. The cable is still fairly flexible as is necessary for a mouse to move without interference. The USB connector is gold plated to increase conductivity and prevent corrosion. A tag is placed next to the USB connector to give all of the pertinent mouse information including the part number, serial number, and model number. The power rating is given as 5V DC 200mA, or one watt.

 

 

Time to move on to the next page to get a look at the software and RGB colors created with it!




  1. G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse: Introduction
  2. G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse: Closer Look Continued
  3. G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse: Software
  4. G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse: Specifications & Features
  5. G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse: Testing & Results
  6. G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse: Conclusion
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