The Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer has unveiled a new Mechanical Keyboard called as the G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM560 MX. I have earlier reviewed the GSkill KM 570 Mechanical Keyboard Review which costs around $100.
It is a Tenkeyless compact keyboard and comes with Red LED lighting. TenKeyless mechanical keyboards don’t have the conventional numeric pad on the right side. These are more compact and allows more space to manage the mouse for gamers.
The new G.SKILL KM560 Mechanical Keyboard comes in 3 different variants with Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red and Cherry MX Blue Keys. It looks very similar to the GSkill KM 570 Mechanical Keyboard Review – Best $100 Keyboard keyboard which reviewed some weeks back.
If you wish to read more about the Cherry MX switches and which key switches are idea for you can refer this article – Why and Who Should Upgrade TO A Mechanical Keyboard.
The G.SKILL KM560 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard comes with Cherry MX keys which are known for the long life – 50 million strokes and the keyboard boasts of a 2 mm responsive actuation distance.
The keyboard comes with Red color LED lighting and misses on the current RGB lighting trend. The lights are customizable using the keys on the keyboard with different preset lighting profiles. The keyboard doesnot come with any software to manage the lighting effects instead you can simply press the Fn + F* keys to choose from the lighting effects.
The Keyboard also offers customization in terms of intensive of LED light and also comes with Macro support which can record the keystrokes on the fly and can be used in game or other programs.
The keyboard comes with standard features like n-key rollover & 100% anti-ghosting that enables any number of simultaneous key presses to be accurately registered while gaming. The keyboard comes with Contoured soft touch keys to help reduce your finger strain while typing and playing games for long sessions.
G.Skill is yet to share the price for the KM 560, we will update as we get a word from them.
We used the KM 570 and found the key caps to be really soft and comes with excellent feedback, moreover once you use a Mechanical Keyboard , there is no going back, ever.