G.Skill  - G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB


G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB: a modular and ambidextrous laser gaming mouse

Aprox. 49€

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G.Skill - the well-known memory manufacturer - also offers gaming peripherals under its brand Ripjaws. Its first mouse, the MX780 RGB from the Ripjaws range, intends to strike hard from the start with its attractive characteristics: ambidextrous thanks to interchangeable slices, adjustable height and mass, aluminum base and laser sensor.

Positive points

Completely ambidextrous.

Comfortable grip and pleasant coating.

Height-adjustable palm rest.

Good laser sensor.

Bad points

Slice buttons too close to the main buttons.

Buggy configuration software.

Our review


Not easy to distinguish a mouse by its design, as the originality can translate into an uncomfortable grip. Despite the youth of G. Skill in this environment of gaming peripherals, the manufacturer has managed to offer a mouse that does not look too much like its competitors, without neglecting comfort. With its long main buttons and its independent and adjustable palm rest, there is nevertheless a resemblance to the Razer Ouroboros or even to the RAT mice from Mad Catz. In any case, the appearance of the MX780 RGB is clearly gamer, with its various recesses and its protruding edges.

It is however very pleasant to take in hand and the adjustable height of the palm rest allows the mouse to be adapted to our preferred grip. We can thus choose a high height to support the palm well and use it in palm grip, fingers well placed on the buttons, or conversely favor nervousness with a grip in finger tip, the palm rest adjusted to the most low. The latter is quite comfortable thanks to its fairly soft angles and its rounded shape.

The soft-touch coating which covers the parts in contact with the hand is very pleasant to the touch. The finish is also quite good, although some assemblies could have been more careful. For more rigidity, G.Skill has also chosen an aluminum base, visible by turning the mouse over.

Lefties will be happy, G.Skill has thought of them with a perfectly symmetrical and therefore ambidextrous mouse. Indeed, the slices are removable and we can therefore choose which side to position the slice designed to support the thumb. You can also choose to use the same type of slice on both sides of the mouse, for a more or less comfortable configuration. Under each slice, a space can accommodate a small mass of 4.5 g to weigh down the mouse. Handy if you find the 112 g - without cable - of the MX780 a little light. In all cases, the glide is good thanks to the 5 PTFE pads glued under the mouse (7 if we use the two largest slices, each equipped with a pad).

Each section also includes two buttons, with the default functions "next page" and "previous page". They are unfortunately not very well placed, since they are too close to the bottom of the main buttons. Consequently, the thumb comes into contact with the edge of the latter during activation, which is both uncomfortable and a source of handling error. Large fingers may also inadvertently activate them, although their sensitivity is not really their strong point. They must indeed be pushed in for about 2 mm to activate their switch. Little annoying in office automation, much more boring during a game that requires flawless responsiveness.

Conversely, the responsiveness of the main buttons is very good. The manufacturer has chosen guaranteed Omron switches for a minimum of 20 million activations. What in principle to ensure a very good longevity to the mouse.

For its part, the rather large wheel is pleasant to handle and offers a smooth scrolling. The notches are still quite well marked. However, it does not allow horizontal scrolling, too bad.

Like any recent gaming mouse, the MX780 RGB offers, as its name suggests, a multicolored RGB backlight, on 4 zones. Enough to program disco effects to liven up your DJ evenings ... or more simply brighten up your desk a bit. This backlight also serves to indicate the profile selected when the button located above the wheel is pressed (one color per profile).


Thanks to its Avago ADNS 9800 laser sensor, the MX780 RGB can operate on a wide variety of surfaces, except on glass according to our tests. Its sensitivity of 8,200 dpi is more than enough for any type of use, even with several Ultra HD screens. The other more important specificities of this sensor concern its maximum acceleration reaching 30G as well as its capture speed of up to 150 in / s, or 3.81 m / s.

Enough to play the fastest games without worry, including low sensitivity, even if very demanding players will probably turn to newer sensors. The mouse also exchanges its information with the computer at a frequency of 1000 Hz. The very low lift-off height also guarantees movements without parasitic movements when the mouse is repositioned.


For a first try in the gaming mouse world, G.Skill offers a well-thought-out model, suitable for all grips and most hands, for both right and left-handed users. Pleasant to use, precise enough to indulge in any type of game, it is not perfect, but proves convincing enough to make a place for itself on the market.