Overview of the Vigor GK71 Low Profile keyboard. Quiet and fast with levitating keys
MSI provided the editors with a fresh set of gaming peripherals, which included the new Vigor GK71 Sonic keyboard , released this spring. In addition to it, the set includes the Immerse GH50 headset with a stand and the Clutch GM50 mouse with a branded mouse pad. Let’s get to the review!
Specifications Vigor GK71 Sonic
Main switch type: MSI Sonic Red;
Interface: USB 2.0;
Number of keys: 104 / 105 / 109 keys (depending on language);
Illumination: Mystic Light;
OS Compatibility: Windows 10 and above;
Cable: 1.8 m braided;
Key life (number of keystrokes): 70+ million;
Number of rollovers: Hybrid 6+N Rollover;
Size (mm): 442.5 x 138 x 41;
Weight (g): 854 / 1700.
Review Vigor GK71 Sonic
I would like to start with the main feature – Vigor GK71 Sonic, as the name implies, uses Sonic Red branded mechanical switches, created in collaboration with the manufacturer Kailh. The company notes their low actuation force of just 35g with 4mm of full travel and 1.9mm of travel to actuation point.
In fact, the keys are really pressed easily and without resistance, which at first may even scare you away – it will take some time if you have previously used a device with more elastic switches.
Also, the Sonic Red keys are completely silent. Which is also surprising if you’re used to keyboards that sound like a typewriter. True, after an hour of active typing or games, you completely forget about some kind of sound feedback and enjoy using the new device. As a bonus, online game mates will definitely not swear at the fact that your keyboard is heard in Discord.
The caps themselves are made of two layers: classic black plastic on top and translucent walls. With the Mystic Light on, this creates a fun illusion of keys levitating above the body of the device.
The backlight itself is configured in the MSI Center application, which traditionally allows you to select the desired modes and colors, as well as synchronize your devices. We used this for the entire set sent to the editor. Here in the program you can set macros and update the firmware. If desired, the backlight can be controlled simply by a combination of hot keys without installing the application.
Also on the keyboard, you can not miss the multimedia keys and a double volume control, located in the upper right corner. The buttons are unexpectedly made in silver color. This detail, in our opinion, slightly harms the overall design of the device, but the keys perform their function – the regulator can be turned both from above and from the side.
The basis of the device was a solid aluminum panel with cutouts for buttons. On the reverse side there are two legs, four anti-slip points and cable channels. The keyboard USB cable itself is 1.8 meters long in a fabric braid.
Separately, we note the stand for the hands, which comes with the kit. It will come in handy for long sessions, and without it, some players may find the keyboard to be tall. It is especially useful if you are used to keeping brushes on the table. The only negative is that the stand is not attached to the keyboard in any way and is simply located under your hands.
Results and awards
I would like to praise Vigor GK71 Sonic for the speed and quiet sound of the keys. This is the case when something new and unusual seems inconvenient, but after a while you start asking yourself the question – why haven’t I used such a device before?
KRASIVO . Branded caps with a non-standard design only enhance the pleasant impression. Of course, this is provided if you like to flood your workspace with light.
Clutch GM50 mouse and Immerse GH50 headset review
We have already recommended the Clutch GM50 mouse to our readers as a great gift. This device is not equipped with the most sensitive sensor on the market, but its speed will definitely be enough for an ordinary player.
Maximum sensitivity (DPI): 7200;
Interface: USB 2.0;
Number of buttons: 6;
Resource switches of the main buttons: 20 million clicks;
Main switch type: Omron Gaming;
Cable: 2 m low friction, gold-plated connector;
OS Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7;
Size (mm): 120 x 67 x 42;
Weight (g): 87.
In the hand, the mouse lies perfectly, and all six buttons respond quickly to pressing. The manipulator is suitable only for right-handers, and the design itself can be called classic for devices in this price category. The side ribbed surface isn’t the softest, but it’s not distracting when in use. The front panel of the manipulator is decorated with a luminous logo and a transparent strip with diodes in the lower part of the body. The backlight is also configurable in MSI Center.