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The Best RGB Keyboards On The Market in 2020

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An RGB keyboard offers the full RGB spectrum of colors, allowing it to display subtle pinks, bright purples, dark reds, and every color in between. Essentially, you can choose any color from the RGB color wheel, and have it be the backlight for the entire keyboard, or just a key or two.

Literally light up your gaming life with these stunning RGB keyboards for gaming.

Keyboard backlighting has become a popular feature in recent years and like most features, it continues to improve. RGB lighting is a color model that allows red, green, and blue light to combine together in various ways to produce a vast array of colors.

Keyboards with advanced RGB lighting allows users to customize light layouts for different uses. The included software allows users to have the ability to light up one key or all of them in a multitude of colors. This feature is especially popular among gamers. By being able to light up certain keys used in high-action games, you can immediately press them without having to look and make sure you pressed the correct one.

Users can also save and import their backlight profiles to share with others. Budget RGB keyboards do not feature customization but do include a number of preset lighting patterns. These patterns can vary from one-click lighting mode to response of typing speed lighting mode. These keyboards are fine for users just wanting a few backlight options, but if you are wanting the ability to customize each key, you may have to spend a little more.

Before deciding on a certain RGB keyboard, be sure to consider other features you may want your new keyboard to have. We’ve listed several popular features below that are available in addition to RGB lighting.

  • Mechanical keyboards
  • Actuation time
  • Tactile Response
  • Audible click
  • Macro key availability
  • Key rollover for anti-ghosting

Ten of the Best RGB Keyboards

We’ve listed 10 popular, highly rated, RGB keyboards ranging from budget to high-end. Each listing explains the amount of RGB customization available along with other features the keyboard may have. We hope this guide assists you in finding the perfect RGB keyboard to suit your needs.

1. RIOTORO Ghostwriter Cherry MX Black Mechanical Keyboard with Customizable Prism RGB

2. SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – RGB LED Backlit – Linear & Quiet

3. Rosewill RGB80 LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

4. Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

5. HAVIT RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Blue Switches

6. Philips SPK8614 USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Rainbow Backlight

7. Patriot Viper V765 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

8. Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

9. Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Tactile And Clicky

10. corsair Gaming STRAFE Mk.2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

1.RIOTORO Ghostwriter Cherry MX Black Mechanical Keyboard with Customizable Prism RGB

The Ghostwriter from Riotoro is an outstanding RGB keyboard. With a 1 ms response time, 100% anti ghosting and Cherry MX Switches (Black) and full n key rollover it is up there with the best. For connectivity there are dual USB ports, for design there is a stylish aluminium face plate and a dedicated media control. With the Ghostwriter Prism, the RGB lighting and effects can be simply programmed via keys, with numerous colors to choose from. Set up is simple and it also comes with a 2-year warranty.

The SteelSeries Apex 7 is still quite new in the world of keyboards, and it does offer several great features for the price. In addition to having quiet red mechanical linear switches (rated for 50 million strokes), it also has dedicated multimedia controls, can save up to 5 different profiles and comes with USB pass-through capabilities. These are ‘nice to have’ features but the Apex 7 has much more than that. There is 100% full anti-ghosting and 104 key rollover, and an OLED smart display.

2. SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – RGB LED Backlit – Linear & Quiet

In terms of the RGB backlight, there is a pallet of 16.8 million colors, and as it is ‘per-key- you could have a different color for each key if you wanted. There is also reactive typing effects to add an extra level of customization. To top it all off, the SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Keyboard, is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy chassis and is accompanied by a detachable magnetic wrist rest. Did I mention this was a great keyboard?

3. Rosewill RGB80 LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

The Rosewill RGB80 has 100% blue mechanical key switches that provide tactile feedback and an audible click. It contains 6 customizable LED backlit key modes including 5 for brightness and 1 for breathing. It also has 16.8 million LED color options.

The 87 keys feature multimedia keys to adjust volume and media playback straight from the keyboard. 10 transparent game keys and a key puller for easy cleaning are also included. The n key and 6 key rollover prevent ghosting. The Rosewill RGB80 is a great affordable keyboard. While we haven’t reached the fully-customizable RGB lighting keyboards on the list yet, this keyboard has excellent features for those looking for a durable RGB lighting preset keyboard.

4. Redragon K552-RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Redragon K552 features custom mechanical switches that are equivalent to Cherry MX green switches. The keys have medium resistance, tactile feedback, and an audible click. The RGB LED adjustable lighting has 6 preset backlighting effects. Each key cap is double-shot injection-molded for clear backlighting.

Constructed of aluminum and ABS, this keyboard has 87 standard keys and 12 multimedia keys allowing volume control and media playback directly from the keyboard. A Windows key lockout option is available for uninterrupted high-action gameplay. This affordable keyboard is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or even the obsolete XP.

5. HAVIT RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Blue S

This mechanical gaming keyboard features blue key switches with a floating key design. They don’t seem to be Cherry MX Blue switches but they are mechanical switches with a competitive life rating. There is full n-key rollover and 104 keys anti-ghosting. There are 14 RGB backlit modes that are adjustable and the accompanying gaming mouse also has 7 different color settings. While it doesn’t allow customization, it does offer several exciting backlight modes. The 12 multimedia keys are controlled via Fn (function) commands. The mouse that comes with this RGB keyboard also has a range of 6 DPI settings to suite a variety of different functions in both work and play. This is an Excellent mechanical keyboard for typing as well as gaming.

6. Philips SPK8614 USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Rainbow Backlight

Philips is a brand synonymous usually with Hi-Fi and home entertainment tech, so it should not really be much of a surprise to see them branch out and dabble in the world of keyboards. What might come as a surprise though, is the range of features they give you for a relatively cheap price tag, in the form of the Philips SPK8614 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

The Philips SPK8614 comes with Philips very own custom-made rapid-fire mechanical blue switches. These are tactile but quiet switches, rated for over 50 million keystrokes and all housed in double-shot keycaps. The dual-mode control knob can be customized between controlling your media settings or the ‘ambiglow’ lighting effects. There are 19 of these ambiglow backlight chromatic effects that you can switch between to tailor the RGB backlight to your own taste. The Philips SPK8614 is fully programmable and comes with a comfortable magnetic wrist rest.

This is a great looking mechanical RGB keyboard priced low to mid-range making it a little more affordable.

7. Patriot Viper V765 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Patriot Viper V765 is a macro lover’s dream come true. With 104 programmable macro keys, every possible gaming sequence can be accessed with the touch of a button. It features 100% Kailh mechanical white switches that allow tactile feedback. The 104 key rollover prevents ghosting and multimedia keys are easily accessible for volume control and media playback directly from the keyboard. It comes with an IP56 waterproof rating and is also dust proof.

The full spectrum RGB LED backlighting offers individual backlit keys, and is entirely customizable. Made of aircraft grade aluminum chassis, it also features a 2-year warranty. A removable magnetic palm rest is also included.

8. Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Here we start entering the higher range keyboards that offer complete RGB individual key lighting customization. Per Logitech, it is one of the world’s fastest RGB mechanical gaming keyboard available. The exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches offer up to 25% faster actuation – important for PC gaming. Key lighting can be individually customized with over 16 million colors.

It also features 9 programmable G-keys and macro keys. The 113 keys are anti-ghosting and media controls are also located directly on the keyboard. With Arx control applications and a smartphone dock, you can access in-game data on your phone or tablet without interrupting your gameplay. The Logitech Orion Spark has a tested lifespan of 70 million keystrokes.

9. Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Tactile And Clicky

Razer’s BlackWidow Elite keyboard features Razer Mechanical Switches specifically designed for gamers. You can choose between Green, Yellow or Orange switches. Green are tactile and clicky, Orange are tactile and silent or Yellow are linear and silent. These switches offer a fast response and low actuation point with 50g of the actuation force. Chroma backlighting has over 16.8 million color options. Using Razer Synapse and Hypershift software, you can set up macros to your hearts content, as well as customize key lighting or sync your custom backgrounds.

Fully programmable keys, 5 additional macro keys, and easy access media keys are also available. 10 key rollover for anti-ghosting and volume control are also incorporated into this keyboard. It is compatible with all Razer hardware and lots of third-party equipment too, including Philips Hue. The BlackWidow Elite has an 80 million keystroke lifespan and comes with a 2-year warranty.

10. Corsair Gaming STRAFE Mk.2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Corsair has many popular gaming keyboards available, the build quality is excellent and the STRAFE Mk.2 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard does not disappoint. Incorporating 100% Cherry MX Red switches with a unique gold cross point, every key press is reliable and exact. The key switches have a wide actuation zone, no audible click, and no tactile feedback (tactile switches are an acquired taste).

The multi-color per-key RGB backlighting provides unlimited adjustments allowing you to fully program every individual key. Macro keys are abundant for gamers and FPS/MOBA keycap sets are textured and contoured for smooth accessibility. 100% anti-ghosting is provided by the 104 key rollovers.

CUE link allows connection to compatible Corsair keyboards, headsets, and mouse to work together creating a glorious lighting experience. The free RGBShare community allows users to set up and share STRAFE RGB custom lighting modes for all games. A soft-touch detachable wrist rest and USB pass-through are also

Other noteworthy models that didn’t make this list but are still worth a mention, are the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro, the Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM (a real step up from the Corsair K70 RGB and epic if you have the money!) and th eRazer Huntsman Elite. If you didn’t find what you were looking for on our list, I thoroughly suggest checking these models out.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 (2021) Redefine Concept Introduction

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Samsung Galaxy S21, the next flagship series from the South Korean tech major, is expected to launch in January next year, and the phones could go on sale by the end of the month. In the latest leak, tipster Jon Prosser has revealed the launch, sale, and pre-order dates of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 phones on Twitter. The Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra launch will take place on January 14, 2021 and pre-orders will start on the same day. The tipster also claims that the devices will go on sale on January 29.

Samsung’s flagship lineup sees the S series launch in the first half of the year, while the Note series comes in the second half. While some reports are claiming the brand will launch the phones with Samsung Galaxy S30 name label, others are saying Galaxy S21 will be the official name.

Prosser in his tweet also revealed the colour variants of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. These are black, white, grey, silver, violet, and pink. While the features of the devices are yet to be revealed, several leaks have already suggested what could be the possible specifications of the new phones. Here’s everything we know so far.

Samsung Galaxy S21 price (expected)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is expected to start from $999, which is around Rs 74,640 in India. The Galaxy S21 Plus could cost $1,199 (around Rs 89,580), whereas the Galaxy S21 Ultra $1,399 (approximately Rs 104,529).

Samsung Galaxy S21 series: Specifications

As per the leaks, the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30 phones will sport a punch-hole display design. The cutout will be placed on the upper right side of the display. The handsets will also have slim bezels. The design of the phones will be almost similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.

The leaked renders showed that the volume rockers and power button will be located on the right edge. The standard version is expected to come with a compact 6.2-inch flat display. The screen of the Galaxy S21 Ultra could measure between 6.7 and 6.9 inches. It is expected to come with a slightly curved display and could include support for the S Pen, which would be a first in the S series. However, the device might lack any slot for the brand’s signature stylus.

The phones will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor in some markets. Samsung is expected to announce its own Exynos 1080 processor on November 12. This chip is based on the 5nm process. But this is not going to power the S21 series, according to a report on Sam Mobile. The devices will run the Exynos 2100 chipset, depending on the region.

The most premium version in the series is rumoured to pack a 108-megapixel primary camera and a 40-megapixel snapper for selfies. The Galaxy S21 series could also see the introduction of a new under-display selfie camera. Again, Samsung could limit this new technology to the most premium flagship in the series, which would be the S21 Ultra.

On the software side, the Galaxy S21 will ship with One UI 3.0, which will be based on Android 11. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series was recently spotted on 3C certification. The site hinted that the standard version will offer a 4,000mAh battery, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is tipped to feature a 4,660mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly have a 5,000mAh battery. All three phones are expected to ship with a 25W fast charger.

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WhatsApp New Exciting Features (2020) November

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New features on WhatsApp

WhatsApp the messaging platform is at the helm of social media applications. Run by Facebook one of the four Big Tech companies, its features complement those of its sister platforms like Instagram and Facebook. So if any feature exists on one of these platforms, expect it to show up on all eventually. For instance Stories. By imitating the Snapchat model of quick short-lived stories, Instagram mastered it, further emulating it on Facebook and WhatsApp.

In a big to keep the app updated and fresh, new features are introduced every once in awhile. Take a look at what to expect!

WhatsApp regularly updates the app with new features. It also tests unreleased features on its beta app for Android and iPhone. Recently, WhatsApp has been focusing on privacy and control of spam on the platform. It has rolled out features to help curb these issues on WhatsApp.

In terms of UI change, the app will soon roll our dark mode on Android and iPhone. WhatsApp dark mode is expected to arrive with iOS 13 and Android Q update. While we wait for that, there are other features available now on WhatsApp. If you’re a frequent WhatsApp user, these are some features you can use right now. WhatsApp has confirmed its new exciting disappearing messages feature which, once enabled, will make new messages sent in individual or group chats disappear after seven days.

As per the information provided on the support page, enabling the settings will not affect the messages previously sent or received in chat. While the users can themselves turn disappearing messages on and off for individual chats, in a group chat, only the admins will get to use the feature. With this, if a user does not open WhatsApp in the seven-day period, the message will disappear, but its preview might still be displayed in notifications until the App is opened. The feature, as per the App, will not work if the disappearing message is forwarded, and in case the user creates a backup, however, when the user restores from a backup.

As per the settings for media download, if auto-download is turned on the receiving phone the images, videos will be automatically saved on the device. There, however, is no option of customizing the time frame after which the messages will be deleted.

WhatsApp is hard at work making its hugely-popular app even better. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the launch of disappearing messages which, as the name suggests, makes text messages self-destruct after a week, coupled with the introduction of a new storage setting designed to allow users to quickly find and remove content filling up their precious memory.

And now, it seems WhatsApp is working on two more updates – one aimed at Android users, and another designed for those with an iPhone.

The first change that’s coming to Android looks set to allow users of this Google-powered operating system to access more exciting wallpapers than what’s currently available.

As spotted by the team at WABetainfo it appears that there will be a total of 32 bright wallpapers and another 29 designed for dark mode. It seems you’ll even be able to set unique background patterns for different chats and adjust exactly how they look to suit your tastes.

This upgrade is currently in the beta phase of testing but a launch could come soon.

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Realme 7 5G Smartphone launched; Features

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Key Highlights

  • Realme 7 5G has been launched in the UK.
  • Some of the key specs of the Realme phone are MediaTek 800U SoC, 120hz display, four rear cameras and more.

Realme has expanded its 7 series of smartphones with the launch of Realme 7 5G in the European market. This is the company’s first Realme 7 series smartphone to come with 5G support. The smartphone is said to be the upgraded version of Realme 7 which the company launched in India this year.

Realme 7 5G price

Realme 7 5G has been launched at a price of GBP 279, which roughly translates to Rs 27,400 in the UK for the base 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone will be made available in a single Baltic Blue colour option. The smartphone will be available for purchase in the UK starting November 27 and will be up for grabs through Amazon UK at a discounted price of GBP 229, roughly around Rs 22,500 until November 30 as a part of the Black Friday Special deal.

Realme 7 5G Features

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Realme 7 5G on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.3 aperture; a third 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.1 aperture.

The Realme 7 5G runs Realme UI based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB) with a dedicated slot. The Realme 7 5G is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Realme 7 5G measures 162.20 x 75.10 x 9.10mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 195.00 grams. It was launched in Baltic Blue colour.

Connectivity options on the Realme 7 5G include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Realme 7 5G supports face unlock.

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