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MSI Introduces Vigor GK50: Mechanical Keyboard with Kailh Choc Switches

Mechanical keyboards enjoy great popularity. Still famous is Cherry’s MX switch design, which for many manufacturers is the model for their mechanical keys. Although not many keyboards are equipped with the Cherry MX low profile switches, there are alternatives, such as the Kailh Choc switches.

The Choc Switches have their name because of the appearance of their rectangular key holder, which looks as square as a piece of chocolate (Choc =Chocolate).

This is exactly what MSI now uses in their new Vigor GK50 keyboard with Kailh Low Profile White switch. The white switches are Kailh keys where you not only feel the clicks but also hear them. This should make for a more pleasant typing experience. The design is based on the typical “loud” mechanical keyboards. But how audible the keys actually are in practice can only be judged in a test.

Ergonomic design with elegant optics

With a height of 34 millimeters, the switches have a lower confirmation point and a shorter key stroke than conventional keyboards. This should contribute to a higher typing speed, but also be very useful when gambling. MSI promises long switch life with over 50 million clicks per key.

These hide a high-quality aluminum surface, so that the keyboard is resistant and looks noble at the same time. The low keys also contribute to the ergonomic design of the Vigor GK50. It offers a natural hand and wrist position that keeps the strain of working and gaming low even over long periods of time.

keyboard colors individually adjustable

The gaming keyboard is equipped with MSI’s exclusive Mystic Light function. With this function, the RGB lighting of the installed components, such as motherboards, graphics cards, housings, etc., can be individually adjusted in user-friendly software.

The feature is part of the new Dragon Center software, in which the RGB lighting of each individual key can be individually controlled. The new software integrates individual MSI components, desktop systems and peripherals into a single platform, allowing individual device settings to be made.

Technical data

  • Weight: 700 g / 1200 g
  • Main Key switches: Kailh Low Profile Switches
  • USB cable: 1.8 meter
  • Keyboard Interface: USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

The new MSI Vigor GK50 LP as a low-profile variant will be sold from mid-November for a price of 99.99 euros.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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