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TipsyMacScotchslurpen
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Apr 8, 2017
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Ok, now I'm confused after reading some of the comments here...
Is "rainbow" backlighting different from just plain RGB backlighting? Is it not possible to set the key colors individually, or to at least set the whole board to one color? Does this board have ONLY rainbow RGB effects?
I don't even know why they put rainbow backlighting effects on per-key settable LED keyboards, personally. I think it is just tacky. It should only be used to demonstrate the fact that each key can be set to any color as a store demo or something.** If this keyboard can only use rainbow effects then it is worthless to me. Sad, because it otherwise looks like it would be fun to have, and the option to add a set of gaterons makes it an even better deal.
** That said, I wouldn't begrudge a member or supporter of the LGBT community for wanting to use a rainbow effect on their keyboard to demonstrate their support, though since every RGB KB out there offers this effect, and so many people use it, there would be no way for anyone to know that is why you are using it.
Apr 8, 2017
firozerakib
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Apr 9, 2017
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I used to have the same confusion as well. But after browsing through reddit and going through a bunch of keyboard descriptions/manuals I think I figured it out. Basically, "rainbow" effect is different from true RGB in the following way:
In true RGB, each key color can be set individually (or rather, each key can be any color from the RGB spectrum).
As opposed to the "rainbow" keyboards, where, each entire row has a designated led color. So, keys on the first row like Esc, F1 etc will be, for example,: Red. you can toggle them on/off individually, but those keys will not be a different color. Similarly, the second row will be a different color, the third row will be a different color, leading to a top->bottom "rainbow"
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-like effect.
Keyboard Rainbow Example: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/719A19zQfVL._SL1500_.jpg
Keyboard RGB Example: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61R2%2B6wy62L._SL1500_.jpg
If I'm misguided, or incorrect in any way, please feel free to correct me.
Apr 9, 2017
Scottsburg
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Apr 9, 2017
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I believe you are correct. Some cheaper keyboards include 'rainbow' lighting presumably as a way of emulating an RGB look using fixed color LEDs. Each row is a different color, but you can't change the colors. Looks pretty tacky to me. If you are interested in a swappable switch keyboard with true RGB lighting, Glorious PC Gaming Race (https://www.pcgamingrace.com/) is suppose to release a TKL version of their keyboard later this year. I assume it will cost more than the Team Wolf though.
Apr 9, 2017
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