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Anyone know what kind of RGB capabilities the Gemini Dawn / Dusk will come with?

asked 2019-03-02 00:17:49 -0600

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updated 2019-03-02 17:13:42 -0600

So I got a Cooler Master SK630 in today. First impression is that of disappointment in its build. It's very light and "plastic-y". For some reason I was thinking it would be a slab of aluminum like the Gemini Dawn, Massdrop Alt or Vortex Pok3r.

After playing with the SK630 a little bit, I like it. It's the first keyboard I've come across that can do what Razer's Synapse does with RGB lighting effects and store them in the keyboard's own memory. I've already figured out how to get the effects I'm after. Hardware profile 1 has the "Starlight" + "Rainbow Ripple" running simultaneously in an effect called "Layers" where you can select up to five effects to run simultaneously. Hardware profile 2 has all 18 of the RGB lighting effects stored in it.

Would be nice if the developers of the Gemini Dawn and similar boards could program their boards to be as flexible as Cooler Master's when it comes to RGB effects (18 RGB effects with the ability to store all of them onboard AND run up to five of them simultaneously).

If I wanted to I could store all 18 RGB effects in all three hardware profiles of the SK630. That's pretty impressive.

There is a software component to this. Cooler Master has a small utility that actually has the 18 effects stored in it. The keyboard itself has the effects pre-loaded, but with the software, you can choose which effects to remove if you want to. You can arrange the effects under different hardware profiles. One of the effects is called "Layers". It's not an effect on its own. What it does is allow you to choose up to five of the effects to run simultaneously. The application allows you to manage macros, RGB lighting effects and the hardware profiles on the board.

Anyone know if the Gemini Dawn / Dusk will come close to being equipped and capable of what this Cooler Master board has / does?

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Here's my Vortex Pok3r running the Starlight effect: https://i.imgur.com/GoBnvBa.mp4

Here's my Cooler Master SK630 running Starlight + Rainbow Ripple: https://i.imgur.com/UBbBeuS.mp4

Synomenon gravatar imageSynomenon ( 2019-03-05 23:51:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2019-03-05 23:55:58 -0600

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I hope I'll be able to setup my Dawn to do what the Cooler Master SK630 can:

Here's my Cooler Master SK630 running Starlight + Rainbow Ripple: https://i.imgur.com/UBbBeuS.mp4

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