RGB lighting has become the buzzword among modern PC builders. It allows gamers to customize the interior aesthetics of their computer cabinets. Interior RGB accessories available for computers include LED strips, case fans, CPU coolers, AIO liquid coolers, and RGB cables.
However, RGB is not just limited to interior accessories. There are external RGB accessories also available that can complement the interior ambient lighting setup of your case. You can utilize these accessories to create a dedicated gaming corner in your room. Here are the different types of accessories that RGB lovers can add to their desktop computers for a complete color-coordinated setup.
All of us, including me, have been fascinated by keyboards with backlighting since ages. I still have my Dell Studio 1555, which came with white keyboard backlights. Not only does backlighting adds to the utility aspect of the keyboards, but it also looks cool. Traditionally, most keyboards had single-colored backlights though they could be dimmed or turned off.
Today, quite a few companies manufacture RGB keyboards that have addressable RGB LEDs. They allow you to control the color and intensity of keyboard backlights using software or dedicated keys. Low-end keyboards have distinct RGB zones wherein LEDs illuminate a specific area of the keyboard such as the Numpad. Premium keyboards feature separate LEDs for each key that can be controlled individually.
An RGB keyboard is easy to use in low ambient light and looks cool. You can add one to your desktop for a comprehensive RGB setup. RGB keyboards are available from popular brands including Corsair, Cooler Master, Logitech, HyperX, Razer and Asus among others.
Pairing your RGB keyboard with an RGB mouse would be the next step towards building your RGB gaming rig. RGB mice may have addressable LEDs under the brand logo or transparent side accents for enhancing their aesthetic appearance. They can be programmed using software to match the LED effects on your keyboard or other RGB accessories.
RGB mice are available in different price segments for catering to buyers with varying budgets. Quite a few RGB gaming mice also come with DPI controls and programmable buttons. They are designed considering the needs of hardcore gamers. If you are looking to complement your RGB keyboard with an RGB mouse, then you can consider offerings from Corsair, Razer, HyperX, Gamdias, Cooler Master, and Logitech among other brands.
RGB Mouse Mat
If you think an RGB mouse won’t look chill on a bland mouse mat, then an RGB mouse mat will appeal to you. RGB mouse mats have RGB accent lighting on their edges and even under the brand’s logo. Most of them are powered via a USB port though some may also use batteries. LEDs on the RGB mouse mats can be addressed using the software for consistent styling for your RGB rig. Razer, SteelSeries, and Corsair manufacture RGB mouse mats.
Computer manufacturers have taken the RGB setup one step further by introducing RGB headsets. While most people will say that there is no point in having RGB lighting on headsets as it won’t be visible while wearing, quite a few of us will justify it with – “But it looks cool!”. RGB headsets have minimal RGB lighting that looks appealing without being overbearing. The headsets use AA or AAA batteries for powering their RGB LEDs though some of them may have inbuilt rechargeable batteries. Both wireless and wired RGB headsets are available in the market, and you can choose one of them as per your needs. A few companies that offer RGB headsets include Asus, Corsair, SteelSeries, and Logitech
The last thing that you expect RGB on is a monitor, but RGB monitors do exist. They feature RGB LEDs on their rear side or stand to prevent the LEDs from distracting the user. The LEDs create colorful accents on the rear and bottom of the monitor. They can be controlled via software to match with the rest of your RGB setup. Acer and Asus provide RGB lighting on some of their gaming monitors. The monitors are available in 1080p and higher resolutions with a refresh rate of up to 240Hz.
Many companies provide software that enable you to control all your interior and exterior RGB accessories from a single control panel. You can apply common or individual effects on different accessories as per your preferences. They will assist you in building the perfectly synchronized RGB gaming rig.