MSI releases Vigor GK50 Elite Keyboard and WR01 Wrist Rest

August 18, 2020 | 14:00

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MSI is expanding its burgeoning line of Vigor gaming keyboards with the GK50 Elite and accompanying WR01 wrist rest today.

The mid-range model numbering translates to an £80 street price plus another £20 for the wrist rest. The pair is still comfortably cheaper than the GK70 reviewed a while back. For that outlay, MSI provides Kailh Box White switches with a 40g actuation force.

As expected, there's per-key RGB Mystic lighting, controllable by MSI's overarching Dragon software. The keyboard features a brushed-metal top plate. The relatively small frame lends itself to a 435mm x 135mm x 38mm form factor and 800g weight.

Rather than add to the base cost by bundling in a basic wrist rest, MSI offers the Vigor WR01 as an accessory. Weighing 300g and using a gel-infused memory foam filler with what MSI terms an 'Ice Silk Lycra' upper, it looks a cut above most other bundled wrist rests.

We've got both the keyboard and wrist rest in for review and are busy putting them through their paces. Expect to see a video and written review very soon.

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