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I would say around four or so years ago, when peripherals first started incorporating RGB lighting in them.

The first keyboards I remember with it were Corsair's K70 RGB boards.

 

Some other manufacturer may have been earlier to the game, but those are the first I recall.


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Don't know about the LED stuff but the neon lighting has been a thing since forever.


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10 minutes ago, Minibois said:

I would say around four or so years ago, when peripherals first started incorporating RGB lighting in them.

The first keyboards I remember with it were Corsair's K70 RGB boards.

 

Some other manufacturer may have been earlier to the game, but those are the first I recall.

Yeah lol. I remember when literally every keyboard manufacturer came out with an RGB mechanical keyboard during CES when Cherry finally came out with a switch that had LEDs small enough to incorporate all three colors.


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Just now, CerberusFlame99 said:

Yeah lol. I remember when literally every keyboard manufacturer came out with an RGB mechanical keyboard during CES when Cherry finally came out with a switch that had LEDs small enough to incorporate all three colors.

Didn't Corsair have exclusive access to Cherry MX RGB switches for a while? I just kinda remembered that after reading your post.


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4 minutes ago, Minibois said:

Didn't Corsair have exclusive access to Cherry MX RGB switches for a while? I just kinda remembered that after reading your post.

They did but that was also around the time that Cherry's patent ended and a bunch of companies were able to release their own versions of cherry like switches


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I think it's been a progressive thing, PC lighting. I remember using stamdard LED fans, which had only 3 or 4 LEDs per fan, then you has cathodes and UV. But I'm not too sure when exactly RGB was first incorporated in widespread use. 

 

I built my system in 2012 and RGB lighting to my knowledge was either not around or not widespread in usage by manufacturers. I think single color LED light strips etc were however available.

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5 hours ago, Minibois said:

I would say around four or so years ago, when peripherals first started incorporating RGB lighting in them.

The first keyboards I remember with it were Corsair's K70 RGB boards.

 

Some other manufacturer may have been earlier to the game, but those are the first I recall.

First they came for the keyboards...and we remained silent...

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The modern rgb-craze started with the release of the Corsair K70 RGB in September or August 2014. Corsair had an exclusive deal for the cherry mx rgb switches for the first six months if I remember correctly. Corsair also released some other peripherals with rgb around this time, M65 RGB was one of them.

 

Around the same time razer started their chroma lineup with the blackwidow chroma, Kraken chroma and deathadder chroma. 

 

When corsair exclusivity deal with Cherry expired every manufacturer cherry-faithful released a keyboard with the new rgb switches. 

 

After that things have been ramping up every year, with more and more things getting rgb. Everything from sensible things like keyboard backlight to 24pin power-cables and logos on the back of monitors... 

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RGB was as thing for years but only for holidays and parties.  But for us, it started with RGB keyboards when people got bored with single color lit keys (red, blue, yellow, green and white).  First clones and Cherry knockoffs and boards using large bulbs, then 3538 SMD's and Cherry MX RGB keyboards proper.  Then spread to mice, and then, computer cases.

 

Now we have RGB cables.

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On 6/25/2018 at 2:00 AM, cartdog said:

I think it's been a progressive thing, PC lighting. I remember using stamdard LED fans, which had only 3 or 4 LEDs per fan, then you has cathodes and UV. But I'm not too sure when exactly RGB was first incorporated in widespread use. 

 

I built my system in 2012 and RGB lighting to my knowledge was either not around or not widespread in usage by manufacturers. I think single color LED light strips etc were however available.

LED fans have been around since 2002 at least.  I have built several PC's from around 2006 with windows and LED fans.  


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When it started becoming affordable as with everything else. 


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It's a "thing" or a fad?


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On 6/24/2018 at 3:31 AM, adamgasth said:

Im just curious

Around 4 or 5 years ago, manufacturers realized they could take the same white backlit keyboards they've been selling for years, replace the lights with colored lights, then double or triple the price because it "costs more" to manufacturer. (While this is partly true due to RGB vs white LED's, the difference is minuscule.) They then blasted their marketing departments with advertising, and (most) consumers opted to not fight back with requests for simple non-RGB versions of the same products at a reduced cost.

 

This seems to be the norm whenever manufacturers try to tell us what we want, rather than asking us what we want. For example: I'd gladly pay $1500 CAD for an iPhone XI or Samsung Note 9 "MEGA" that's a full 1cm thick if it meant I could have a real battery lasting 5-7 days for a full work week between charges. I'm essentially willing to do the whole "Shut up and take my money!" thing, but manufacturers aren't even willing to give consumers the choice to fork over gross amounts of cash for the features we might need or want.

 

Don't get me wrong; I'm all for additional choice for the consumer, but what's happened here is that most manufacturers are only releasing RGB products at unjustifiable prices without providing a non-RGB equivalent for the entire lineup, leaving the consumer to either fork over big money to buy a product the advanced features they need and RGB lighting that they don't care about, or spend less money on a product that doesn't meet their needs because it is deemed "too simple" to include the features as it's not in the manufacturers' RGB lineup.


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On 26/06/2018 at 6:27 AM, kirashi said:

Around 4 or 5 years ago, manufacturers realized they could take the same white backlit keyboards they've been selling for years, replace the lights with colored lights, then double or triple the price because it "costs more" to manufacturer. (While this is partly true due to RGB vs white LED's, the difference is minuscule.) They then blasted their marketing departments with advertising, and (most) consumers opted to not fight back with requests for simple non-RGB versions of the same products at a reduced cost.

 

This seems to be the norm whenever manufacturers try to tell us what we want, rather than asking us what we want. For example: I'd gladly pay $1500 CAD for an iPhone XI or Samsung Note 9 "MEGA" that's a full 1cm thick if it meant I could have a real battery lasting 5-7 days for a full work week between charges. I'm essentially willing to do the whole "Shut up and take my money!" thing, but manufacturers aren't even willing to give consumers the choice to fork over gross amounts of cash for the features we might need or want.

 

Don't get me wrong; I'm all for additional choice for the consumer, but what's happened here is that most manufacturers are only releasing RGB products at unjustifiable prices without providing a non-RGB equivalent for the entire lineup, leaving the consumer to either fork over big money to buy a product the advanced features they need and RGB lighting that they don't care about, or spend less money on a product that doesn't meet their needs because it is deemed "too simple" to include the features as it's not in the manufacturers' RGB lineup.

 Well I agree with the point where you say manufacturers should give moar choice..like my setup is black and blue and the only options I'd have when my corsair k90s die would either be a Chinese gamery Kb or an overpriced RGB monstrosity which I'd just assign constant blue color too (just like my mobo) also.. Motherboard manufacturers please stop the RGB madness like one of the msi z370 boards is marketed as made with rgbs in mind 

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7 minutes ago, Lopiky said:

We all love RGB but how long until they turn everything RGB even GPU's and CPU's?

You can already get GPU's with rgb lighting on the cooler and backplates, and CPU coolers also have rgb options.

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20 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

When will screens become RGB?

They have always been?


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2 minutes ago, thedude4bides said:

You haven't lived until you've seen an RGB PSU, brah

Asus has got your back. 

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