Layout and Features
It’s difficult to decide where to start when describing the MX780. The all black plastic accents are made with a fingerprint resistant finish that frames the silver plastic to create a racing stripe like profile where the accent lighting providing the icing on the cake. One thing that isn’t as easy to see in the pictures is the size. Coming in at a 5.12in x 2.76in x 1.50in basic setup, the MX780 is longer than a typical claw grip mouse and shorter than a typical palm grip mouse right out of the box. It does have a trick or two up its mousy sleeve though...
The ambidextrous design really stands out when we place the two profile pictures side by side. Each side has a textured rest that feels as comfortable as any I have used. The striped accent lighting on the frame can be configured as two of the four available lighting zones.
The sharp edge of the top two buttons covers the two thumb buttons making a slide upward the most intuitive action. Each button does stick out enough to be found directly for the claw grip and can be individually programmed. In practice I found my medium hand size made the front set a stretch for a natural palm grip.
From the front you can see a two ridge design for the scroll wheel that creates a V shape. Behind it is a toggle switch that also acts as a button. Both feel good and are distinctive enough to use by fee and are accented by another programmable light. A black braded cable provides about 6 feet of reach with a gold plated connector.
A lighted GSkill logo is featured on the adjustable back surface. Using a simple hex screw tool provided with the MX780, or a standard hex tool, you can raise the back up from 8 to 11mm. It goes a long way towards making the MX780 work as a palm mouse and makes the shape a question of personal taste.