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The RGB color model
An RGB (sense 3) keyboard



RGB (uncountable)

  1. Initialism of red, green, blue; a color model in which colors are represented by adding varying amounts of red, green, and blue light.
    Coordinate term: CMY
  2. (loosely, attributively) Something extending across the RGB color space; (especially) something having a wide variety of vivid colors.
    RGB wallpaper
    • 2013 February 28, Kevin Holmes, “Experience Synesthesia In Animated Form”, in VICE[1], archived from the original on 2023-01-03:
      You're about to get lost in the RGB forest and make sensory associations you would never think of in Oscar López Rocha's animation Synesthetic Locked.
    • 2013 August 28, Colin Snyder, “'The Bureau: XCOM Declassified' Is the Sears Roebuck Catalog of Alien-Invasion Period Shooters”, in VICE[2], archived from the original on 2023-01-03:
      This threshold of expectations is promptly forgotten in the RGB world of in-game tactical menus in web-friendly, tightly-kerned sans serifs.
    • 2022 May 18, Soumyadeep Banerjee, “The newest shader in Destiny 2 Eververse store applies RGB to the player's gear”, in Sportskeeda[3], archived from the original on 2023-01-03:
      Destiny 2 newest shader adds an RGB effect to the player's equipment
  3. (by extension, slang) RGB lighting; lights (especially LEDs) able to display a wide range of colors by being able to individually adjust the strength of the red, green, and blue channels.
    An RGB keyboard
    • 2021 May 13, Matt Safford, “Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT Review: Expensive Excellence”, in Tom's Hardware[4]:
      The earcups are light aluminum with a classy silver look, accented by an RGB-lit Corsair logo in the center.
    • 2022 January 27, Arol Wright, “Gaming Chromebooks might soon become a reality, complete with RGB keyboards”, in Android Police[5], archived from the original on 2022-07-26:
      Its next step seems to be gaming, as new code changes hint at full RGB support for keyboards, because we all know the more RGB you have on your computer, the better your frame rates will be.
    • 2022 February 15, Myles Goldman, “Corsair iCue 5000T Review: Lit and Loud”, in Tom's Hardware[6]:
      So if lots of RGB isn't extremely high on your list of wants, this case doesn't make sense. This is a case for RGB fanatics who don't mind paying a high price for a whole lot of color-controlled glow.
    • 2022 September 12, Dave James, “The best PC fans in 2022”, in PC Gamer[7], archived from the original on 2022-11-09:
      As a result, the LL120s are the brightest and showiest fans we tested and a perfect fit for any RGB addict.



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