|Item model number||RK-9000BR|
|Item Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18.4 x 8.4 x 1.9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||18.4 x 8.4 x 1.85 inches|
Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switch (RK-9000BR)
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- The Cherry brown key switches deliver quiet, fast response on each key, soft tactile feeling, 50 million life cycle, and comfortable typing for long term use
- The N-key rollover function permits up to 104 keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict while 6 keys are in USB mode -- a great advantage for gamers
- The Rosewill RK-9000BR incorporates high quality braided cable and gold plated USB and PS/2 connector. These connectors ensure low latency
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Top Customer Reviews
1) Detachable cables (mini-USB to PS/2, and mini-USB to USB), braided, and plenty long.
2) Perfect layout. This is the way US keyboards should be.
3) Perfect fit-and-finish. Screws are tight, no scratches or scuffs. Earlier versions had a textured plastic housing, but the latest ones are a smooth, matte black. Nice weight. Seems durable.
4) Unique features key switches are mounted on a red metal plate. While this is a subtlety, I think it looks a lot better than other brands (which look bland by comparison).
5) Keycap Compatibility: Keycaps intended for FILCO-brand keyboards will fit this perfectly. You can get these in a number of places online, or even have them custom made (I have some from Signature Plastics, you can find their website easily).
If you are having trouble deciding between the various revisions, THIS ONE IS THE RIGHT ONE. The Cherry MX Brown switches are some of the lightest switches available, yet have a tactile feel; the actuation point is 2mm below the resting position, and requires approximately 45 grams to achieve that actuation. The switches aren't quite as crisp as Cherry MX Blues, but they are almost silent, no louder than your average basic $10 keyboard from Logitech or Dell.
I feel like some of mechanical keyboard hipster; I've been using a trusty IBM Model M and a Northgate Omnikey Ultra way before mechanical keyboards became the new "in" thing two or three years back. As I've been using the M and Omnikey for the past ten years, I feel qualified to compare this Rosewill which I've used for almost a month now with them.
Why did I decide to upgrade to a new keyboard? Well, I recently built a new computer, and the motherboard that I used did not have a PS/2 port. I've tried several adapters, but none of them were totally satisfactory. Keyboard shopping it is then. Both the IBM Model M and the Northgate Omnikey that I used were clicky and tactile; this means that you can feel when the key switch is actuated (tactile), and you can hear it as well (clicky). Almost all new mechanical keyboards now use switches by Cherry Corp. of Germany, so I looked for the equivalent switches from Cherry: "blues," so named for the color of the actual stem coming out of the switch which the keycap attaches to.
I ordered the keyboard from Amazon, and, as usual, got it a few days later. My first impression was, "Wow, that's tiny!" Despite being a full sized 104 key keyboard, the Rosewill is absolutely tiny compared to the Model M, nevermind the Omnikey with its additional function keys. The Rosewill feels much lighter than both the M and the Omnikey, but that's not to say it feels cheap. The plastics use on the case feel sturdy, and the feet snap into place with an authoritative click. The keyboard has a detachable cable, and comes with both a USB and a PS/2 cable, both braided and high quality. The connectors are gold plated, which Rosewill claims will decrease latency. This is false. Boo, Rosewill, Boo.Read more ›
I don't have the micro USB connector issue some people seem to have. I don't jerk the cable around though.
This is THE CHEAPEST MX Black keyboard out there. Currently, the CM Quickfire is slightly cheaper, but you lose a numberpad, and you get all these conspicuous gaming markings like "Quickfire" on the space bar. I don't call something without a numberpad a keyboard. I use my numberpad to bind macros to. Since the CM Quickfire doesn't have one, I guess I would have to bind macros to the arrow keys?
Rosewill has always been a manufacturer of solid, no-frills-attached type products. I have built many rigs using Rosewill cases and fans, but this is the first time I've tried one of their peripherals. It's built to the exact standard Rosewill uses in their products, similar to how Corsair has a good build quality. I can tell in a blind test whether a fan is from Corsair, Cooler Master, or Rosewill. The Corsairs and Rosewills are made of higher-quality ABS plastic, while most of CM's offerings are made of some polysynthetic junk that flexes under the slightest weight. So you can imagine why I wasn't eager to go with CM's take on a keyboard.
As for the value of this product, it's up to you. Sure the typing experience is better, but does it really justify $70-$80? I've typed on a few membranes that feel AMAZING and only cost $30. They failed me quickly though. My last membrane failed in about 6 months. The keys got sticky and some of the keys wouldn't respond unless I slammed them. Also, I got ghosting problems.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This keyboard was very good. The only problem was that the 'A' key stopped working about 4 months of heavy keyboard use. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
It works...it clicks (blue switches)
Good for people who can actually type.
Might be louder than some people like. Read more
I've had this keyboard for about a year and a half, and I love everything about it. They style just fits in with my desk, the keys are loud enough that it's satisfying and annoying... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lucas Howard
I love this keyboard. Let me repeat, I love this keyboard. The reason why I wanted to repeat that is because I'm typing this review on the keyboard and it gives me more time to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stuart B.
I have a bunch of different Rosewill RK-9000 keyboards. They've mostly been great. I guess this time I got unlucky and the left key was broken. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Z.
first one had a bad usb port, but company replaced it immediately.
Current one is 16 mo old, and the numeric keypad went dead
I expect a hundred dollar... Read more
love this key board using it right now as I type, simple look has a great clicky sound. fast responsePublished 5 months ago by Luis and Wendy
No complaints after a few years of use. Its durable and very solid feeling. I use the PS/2 cable for the nth key rollover and it works perfectly, and occasionally when I need to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dustin Riddick
Excellent keyboard, n key rollover is a nice touch and why I bought it. Had no issues a year after purchase.Published 7 months ago by Ben