|Item model number||RK-9000|
|Item Weight||3.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18.5 x 8.5 x 1.8 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||18.5 x 8.5 x 1.75 inches|
Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000 with Cherry MX Blue Switch (RK-9000)
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- Highly durable professional gaming keyboard
- Extremely responsive and accurate for hours of comfortable gaming
- Gaming-grade lifetime: 50 million clicks
- Durable red metal inner chassis
- N-Key rollover: 104 Key could press at the same time, avoid any key jamming (Only PS2 mode, at USB Mode 6-key rollover)
- Cherry Blue Switches: 2 stage of press feeling, click sound inside switch, 50 million life cycle of the switch, comfortable typing for long term use, fast response on each key
- Laser printing design for the keycap
- Gold plated USB and PS/2 connector to ensure low latency
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Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switch
Cherry Blue Switches For Fast Response And Better Tactile Feel
The Cherry blue key switches deliver fast response on each key, 2 stage of press feeling, click sound inside, 50 million life cycle and comfortable typing for long term use.
N-Key Rollover Function For Multiple Keys Pressed At The Same Time
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 in USB mode, a great advantage for gamers.
With up to 50 million clicks life cycle and durable red metal inner chassis, the Rosewill RK-9000 is perfect for long-time typing and professional gamers. And the laser printing design for the keycap helps prolong the visibility of letter or number on the keyboard.
- Interface: USB or PS/2
- Design Style: Gaming
- Normal Keys: 104
- Switch Type: Blue Cherry MX
- Operating System Supported: Microsoft ME/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7
- System Requirement: USB Port or PS/2 Port
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
takes some getting used to. Not the clean-breaking snappy action i was looking for, but i am using it and it works ok. Has not broken in 3 momths now.Published 18 days ago by Vance Mason
Got this keyboard for my husband so he could play the computer without keeping me awake at night (his previous keyboard was unbelievably loud). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jaimil Kingsbury
I was using a laptop with this keyboard, after a year the soldering came off on the circuit board. Completely useless after that . Read morePublished 24 days ago by Evan Manuella
So, I've had this keyboard for 5 or 6 years now and it's still going strong. I killed one of my switches about a year ago, I think it was the F5 key, and I ordered an handful of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Casey Q. Kelley
I bought one and it had a defective C key. I return and bought a replacement and it had both defective A and S keys.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The product I had was missing pieces and some of the keys did not work. I heard this is a great keyboard, but just got bad luck with the seller.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Got it today, used it for 4 minutes until I realized the E key didnt' work, had to return.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This particular keyboard had a bunch of nasty sticky stuff on it, and it had blue switches instead of browns. Do not buy this.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Cherry MX Reds are fantastic, but the detachable USB cable mount does not hold up at all. I have a wheel for sim racing and frequently shuffle my keyboard and wheel around -... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven