Just Delivered: Rosewill RK-9000 mechanical keyboards

Subject: General Tech | November 19, 2011 - 03:57 AM |
Tagged: RK-9000, mechanical keyboard

This afternoon, I received a 17 lbs. box at the door branded by the good ‘ole Newegg.

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Despite knowing the contents, I could not help but crack it open for all to see. Inside a tree’s worth of brown paper are stacked four Rosewill RK-9000 keyboards. Each keyboard contains a different mechanical switch -- one blue, one red, one brown, and one black; together, they make up the entire RK-9000 product line.

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The Rosewill RK-9000 was in its first revision, and I believe still is, manufactured by CoStar. CoStar also produces, and is most famous for, the majority of Filco's mechanical keyboards. They are known to be typically high quality as was the original RK-9000; the difference is that now there is more choice in how we want the keyboard to respond.

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Awww, a family photo. Jimmy, stop slouching!

There is not much else to say about the delivery except to keep your eyes peeled for a roundup in the near future. What’s your favorite color? Find out soon.

November 19, 2011 | 06:48 AM - Posted by BartPasek

I like the red one, mostly because it's my favorite color. I don't know much about the specifics of the different colors, but I love mechanical keyboards. I prefer to use them because I like the anti-ghosting feature; I play lots of CSS, BF3, TF2, etc

November 19, 2011 | 01:16 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Red switches are often considered to be "top of the top" for gaming keyboard switches. It really is all a matter of opinion, but for gaming it is generally considered red or black (the two keyboards on the right in the last picture) especially when you need to do a lot of multi-tapping on the keys.

November 20, 2011 | 08:42 PM - Posted by Bryan (not verified)

Blue switch have click noise and a bump feedback when you hit the key, browns have the bump but no click.

The black switch has no bump or click, but requires more push then the blue, where the red has a lighter touch then the black.

November 21, 2011 | 01:11 AM - Posted by hgrevemberg (not verified)

I use a vintage IBM type M - would upgrade to a new kboard if it was demonstrateably better. Hard to believe an 84' keyboard holds its own today.

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