Rosewill Launches New Limited Edition RK-9000I Mechanical Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2012 - 03:51 AM |
Tagged: rosewill, mechanical keyboard, keyboard

Rosewill, a PC peripheral company popular for its lineup of mechanical keyboards has announced a new model. Following in the success of Rosewill’s second generation RK series (which we reviewed here) is the Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000I. The new mechanical keyboard features the same form factor and black keys as the existing RK-series, but has a white color keyboard color.

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The Elite Ivory mechanical keyboard will be available with either Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Brown switches. The Blue variants are tailored towards typists while the Brown keys are made as a compromise between typing feel and the ability to press the key multiple types rapidly–a feature highly sought after by gamers.

Key press animations. On the left: a Cherry MX Blue. On the right: a Cherry MX Brown

Further, the keyboard will come equipped with both gold-plated USB and PS/2 connectors. The PS/2 connector will give you the full performance and allow many more keys to be depressed at the same time than is possible over USB. When Scott reviewed the RK-series keyboards, he generally liked them. As this Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000I is based off of those keyboards, it should offer very similar performance.

Unfortunately, pricing and availability have not yet been released by Rosewill, but I would expect that it is coming soon.

Source: Rosewill

August 9, 2012 | 08:46 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

after using cherry reds I could NEVER use ANYTHING else....butter....straight budda....

August 13, 2012 | 12:17 AM - Posted by Branthog

It would depend on what you're doing with them. Not all switches are optimal for all activities. There's a reason you don't game with blues, for example.

Anyway, I wouldn't waste a dime on Newegg's in-house brand. Just go to Elite Keyboards and buy a nice Leopold Tenkeyless for $99 (it seems to be the new standard replacement for the fantastic Filcos).

August 9, 2012 | 10:59 AM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

Another mechanical keyboard, another keyboard lacking basic media buttons. Just because it uses 30 year old button technology doesn't mean that the rest of the keyboard needs to look like it's 30 years old.

August 13, 2012 | 12:19 AM - Posted by Branthog

Why do you need "media buttons"? You're at a keyboard. In front of a COMPUTER. Just click on your crap. Or use shortcut keys. Just stop cramming every damn keyboard on earth with all these idiot-buttons. How about pressing CTR+T to go to a "home" page on your browser? Or clicking your email app? Do you really need keys for that? And volume? A bunch of single-purpose crap buttons increasing the cost and size of an otherwise good peripheral.

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