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This review is from: Rosewill RK-9000I - Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switches
Pros: Cherry MX Blue switches
No-nonsense 104 key layout; normal Enter and Backspace keys and two Windows keys
No extra gaming/media keys getting in the way
Compact size and good heft. Keyboard is stable and fits well on smaller desks.
The MX Blue switches essentially emulate the venerable and much loved buckling spring switches that the IBM Model M used. They are ideal for touch typing, and for those who like the noise.
Cons: No extra gaming/media keys for those who want them
MX Blues are not the end-all, be-all switch
Cost: catch this one on sale (like I did)
The interchangeable PS2 or USB cable means that it can be accidentally detached from the keyboard.
Pros: Plug and play for Windows 8; no driver download required! (Not even from Windows Update).
No bloatware wifi manager software.
Cons: 2dBi antennas.
No 5GHz band.
Only 2 antennas instead of three.
High base price. (Get it on sale)
Other Thoughts: I bought this on Black Friday (for $10) because when I upgraded to Windows 8 I discovered that my off-brand Wifi's Win7 64-bit driver caused one CPU core to run at 100% all the time. (Disable the adapter in device manager and it quits) With no idea when I'd get an update, I went with a known brand so I'd be sure they'd release a driver, and low and behold the one that shipped with Windows 8 "just worked."READ FULL REVIEW
integrated touchpad (until it dies...)
Cons: Wouldn't stay connected to bluetooth between reboots. Hard to reconnect when only keyboard and pointing device not functioning. (catch-22)
Shoddy construction, keyboard slid downward inside the casing after only a few weeks of use with an HTPC. this caused all the lower keys to start snapping off and breaking. It was repaired once with super-glue, but this failed to alleviate the issue, until finally the touchpad totally failed. Threw it in the trash.
Other Thoughts: Bought IOGEAR GKM561R (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823176018) as a replacement, and it's a million times better than this model. It's also comparably priced. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this one.READ FULL REVIEW
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