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Rosewill RK-9000 - Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue Switches
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4 out of 5 eggs Mechanical Keyboard 12/13/2013

This review is from: Rosewill RK-9000 - Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue Switches

Pros: This is a mechanical keyboard with clicky BLUE Cherry MX switches. The pros are increased tactile response when pressing keys. It also makes a clicking sound when the key is pressed. These are all pros to me. I specifically wanted the clicking sound. You can get mechanical switches without the click if you buy a keyboard with BROWN or CLEAR Cherry MX switches. For me the tactile response, and more precise actuation than the rubber dome switches are very important to comfortable and efficient typing. Also, I have had this keyboard for nearly 5 years and all the keys still work as well as they did on day one. The text on the WASD keys is starting to fade, but the switches under them are as responsive and accurate as ever. The 50 newton press strength means that the keys don't generally activate by accident when I fat finger the keys. So, if you tend to type heavily this keyboard will do well for you.

Cons: The version of this keyboard that I have is the one with the full size USB connector. I have no idea why the company would have switched to using a mini-USB connector. Do computers even have Mini-USB connectors? Maybe they did that so that you can use it with tablets and smartphones? I would urge the company to change back to the full size USB connectors. They are much more suitable for a keyboard and will not lead to your customers having problems with the USB connector.I took off an egg because they are using mini-USB now.

Other Thoughts: The reason I even wrote this review is because I am looking for a new keyboard, and ran across this listing. This one is the one that I have now and it is working perfectly still, but I am looking to switch to a keyboard with GREEN Cherry MX switches in it. The GREEN switches have an even higher 80 newton press strength. The reason that I want to go up is that I do tend to fat finger a lot and I would prefer that the keyboard require more deliberate presses from me to activate the keys. (Also I find that the higher the press strength the more comfortable it is for me to use. Just my personal preference.)


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