Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
When it comes to a company like Rosewill, you should never be shocked to see various products coming from them. This company has their finger on the pulse of all of the latest and greatest products that come to market and is not afraid to step in line with a variation of a product that someone else may have already introduced, just with a fair bit of Rosewill flavor added to it as well. Whether that be specific styling, their way of accomplishing basic tasks, simplifying life offering peripherals which require no software to customize or fit it to your needs. Whatever it is that draws you to this company to make a purchase, Rosewill is guaranteed to have at least one product you will find fitting the bill to what set you on the search in the first place.
We reviewed the RGB80 near three years ago and liked it so much, that when we saw a used V9000 in white and a TKL, we jumped on it and loved using that for some time as well. Today is yet another day where we will be looking at the latest generation of mechanical keyboards, and see what Rosewill is capable of now. We will also see if the trend stays true, and they are still offering some of the best designs out there, usually at a reduced price versus the first incarnation of its design.
Today we are looking at a 104-key Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. The primary goal of this offering is to deliver a fantastic keyboard which boasts all of the features many go for in a keyboard, yet at the same time, offer it up with absolutely no driver or software support to clutter things up. While there are tons of dual functionality in this keyboard, and the number of features Rosewill was able to pack into such a device is nearly astounding. Rosewill covers everything from RGB lighting, Macros, profiles, multimedia keys, and still has more to give. For those of you looking for a mechanical gaming solution to your keyboard needs, love on-the-fly programmability, remap ability and customizing your keyboard within an inch of its life, the Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB could be the perfect solution to this request.
In the chart taken from the product page, we see that specifically, the model we have been sent is the RK-9000V2 RGB BR, which designates the use of Chery MX Brown switches under the keycaps. As far as we saw, all versions are black in color, but you do have the option to choose a blue switch option as well. The weight of the keyboard is 3.45kg, and it measures 46.36cm wide, it is 21.46mm deep, and it stands 1.95cm tall. In the box, you will receive the keyboard, a USB to Mini-USB cable, as well as the user manual. This is a gaming mechanical keyboard that can be used in USB mode or PS/2 mode if you have an adapter, it is a 104-key US QWERTY layout, and while wired in nature, the cable is detachable.
Beyond that, it is the features which sell keyboards in this era of keyboards, and the RK-9000V2 RGB certainly does no fall short here. Each switch boasts a 50 million click lifespan and uses Cherry MX switches with gold contacts. There is a thick and durable metal inner plate to solidify the design, and via PS/2 use it delivers NKRO support, but over USB you are limited to 6-key rollover support. There is a Windows lockout key, dedicated LED buttons, multimedia keys, shortcuts, all found on laser printed high-quality key caps. The cable is braided, it is 58" in length, it is detachable, and sports gold plated connections. There are a few more things mentioned as well, but with what we covered, we have hit on all of the major things that will lead you to desire a keyboard such as this in the first place.
While we have no issue locating the RK-9000V2 RGB as both Newegg and Amazon show stock of both versions, there is a price difference depending on which route you choose. If you are shopping through Amazon, expect to pay $129.99, shown as marked down from $149.99, and that goes for the brown and blue switch options. Newegg is showing the base price at $179.99, but currently, has a sale going on with the RK-9000V2 RGB only costing $119.99.
At just $119.99, you are getting a serious deal with all of the options the RK-9000V2 RGB has to offer, and the deal is not that bad if you get stuck at $129.99. However, if we had to pay the $169.99 to $179.99 shown as regular pricing, the RK-9000V2 RGB is nice, but not nice enough to draw that sort of price, in our opinion.
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PRICING: You can find the Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $130 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.