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Rosewill Debuts Limited Edition Elite Ivory Keyboards

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Rosewill is expanding its best-selling mechanical keyboard series with the new Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000I and RK-9000BRI.

Rosewill's current lineup of mechanical keyboards features a variety of switches to provide users with the most comfortable and responsive experience possible. The new limited edition RK-9000I continues to provide the same reliability and gaming response, while featuring a new ivory design.

The Limited Edition Elite Ivory mechanical keyboards will be available in two different switch variations which include Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000I) and Cherry Brown (RK-9000BRI). Each switch offers a different type of feedback when a key is pressed. For example, a Cherry MX Blue switch features a 2-stage bump and clicking noise when pressed, whereas a Cherry Brown Switch is quiet, while still offering tactile feedback.

Along with the rest of the series, the Limited Edition Ivory keyboards are equipped with both USB and PS/2 gold plated connectors. Pricing details for the Rosewill RK-9000I and RK-9000BRI have not yet been revealed.

 

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    amuffin , August 9, 2012 6:17 AM
    Well, if it's limited edition....
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    monkeymonk , August 9, 2012 6:46 AM
    I really thought these were going to be actual ivory.
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    falchard , August 9, 2012 7:12 AM
    Honestly, I have trouble justifying if I would want this simply because its Rosewill. I know there cases are excellent, but I don't trust their electrical hardware. The case is pretty much limited to an on/off switch and a 3rd party USB board. Not much to go wrong with. Now would I trust them with a power supply? No way. But a keyboard, that might be getting to the point of simplistic enough that I would trust rosewill to do it well.
    Gold plated connectors is marketing nonsense at this point. Nothing is so dependant on voltage regularity it would need gold plating over other options in a connector. However, gold is softer and more prone to failure from repeated insertion which will happen alot for a connector.
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    akamrcrack , August 9, 2012 8:12 AM
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    I really thought these were going to be actual ivory.


    Its okay I have an ivory mercedes you can drive and ivory tower for you to live in :p 
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    belardo , August 9, 2012 8:24 AM
    No real ivory = no sale.
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    confish21 , August 9, 2012 8:38 AM
    Looks awesome! except for the giant Rosewill logo. kills the deal for me
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    bryonhowley , August 9, 2012 8:48 AM
    falchardHonestly, I have trouble justifying if I would want this simply because its Rosewill. I know there cases are excellent, but I don't trust their electrical hardware. The case is pretty much limited to an on/off switch and a 3rd party USB board. Not much to go wrong with. Now would I trust them with a power supply? No way. But a keyboard, that might be getting to the point of simplistic enough that I would trust rosewill to do it well.Gold plated connectors is marketing nonsense at this point. Nothing is so dependant on voltage regularity it would need gold plating over other options in a connector. However, gold is softer and more prone to failure from repeated insertion which will happen alot for a connector.

    I have a Rosewill Lightning 800 PSU and it is great. I read a lot of reviews before I got it and it is one of the best PSU's I had. I would agree on there low end PSU's but I do not buy low end from any vender.
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    damric , August 9, 2012 9:01 AM
    Recent (last few years at least) Rosewill power supplies are excellent. The CAPSTONE is top of the line.
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    sarolikia , August 9, 2012 9:05 AM
    looks like my current rosewill mech brown but white instead of black. It's a nice keyboard but sometimes I wish I went for the razer blackwidow stealth instead with all of its extra goodies and the like. that is until my 130 dollar razer mouse starts acting up again. But back to topic, the keyboard is most likely the same general keyboard with some new plastic and if it is its nice and simplistic. I have had 0 problems with mine running through my ps2 port. Feels nice and is as quiet of a mech as I have been able to find have been after I did the o-ring mod. It is VERY solid since its backed onto what looks like an 1/8" or thicker steel plate which also gives it good traction and heft. The only downfall I can find with it, is thickness, though it isn't much higher than any other mechanical it can be bothersome the first week if you are used to a thin rubber dome.
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    monkeymonk , August 9, 2012 9:32 AM
    Quote:
    Honestly, I have trouble justifying if I would want this simply because its Rosewill. I know there cases are excellent, but I don't trust their electrical hardware. The case is pretty much limited to an on/off switch and a 3rd party USB board. Not much to go wrong with. Now would I trust them with a power supply? No way. But a keyboard, that might be getting to the point of simplistic enough that I would trust rosewill to do it well.
    Gold plated connectors is marketing nonsense at this point. Nothing is so dependant on voltage regularity it would need gold plating over other options in a connector. However, gold is softer and more prone to failure from repeated insertion which will happen alot for a connector.

    I bought a 30 dollar PCI slot network adapter from them a few years ago and haven't bought anything from them since.
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    mindless728 , August 9, 2012 11:52 AM
    Quote:
    Honestly, I have trouble justifying if I would want this simply because its Rosewill. I know there cases are excellent, but I don't trust their electrical hardware. The case is pretty much limited to an on/off switch and a 3rd party USB board. Not much to go wrong with. Now would I trust them with a power supply? No way. But a keyboard, that might be getting to the point of simplistic enough that I would trust rosewill to do it well.
    Gold plated connectors is marketing nonsense at this point. Nothing is so dependant on voltage regularity it would need gold plating over other options in a connector. However, gold is softer and more prone to failure from repeated insertion which will happen alot for a connector.


    actually the internals of the original versions of these keyboards (the non ivory ones) used filco boards and decent switches
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    nforce4max , August 9, 2012 1:57 PM
    For a second I thought oh it had ivory keys when I went to clicked on the link only to see it is just like every other mechanical keyboard out there. Mornings and may as well be joined at the hip to a coffee pot. :
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    eddieroolz , August 9, 2012 2:07 PM
    It reminds me too much of the keyboard that came with my Compaq SR1234NX. Not a good memory.
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    batkerson , August 9, 2012 3:07 PM
    Using real ivory is illegal.
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    larkspur , August 9, 2012 3:51 PM
    eddieroolzIt reminds me too much of the keyboard that came with my Compaq SR1234NX. Not a good memory.

    Your Compaq came with a mechanical-switch keyboard? This keyboard doesn't compare to any membrane keyboard expensive or cheap. Membrane keyboards require the key to travel all the way to the bottom - mechanical switches actuate before the bottom and therefore provide a much faster typing rate since keys don't need to be pressed all the way down. Both typists and gamers can perform significantly better with a mechanical. Once you're used to mechanical, membrane is painful.

    I agree with others - the huge Rosewill logo ruins the look of the board.
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    internetlad , August 9, 2012 3:57 PM
    Firstly, real ivory is outlawed. Secondly I purchased a Rosewill with blacks on sale (65 bucks) and other than the keycaps wearing off within days (anybody who cares enough to buy a mech will be replacing the keycaps with unique or PBT caps anyways) I"ve had no issues at all so far.
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    Evolution2001 , August 9, 2012 5:50 PM
    IIRC, Rosewill is NewEgg's in-house name. They don't manufacture any of their own stuff- it's all rebranded OEM stuff. What you happen to get is simply a matter of what OEM they sourced it from. That's why some of their stuff is really good and other stuff is garbage.
    Their power supplies are a good example of this.
    So unless you can find someone or a site that has done a tear-down of whatever it is you are considering buying with the Rosewill name, your chances of scoring a great deal or a great deal of garbage is hit or miss.
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    belardo , August 10, 2012 11:50 AM
    I think most people know that ivory is illegal. Elephant poachers should be shot (not killed), tied to a tree by an ankle and left to die.