In the lab: Rosewill's RK-9000V2 mechanical keyboard

— 9:10 AM on February 18, 2015

The review samples just keep on coming. Now that I'm done with Intel's Broadwell NUC, the latest clicky keyboard from Rosewill is waiting for my attention.

We already saw this keyboard at CES last month. As its name suggests, the RK-9000V2 is meant to succeed the original RK-9000, which remains a popular option thanks to its low price, clean design, and wide selection of Cherry MX switches.

The V2 model promises the same perks along with some new ones: better reliability, a sturdier chassis, full n-key rollover via an optional PS/2 connector, Fn+F key shortcuts for media and audio controls, and a way to disable the Windows key. The Rosewill logo above the numpad is more understated, too, which doesn't hurt.

Newegg already sells the RK-9000V2 with a choice of Cherry MX brown and blue switches. Pricing is $119.99 for both variants. I'll be looking at the MX brown version, and I expect to tell you more about it very soon—as soon as I finish work on the next TR System Guide, that is.

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