Today we have a Rosewill RK-9000 in house. Before we get started, allow me to briefly go through what is a mechanical keyboard.
The term, mechanical keyboard, as the name suggests, it is a keyboard consists of mechanical switches under each individual keys. Imagine there are 104 on/off switch on your keyboard just to differentiate which keypress to register. This differs from those regular rubber dome keyboards as those comes with a sheet of rubber domes under the whole keyboard, and a keypress is registered when the dome is compressed and makes contact with the circuit board. Read here if you’re interested to know more about mechanical keyboards.
Rosewill RK-9000 comes with four different Cherry MX switches – Blue, Brown, Black, and Red. The review sample we have is equipped with clicky-tactile switch – Cherry MX Blue. Read on to know more about this keyboard and my thoughts on the keyboard.
As always, I started my day with my daily dose of Google Reader fest. Right after loading up the web app, I was greeted by a message stating that Google Reader will be unavailable after 1st July, 2013. I was shocked by the notification, and immediately I google for related news to clarify whether it is true. Turned out the internet is also freaked out with Google’s announcement.
Ever since I got my hands on RSS feed, I had tried all sorts of applications and services. I’ve experienced sync issues, lost feeds, or troublesome app based settings. Soon afterwards, I met Google Reader, I was really happy with their simplistic functionalities and features. What not, it is superbly handy and easy to use as you can access it anywhere as soon as you have Internet connection and a browser or the app on your mobile device.
on Google Reader, I had all sorts of subscribed feeds from fellow bloggers to different news sites, be it about latest happenings, technology or Japan related. Google Reader has become my news centre and I go through about 170 pieces of news/articles a day. It hurts me that Google wants to shut of the service due to the declining of the usage.
RSS is not dead yet, please retain reader for the sake of Internet. You can sign a petition or do something to let Google know we want it to live.
I still remember, the very first time when I purchased a pair of expensive headphones. I was 15 and for me a RM100 headphones are considered high end stuff. It was a rather ordinary headphone by Philips – SHP2700, but then I think I cried when I listened to it for the first time. The music sounds more lively and clear with the headphones compared with my other cheapo IEMs.
Poor man’s joy
That Philips is still working fine till today, and I gave it to my sister because she wanted to watch movies at night in her dorm. I was reluctant but it has to give way to another pair.
And… I got myself the Audio Technica ATH-M50. It was a HUGE upgrade and my wallet hurts. Damage dealt – RM550-RM600
I’ve been using Lancool PC-K62 mid-tower case for almost three years, and I must say that carrying around a heavy steel case including all the innards is killing me. Unless we’re talking about cases made of aluminium, otherwise, they’d just get heavier especially those full tower steel cases. Even worst, I don’t actually need all that space of a mid tower.
So, for the next PC update, I went on and made some research on SFF (small form factor) cases. In the end, I got the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E. This case is well accepted by the community because of the design and performance. Whatever, let’s have a look at this fat little case.
Since I don’t plan on extreme overclocking, I went for economic build, taking the regular i5 instead of the flagship i5-3570K. By the way, non-K board still can overclock mildly with proper motherboard chipset.
It’s been nearly 3 years after the completion of my current PC - Project 955. It went through quite a number of updates, like the most recent SSD and GPU update. But that PC is one hell of heavy bastard. The case itself weights about 10KG, haven’t include the internal components leh.
I’m saying so because my PC travels with me occasionally since I’m still a university student. Luckily I didn’t choose to go for full tower last time. You know, I was pretty hot blooded in custom PC and hardware stuff back then.
So, With the death of my home’s old Pentium D PC, I decide to replace it with Project 955 while building a new PC for myself – Project 3470.
Since I have only little knowledge on the China’s mechanical keyboard community, as much as I know is VorTex is/are the guy(s) who designed and manufactured this keyboard. KBC is a community rather than being a brand, they helps to distribute the end product. Originates from a China forum which a group of talented people teamed up to design and produce the Poker.
Hence the X that means crossover between VorTex and KBC.
So, after getting full sized keyboard for home use, I got this as my portable mechanical keyboard for my netbook. This shows how poisonous mechanical keyboards are, I no longer satisfy with regular rubber dome keyboard or laptop’s scissor switch keyboard.
DK9008 G2 is Ducky’s top of the line flagship model which uses Cherry MX switches. It features USB NKRO and what not, the one we have here today is PBT edition. This means the stock key caps are made of PBT instead of cheaper ABS.
Recently, Ducky just announced that they are going to have DK9008 G2 replaced by DK9008 G2 Pro in near future. DK9008 G2 Pro review here.