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Hi all,

I was reading some reviews about the Rosewill RK-9000 when I noticed that the current rk-9000 is a bit different than the ones in most reviewers' pictures. Instead of the USB cable coming out the middle of the keyboard, the rk-9000 currently pictured in Newegg has a mini-usb port and comes with both usb and ps/2 cables.

Does the new version of the rk-9000 have any other changes? I'm thinking of buying the rk-9000 very soon.

As a side note, guru3d recently reviewed the current rk-9000. This review states that there are no other changes, but I thought I'd check with you guys too. smile.gif

edit: according to the guru3d review, apparently the led lights are dimmer.
Edited by SInC - 10/21/11 at 4:40pm
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Based on that review, it sounds like the only difference is the new cable design/configuration. It's still basically the Costar CST-104 which is the same keyboard used for the original Filco Majestouch boards (which I happen be using right now).
Edited by TwoCables - 10/21/11 at 4:42pm
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I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I've been wondering the same thing. I'm considering a Rosewill as my next keyboard and I too am curious about the detachable cable.

In particular I have a concern about the long term durability of the detachable cable. My experience on detachable cables comes from headsets, where I found that even if I left the cable along and never unplugged or even touched it, the connector would eventually fail and need to be jiggled around every few minutes to get working. I'm a little worried that a detachable cable on a keyboard might end up the same way. Does anyone have an experiences with the long term durability of these things?
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Originally Posted by Arundor;15402456 
I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I've been wondering the same thing. I'm considering a Rosewill as my next keyboard and I too am curious about the detachable cable.

In particular I have a concern about the long term durability of the detachable cable. My experience on detachable cables comes from headsets, where I found that even if I left the cable along and never unplugged or even touched it, the connector would eventually fail and need to be jiggled around every few minutes to get working. I'm a little worried that a detachable cable on a keyboard might end up the same way. Does anyone have an experiences with the long term durability of these things?

well if what fails is the cable then you can just buy a new one

the problem is the end on the board
which like you said is a painnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

it happens on blackberrys and other phones too that the connector dies over time

you can always buy a new one and solder it on
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Note that the Filco PCB is quite different these days. Not sure if the Rosewill is 1000hz over USB either. The Filco Gen 2 is.
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But overall they are mainly plastic molding details. It's a keyboard.
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