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Progress Update 5a: Goodies Galore

Hey guys!!

Been a hella long week for me on a personal note, but here at WASD Peripherals, it’s been quite awesome. πŸ˜€

We got a few shipments this week (expected more, but only got a few), and here they are:

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The first package came all the way from England, ladies and gentlemen. And this is what’s inside:

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These are all for sale, each set of 4 keycaps (QWER/ WASD/1234/Arrow set) being RM 50, and a set of 8 keycaps would be RM 90. So far we’ve sold 12 keycaps, and only the Orange/Black WASD, Arrow Set, and 1234 as well as the White/Black WASD and 1234 are available.

Package No.2 is from China, is so far proving to be pretty popular.Β 

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These are the Dota 2 and Starcraft 2 keycaps. These will look simply AWESOME on your escape key, so get them before they’re all sold out!

Black and White Dota2 Solid Keycaps are RM 15 each.

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Dota2 and Starcraft 2 Keycaps with shine-thru are RM 20 each.
Show your support for your favourite SC2 faction, or get them all if you’re a hardcore SC2 fan! πŸ˜€
These let LED backlighting shine through, so they look even better!

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More pics later, promise! πŸ˜€

Package No.3 is something we’re super excited about, and hope all of you are too!

LED covers for your mechanical keyboard πŸ˜€

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Unsorted (even though they look sorted)

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The Sorting (hat)!

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Sorted!

These will turn your backlit mechanical keyboard into a multi-coloured plethora of rainbow puke! πŸ˜€ For best effects, we recommend using these on white LEDs, but other LEDs will also fit, but the end result might not be what you expected. Here is what they look like on Magenta LEDs. THANKS r/mechanicalkeyboards!!Β 

Here’s what they look like on a White backlit CM Storm QuickFire TK!

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Orange

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Green

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Red

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Purple

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Blue

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Pink

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Yellow

Told you there’s more pics of the keycaps! πŸ˜€

The top row is to show what a normal white LED backlit keyboard looks like, and the bottom is with LED covers. Note that the LED covers DO dim the LED slightly, but since most backlit keyboards have faily bright LEDs, this shouldn’t too much of an issue.

The LED covers are now for sale @ RM 7 for a pack of 10, and we will help you put it in if you need it. You’re also welcome to try them on your keyboard before buying it. No point buying something that you don’t like. πŸ˜€

 

Enjoy the pics, and let us know if there’s anything you like! πŸ˜›

Cheers
WASD Peripherals

 

Progress Update 5: Stay tuned!

Hey guys!

Another week, another shipment, another keyboard to look at. At least for us πŸ˜€

This coming week, we’ll have a few shipments coming in, one of which is a shipment of keycaps that we (and you guys as well, we hope) have been quite looking forward to. We won’t reveal what’s so special about it just yet, but expect Progress Update 5a to be up when it’s here. πŸ˜€

Besides that, we’re pretty keen on bringing in some Zowie Gear, but we’re hesitant to do so without any support from you guys. YES, YOU GUYS. So for those of you who want or are looking for Zowie gaming gear, especially the Zowie FK mouse, let us know. WE want to get to know YOU. πŸ˜€

Now, here are some keyboard pictures to keep you happy in the meantime. πŸ˜€

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Purple-y goodness

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The Ducky Premier Limited edition, available soon.Β It’s a hate or love thing.

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ErgoDox keyboard. Funky and cool, comes standard with the Hipster 101 kit.

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KBParadise V80 TKL keyboard 3 LED colour backlights, also available soon.

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Call me crazy, but these keycaps are worth well over $100 USD EACH.

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Orangey and grey keycaps on a SteelSeries. Mmmhh

 

As always, may your typing be AWESOME.

Cheers
WASD Peripherals

Signature Plastics’ baggy finally arrived

Be Forewarned, this post is almost exclusively regarding Mechanical Keyboard accessories, so if you’re not interested… well… strictly FYI.. =]

So here we go

After ordering the SP crap bag on th 26th February, and being shipped on the 27th February, its finally arrived…

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Almost there…

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There we go….

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2 pounds of unadulterated keycaps.. Can’t wait to open it up…

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Repurposed an unused drawer for this…

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I literally felt like a child playing with my long lost lego set prior to this shot.. childhood memories, the best memories. =D

So now, let’s get sorting..

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Seperatin’ everything into DSA, non-DSA, and non-MX Cherry keycaps..

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Unformed keycap… I’ll keep this for the feels.. </3

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No idea if this is a Cherry MX stem, but it fits onto my MX Blues…

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Signature Plastics’ hotline in case you ever need them

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Be a man, grow your own weed.

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Does anyone have any idea what logo is this? let me know and you might just get something in return.. ;D

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The jump suit button. Probably an extra from James Bond’s Aston dashboard. =D

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Weird but cool looking stem.. Anyone?

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Malay is spoken in the States?? THE HORROR

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All non-Cherry MX stems

Loot types

So here’s the types of caps i sorted out…

*Note: Will be selling ALMOST ALL of these keycaps to anyone who’s interested, so if you see something you like, let me know.. ;P

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Super large 4×4 keycaps.. no idea what they’re for..

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Deformed keycaps.. i thought the blank gray-white caps on top were deformed shift keys, but then i realised they were probably numpad Enter or Plus keycaps..

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The best caps from all of the lot… windowed 1x caps, stepped Caps Lock caps (which i cant use, sadly.. will have to mod it later).. smileys, Panic Esc button, 4x blue linux keys i thought were from the raindrop GB, but it doesnt pop up in any pictures so… yeah….

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Non-DSA profile keycaps

DSA keycaps will probably be in another post cos there’s too many…

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Sorted blank non-DSA caps.. most of them are in pretty good condition for “rejects”…

So….

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First up, the translucent keycaps…

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They stepped caps lock that doesn’t fit.. will have to mod it in the near the future..

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Esc row blank keycaps… ❀

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They fit pretty damn well…

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Even though it’s a bit late for CNY, red never goes outta style..

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The 4 blue linux penguins… almost perfectly formed.. probably unneeded extras.. note that it’s not 1x size..

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Wanted to try the Green blank modifier but it seems that the stems are waaay too loose for my costar stab adaptors.. so I used some paper tape to tighten the fit.. worked perfectly.. thank you Ripster!

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Happy Green, not Hulk Green…

So here, for those of you who aren’t familiar with removing longer keycaps with stabilisers in them, here’s an impromtu guide..

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Notice that the keycap is fully removed from the Cherry MX stem, and is only being held by the two side stabilisers at this point. To remove the keycap, push the keycap to one side, to the point where you can almost remove the stem from one side. In the pic above, that would be the left one.

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When you’re there, just push a little further, and you can pop it out…

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Popped out.

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Now you just remove it. There. Painless. =D

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The stabilisers/adaptors (i dont know the proper term) with tape to make it fit snugly.

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Tape removed.

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Windowed keys. Pretty cool, IMO… though the Auto Punch one is a little shorter than the other 2..

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Seriously, just grow your own weed. =D.

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A non-standard Ctrl key from one of the group buys (can’t fit into my ctrl switch cos it’s a tad bit longer) with 2 red blanks..

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Pretty fond of this arrow (i assume).. too bad there’s no up, left or right…

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Windows… 98? i think…

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A blank blue enter key that sadly doesnt fit my keyboard cause of the stems… Cherry ML, i think? not sure

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Tried to make it work… not bad, i guess..

Ecsape/ Function Row keycaps galore

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Note that this Exit cap is kinda short so… yeah…

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Shorty

So that’s pretty much it for non-DSA keycaps.. if you like anything, let me know.. I’ll be putting most of these up for sale in Lowyat forum soon so.. keep a look out.

Until then, like/follow my facebook page (link in the sidebar) to receive all the latest news. =D

Cheers,

WASD Peripherals

Honest Reviews Vol. 1: Rosewill RK9000

Honest Reviews: I will mostly be doing reviews about products which i myself am selling, Β so you might think that i am biased and….. i cannot refute that. However, i feel that my reviews will be more about what you will get if you buy these products, and less about OMFG THIS IS SO GOOD MUCH WOW PLS BUY. just sayin’.

Here we go.

So the item we’re looking at this week is the Rosewill RK 9000. Keep in mind that i am doing this review about 4 months after i first bought this keyboard, so i can give you, the reader, a user’s experience on this keyboard.

First off, this is what I got when I first bought this keyboard.

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The box is fairly solid and is….. well.. it’s a box.

When you take it out of the box, there’s a polysterene sleeve which protects the keyboard.

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The keyboard comes with a manual ( sort of) and 2 braided cables, 1 USB and 1P/S2 cable, so that you can choose which cable you wanna use. I must add here that the cables are quite well-built and even after 3 – 4 months of rough use, i have yet to find any snags or loose fabric on the cable.

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The keyboard in its full glory, as i am using it now. Note that there are several aftermarket keycaps on the keyboard in the picture below. Here, i must say that the keyboard is pretty well built. The red steel plate makes it quite heavy (roughly 3.4 pounds or about 1 kilogram), but it is a good sort of heavy. You can tell from holding it in your hands, this piece of equipment was meant to be typed on, like REALLY TYPED ON.

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The next picture shows the keyboard in it’s stock form. Much less plain, but no less attractive. It may look like any normal keyboard, but like any real man, i see beauty in function, and this keyboard functions well.

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Side profile: Stepped keys, making typing that much better.

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The mini USB connection on the keyboard. I have read on previous reviews that the connection is poorly made and that it breaks easily. I have experienced none of that. At the moment, i carry this keyboard around when i wanna get work done, which means that i plug and unplug the keyboard countless times a day. So far, the connection is as solid as the day I bought it. However, further reading shows that if there is an issue with the connection, it can easily be fixed with some solder and/or superglue.

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Yet to mention what switches this keyboard has, so here it is in it’s full glory.

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Cherry MX Blues! Noisy, yes, but hella fun to type on.

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Here, i have removed the front cover of the keyboard, exposing the beautiful steel plate. Note, the steel plate is finished in red but the finishing is not perfect. There are a few scratches/ places where the paint is not even or chipped. However, i don’t feel that this is too big an issue and that it doesnt ruin the typing experience at all. IF, on the other hand, you have OCD, you might not be too happy.

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This is the Rosewill’s on-board microcontroller, for your viewing pleasure.

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Micro-controller removed.

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Born on 18th June 2012.

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The keyboard’s PCB. Flux residue was rampant, and the board is quite “dirty” in my honest opinion. Here, build quality could definitely be ramped up a notch or two. However, solder connections are solid and do not give any issues. It’s just appears sub-par, but it does the job perfectly fine.

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Back cover (bottom) and front cover (top). It’s easily removed by unscrewing 3 screws from the back of the board. I currently am using the keyboard without re-screwing the screws as there are pins along the side of the covers that hold them together quite well.

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Rosewill RK-9000. Made in Taiwan.

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First Impressions

The first impressions of the keyboard when i first got it, was that it was solid, built to last. One gripe i DO have is that it doesnt come with any accessories besides the 2 USB cables. No keypullers, no additional keycaps, no keyrings or anything. But hey, it’s the cheapest full size mechanical keyboard in the market, and i guess you get what you pay for.

Prolonged Usage

So far, in my 4-odd months of using this keyboard, i’ve grown to like it. Here are some good and bad points of the keyboard:

– Simple and elegant (arguable) design, classy and will probably never go out of style. As i’m a man with simple tastes, this goes well for me.

– Standard layout makes changing keycaps a cinch. As long as you can find ’em, most keycaps will fit on this board.

– Easy to remove covers makes for opening and cleaning the keyboard very easy and doable. Note that opening the keyboard voids the warranty, so BE CAREFUL.

– Heavy, and with rubber feet, means that the keyboard will not move around on your desk if you don’t want it to. However, this thing is by no means portable, and can be a pain to carry around.

– Full 104-key layout means that doing data entry is good, but not very portable and takes up valuable desktop real estate. (I may be getting a TKL board soon enough so… YAY MORE REVIEWS)

-This keyboard does not come with backlighting, and the PCB does not have holes for custom LED modding, so unless you mod with LES strips, this keyboard will never be backlit.

-No additional macro keys or additional software to record macro keys. Because of this, the keyboard is strictly plug and play, which is nice, but macro-heavy gamers may find this annoying/a breaking point. Note that aftermarket macro-recording software is available online for free, as far as i know. Can not confirm.

TL;DR

Good, solid entry level mechanical keyboard without backlighting, without macro keys. If you’re looking for a full-size mechanical keyboard without any frills, this is definitely your cuppa tea.

This keyboard retails at rm279 each, for every switch type (MX Blues, MX Browns, MX Reds, MX Blacks). Right now, i’m not stocking any Rosewills but if there is enough demand, i’ll bring them in.

Hit me up in the comments if you wanna know more.

WASD Peripherals

update 25/02 – enlarged photos. Thanks Wilson =D