Super simple operation, adequate LCD interface, compact footprint with please aesthetic lines.
Sloppy buttons require direct ‘finger pressing’, forehead rest pad requires eventual maintenance/replacing.
The RK-600 is a slim, aesthetically-pleasing Autorefractor that delivers on accuracy and efficiency.
The official marketing brochure for the Reichert RK-600 is merely two pages– one of which is mostly a title page containing a large image of the device’s screen. In fact all the official marketing information for the RK-600 contained less than 350 words in total. This is matter of fact because the RK600 is simple, basic, and minimal (at least for a desktop Autorefractor). The entire instrument is merely a forehead rest, joystick, and an LCD screen with 5 buttons that control just about everything you’d expect. We’d call that quite minimal for auto refractor terms; the RK-600 also looks pretty neat resembling some sort of geometric robot/space shuttle which we always give bonus points for. However when it comes to the nuts and bolts, the RK-600 does everything you’d expect from an ARK, including auto measurements, base curve of contact lenses, IOL modes, and PD measurements all with effortless accuracy and speed. Its large LCD screen is quite advanced for its release date, offering on screen instructions and complete navigation all without having to look away. The RK-600 feels like a unit that fits well between the older CRT screened units, and the brand new touch screen models, all while being in a very fair market state (price).