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Rosewill RK-9100

Rosewill RK-9100
alaScore 89

26 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and build quality. The reliability and size also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability.

size, reliability, build quality, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Rosewill RK-9100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

Decent KB


Cherry MX Blue switches provide good tactile and auditory feedback ; Adjustable lighting (I keep it turned off, because it's distracting) ; Solid build, doesn't move about on my desk like cheap plastic keyboards I've used in the past

Some of the key labels are laid out oddly; namely the number and punctuation keys. Their alternate (shift+) character is listed next to the number/character, as opposed to above it, as most other keyboards have it. I imagine this is to illuminate both...

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Very Very Nice


This is my first mechanical keyboard. I think I'm spoiled on them now! I love the "klack" of the keys. I think I'm glad with having gone with the Cherry MX Brown switches. Because of my many years of using membrane-based keyboards, I tend to push much...

Good sturdy quality. The backlit keys are very clear and easy to see. Decent variety of illumination levels. I really like the USB ports and headphone and mic ports. Those are a nice addition

The keys with a different shift-status character have the two different characters right next to each other (as opposed to on top of one another). I don't like that, but I think I understand why it was done. The blue LEDs are above the switches, so...

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Broken windows key


i really want a replacement but its out of 30 days... letter to rosewill and newegg is in order

it work

got this keyboard about 3 months ago it worked great until the windows key broke and now sometimes the space bar has an annoying squeak


Consumer review by:

Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RK-9100 with Cherry MX Blue Switch


Cord is long enough, lights can be toggled on or off, lights can be dimmed, keys click nicely, pressure feels right

Unfortunately I cannot customize which keys are lit and which are not. There 3 preset "modes" for which keys are back-lit. Since this was not advertised as a feature this product still gets 5 stars

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Stopped working out of nowhere after a few months


I'm sure this was just some bad luck and nothing really on the companies part, but after a few months I booted up my PC and it was just not working. The LED's didn't come on, and the keys that did work were typing numbers instead of letters. I hope I...

Worked fine while it worked

Stopped working after about 3 months for me (never spilled on it or anything)

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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xB Blue Backlit Mechanical Keyboard


this keyboard is so nice and quality is top notch, I would definitely buy this or something just like this again. Ill never go back to a regular keyboard again.

This is my first mechanical keyboard and i love it! The blue switches sound amazing, and the feel is pretty great also.The blue LEDs are perfect, every part of the keyboard has the same brightness, I really like the 2 front usb ports, it comes in...

the only con is that you have to use two hands to use the media keys, but not a big deal ; i ordered this last week or so and now its on sale

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Great keyboard


I am completely happy with this keyboard and the feel of the Cherry MX Blue switches. I've always thought Rosewill made pretty good products, but never thought of them as a high-end manufacturer. They've changed my perception with this product.

Very solid construction and high-quality materials. Cherry MX Blue key switches. Adjustable back-lighting

About the only con from my perspective, and the only reason I didn't give it a 5, is the two-fingered approach to the media keys. Not sure how it could have been done differently on this layout

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Amazing Keyboard


I love it. I would recommend it to any of my friends who are looking to buy a new keyboard. The keys feel amazing. I never plan on moving away from mechanical keyboards. The only thing I wish to figure out is why my headset makes a buzzing sound when...

Keys are GREAT. I was using a Razer Lycosa before this and thought that was a great keyboard, but this one blows it out of the water (mostly because of the keys) ; I love the ability to change the levels of brightness on the keys too ; The keys are...

My headset makes a weird buzzing sound when it's plugged in through the keyboard. So I just plug it into the back of my computer ; Some people have been "complaining" of the 'num lock' and 'caps lock' lights on the top right corner are pretty bright...

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Good overall, quality spotty


Great feel - love the rubberized coating feel, good key performance. Looks great in bright and dim lighting

LED on the C key already going out (randomly goes on and off when you press the C key). Media icons not well lit. Did have issues on one machine where the machine wouldn't recognize the keyboard under the BIOS (older motherboard)

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Update of my previous review


I've had no other issues with this keyboard. If you're in the market for a Cherry MX Blue board, I'd still recommend this one.

Same as before. A great keyboard

One thing I've noticed upon using this keyboard for the six weeks I've been using it is there's something odd going on with the backlighting when I put my computer into sleep mode. I have the backlight set to the medium, and when I put the computer to...