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Rosewill RK-9100

Rosewill RK-9100
alaScore 89

38 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and build quality. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money. The design and usability get less positive comments.

reliability, build quality, size

usability, design

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 38 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

what a shame

 

HARDWARE NOTES: this review was typed on a logitech g15 this model was made to replace a logitech g710+ that lost its ctrl key due to wear and being a shoddy build. as of this review the keyboard has become defective, no hardware damage was done to the...

The good ; solid, clicky, backlight, macro keys and volume control ; nice and heavy ; came with a key-swapping tool so I could pull out keys without ruining them ; jacks for headphones and mic are neat

The bad ; keyboard drivers don't shut off the backlight all the time, unplugging it works but it was an inconvenience ; one thing I missed from my old Logitech G710+ was the volume wheel, and using function macro keys as a volume changer is...

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Happy on Linux

 

I've not used the included software. The keys begin at leading edge of the keyboard (this is the right way to make a keyboard in my opinion) so you are going to want a wrist rest. I didn't like the plastic wrist rest that was included, I prefer a gel...

It works great on my Linux Mint 17 box. The backlighting mode adjustment works, switching into gaming mode works, and the media keys work with Rhythmbox without any plugins ; As far as the keyboard's physical attributes go, I'm coming from an IBM Model...

A couple of very minor design considerations ; 1) The NumLock / CapsLoc / "G" LEDs are much brighter and can't be dimmed ; 2) The "Rosewill" logo stamped on the front is whiter and more prominent than the nice subtle text and graphics elsewhere on the...

Consumer review by:

It's good

 

It's worth it i'm pleased with it.

Good keyboard, great feel, love the sound, has fantastic feedback, price was great compared to others that I originally thought about buying

Windows button does not work, have no idea why; this is not much of a problem, but it's a little bit of an inconvenience

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Solid Keyboard - Malfunctions constantly

 

Rosewill usually makes good middle-of-the-road quality PC parts but I really think they are slipping with this one. Should have just waited for the Ducky Shine 3 to come back into stock in the states.

I picked up this keyboard for a new build in January of 2014, I was really impressed with the build quality and the overall weight of the keyboard. No flexing and the components are great quality. The brown key switches are just what I wanted as far as...

This keyboard constantly malfunctions in that I need to unplug and re-plug in the USB port to get it to resume functioning. Also, the 3rd and 4th brightness settings often result in a rapid flickering that can't be fixed unless I unplug and re-plug in...

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Fantastic

 

Great, reliable... Spilled a drink on it within first five hours of ownership and it still functions 100% nearly a year later. Love the backlit keys, good shade of blue. Matches my whole set up. Mechanical keys are where it's at. Also fancy...

Little bit noisy, but is to be expected with mechanical keys

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Outstanding keyboard

 

I might give the built in USB hub a shot, but it is USB 2.0 and I am spoiled by USB 3.0 and have converted everything over to that, so perhaps or perhaps not...

This is the fourth mechanical keyboard I have owned. This one is outstanding, and nearly identical to one I had before...the QuMax X-Armor by iOne. That keyboard was the same switches, build quality, and even has the same rubberized texture but did not...

None except perhaps price, but you get what you pay for. I could do without the Rosewill branding...they should put that on the bottom because quite frankly I think the name "Rosewill" and the font used are out of place on this otherwise beautiful...

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Mostly Wonderful

 

It delivers what it advertises: an inexpensive, non-ridiculous-looking mechanical keyboard that is backlit (and has two USBs, if you need them.) The items listing above in the cons are really nitpicking, and in general I'm extremely happy with it. It...

Very inexpensive for feature-set ; very clean, non-flashy look ; braided chord appears good and tough

Takes up two USBs to power the LEDs. Hadn't run into that with previous keyboards ; illuminated capslock/numlock/scroll lock keys are over-bright and a different color. Altogether looks odd/ugly ; Personal preference, but I wish there was a setting of...

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Decent but is it lasting?

 

I don't regret buying the keyboard. The action again is great and it has that satisfying mechanical feel. I just am going to have to replace it sooner than I expected.

Really clean look, great key feel/action. LED backlight looks great

Now that I've had it for a year and a half the keyboard goes inactive for about 10 seconds every now and then. For a more expensive keyboard I would expect it to, when kept clean and not taken traveling, last a while longer in like new working order

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Perfectly Adequate

 

Overall this is a very nice keyboard with some lazy and cheap shortcuts. Given the price point I don't think those shortcuts are valid. This is just below premium quality at a premium price compared to competitors. Couple that with the quirks and you...

Semi-Premium keyboard in some places, less than premium in others ; Standard Cherry MX Brown switches ; LED lighting has good presets ; Macro ability is actually pretty good. Could be implemented slightly better but overall pretty good ; Has a nice...

The satin finish may feel nice but goodness is it a mess in reality. Absolutely any oil on your fingers, even freshly washed, will smudge the keyboard. It makes things look trashy really, really fast. It cleans up well but it's still pretty annoying...

Consumer review by:

Great Keyboard

 

Feels like a solid keyboard. I love the tactile and click feedback! The back-lite keys are very important to me and at this price it's a steal. Also the two USB hubs are an added bonus. The back lighting on the keys are positioned at the top which make...

While a great product there are a few things I would like different on this keyboard ; 1. The capslock, num lock and scroll lock are very bright green when active. While the keyboard lets you change the backlight brightness, those green indication...

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