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Rosewill RK-9100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size. The durability also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the design and usability.

reliability, durability, size

price, 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.

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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100 & RGB80 Mechanical Keyboards Capsule Review

 

Rosewill is a known brand name in the North American markets. Although they started as a small company mainly focused on marketing budget-friendly products, today they have a large selection of technology-related products, including products that have...

With the Apollo RK-9100 and the RGB80, Rosewill proves that they can do a very good job when they want to design and market high-performance computer peripherals. Despite their simplicity, the quality of either keyboard does not disappoint. We do admit...

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Review

 

At first when I ran the installer from the disc I got a BSOD and had to reboot. Second time I copied the installer to my desktop and it installed fine. Then the backspace key didn't work, thought I had a faulty switch. Turns out I had to change USB...

Cherry MX Switches ; Adjustable LED Brightness ; LED "Breathing" Mode ; Rubberized Wrist Rest ; Sturdy Tilt Feet ; Long Braided Cable ; 2 USB Slots ; Headphone Pass-Through ; Microphone Pass-Through

Extremely Basic Macros ; Poor Software Implementation

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Is not recognized via KVM

 

This product works great when plugged directly into USB on PC case. I have a problem with it not being recognized when connected through a required KVM switch. It is a higher end brand name switch and I have had no other problems with peripherals being...

Great feel. Just the right amount of resistance for me

Not recognized when connected via KVM switch

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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xRBR

 

I wish I hadn't gotten this keyboard, and had just picked up another non-gaming version. I love the backlighting of this one, but the double-type problem whenever I tap the letter "A" is killing this keyboard for me.

I have both this keyboard, and the non-gaming Rosewill mechanical with cherry mx brown switches. The brown switches on this one feel less crisp than the non-gaming version, despite both being cherry mx brown. That said, both keyboards have a very...

This gaming keyboard replaced a much much older dell keyboard that I've had for almost 16 years. I purchased this because of the huge amount of love I have for the non-gaming Rosewill mechanical keyboard I've had for over a year. This keyboard falls...

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Excellent

 

Do it.

Feel is outstanding, feedback is spot on. The noise harkens me back to the early 90s when IBM ruled the roost and not a soul slept in my house while I was hacking away on the local BBS

Full brightness is wicked freakin bright. Also, the USB cord is so beefy getting the two heads to plug-in while in on close proximity can be a challenge

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1 year later update

 

about 6 months into it I bought a logitech rk800 to test against the rk9100. had it hooked up for a day and went back to the rk9100. the k8oo hasnt come out of the box since. point being, once i got used to a mechanical keyboard, a soft touch feels so...

mechanical, backlit, chord, well built, narrow

pricy

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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...

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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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