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Rosewill RK-9100

Rosewill RK-9100
alaScore 89

41 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The build quality also gets good opinions, but many are less positive 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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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



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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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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...