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Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability, but the reliability and build quality get less positive reviews.

value for money, usability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Rosewill RK-8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 85 reviews)

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Bright light on keyboard bad for bedroom


This is an okay keyboard functionally

There is a very bright blue light on the keyboard that lights up my entire room. Why the heck is there a bright blue illuminated cross on the keyboard? Is this a Christian keyboard. Anyway, it keeps me up at night because it does not turn off on its on

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Good for price, but one major drawback


I probably accidentally hit the power button while setting things down on my desk several times a week, and I graze the sleep button all the time. It's very frustrating, and AFAIK it's not rebindable through the program the drivers come with. I have a...

Cheap keyboard, for the price I bought it ; Fairly durable, I threw it in a cardboard box while moving with no padding


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It's not bad for the price.


Over all not a bad keyboard for the price, programmable so that's a nice touch.

It's not a bad keyboard for the price, the shipping was nice and quick as always

The keys are okay, I had an issue with the ; key, it didn't want to activate until pressing directly down on top of it, any other angle and it would not actuate. They backspace button was only key cap wide and the enter key is large, that was my only...


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Good Keyboard


Good keyboard with grip on the arrows and on WASD


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Great for the price


if you are a tightwad like myself, but would still like something aesthetically pleasing, this is the keyboard for you.

I bought it mostly for the looks and the fact that it was super cheap, but ended up loving it. Whoever says you have to have a super expensive mechanical keyboard with cherry mx red switches has never owned this $20 champion

The glossy black wrist rest is a fingerprint magnet, but still looks great. And the blue led tribal cross thingy in the center isn't really my style, but its a nice touch I guess

Consumer review by:

ok keyboard


For $12, this keyboard was pretty awesome. However, I definitely wouldn't buy this for $20-30. The spacebar and backspace issue isn't too much of a problem when gaming, however, when typing for an extended period of time, it took some adjustments.

1. Really cheap, got it for $12 and a free hdmi cable a while back ; 2. The grips on the keys feel great while gaming ; 3. Fully programmable

1. As mentioned by other reviewers, the spacebar doesn't always work when pressed along the edges. Just adjusted the way I typed ; 2. The backspace key is really small and took a while to adjust. This, along with the space bar, make it a tad annoying...

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Nothing Special Here


I should have saved my money for a keyboard that lights up, since I like to game at night. Other than the rubberized keys, this keyboard doesn't really offer me anything special in the way of gaming that my old standard USB keyboard did not.

The WASD and UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT keys are rubberized and texturized for a nice feel. There are tons of programmable keys and options and all that good stuff

Backspace key is tiny. This bugs me more than I ever thought it would

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A Feature-rich Travesty.


If you ever wanted a poster child as to why dome membrane keyboards are loathed, this would be the keyboard to get. Like just about everything Rosewill, you truly never know what you're going to get. I had a scissor switch keyboard from them, it was...

A lot of features that would be potentially of great use ; Those rubberized keys definitely feel grippy ; Technically, macros and media keys work when successfully pressed ; The included key puller is nice

Every. Single. Key. is horrible. You have a 50/50 chance of the keyboard registering a key press if you don't completely 100% forcefully bottom out on each press ; A super special nomination for the space bar. It is completely useless if you don't hit...

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Good but squeaks


Its very acurate and has grips for the w,a,s,d keys

the buttons randomly started squeaking every once ina while when i press them they squeak

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Can't complain


You get what you pay for

Works ; Goes with my color scheme

Space bar isn't the best ; Backspace too small ; Slides around too easily ; Isn't sold for a dollar