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Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100

Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100
alaScore 86

90 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability and durability.

price, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Good for the price


Nine months in still working like it did when I got it. The Rubber keys get dirty quickly buy also and be cleaned fairly easily too. I'm pretty pleased considering the price. If I had known it had a big blue cross lit up on top of it, I would have...

Cheap works pretty well

Big blue cross

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I am verry unhappy


well it looks cool but i haven't been able to use it

I revived this keyboard and out of the box it looked fine but when i plugged it in the R key and top number row never worked

Consumer review by:

Decent gaming keyboard


Normally like Rosewill gear but this feels a bit too cheap. The orange keys wore off too quickly.

Affordable ; Multimedia keys ; rubbery WASD & arrow keys easy to see and feel (wish they were not so rubbery though)

Bit cheap feeling. Plastic feels thin ; Power button oddly located ; Keys a bit hard to press on occasion


Consumer review by:

It was good, then I used the space bar


Wish it had a better space bar as it was a nice keyboard with some good features. I was to lazy to RMA, the time wasn't worth $14. I am likely going to quickly replace this one as it a pain to use. If anyone else is in a similar situation where they...

It was a nice keyboard, most keys are solid, looked pretty, and only cost me about $14 at the time

The space bar's equalizer is a rattly mess that doesn't spread out the pressure (It's only job) when pushed on the sides. I think I may have just gotten a bad one

Consumer review by:

Good keyboard, but cheap


I only had this keyboard for about two months. I bought it because it seemed like a good, affordable choice for a gaming keyboard, and I've bought lots of Rosewill gear in my time. First off, I would buy this keyboard again. The sheer number of...

Incredibly affordable ; Lots of multimedia keys ; Textured WASD & arrow keys

Overly light and flimsy feeling ; PC Power button is in an inconvenient place ; A few key required extra firm presses to register ; 18-key rollover is a joke

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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

Consumer review by:

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


Consumer review by:

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