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Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and build quality.

value for money, usability, design

size, durability, reliability

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

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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

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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

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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

WHY IS THERE A POWER BUTTON ON THE KEYBOARD

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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

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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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