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Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RK-9100 with Cherry MX Blue Switch

  • 2 USB2.0 Ports
  • 3 illuminated Modes, 4 brightness levels
  • 8 Multimedia hotkeys
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Great for both typing and gaming, the Rosewill RK-9100 mechanical keyboard comes with Cherry MX Blue switches delivering fast response and comfortable feeling.  Backlit illumination allows you pick the right keys even in dim environments. 2-Port USB 2.0 hub and 8 multimedia shortcut keys add more flair to your digital life. Complete with 6-Key rollover, the Rosewill RK-9100 makes a giant among its kind, and a second to none choice for your entertainment and work.

  • newegg Cherry Blue switches for Fast response and Better Tactile Feel The Cherry blue key switches deliver fast response on each key, 2-stage of press feeling, click sound inside, and comfortable typing for long term use.
  • newegg Backlit Keys Individually backlit keys with 3 illuminated modes and 4 brightness levels deliver comfortable illumination for error-free typing regardless of ambient light condition.
  • newegg 6-Key rollover The 6-key rollover function permits up to 6 keys to be pressed at the same time.
  • newegg USB Hub 2-port USB hub ensures easy connection to various peripherals.
  • newegg Multimedia Keys 8 multimedia shortcut keys for intuitive media control with fingertip ease.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Jana C.
  • 12/15/2014 10:18:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard, better than expected.

Pros: - Great build quality
- Design is simple and slick
- Keys react as they're meant to

Cons: - No built-in memory to remember your key light brightness
- Keys are a bit smaller in width than I thought they'd be, but I got used to it quickly
- Non-programmable
- I miss having a button to open up the calculator =(

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  • Blake M.
  • 12/9/2014 5:22:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsA nice keyboard, but not for playing games

Pros: >Good, clean typing sound
>Bright, adjustable blue LEDs
>"Gaming" mode that disables the windows key
>Comes with a palm rest
>Media controls
>Macro support
>Two USB ports and a mic/headphone jack
>The USB cable feels very tough and rugged
>Comes with a key removal tool and different-colored WASD keys (they don't play well with the LEDs, though)

Cons: >Doesn't have a windows key on the right side of the space bar, which is especially annoying for multi-monitor window management. This task requires two hands to do, instead of the normal one.
>It's a bit elevated in the back, which can hurt your wrists if you're not used to that
>There is no "stop" media button, and the volume up/down buttons don't really adjust the volume much
>Keys can sometimes stick, so "Newegg" turns into "Neweggggggg" (NOTE: I mean they get stuck electronically, so the keyboard *thinks* you're holding a key, even when you're not)
>The keyboard stays illuminated even if the computer is on standby (my old keyboard, which also has illuminated LEDs, does not) though this may be only because of my motherboard and not the keyboard.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace my aging Logitech G110, and I generally do use this more than that keyboard. However, I don't use it to play games on, because I found myself accidentally pressing "A" or "D" while I was playing FPS games.

I think this is because the keys are slightly elevated in the back, coupled with the lightness of the blue switches. I still greatly prefer using this keyboard over the G110 for things like typing Word documents or writing this review, but I can't stand using it to play FPS games. I'm also pretty heavy-handed, so maybe it's just me, and won't affect you.

Typing on this is very easy, as you would expect from a blue switch keyboard. After using it for a few weeks, when I had to use my laptop at work it gave me the impression that I was typing on mushy potatoes.

This keyboard is also extremely hydrophobic. I don't mean to say that I spilled a glass of water into it, but while I was taking a drink, a few drops of water fell into the keyboard because of the condensation on the glass. This caused some of the keys to malfunction, albeit temporarily. A few minutes of drying it out and it worked 100%. Still, be wary about any fluids getting near it.

As for the comment in the "pros" about the different-colored WASD keys: the keys are normally all black with a small window for the blue LED light to come through (usually what the key is). On the different-colored keys, though, the *whole key* lights up. A minor gripe, but it was distracting enough for me to not use them.

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  • Derek R.
  • 12/8/2014 6:44:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI like it.

Pros: Really good feeling, bright LED's, clicky switches (I really love the sound of this but hey thats just my opinion), good weight (not too heavy, not too light), and 2 USB ports on the board. Kinda like how the CAPS lock, NUM lock and SCROLL lock light up green when they are activated and are off when not activated. Cool idea, seems easier than having seperate LED's above the number pad to show if the lock keys are on. REALLY love the mechanical keys. Much better to type on than chicklet or membrane keys.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Awesome keyboard, sounds cool when you type on it, bright LED's and the multimedia keys are pretty cool. Also has a gaming mode so only the WASD and arrow keys are on. Seems pretty cool but to be honest I'd rather have all the keys lit up because it just looks so cool and bright.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 12/5/2014 12:45:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Feels SO NICE. I type deliberately and accurately. You can feel when you hit the key. For games, it's subjective on what cap is better, but I love blues because I really know that I'm hitting the key.

Cherry MX Blues are my favorite. I really dislike all the other common key caps, and to me it seems there's less Cherry MX Blue keyboards out there.

Not too flashy. I wanted a keyboard that had a little pizazz but not one that was insanely rice. It's very bright, too, and I always turn it on the lowest setting.

Very thick braided cable.

Function buttons with multimedia controls. Just a little thing that adds a plus, and makes it better than your average standard keyboard.

Cons: Since it has no internal memory, it will not save your brightness setting or mode. Not really a biggie.

Uses 2 USB slots, one for the keyboard itself, and one to power the LEDs. Also, understandable, and not a biggie.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I was looking for a simple Cherry MX Blue keyboard. Not one that was completely vanilla, but not one that was insanely over-the-top. It's kind of hard to find that, especially since Blues seem to be the least-manufactured out of the big four. You either find keyboards with no options for around $60-$70ish, or you find insane ones like Razer's Black Widow which cost a mint and have features I don't want. The middle ground is an untapped market, I think.

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  • Isaac O.
  • 10/8/2014 4:45:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

Other Thoughts: Do it.

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  • KEVIN K.
  • 10/1/2014 5:35:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 year later update

Pros: mechanical, backlit, chord, well built, narrow,

Cons: pricy

Other Thoughts: 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 bad i cant type on it.

when removing the rk9100 back to clean it theres a hidden screw behind a label, make sure to get that one or you'll crack the top plate.

all in all i love this thing so much i am now debating whether to get another or a different rosewill model. last, the cherry mx blue was the right choice for me, i did my homework there.

and NE service was excellent.

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  • Brian G.
  • 9/1/2014 2:01:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent but is it lasting?

Pros: Really clean look, great key feel/action. LED backlight looks great.

Cons: Now that I've had it for a year and a half the keyboard goes inactive for about 10 seconds every now and then. For a more expensive keyboard I would expect it to, when kept clean and not taken traveling, last a while longer in like new working order.

Other Thoughts: I don't regret buying the keyboard. The action again is great and it has that satisfying mechanical feel. I just am going to have to replace it sooner than I expected.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/1/2014 12:42:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMostly Wonderful

Pros: -Very inexpensive for feature-set
-very clean, non-flashy look.
-braided chord appears good and tough

Cons: -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 lower brightness than the lowest setting; it's still brighter than I'd like
-starts in illuminated mode when you start the computer; It awkwardly flashes on and off a few times while booting due to its interaction with the computer. It's not the biggest deal, but eh, it annoys me. You asked for cons, right?
-Kinda weird that the keys themselves light up for num/scroll/caps. I just wish there was no indication, or the standard indicators on the upper-right empty-space of the board.

Other Thoughts: 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 delivers.

--As an aside, I swapped out my numpad key with an old board I have that had cherry MXs. Now the Numpad is simply illuminated regularly instead of blaring light from the opening in the side. I highly suggest this if you have another keyboard to pull keycaps from. (I left the CAPS and Scroll keys with the annoying side-glare, since I never use them and I'd like to know when I've accidentally turned them on!

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  • Joseph M.
  • 8/18/2014 7:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard

Pros: Feels like a solid keyboard. I love the tactile and click feedback! The back-lite keys are very important to me and at this price it's a steal. Also the two USB hubs are an added bonus. The back lighting on the keys are positioned at the top which make the secondary key / symbol under it less visible, a much appropriated after that, and makes the keyboard less confusing when type in the dark.

Overall I am very happy with the quality and affordability of this product.

Cons: While a great product there are a few things I would like different on this keyboard.

1. The capslock, num lock and scroll lock are very bright green when active. While the keyboard lets you change the backlight brightness, those green indication lights do not change. So if you are like me and like to work in the dark, those keys become blinding when looking down at the keyboard.
2. The distance between the tip of the keys are just ever so lightly wider then most keyboards, but the size of each top of the key is smaller then most keyboards (a few millimeters different). I'd rather see a reduction of key spacing and have more surface on each key. Its not a bad experience when typing its just taking some getting use to.
3. Probably a dumb thing, they should have centered the letters on the keyboard, vertically when there is no other corresponding letter or symbol below it.
4. The finish used on the keys are prone to finger prints, and oils. I wish they used a different finish.
5. Could have came with a key removal :)

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  • Paul H.
  • 8/2/2014 3:50:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard

Pros: Backlit keys with three settings for brightness and which keys are illuminated, Cherry Blue switches, USB 2.0 ports.Control of audio, email and browser home keys are a nice touch.

Cons: USB cables are less than 6 ft. long, so if your setup requires more length, get a pair of extensions.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard is just what I needed. Fading eyesight makes backlit keys a must. Even though I am a touch typist, when I need to look (function and/or numeric keys), I can see it all. Never had a Rosewill product yet that didn't stand up to long term, daily use. Highly recommended.

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