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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.

Learn more about the Rosewill RK-9100

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RK-9100

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface
USB

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Gaming
Palm Rest
N/A
Normal Keys
104
Function Keys
8
Mechanical Keyboard
Yes
Key Switch Type
Blue Cherry MX
Keyboard Color
Black
Dimensions
17.56"(L) X 5.51"(W) X 1.42"(H)

Type

Type
Wired

Mouse Included

Mouse Included
No

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8
System Requirement
2 USB Ports

Features

Features
Individually backlit keys with 3 illuminated modes and 4 brightness levels

Equipped with 8 multimedia shortcut keys

2-Port USB 2.0 hub

6-Key rollover: 6 keys could press at the same time

Cherry MX blue switches with click tactile feeling

Gold plated USB connector to ensure low latency

High quality braided cable

Spec for Cherry MX Blue Switch:
- Total Travel: 4.0-0.5 mm
- Key stroke: 4.0mm+/-0.5mm
- Key pitch: 19.05mm
- Operating Force: 1.8+/-0.5 oz.
- Life Cycle: 50 x 10^6 Times

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x RK-9100 Keyboard
1 x User Manual

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Evan K.
  • 10/29/2013 9:25:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well, but design a bit generic

Pros: Cherry MX Blue switches are clicky, responsive, and require little effort to press. They're loud, but I personally appreciate good auditory feedback.

The illumination is bright and has multiple levels, allowing you to take the brightness down if it's overpowering in the dark or unnecessary in the light.

It feels like a premium product with high quality build materials; it has a nice heft to it and doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart like some cheaper keyboards.

The keyboard's compact and fits with no fuss on my desk. The design's relatively low-profile, with no in your face flashiness as you'd see on something along the lines of a BlackWidow.

Cons: The lock keys, while illuminated in a different colour (green) to contrast against the blue, are quite clashy. If your rig has a set colour scheme of blue or you don't want green lights near your PC, you may want to stay away.

The design for me is a bit generic. I understand that this is what some people may want, but you must realize that by going this route you'll be giving up features that may be important such as media controls or shortcuts. While there is a function button to access an array of other features, it lacks things like a media wheel, dedicated buttons, or a built in palm rest.

USB hub isn't USB 3.0. Not a huge problem though as currently there's not a huge variety of USB 3.0 peripherals.

Other Thoughts: Love this keyboard and would definitely recommend it. I decided on this particular model over the BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 because of some reported quality issues with Razer's products, and have had good luck with Rosewill in the past. The only feature that it lacks that my old keyboard had is a dedicated media wheel as I mentioned earlier, which is extremely convenient for volume control. While you can definitely still install some 3rd party software such as VoluMouse to mimic a controller with your scroll wheel or shell out $50 for a Griffen Powermate, just realize that it's a missing feature. Probably not a huge deal if your previous keyboard didn't have one, though.

Overall, excellent product. If you're in the market for a backlit mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches, you probably already know that the selection's pretty sparse. But this is definitely a good option, and probably the best option assuming that it holds up against the test of time in terms of overall quality and long term reliability.

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  • Jeffrey A.
  • 10/3/2013 9:13:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Skeptical at first but am very satisfied with the product...MX blues are clicky but are very nice to type with....Very please with the product....

Cons: None...

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  • daniel s.
  • 9/26/2013 10:32:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome keyboard

Pros: love this thing, heavy as a tank and rock solid. the blue switches are great. it works great for gaming as well as typing and the media function keys and illumination is great, plus the price is great. i would recommend this keyboard to anyone.

Cons: none so far

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  • KEVIN K.
  • 9/22/2013 6:45:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRMA replacement

Pros: great feel, lights no missed strokes, overall as close to perfect as you can get

Cons: none but it does take a while to transition from a membrane to cherry blue and the keys are smaller.

Other Thoughts: this was my 2nd. perfect condition and the rma was handled superbly by newegg and dylan tram. i had a logitech k800 which i gave to a friend. that is the top membrame board but i still had missed strokes. a few weeks with this and i'll have it down.

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  • KEVIN K.
  • 9/20/2013 6:33:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreplaced an RMA

Pros: feel, lights, sounds, high quality and no missed strokes

Cons: smaller keys, will get used to them

Other Thoughts: the smaller keys and transitioning from a k800 membrane board will take some time. I see why cherry blues are so highly recommended. Kudos to newegg for the fast handling of my rma on the first 9100 I bought.

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  • Dylan S.
  • 9/11/2013 5:33:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsJUST LOVE IT

Pros: It has the awesome "click" that I love, very responsive and just over all BA

Cons: Heavy, never had a illumianated keyboard so my eyes are out of wack, wish the space bar was just a tad bit bigger

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  • KEVIN K.
  • 9/9/2013 8:24:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsfurious but settled down

Pros: beefy, nice feel, lights are great, cord heavy duty.

Cons: keys are small will take getting used to. will need a palm rest no big deal

Other Thoughts: it arrived with a broke space bar so it was useless. i was mad as hell called NE twice first time she charged me $14 for the RMA. then the second call i got a young man Dylan W Tram, and in a heartbeat he calmed me down. he voided the RMA, got me a free one, then refunded the price which allowed me to get the free mouce (yes the ugly one) i was going with one egg but cust service is superb and the reaso i shop here. when the replacement keyboard arrives i'll bump the eggs up to 5 if it works (which i am sure it will)

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  • KEVIN K.
  • 9/9/2013 4:54:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsfurious

Pros: nice keyboard if it worked

Cons: went back to new egg the day after i got it and at 14 bux on my card to ship a broken item?

Other Thoughts: how can such an expensive item have a space bar that sticks so bad it renders the thing unusable? well i ordered a replacement, and see what happens. but this is disappointing

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Richard J.
  • 9/7/2013 10:01:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest keyboard ever

Pros: This thing is built like a tank. The sound of the keys is louder than other keyboards but not as bad as the other reviews make it out to be. The brightness level of the keys is just right at its highest level. You definitely get what you pay for.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone.

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  • Spencer J.
  • 9/6/2013 9:08:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFun while it lasted

Pros: -Keyboard clicks felt "right". I realize this is personal preference, but I felt it worth adding.
-The backlight is neat, plain and simple.

Cons: -Keyboard was functional for all of three hours of light use, before promptly becoming non-responsive. Can't believe the product broke so quickly, in doing my research for solutions, I found many users are reporting that one of the USB cable connectors is very weak. I feel pretty let down, and I will be returning the product for a refund.

Other Thoughts: It was fun while it lasted, but seriously, three hours of light use and the thing breaks? That's unacceptable, faulty, defective, or whatever have you, there should be some level of QA before these things come off the line.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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