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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xBBR Blue Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

  • 100% Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Key Switches
  • 3 Levels of Brightness Control + 1 Breathing Mode
  • Custom Programmable Keyboard with Up to 50 Macro Keys
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The ergonomic Rosewill RK-9100xBBR keyboard is great for both gaming and typing! The 100% Cherry MX brown switches deliver a fast response and a great tactical feeling. Up to 50 macro keys offer great customization options, while the blue LED backlit keys allow you to pick the right keys, even in dim environments. The USB 2.0 hub and built-in headphone/microphone pass-through jacks add more flair to your digital life. Complete with an N-Key rollover, multimedia keys with gaming mode, and eight orange gaming keys, the RK-9100xBBR keyboard is an ideal choice for your entertainment and work.

100% Cherry MX Mechanical Key Switches


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The 100% Cherry brown key switches deliver a fast and precise response with a great tactile feedback.

Blue LED Backlit Keys


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The blue LED backlit keys deliver amazing illumination for error-free typing, regardless of ambient light conditions. You can adjust the illumination with three levels of brightness and one breathing mode.

High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub


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Two high-speed USB 2.0 hubs are built-in for handy connection of peripherals.

Up to 50 Macro Keys



The custom programmable keyboard offers up to 50 programmable keys. Up to five profiles can be stored. And the quick switch keys enable fast activation of complicated move combinations with only a press. Get ahead of your opponents during intense combat, where winning and losing are divided by a split second.

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Ergonomic Design


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The detachable wrist rest delivers maximum support and comfort.

Gold-Plated Connectors


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The high-quality braided fiber cable with a gold-plated USB connector reduces latency, so you can game with full confidence in the fiercest battles.



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Keys
Switches Cherry MX Blue Cherry MX Black Cherry MX Brown Cherry MX Red Cherry MX Blue
Game-Mode
Anti-Ghosting
Extra keycaps 8 Keys + 1 Puller 8 Keys + 1 Puller 8 Keys + 1 Puller 8 Keys + 1 Puller 8 Keys + 1 Puller
Illumination
Color Blue Blue Blue Blue Red
Illumination Control 3 Levels + 1 Breathing Mode 3 Levels + 1 Breathing Mode 3 Levels + 1 Breathing Mode 3 Levels + 1 Breathing Mode 3 Levels + 1 Breathing Mode
More Features
Software
Extra Hub 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0
Multimedia
Wrist Pad

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Donald S.
  • 10/4/2014 6:21:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBack it went...follow up review

Pros: I wrote a glowing review on 9/1/2014 for this keyboard. Imagine my disdain when three days after that review was posted it started malfunctioning by duplicating key presses.

Now, I know it is made by Max keyboard and I have owned a QuMax X-Armor keyboard nearly identical to this one but the Rosewill added the blue backlighting and braided cables, etc. I really wanted to like this keyboard and since I had a previous positive experience with the QuMax I figured this was a safe buy at a good price.

Wrong.

Cons: See above and below.

Other Thoughts: I demoted this keyboard in my follow up review to 1 egg. If it cannot perform the most basic task it was designed for and put the correct characters on my monitor then it should get 0 eggs but I could not rate it that low.

I since went with a Poseidon Z Brown switch edition which has had no issues of any kind, cost less, and has identical key press feel.

Unfortunate that I don't get the wrist wrest, braided cable, or rubberized coating but none of that matters if the keyboard does not work right.

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.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams. In the event that you are having troubles please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Sucheendra P.
  • 9/29/2014 9:51:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked only couple of months.

Cons: I had USB cable issue, I had written review after speaking to customer support and rating I gave was 1 since he couldn't help me. When i called second time he connected to warranty department. The person whom I spoke understood what is problem I have and agreed to credit my account with $ amount. I really happy to say they valued customer.
Thanks to RoseWill warranty team.

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  • David P.
  • 9/17/2014 5:10:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy on Linux

Pros: It works great on my Linux Mint 17 box. The backlighting mode adjustment works, switching into gaming mode works, and the media keys work with Rhythmbox without any plugins.
As far as the keyboard's physical attributes go, I'm coming from an IBM Model M which recently died, and this is a worthy successor.
The backlighting is well focused on the keys. Translucency is excellent and smooth on all keys. The braided cable is a welcome upgrade, and the connection point to the keyboard is robust. I found the included ports (especially the headphone jack) to be surprisingly handy. Excellent mix of minimal bezel, solid weight, and correct leading edge height.
I find the Cherry Browns to be the best mix for everyday use, although this is a personal choice.

Cons: A couple of very minor design considerations:
1) The NumLock / CapsLoc / "G" LEDs are much brighter and can't be dimmed.
2) The "Rosewill" logo stamped on the front is whiter and more prominent than the nice subtle text and graphics elsewhere on the keyboard; it is an unfortunate private labeling choice by Rosewill for an otherwise elegant product.

Other Thoughts: I've not used the included software.
The keys begin at leading edge of the keyboard (this is the right way to make a keyboard in my opinion) so you are going to want a wrist rest. I didn't like the plastic wrist rest that was included, I prefer a gel or other soft wrist rest.

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  • Jerald L.
  • 9/7/2014 3:56:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Keyboard - Malfunctions constantly

Pros: I picked up this keyboard for a new build in January of 2014, I was really impressed with the build quality and the overall weight of the keyboard. No flexing and the components are great quality. The brown key switches are just what I wanted as far as noise/responsiveness.

Cons: This keyboard constantly malfunctions in that I need to unplug and re-plug in the USB port to get it to resume functioning. Also, the 3rd and 4th brightness settings often result in a rapid flickering that can't be fixed unless I unplug and re-plug in the USB again.

I have tried to remedy this by using different USB ports but nothing seems to work, perhaps the connection quality of the USB male end under the braided cable is bad. Either way, unacceptable when other keyboards out there beat it in features and price point right now. Wish I would have just waited.

Other Thoughts: Rosewill usually makes good middle-of-the-road quality PC parts but I really think they are slipping with this one. Should have just waited for the Ducky Shine 3 to come back into stock in the states.

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  • Evan A.
  • 9/4/2014 1:32:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Great, reliable... Spilled a drink on it within first five hours of ownership and it still functions 100% nearly a year later. Love the backlit keys, good shade of blue. Matches my whole set up. Mechanical keys are where it's at. Also fancy textured/colored replacement keys for WASD is a nice touch.

Cons: Little bit noisy, but is to be expected with mechanical keys

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  • Donald S.
  • 9/1/2014 4:33:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding keyboard

Pros: This is the fourth mechanical keyboard I have owned. This one is outstanding, and nearly identical to one I had before...the QuMax X-Armor by iOne. That keyboard was the same switches, build quality, and even has the same rubberized texture but did not have the backlighting nor the extra media connections like USB and the pass through audio. I sold the X-Armor a while back and regretted the decision. I have also tried the Poseidon Z Blue Switch (not Cherry) keyboard and did NOT like it due to the key switch quality. A SteelSeries keyboard 6vG2 also did not make the quality grade due to squeaky keys and the fact it only worked when it wanted to.

But, I digress. Here are the pros of this keyboard:

1. Made by Max Keyboard as other reviewers have pointed out. They are highly reputable.
2. Real Cherry MX Brown switches and trust me there is no substitute for Cherry switches despite the marketing claims from other companies.
3. Nice and not overdone blue backlighting.
4. Consistent key quality, with no squeaks and no build issues in general.
5. Rubberized texture on the palm rest and chassis (but not the keys themselves).
6. Comes with a key puller and orange WASD keys that I did not bother with.
7. Audio and USB pass through that I also do not bother with...I just wanted a rock solid mechanical keyboard with blue lighting. I do not believe the audio pass through would do anything for my audio quality and the front of the case is only a foot away anyway.
8. Heavy...definitely won't move around on you.
9. Extremely thick braided cable...quality all around.

Cons: None except perhaps price, but you get what you pay for. I could do without the Rosewill branding...they should put that on the bottom because quite frankly I think the name "Rosewill" and the font used are out of place on this otherwise beautiful piece of hardware.

Other Thoughts: I might give the built in USB hub a shot, but it is USB 2.0 and I am spoiled by USB 3.0 and have converted everything over to that, so perhaps or perhaps not...

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  • Leo D.
  • 8/15/2014 10:06:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice design, back light is adjustable

Cons: Key click sounds are a little louder than I was hoping for which is why I couldn't give this four eggs.

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
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • ANTHONY C.
  • 6/28/2014 2:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroken windows key

Pros: it work ?

Cons: got this keyboard about 3 months ago it worked great until the windows key broke and now sometimes the space bar has an annoying squeak...

Other Thoughts: i really want a replacement but its out of 30 days... letter to rosewill and newegg is in order

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.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Brian A.
  • 6/28/2014 11:30:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Very Nice

Pros: Good sturdy quality. The backlit keys are very clear and easy to see. Decent variety of illumination levels. I really like the USB ports and headphone and mic ports. Those are a nice addition.

Cons: The keys with a different shift-status character have the two different characters right next to each other (as opposed to on top of one another). I don't like that, but I think I understand why it was done. The blue LEDs are above the switches, so that's where the illumination is concentrated most. Still, I think they could have spread the characters further from center instead of being right next to each other.
Also, a minor point, I realize the Scroll Lock key is hardly ever used, but I still wish there were a light for it like there is for Caps Lock and Num Lock.
(I'm not trying to sound petty with these cons, but, If I'm going to drop $140 on a keyboard, I'm going to be pickier than usual.)

Other Thoughts: This is my first mechanical keyboard. I think I'm spoiled on them now! I love the "klack" of the keys.
I think I'm glad with having gone with the Cherry MX Brown switches. Because of my many years of using membrane-based keyboards, I tend to push much harder than necessary. It's taken me a while to get used to the "tactile bump".

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  • Estevan C.
  • 4/15/2014 8:36:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Nice led lights, you can adjust the levels with ease. Cherry brown mx keys barely have any resist when pressing keys. Palm rest has a nice rubber feels smooth compared to other cheap plastic ones. The keyboard cord is one long cord it reaches further than the average keyboard. Basically its a mechanical keyboard and what you expected to be. If anything the material used to make this keyboard is top quality.

Cons: Those orange keys that come with it, throw them away its not even rubber its just plastic that is orange. I was thinking those might be rubber wrong! You would think they will send rubber keys with a matching LED lights. As to be expected this is a mechanical keyboard so its a bit thicker and taller than simple ones. So if you have a keyboard tray on your desk and like to type while the keyboard is under desk(like the keyboard tray not pulled out) you will have take it out or you will be hitting the desk with your hands when typing or playing a game. The num lock light and the rest are not adjustable, they are pretty bright. The keys on themselves have the ones you have to hold shift to get, are next to each other, for example =+ key thats how it exactly looks on the key. Side by side.

Other Thoughts: Why did I give it five stars from what I have from cons. Well its a Mechanical keyboard. They cons are not going to affect the keyboard performance. Many people don't have keyboard trays, know how to type already and know the keys positions and so on. The keyboard is definitely a five star keyboard.

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