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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 mechanical switches deliver a fast response and a soft tactical feeling. Up to 50 macro keys offer great customization options, while the blue LED backlit keys allow you to press 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 function, multimedia keys with gaming mode, and eight orange gaming keys, the RK-9100xBBR keyboard is an ideal choice for your entertainment and work.

  • newegg 100% Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches The 100% Cherry Brown key switches deliver a fast and precise response with a light tactile feedback.
  • newegg Up to 50 Macro keys This 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.
  • newegg Blue LED Backlit Keys 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.
  • newegg High-speed USB2.0 Hub Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports are built in for handy connection to peripherals. Add more USB ports to your PC system.
  • newegg Ergonomic design The detachable wrist rest delivers maximum support and comfort.
  • newegg Gold-Plated Connector 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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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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  • Robert C.
  • 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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  • Jonathan V.
  • 3/11/2014 6:18:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNightHawk or Apollo?

Pros: I have the Nighthawk Keyboard from Max Keyboard. I paid $150 at Max Keyboard for mine. This is a great deal at $109.99.

-Feels Great
-Built Tough
-If you go to the Max Keyboard website you can buy key caps for your board and customize it to your liking.
-Individually back lit.

Cons: I guess the only con would be that you are adding a middle man. Rosewill is buying these boards from Max Keyboard. They add they're logo and sell them. Not sure how that's going to help on returns or customer service.

Other Thoughts: I've had mine for over a year. It's a great keyboard. I recommend it to anyone.

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  • YUYUAN W.
  • 3/2/2014 10:20:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsusing one of theres

Pros: -mech keyboard and it wont break in 2 seconds like some of the cheap ones

Cons: -the LEDs wont turn off when you sleep the computer.
-the plastic on the keys feels different. not bad just different
-the keys attract fingerprints :D

Other Thoughts: the cons may not be the same because i didnt get the "rosewill" keyboard i got mine from a different company

Manufacturer Response:

We're glad to hear your experience with the Apollo RK-9100xBBR is positive. To help your issue with the LEDs not turning off when your computer is in SLEEP mode, there is always the option to manually turn off the LEDs of the keyboard by pressing FN+2 (on the num pad) until the LEDs are off. It will cycle through the various brightness modes until the backlighting off. (Off, low, medium, max, and breathing mode)

Sincerely,
Rosewill

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