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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

  • 100% Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Key Switches
  • 3 Levels of Brightness Control + 1 Breathing Mode
  • Custom Programmable Keyboard with Up to 50 Macro Keys
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2014 6:43:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSome good, some bad

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Price - The main reason I chose this specific keyboard. Got it on sale plus used a discount code, was one of the cheapest keyboards I found with backlighting and true Cherry Blues.

Backlit, with on the fly adjustable brightness

Built in USB hub

Wrist rest

True Cherry mechanical switches

Size - Many "gaming" keyboards are larger as they have added macro keys down the side, this is the size of a standard keyboard with a number pad.

Spare multi-color key caps with a key cap remover.

Cons: Construction quality - The wrist rest is kind of flimsy and there's a rough seam around the edge of the keyboard. It also has a cheap plastic feeling that my old keyboard (Das Keyboard) didn't have.

Software - I wasn't to crazy about it, ended up just installing it.

Power on lag, can't get into BIOS - My main concern, as even though it's plugged into the same port as my old keyboard, the Apollo takes so long to "boot" my computer is already already at the Windows loading screen, so I'll have to pull out my old keyboard if I need to do anything in the BIOS.

Other Thoughts: I was using a Das Keyboard with Cherry Browns, but decided I wanted to give Blues a try and also wanted to switch back over to a backlit keyboard. The 9100xR had the features I wanted - backlit, wrist rest, and Cherry Blues - while still having the features I liked from the Das Keyboard - a built in USB hub and multimedia keys.

But it has some downsides. The construction quality, "Meh" software, and long power-on times aren't something I'd expect from a keyboard with a normal price of $150.

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  • Nicholas A.
  • 12/3/2014 6:13:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat feeling, good sensors

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Responsive keys
Good solid construction
Smooth material
Heavy (It is a good thing!)

Cons: Only con I can think of, is that the software to use with it is really... basic. I can't even find anything on the help files included that give me any indication on how to change the LED profiles, and setting a macro seems a bit clunky. Other than that, this is a great keyboard that worked straight out of the box.

Other Thoughts: If Rosewill could rewrite the software, I would be SO happy.

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  • Harry Z.
  • 11/13/2014 11:11:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality keyboard

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: -bright, adjustable backlight settings
-comfortable feel with keys and board overall
-rubber like finish
-comes wtih a palm rest
-macros
-has 2 more usb hubs and extends mic and phone jacks

Cons: -software for macros kinda clunky
-palm rest might not fit perfect for some people, hard to remove efficiently
-top row of keys slightly unevenly lit, although it's not too obvious(F keys show better than sub functions)

Other Thoughts: If you can get this onsale sub 100, it's without a doubt the best on the market for that price. It's still a good keyboard regardless of how much you pay

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 11/11/2014 1:23:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReview

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Cherry MX Switches
Adjustable LED Brightness
LED "Breathing" Mode
Rubberized Wrist Rest
Sturdy Tilt Feet
Long Braided Cable
2 USB Slots
Headphone Pass-Through
Microphone Pass-Through

Cons: Extremely Basic Macros
Poor Software Implementation

Other Thoughts: At first when I ran the installer from the disc I got a BSOD and had to reboot. Second time I copied the installer to my desktop and it installed fine. Then the backspace key didn't work, thought I had a faulty switch. Turns out I had to change USB ports and the backspace key worked again... odd.

Due to the poor software, macro, and installation design I knocked an egg off.

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  • Ryan B.
  • 8/15/2014 3:21:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Gaming Keyboard

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Nice and heavy keyboard, wont move on you. Comes with brightly colored replacement keys for arrow keys and wasd.

Hooked right up no problem.

Cons: Might be too loud for the office. Just be aware.

The worst part is the headphone jack has a bit of feedback so its not really great for plugging into :( but other than that its good, this is why I only gave 4 stars.

Other Thoughts: I got this keyboard for the office and its a little loud. Might take it home if people complain but either way I will use it.

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  • Darren C.
  • 3/11/2014 4:26:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of garbage

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Nice lights?

Cons: Poor quality
Poor workmanship
Made in china piece of garbage

Other Thoughts: The wrist rest is out of alignment.
The keyboard lights were not working out of the box.
Had to open up the keyboard and found the cable attached to the pcb was loose.
The pcb was printed Tesoro. This is just a Tesoro keyboard rebranded as a Rosewill keyboard.
The build quality is really low compared to the RK-9000I I own.

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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  • Grant B.
  • 3/6/2014 2:12:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Very responsive, Amazing all the LED's work. Goes well with any red LED computer case. I like that it has red led's and cherry blue switches. very nice buy small but large great for college or just doing computer stuff/ gaming.

Cons: wish there were other colors.

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  • Louis D.
  • 2/12/2014 6:43:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Manufacturing

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Heavy -- never moves when placed on desk. USB ports are nice to have included on board. Nice feel to the keys. Very fast response.

Cons: None - perhaps excluding the extra connections for Audio - I will not use these.

Other Thoughts: First mechanical keyboard I've owned. I will never go back. Good job Rosewill.

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  • Fernando G.
  • 12/20/2013 11:15:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Mechanical Keyboard

This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: -Bright LED's
-All keys working
-Awesome Rubberized Texture across the entire keyboard
-Palm Rest
-Mx blue switch with Red lighting option FINALLY

Cons: -Price Steep

Other Thoughts: This was actually bought the same day it came out but only out of not having options after the coolermaster quickfire I had ordered was out of stock and needed a keyboard quickly since I'm out of the country and had someone bring it to me as a favor. Anyway, I've had the G15 and the Creative Fatal1ty Keyboard in the past and must say that this is my new favorite keyboard by a wide margin. Although I don't have much knowledge on mechanical keyboards I do have knowledge on build quality. This is keyboard is heavy, durable and made mostly of rubberized material which I've NEVER seen in a keyboard and love it.

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