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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xB Blue 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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The ergonomic Rosewill RK-9100xB keyboard is great for both gaming and typing! The 100% Cherry MX blue switches deliver a fast response and a great tactical feeling. Up to 50 macro keys offer great customization options, while the red LED backlit keys allow you 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-9100xB keyboard is an ideal choice for your entertainment and work.

  • newegg 100% Cherry MX Blue mechanical key switches The 100% Cherry blue key switches deliver a fast and precise response with a great tactile feedback.
  • newegg 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 split second.
  • newegg Blue LED Backlit Keys The red 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 hubs are built in for handy connection of peripherals.
  • newegg Ergonomic design The detachable wrist rest delivers maximum support and comfort.
  • newegg Gold-Plated Connectors 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.

Learn more about the Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xB

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
Apollo RK-9100xB

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Gaming
Palm Rest
Detachable
Normal Keys
104
Mechanical Keyboard
Yes
Key Switch Type
Blue Cherry MX
Keyboard Color
Black
Dimensions
17.5 (L) x 5.7 (W) x 1 (H) inches

Type

Type
Wired

Mouse Included

Mouse Included
No

Features

Features
100% Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Key Switches

Custom Programmable Keyboard

5 Profiles with Quick Switch Keys

Up to 50 Macro Keys

Individually Blue LED Backlit Keys

3 Levels of Brightness Control + 1 Breathing Mode

N-Key Rollover

Built in Headphone & Microphone Pass-Through Jacks

2 Built in High-Speed USB 2.0 Hub

Detachable Wrist Rest for Maximum Support and Comfort

Gold-Plated Connectors to Reduce Latency

Includes 8 Orange Gaming Keys with Key Puller

Multimedia Keys with Gaming Mode

High Quality Braided Fiber Cable

Soft Rubberized Surface

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Mathew A.
  • 3/24/2014 1:56:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate of my previous review

Pros: Same as before. A great keyboard.

Cons: One thing I've noticed upon using this keyboard for the six weeks I've been using it is there's something odd going on with the backlighting when I put my computer into sleep mode. I have the backlight set to the medium, and when I put the computer to sleep, sometimes the backlight goes to the highest brightness and stays on. In normal circumstances this wouldn't bother me, but my computer is in my bedroom, and the LEDs on brightest setting practically light up the whole room when my lights are off. I don't know if there's some issue in the drivers that causes this, but it doesn't do it all the time.

Other Thoughts: I've had no other issues with this keyboard. If you're in the market for a Cherry MX Blue board, I'd still recommend this one.

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 3/7/2014 8:18:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHelp for Matthew

Pros: This is just to help Matthew D.'s comment about turning off the keyboard lights.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Matthew D...... Holding down the Fn key and hitting 2 lowers the lights in steps and will turn them off. Hitting 8 brightens them in steps.
You may have to load the keyboard software for this to take affect but that's no problem.

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 3/1/2014 9:59:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

Pros: Solid, responsive and so far, worth the price. Wrist pad is very comfortable. My gaming still sucks, but now I can't blame it on the keyboard.

Cons: Took 29hrs from when I placed the order to my front door. Terrible service!!! (unless you're Sheldon Cooper, I think you'll understand this is sarcasm).
I went from a Microsoft Ergo keyboard so getting used to the closer keys took a few days.

Other Thoughts: My wife has the Das Keyboard and except for the backlighting on this I can't tell the difference. And the lights are great in a dark room. I haven't used the macros yet but not sure I need them. The feel of these Blue Cherry keys spoil you. Would make it hard to go back to a non mechanical keyboard.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 3/1/2014 3:34:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNostalgia

Pros: It has a nice feel to the entire board. The execution to your finger strokes, feel and sound final. The back lighting is a godsend for us night owls. I did swap the keys for gaming, even though I don't game that much, it does make it slightly easier to feel the keys. The USB and headphone ports were handier than I thought they would be.

Cons: The price was steep, I knew this going in, but it's still kind of high. While I love the sound, if you do a lot of typing this might not be for you. I do wish there was a button to turn of the back light. None of these were deal breakers to me.

Other Thoughts: I am old enough to remember when all keyboards were mechanical. So the weight, the feel, and the sound, take me back a little. You just got to realize nostalgia comes at a premium price.

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  • Scott M.
  • 1/26/2014 8:32:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsApollo RK-9100xB

Pros: -Rubberized/texturized surfaces
-Cherry MX-Blue switches + mechanical keys
-heavy duty feeling plastics and superb build quality
-Slim profile + detachable wrist rest
-Headphone/Mic Pass-through + 2 port USB 2.0 hub
-Macroable keys
-N-Key Rollover (anti-ghosting)
-Heavy braided cable + gold plated connectors
-Bright LED's with 4 settings: Breathe, normal, bright, and "OW MY EYES!"

Cons: The software could use a little polishing. While it does work, it could use a little more user friendly interface. As I say the software does work so I will not remove an egg, but I just hope it gets a graphical overhaul and streamlining update in the future.

I really wish that the Num-Lock, Caps-Lock, and Game mode indicator LEDs (located above the num pad to the right of the F-keys) were buttons of some kind. maybe profile mode keys for fast macro setup switching? I think that would have topped this keyboard off nicely.

One possible "Con" would be the Braided cable. It is very thick and stiff because it also has the headphone/mic cables there as well. While is not a problem for me (in fact, its more of a benefit) this may not be a good keyboard if you plan to use it with a laptop, or similar mobile device.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this keyboard over its competition because of the overall similar feature set while maintaining a slim profile that would fit in my limited desk space. I also use a G-13 gamepad so I really only use the keyboard for typing.

In closing I would like to add that this keyboard is HEAVY and well built with thick plastics. I was immediately impressed with the overall attention to detail and hardy feeling. Also, This keyboard is a pleasure to type on, the MX-Blue switches feel awesome, and the individually lit keys look great.

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  • Mathew A.
  • 1/16/2014 9:42:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Beautiful fit and finish, very responsive Cherry MX Blue switches, shiny blue LEDs.

Cons: None yet, though this seems like a very sturdy keyboard, so I'm not expecting any problems.

Other Thoughts: This is my first mechanical keyboard, so I'm still getting used to how the switches feel, but it is a pleasure to type on. Shipping was fast as always. Overall a fantastic purchase.

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