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Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • 100% Mechanical Key Switches
  • 10-Keyless Gaming Keyboard
  • Custom Programmable Keyboard with Up to 50 Macro Keys

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • alexander t.
  • 8/27/2015 1:47:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice board

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: solid board

Cons: none as of yet. will update as they come up.

Other Thoughts: just a point of advice. when you attach the cable to the board, make sure to push hard enough till it clicks in.

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  • Kevin B.
  • 7/14/2015 7:21:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEhhh Nah.

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Backlight, detachable USB cable, small footprint.

Cons: Lack of software support, one color for PC mode

Other Thoughts: I've owned this keyboard for about 7 months now and still no updated software, as of the time of this review. The software is very lacking and still does not provide the full use of the 16.8 million colors advertised. I mainly purchased this keyboard for the sub $100 pricepoint and full RGB backlighting. I've also noticed that some keys are not responding to a keystroke. This is totally random and is hard to reproduce on command. The software updates alone are enough to want to buy a different keyboard, especially if you wanted the full RGB features.

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 troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Misael G.
  • 6/28/2015 10:46:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great price for a mechanical keyboard,10 keyless,looks nice

Cons: The program sucks , i don't like the macro setup.

Other Thoughts: i use this keyboard a lot since its small and i have more space in my desk. if the program gets an update i will give 5 eggs and better review

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  • Bret W.
  • 6/11/2015 10:47:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSo close, and yet...

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Well made
Good feel
Mostly subtle branding
Almost fully functional on Mac OS

Cons: Can't completely escape the bright blue LEDs which wreak havoc on a person's circadian clock. This could easily be addressed, perhaps even in a software update.

Caps Lock indicator light doesn't work on Linux (true the manufacturer doesn't claim Linux compatibility, but come on.)

The key markings have been adjusted to sit right over the individual LEDs in each switch, which makes some keys hard to find.

The spacebar has an unnecessary RGB80 mark that compromises the otherwise clean esthetic. That mark is absent in many of the promotional pictures.

Other Thoughts: I bought this keyboard after extensive research and careful consideration. I bought it for typing. I wanted a mechanical keyboard for the usual reasons, and I needed it to be backlit, so that I can work in a dim room after dark. I haven't gamed for decades and wanted a professional looking keyboard that would either look nice, or not stand out. Most current backlit keyboards use blue light, either exclusively, or as a component of white light. I chose this one because the color of the LEDs can be set to eliminate blue light altogether (by setting it to red or yellow), or so I thought. That is important because blue light confuses the brain and even brief exposures can prevent a person from getting to sleep.

Unfortunately, the keyboard's default "PC" mode is overwhelmingly blue. In order to use a sleep/safe color like red, one must put the keyboard into "Game" mode, and game mode is always accompanied by a needless and absolutely glaring blue indicator LED that does not appear to be alterable--unlike the keyswitch LEDs, the indicator LEDs do not appear to be multi-color, and if they are, the software provides no access to that control. So, as this keyboard is currently outfitted, you either 1) have backlighting off, 2) have blue light pouring from the keys themselves, or 3) have blue light pouring from a single, utterly unnecessary, extremely bright blue indicator light.

Rosewill could mostly solve this problem by changing the color profile setting software to allow the user to chose a color for the default "PC" mode rather than assume that default mode should be blue. Then a person could chose red, and not get stuck with the blue "Gaming" indicator light as a consequence. As it stands, The only solutions are to use "Game" mode, and then place something over the LED indicator, or open it up and disable it, and neither of those should be needed on a $100+ keyboard.

Finally, on Linux, the capslock indicator does not function, though the capslock key works fine. I can't imagine this would be two difficult to fix, and in so doing Rosewill would gain Linux compatibility at thee hardware level, Mac hardware compatibility is already there.

What isn't compatible is the software, which really wouldn't matter if the default setup was a just a little better thought out. Perhaps that isn't true for gamers who intend to set macros, but for coders and typists, you can chose one of 5 colors and two brightnesses without ever opening the software. If only blue could be turned off completely, it would be an excellent keyboard.

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  • Zachary R.
  • 5/9/2015 10:05:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid keyboard for the price, but bad software even after update

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: -Really solid keyboard for the price, was nervous about the non-cherry mx switches but I have no complaints about the feel of them vs MX. This is really the most important thing here IMHO and outweighs all cons about software and backlighting issues.
-Actually has full colours as advertised now with somewhat recent software update which all look very nice (except for the white LED with the greenish tint, but no big deal)
-Lots of profiles you can choose from (technically 10 as 5 with windows key and 5 without windows key) - but I haven't touched on key macros with the software
-removable braided cable with indents in the back to have the cable come out from the left or right side of the board.
-10keyless is amazing for gaming - more mouse movement room
-Volume and media controls
-Looks like you can macro individual keys to certain macros or program launches but I have yet to experiment with this due to buggy and disorganized software.

Cons: -Software still sucks after patch - really hard to figure out how to use and the PDF download on the driver site doesn't work (broken url maybe?) Although we can choose between all the colours now:
-Still can't choose multiple colours at once but that's no big deal and is as advertised
-Profile editing on the software is really confusing, and has pretty broken english. There are 5 profile tabs on the top which makes it look like it's for editing the whole profile, but then there's an LED Setting button on the botton which allows you to change the colours for the profiles individually. I think I figured out the logic here, but it's still really disorganized with no real clarity to how you're supposed to work it.
-Couldn't get the software to detect my keyboard at first, had to reinstall new and old versions a few times to finally get it working
-Breathing and automatic colour switching is there which is nice, but I can't get it work anymore. It goes from Purple to White and then just resets back to purple. It worked once and not anymore
-Yeah there's a green tint to the white LEDs but I really don't see this as a big deal.
-No dedicated USB or headphone jack on the board but again they don't advertise it to have it or anything so I can't really call this a con either.

Other Thoughts: TL;DR: Kalih switches feel very similar to Cherry so the board is good for the price. Really nice to have all the colours for backlighting, but the software still sucks even after the recent patch. At least we can now choose any colour imaginable

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/26/2015 3:21:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsstopped working properly

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: good keyboard

Cons: stopped working after 4 months

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 troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Alessandro S.
  • 4/11/2015 7:38:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood build

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Build quality seems great. Keys feel tactile and responsive.

Cons: Some keys feel sticky if not used for a few days.

Other Thoughts: I like the rgb80 and we will have to see how it handles the long haul.

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  • Joseph S.
  • 4/9/2015 9:34:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard, FALSE PROMISES

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great keyboard, feels nice, great LED's would recommend except....(Read the cons which takes away all the stars).

Cons: Still no update to the firmware that was promised..I actually want my money back because of this but I fear its too late at this point. Would most likely never trust Rosewill (which is basically NEWEGG) again. It's too bad that our relationships going to be severed over a firmware update that they never are going to release.

Other Thoughts: Wish I spent my cash on a company that cares. I bought this keyboard on 6/3/14 so thats how long I've waited for this firmware update. Like I said stay away from this keyboard because of false advertising and false promises. Hell even my friends that have come over try the keyboard and like it and I've had to caution them against buying Rosewill due to false promises.

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.

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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4 out of 5 eggsNice!

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great keyboard, very comfortable and nice click (brown switches)
Lots of modes and the included clear keys were a bonus.
Perfect size for gaming.

Cons: The software is a bit wonky.
Choosing the White LED has a green tint to it.
The box was a bit misleading with more than one color shown at a time, the keyboard will only display a single color at a time, no rainbow effect.

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  • Nathan W.
  • 2/4/2015 5:37:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice but lack of software features is a real letdown

This review is from: Rosewill RGB80 - 16.8 Million Color Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: So far, the build quality and switches seem to be pretty good (with the exception of a color going out on my X key)

Cons: My "x" key's green has completely burnt out a few months into use.

The software is one of the worst things I have ever seen. Been awaiting the next release of that for almost 8 months now. I'm starting to think it will NEVER be released. You can still only choose 256 colors, not 16.8 million as advertised.

Other Thoughts: This is the first negative review I have ever written. I really expected a software update by now.

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 troubleshoot and/or 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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