Monday, September 10th 2012

Rosewill Debuts the RK-9100 Series Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The world's leading hardware solution provider, Rosewill announced their newest member of the family to the best-selling Rosewill RK-9000 mechanical keyboard series; making its world debut is the new Illuminated RK-9100 series mechanical keyboards. You can now type away for hours in the dark while keeping your swagger.

The current RK-9000 series has 4 models which feature the Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000), Brown (RK-9000BR), Black (RK-9000BL), Red (RK-9000RE) Switches and 2 limited edition Elite Ivory models include Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000I) and Brown (RK-9000BRI) switches. It has been a top-seller for Rosewill since it launched in 2010. The brand new Illuminated RK-9100 Series will be available in 2 variations which includes Cherry MX Blue (RK-9100) and Brown (RK-9100BR) switches. With the new series of RK-9100, Rosewill provides more tailored options as a dream keyboard while continuing to be a best-selling mechanical keyboard.


The Rosewill Illuminated RK-9100 Series Mechanical Keyboard with world-class Cherry MX Switch design provides the user quick gaming response while offering the added bonus of a comfortable key stroke. Also, RK-9100 is equipped with individually backlit keys and anti-ghosting function which allows pressing any 6 keys simultaneously without key-in conflict. It features three illuminated status and four brightness levels. Moreover, RK-9100 series comes with gold plated USB connector to provide a long lasting high quality connection.
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11 Comments on Rosewill Debuts the RK-9100 Series Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
xBruce88x
why no lights for the space bar and num pad?
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#2
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: xBruce88x
why no lights for the space bar and num pad?
Anyone who uses a number pad can use it blindly. xD Honestly I find that to be a fact and it is cheaper for the manufacturer and end user to reduce the # of LEDs on the board.
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#3
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
bah tired of blue give me some damn red leds on a mechanical keyboard already
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#4
timmyisme22
So no adaptor and no secondary cable split to allow a USB hook-up for lights while using the PS/2 connection... I'm glad I just bought my Filco.


And the green for using numpad, scrolllock, and caps lock? That's horrible! It's glaring against the blue. I never run without numpad enabled unless a program requires it off to use the pad (rarely, but it happens).
I also like my black switches, but to anyone that says they are hard to press or give you fatigue, you really haven't used cheap keyboards before, have you. This thing gets random keypresses all the time when I just lightly press or bump it a bit too much. It's great response and feel, just odd people say they're hard to use.
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Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: timmyisme22
So no adaptor and no secondary cable split to allow a USB hook-up for lights while using the PS/2 connection... I'm glad I just bought my Filco.


And the green for using numpad, scrolllock, and caps lock? That's horrible! It's glaring against the blue. I never run without numpad enabled unless a program requires it off to use the pad (rarely, but it happens).
I also like my black switches, but to anyone that says they are hard to press or give you fatigue, you really haven't used cheap keyboards before, have you. This thing gets random keypresses all the time when I just lightly press or bump it a bit too much. It's great response and feel, just odd people say they're hard to use.
Nobody who has used a mech would argue with your latter point. Only people posting in speculation with second hand info would say blacks are a bad switch compared to membrane cheapos. BTW filco are amazing. I've owned a DAS, filco, Cherry, and a few other and while I like my Das the most Filco is a close second.
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Kantastic
by: Binge
Nobody who has used a mech would argue with your latter point. Only people posting in speculation with second hand info would say blacks are a bad switch compared to membrane cheapos. BTW filco are amazing. I've owned a DAS, filco, Cherry, and a few other and while I like my Das the most Filco is a close second.
I've tried the ABS M1 and a SteelSeries 6Gv2, both with black switches, and I honestly hated both. They weren't bad per say, but they weren't much of an improvement over membrane keyboards. I do love blues and browns though, especially blues.
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Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: Kantastic
I've tried the ABS M1 and a SteelSeries 6Gv2, both with black switches, and I honestly hated both. They weren't bad per say, but they weren't much of an improvement over membrane keyboards. I do love blues and browns though, especially blues.
Blues are my favorite for typing, but I can't deny browns, reds, and blacks are amazing for gaming. Blacks are my least favorite as well, but one can not deny blacks will NOT mess up your typing by dulling in accuracy. You press that key the stroke is registered. I will say the lack of NKRO on both of those keyboards does make them a bit less reliable for picking up keystrokes. That would frustrate me to no end.
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Disruptor4
by: crazyeyesreaper
bah tired of blue give me some damn red leds on a mechanical keyboard already
The current RK-9000 series has 4 models which feature the Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000), Brown (RK-9000BR), Black (RK-9000BL), Red (RK-9000RE) Switches and 2 limited edition Elite Ivory models include Cherry MX Blue (RK-9000I) and Brown (RK-9000BRI) switches
There is a red led model of this keyboard.
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#9
stratosrally
by: Disruptor4
There is a red led model of this keyboard.
That's a Cherry Red switch designation, not an LED color indicator.

The 9000 series is NOT illuminated...

Cherry Reds are preferred by many gamers - my Corsair K60 Vengeance Keyboard has 'em.
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#10
johnnyfiive
Nice kb. But... majestouch-2 10keyless or bust!
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timmyisme22
by: johnnyfiive
Nice kb. But... majestouch-2 10keyless or bust!
Majestouch-2 Ninja with black keys here. Love it.


by: Binge
I will say the lack of NKRO on both of those keyboards does make them a bit less reliable for picking up keystrokes. That would frustrate me to no end.
They probably still have NKRO, but require an adaptor and lose the ability of the LED lighting (which is why I mentioned the second input strictly for lights).
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