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Rosewill Showcasing New Gaming Keyboard, PC Chassis at CES 2013

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The leading hardware solution provider, Rosewill, will be show casing their latest innovations and premiere line of products at CES 2013. Rosewill will debut a world first, Rosewill Helios RK-9200 Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Switches in Blue, Red, Brown, and Black. It supports Red or Green Backlit LEDs and allows independent color control of the vital WASD and 4 directional arrow gaming keys while allowing you to choose between 5 global brightness modes. It will stand side by side with the RK-9000 and RK-9100 series Mechanical Keyboards that have already cemented their positions.

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Is it just me or do I see a detachable usb cable on that keyboard? so could it be wireless? :eek:
 
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Is it just me or do I see a detachable usb cable on that keyboard? so could it be wireless? :eek:
I think there's a fair few mechanical keyboards with detachable USB cables. Don't get your hopes up.
 
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Rosewill's mechanical keyboards all have mini-USB connectors for the detachable cable - you get 2 cables, one that terminates in full-size USB(giving you 6-key rollover), the other in PS/2(giving you a full 104-key rollover).

They are not wireless.
 
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hmmm.... not bad for rosewill... moving in the right direction....
 
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wow...

thats what id call "passive aggressive styling"

thats the nicest ive seen from rosewill.....

now only if they'd ditch the mesh window idea........
 
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Is it just me or do I see a detachable usb cable on that keyboard? so could it be wireless? :eek:
Rosewill is actually Newegg rebranding of some other company's product. These keyboards are not wireless.

FWIW, Rosewill/Newegg has had considerable issues with the mini USB port on the keyboard where the cable plugs in. See Newegg customer reviews of the various 9000/9100 series mobos where people have owned them for 6+ months. In addition the cable itself is of a poor design in that it is a very stiff cable that is totally inappropriate for a keyborad or other external PC device. It appears that whomever designed it had no clue what they were doing. It's inappropriate to use a mini USB socket and a rigid connection cable on a full size keyboard, so it's unclear what they were thinking?

The keyboards themselves having Cherry MX keys are pleasing for most people. Durability and reliability remains to be determined. Choosing the right key type for your use and comfort level takes a little research into Cherry MX key types, which I'd recommend before purchasing any mechanical keyboard. Unless you need the features of the 9100/9200 series the 9000 series is the same keyboard without the add-ons.
 
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If your into the Nzxt Phantom's, you might be very interest in this case as well. ;)

 
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Not a bad keyboard.
Wonder if it's durable.
 
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I don't see much difference between this new RK-9200 series and the RK-9100 series. I would guess its a manufacturing revision to cut costs and/or include better quality.

It's a nice option for someone looking into mechanical keyboards for the first time. I myself was going to pull the trigger on a brown cherry mx RK-9100 but I'm now hoping to jump on a DUCKY Shine II if I can find one in stock.
 
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What dude says above about the chinsy connectors is quite true. At least on some Rosewill mech kb models.
 
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Not a bad keyboard.
Wonder if it's durable.
It depends on how lucky you are and if you move your keyboard around at all.

I don't see much difference between this new RK-9200 series and the RK-9100 series. I would guess its a manufacturing revision to cut costs and/or include better quality.

The difference is primarily the dual color LEDs and lighted arrow keys, compared to the 9100 series.
 
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