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Helios RK-9200 Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Switches

Backlit gaming keyboard has mechanical switches and more

Rosewill is on hand at CES this year and the company has debuted a couple new computer peripherals including an interesting LED backlit mechanical gaming keyboard.

The keyboard is the Helios RK-9200 Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX switches. This is an incredibly long name for what is basically a backlit keyboard that features mechanical switches. The keyboard is available in blue, red, brown, and black. The keyboard supports red or green backlighting using LEDs and you can make the WASD keys a different color so they stand out. The backlit keyboard has five different global brightness modes. Pricing and availability for the keyboard is unknown.

Rosewill also has the new gaming computer chassis called the THRONE. This computer case comes in black or white, and has a very angular design intended to give an aggressive appearance. The THRONE has red LEDs in the front for the black version, and the white version has blue LED lighting in the front. It has three external 5.25-inch drive bays and a mesh side panel for improved cooling.

The case appears to be tool free on the inside and looks as if it would support some of the larger video cards on the market. Rosewill is also showing off a new line of 802.11n wireless routers and accessories including USB network adapters and more. The company also has new server products including five and eight bay RAID enclosures the use USB 3.0 connectivity.

Source: Rosewill

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By superflex on 1/9/2013 12:30:11 PM , Rating: 3
A case for 12 year old gamers.
Please put some glowing eyes on the front and call it a day.
Who the fuck is going to buy that horrible looking unit?

RE: Nice
By retrospooty on 1/9/2013 12:33:32 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... I know, to me it looks like a Cheap but kool case from 1997.

RE: Nice
By Cypherdude1 on 1/10/2013 4:51:51 AM , Rating: 2
A case for 12 year old gamers.

Yes, many computer manufacturers have a tendency to make parts for children. If you look at many cases, mobo's and video cards, you'll see they seem marketed towards children.

RE: Nice
By rangerdavid on 1/9/2013 1:33:10 PM , Rating: 2
Ahmen, brother.

I'm pretty sure this keyboard and case are not news-worthy, not even for Daily Tech....

RE: Nice
By Samus on 1/9/2013 2:35:02 PM , Rating: 2
Rosewill keyboards are actually pretty nice (and inexpensive)

The problems with their earlier models were narrowed down to the crappy USB cable they came with (of all things...) and I think the new keyboards no longer have detachable cables.

RE: Nice
By inteli722 on 1/9/2013 9:12:02 PM , Rating: 2
I think the new keyboards no longer have detachable cables.

Actually, that new keyboard pretty distinctly has a detachable cable. There's nothing wrong with Detachable cables (my Leopold has one and it works fine), but if the connection isn't solid, then there's a problem. I wonder who's OEMing this keyboard. I might buy it if they didn't replace the stupid Menu key with a Function key (Yes, people DO still use it).

RE: Nice
By TakinYourPoints on 1/10/2013 2:00:11 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, most "gamer" cases are so awful looking. There are exceptions like Corsair and Silverstone cases, but clearly there's a market for those horrible looking cases as well. If people weren't buying them then companies wouldn't keep making them.

The Rosewill keyboards are decent though, very affordable and good quality mechanical keyboards. I have a Steelseries, Leopold, and a Filco, but if I was in the market for another I'd give a Rosewill a shot.

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