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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.

Rosewill Booth
By XMason386 on 1/9/2013 2:03:09 PM , Rating: 2
In white, I think that case looks similar to an NZXT Phantom.

Perform an image search of "rosewill booth" and you will see why the media is writing about these products from Rosewill.

RE: Rosewill Booth
By CityZen on 1/10/2013 11:56:34 PM , Rating: 2
If you're implying that it's because of their "booth babes", let me tell you that I've seen better booth babes elsewhere

I love Rosewill
By Ammohunt on 1/9/2013 2:48:36 PM , Rating: 2
Not to sound like a Fanboi but rather to give credit where its due; their products are top notch some of the best quality Chinese exports. I own Rosewill external HD cases, CPU, coolers and mechanical keyboards and could not be happier for the price i paid.

RE: I love Rosewill
By cubby1223 on 1/9/2013 9:13:42 PM , Rating: 2
I've had so many Rosewill parts crap out it's not worth it. Their network switches are the worst. Sure they work great on day one, but it's a loss in the long run versus better brands.

By webs0r on 1/9/2013 3:52:19 PM , Rating: 2
Where you say "The keyboard is available in blue, red, brown, and black" - those are the common Cherry MX switch colours.

Perhaps the keyboard itself will only be in a black coloured case, but you can choose between the types of Cherry MX switches for the feel that you prefer.

By poopies on 1/9/2013 5:08:49 PM , Rating: 2
"... with Cherry MX Switches in Blue, Red, Brown, and Black."

By Cypherdude1 on 1/10/2013 4:47:43 AM , Rating: 2
For the Rosewill Throne, why is the PSU positioned on the bottom of the case? The PSU fan will suck in all the dust and dirt in the room. Eventually, the PSU, which can be very expensive, will be filled with pet hair, dust and all the other debris in the room.

Why is it so hard to find an extended-ATX size case with a front door? This is the case I am currently using:

Here is what I am looking for.
1. Case for extended-ATX size motherboard
2. 5 - 5.25" open bays
3. At least 3 internal 3.5" hard drive bays
4. Front connectors: 2 - USB 2.0, 1 - USB 3.0, 1 - SATA, headphones, mic
5. Front door for all 5.25" open bays
6. 2 - 80mm fans in lower front and room for filter
7. Closed side door, no fan or openings at all
8. PSU in standard position on top in back
9. 120 mm rear fan
10. Black or beige

Basically, I am looking for what I already have only larger and with modernized front connectors. So far I have found nothing with the above specs.

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