CES 2013: Rosewill’s Helios RK-9200 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Features Dual LEDs

Posted on January 4, 2013 3:25 PM by Rob Williams

ROCCAT doesn’t look to be the only company set to show off a new mechanical keyboard at CES; Rosewill’s jumping on board as well, with its Helios RK-9200. Rosewill has become a bit of a de facto standard as far as mechanical offerings are concerned, as the company doesn’t focus too much on bling┬ábut rather simply delivering a well-built, easy-to-use keyboard that feels great to type on. The RK-9200 follows in these footsteps, but does add a bit of flavor.


Rosewill touts the RK-9200 as being the “first” dual LED backlit mechanical keyboard, although that’s a statement we can’t immediately back up ourselves. Still, this tackles a problem I’ve had with keyboards as a whole for a while, where you may like the looks of a model but not the color of backlighting the company chose. With the RK-9200, users will be able to choose between red or green and choose between five brightness levels. Sounds good to me.

While not quite as advanced as ROCCAT’s mechanical we talked about earlier, Rosewill’s latest offering does look sharp, and it should appease those who’ve wanted either an RK-9000 or RK-9100 but preferred different backlighting. Not surprisingly, pricing is not yet available, but should be in the weeks to come.

  • JD Kane

    I’ve nurtured a bit of a crush for these Rosewill planks. They tend to be very reasonably priced compared to the competition.

    Hopefully Techgage will get a chance to sample one soon.

  • http://techgage.com/ Marfig

    That’s a mechanical keyboard I could see on my table. A traditional design and not something I’d feel embarrassed to use. And the Rosewill logo looks like the brand of a exquisite aged wine. And since I’m not into professional gaming, whatever the specs are on those keys will be just as good for me.

  • http://techgage.com/ Brett Thomas

    I’ve gotta say, I’m not one of those people who usually would consider making a big deal of my keyboard, but this looks sharp. I, too, will be interested to see us get one of these in for a review. Like Marfig, I’m hardly a pro gamer (because of that, I actually tend to prefer wireless keyboards) – but it just plain looks “nice” and i miss the true click of a mechanical keystroke.

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