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Rosewill RGB80 Mechanical 16.8m Color Backlit Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 9, 2014 2:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Rosewill

Software

 

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With the software available on site with a May release date, this is what we get. Across the top are five profiles to select and set how you want them, along with the PC lockout button to activate it via software too. The main window shows the keyboard layout, and you have to click on a key to activate five of the functions around the SYNC Program button that allows games to be tied to the profile. There are the LED setting and profile resets at the bottom, with commands also found to the right.

 

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By clicking on the Escape key we can open the Macro window; this is where you can program the key commands, test it, replace or edit it, and even access repeat settings and time delays. There is also the option to import Macros from other software and drop them right into this keyboard to be stored onboard. With the 0% bar at the bottom, you know how full the memory is at any given time.

 

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Of course, you can disable keys, launch programs with them, and even reassign key functionality, but we moved right into the LED settings. Here we find the five profiles we can change the default colors for. Under those, we can turn them off, display a single color, use single dimming (which is like a pulse mode), or set them to a color loop of all the available colors. To set a specific color to any of the profiles, all you need to do is click in the colored box next to them.

 

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This is the scale we are given to select our colors. We find twelve presets running down the left side, and eighteen more columns with twelve colors in each. We thought we were pretty good at basic math, but somehow Rosewill claims 16.8 million colors when there are only 228 colors that we can see to choose from.

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