Rosewill Throne Full Tower and Helios RK-9200 Dual-LED Mechanical KB From CES
Over the last few years, Rosewill has significantly expanded their product offerings. The company used to offer only a few PC-related accessories and cases, but now have everything from high-end power supplies to dedicated RAID enclosures in their product stack, with just about anything else you could imagine in-between.
While gallivanting around CES, we had a quick meeting with the folks at Rosewill, just as they began setting up their suite. There weren’t many any new announcements, but we got to see the new Helios RK-9200 dual-LED mechanical keyboard first-hand along with the recently announced Throne full tower, in both white and black.
Like Rosewill’s previous mechanical keyboards, the Helios RK-9200 features Chery MX key switches, but underneath each key are two LEDs, one green and one red. The backlighting for the WASD and arrow key clusters can be altered independently of all of the other keys, or they can be set to match as well. The lighting has three brightness levels (not including off), and a fourth mode—dubbed “breathe” mode--that slowly pulsates the backlight illumination. The Windows key can also be disabled should the user so choose. We should also point out that the backlight settings can be changed without any software. Simple function key combos handle everything.
We also saw a couple of Rosewill’s external RAID enclosures and the new Throne full-tower, including a fully built, three-way SLI-powered rig, featuring Rosewill’s flagship Hercules 1600W PSU. The new Throne full-tower features a reversible door on its face, top-mounted USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, a built-in lighting/fan controller, a built-in hard-drive dock (both 2.5” and 3.5” compatible), and a host of other enthusiast-class features.
As you can see in the full build, the case offers plenty of room for high-end hardware and the lighting from the LED fans is a nice compliment (the white case has blue LEDs, the black case red).
Final pricing wasn’t available just yet, but will be known in the coming weeks as the case is set to go on sale next month.