At the recent BlizzCon 2013 convention in Anaheim, California hardware vendor Rosewill set up a booth to show off their new PC gear aimed at gamers. At the convention celebrating all things Blizzard, Rosewill debuted the Blackhawk Blue Special edition case, new illuminated mechanical keyboards, high DPI gaming mice, and two new products for the R-Studio series of audio products.
Blackhawk Blue Special Edition
The Blackhawk Blue Special case was on display at the booth and looked nothing short of gorgeous. This case wasn’t just in the Rosewill booth as it was the official case of BlizzCon 2013 and was seen everyone on the show floor, powering the many computers used to play World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. This gaming mid-tower case comes with five pre-installed fans and supports both ATX and micro-ATX motherboards.
Rosewill Mechanical Keyboards
Rosewill successfully launched a line of mechanical keyboards some time ago and now they’ve come out with two new models. The new Apollo RK-9100x will be illuminated in either red or blue backlighting and is fully programmable with macro support. It also has multiple profile support and n-key rollover and a removable wrist rest. The keyboard, which was on display for gamers to sample, was extremely quiet and felt extremely comfortable. The other keyboard announced was the Striker RK-6000, another mechanical keyboard with full programmable keys with macro support, but no backlighting like the Apollo series.
New Precision Mice
Three new mice, all with on-the-fly adjustable DPI, debuted at BlizzCon. The Helix RM-20 is a contour shaped mouse that offers up to 2400 DPI. The Jet RGM-300 is a claw-grip mouse that has an adjustable weight system built-in and offers up to 2000 DPI. The final mouse revealed at the show was the Reflex RGM-1000, a palm-grip mouse with a sensor that offers a whopping 8000 DPI. This mouse also offers on-board memory to memorize your customized settings, programmable buttons and two profile support.
Gaming Mouse Pads
Rosewill is offering a natural extension of their performance mice in the form of gaming mouse pads. Dubbed the “React Gaming Mouse Pad Series” these pads are optimized for optical and laser mice with a nanometer grad texture surface and a natural rubber base for a solid grip. There will be small, medium, and large sized mouse pads available.
The final products announced come from the R-Studio audio line. First, the new Sonas headhpones are an over-the-ear set that feature “Octa-drive technology” that leverage eight drivers for what promises to be a surround-sound experience. The other new product is the “AMPBOX” which is a bluetooth speaker that supports up to eight hours of music and has a 30-foot range and built-in microphone for speakerphone capabilities.
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Our team met with the Rosewill team at BlizzCon and came away impressed with the commitment they are making to gaming. The biggest hit had to be the case, which was extremely prominent on the convention floor in multiple locations. The mice felt great and the new mechanical keyboards seemed like they would be offered at a very competitive price point and potentially offer good dollar-for-dollar value. The headphones, during a very brief demo, brought a ton of bass for the loud, powerful sound that some gamers crave. Overall, it was a very impressive showing for Rosewill (especially for the Blackhawk cases!) at BlizzCon.