I’ve been waiting for a keyboard like this for a while, sure there’s one from other brands but what I like about this one from Rapoo is the size.
The E2700 comes in a choice of black and white, it looks great either way but I prefer the black model seen in this review.
Wires? No wires of course, this is a wireless keyboard. Look at how small it is when compared to my HTC One smartphone. Look, there’s a touchpad!
It’s ultra slim too, with a nice angle in case you wish to use it on the table.
The Rapoo E2700 comes with pre-installed batteries that’s said to last up to 24 months. There’s really no way for me to test this out. 🙂
My favorite part about the E2700 over the other models like the E9270P is that it comes with a tiny compartment for you to keep the USB receiver unit in place.
More details at the official product page.
The keyboard is small, it’s certainly not recommended for day-to-day usage, like say for work. A full sized keyboard would be much more comfortable to get things done. The keys are comfortable to press though, the non-glossy surface on the key caps and the brushed metal back panel gives it a very premium feel.
The highlight of this keyboard is clearly the touchpad, couple it with the form factor and it’s without a shadow of doubt that this was made for a different environment, think HTPC (home theater PC) – no wires, just a single small rectangle plate with keys and a touchpad.
The Rapoo E2700 was recognized by my Windows 7 system in a matter of minutes. The touchpad worked flawlessly, responding to multi-finger gestures without fail. For example, using 2 fingers, swiping upwards and downwards moves the browser up and down while swiping to the sides move the pages forward and backward.
The only thing I’m not used to is that the touchpad is in “portrait orientation”, meaning that the touchpad is narrow and tall instead of wide and short. This means you’ll reach the edge of the touchpad quite often as you move the cursor from one end to the other.
The Rapoo E2700 Wireless Multi-media Touchpad retails at RM 109, it’s a keyboard that’s of solid build and certainly a great keyboard to be used with HTPC systems.