The E6700 could be said to be the larger copy of the E2700 I reviewed earlier but it isn’t so. Both are wireless keyboards and both come with a touchpad on the right but they are quite different.
The E6700 is a much bigger keyboard and a far more comfortable touchpad, one that has much more area for your fingers to run along. Build wise, suffice to say that the E6700 feels more sturdy BUT the appearance aside, the key difference between them would be the connection method.
The E2700 comes with a transmitter unit for the keyboard to connect with, this means that the E2700 only connects with computers with USB and with the transmitter attached. The E6700 doesn’t require the assistance of any add-on components and will connect to any device with Bluetooth capability.
The E6700 doesn’t come with batteries, or more appropriately put, the E6700 comes with built-in batteries.
The E6700’s batteries are charged via Micro USB connection, it’s just too bad that the E6700 doesn’t work via Micro USB connectivity either, the connection is solely for charging.
Despite having a larger footprint than the E2700, it’s still a small keyboard that I find not suitable for day-to-day (work) use, it’s great for the HTPC though but being a Bluetooth only keyboard means connectivity would be an issue when it comes to HTPC setup unless your HTPC happens to be Bluetooth ready.
I think it works great when paired with notebooks or tablets, something like say the Microsoft Surface series of computers.
One thing to note is that the E6700 does not come with the glossy brushed metal finish at the bottom, lacking that premium touch to an already expensive keyboard.
The Rapoo E6700 retails at a whopping RM 179, which I think is a very steep price to pay for a keyboard that’s Bluetooth-Only. This keyboard would’ve been a winner if it retains the signature premium feel and retails at a lower price point, or at least make it functional via Micro USB connection.