After seeing a few accessories from Rapoo recently, I'm beginning to take more notice of the company. A few weeks ago we looked at the company's colorful T120P Wireless Touch Mouse, and this week we have a really nice-looking wireless keyboard from the company. While the Rapoo E9070 Wireless Ultra-Slim Keyboard isn't specifically designed for use with the Mac, it's definitely a device that should be on the radar for anyone seeking a new keyboard.
- Price: US$39.99 (available for as low as $32.35 through online retailers)
- Dimensions: 4.3" x 13.35" x 0.22" (10.92 cm x 33.9 cm x .56 cm)
- Weight: 10.9 oz (.31 kg) without batteries
- Requires: 2 AAA batteries
- Battery life: 24 months
- Wireless frequency: 2.4 GHz (not Bluetooth)
- Colors: Black or White
The first thing that really jumps out at you when you see this keyboard for the first time is just how big the keys are. This is the perfect keyboard for someone with big hands who is stymied by small keys. It's a full QWERTY keyboard that's designed a bit more for Windows users (yes, it has one of those obnoxious Windows "Start" buttons in place of the Command key), with a full row of 12 function keys and a compact numeric keypad as well.
Function keys are used for a number of common media control functions as well as Home, End, Page Up and Page Down. There are even the old favorites Print Sc/SysRq and Pause/Break keys if you happen to be using this keyboard with a terminal emulator. Ahhh, that brings back memories.