Welcome to my Rii i8 mini wireless keyboard review. With Android TV boxes becoming ever more popular in household’s across the world, it’s no wonder there has been a sharp increase on the net in the humble mini wireless keyboard. These things are often a life changer after using the standard and most of the time useless remotes included with most Android TV boxes.
Rii i8 mini wireless keyboard specifications
The following information is taken from the product listing on Amazon. You’ll notice the brand Bqeel is used here. This is the name of the seller selling the control under their name, but what you get is a branded Rii i8.
bqeel Keyboard: 3 in 1 Multifunction 2.4 GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard, TouchPad combo, LED backlit with USB Micro Adapter. Wireless Keyboard + Mouse + Keyboard Touch
bqeel multimedia touchpad keyboard, comparable to PC, Android TV Box, Smart Phone, PS3, HTPC, IPTV, etc
bqeel Keyboard: Many Keys direct access to the multimedia control: Play, e-mail, mute, mouse control.
bqeel Keyboard with 92 keys, which supports Multi-Touch functions, is great entertainment for you especially when you use it for playing games and enjoying bqeel Android TV Box.
Rii i8 mini wireless keyboard design
The Rii i8 mini wireless keyboard is shaped similarly to the letter D sideways. This makes it quite comfortable to hold in my opinion as it each side of it sits nicely against the palms of my hands as I use it.
Despite its small size, there are a load of buttons on here that make it a fantastic keyboard. First is the full QWERTY keyboard complete with number keys that run across the top as well as the typical F function keys. Then on the top left-hand side is a circle or media keys and just to the right of these are four more keys including a power key. On the opposite side is a circle of navigation keys with four more buttons to the left of it. In between these two circular set of keys is a small touchpad similar to what you’d find on a laptop. There’s also a left and right-click button, but these are located down the left-hand side of the keyboard.
I’m really impressed that this one comes with a rechargeable battery, unlike others I have used that require two AA batteries. This means, in the long run, I’m saving money by not having to replace the batteries every few days. So far I have used this for five days and only charged it once and that was when it arrived. Recharging it is simply a case of plugging the included cable into any of the available USB ports on your device.
Rii i8 mini wireless keyboard in use
I have often expressed my hate towards the terrible remotes that come as standard with most Android TV boxes. This remote is obviously a lot better than a standard remote as it’s actually a keyboard and navigation device that works well.
It’s responsive, especially for typing, which used to a pain in the backside as I’d have to sit there moving from letter to letter using the arrows on the remote, but with this, I can simply type them out on a real keyboard. Then there’s the touchpad, which makes navigating the on-screen menus really simple. The media keys are fantastic and allow me to play/pause things, adjust the volume and skip forward or backward on a video or song.
As for the setup, it’s simply a case of plugging the included dongle into an available USB port on your device and turning the keyboard on. There’s no manual setup or extra software included, it’s simply plug and play.
The Rii i8 mini wireless keyboard is a perfect replacement for the terrible remote that most likely came packaged with your Android TV box. It’s an amazing keyboard that packs so much into itself despite the small size.
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- 【Mini Wireless Keyboard Remote】The 2.4GHz mini wireless keyboard is connected by USB dongle(included), easy to use. Built-in sensitive touchpad and mouse. Perfect for browsing the web, playing games or watching TV.
- 【Touchpad and Hotkeys】Mini wireless QWERTY keyboard with multi-finger touchpad and mouse left & right buttons is easy to type/copy/paste. With 8 hotkeys, you can browse the page more conveniently.
- 【7 Colors Backlit and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery】The 2.4G mini wireless handheld keyboard has 7 colors of backlit mode. Easy to use even in dark environments. Built-in a Li-ion rechargeable battery. With auto sleep and wake-up function, it can remain a long working time.
- 【Wireless RF Remote and Mini Size】The 2.4GHz mini keyboard remote can be easily connected to your devices by USB dongle(included). If there is not a USB port, you need to prepare a OTG cable. Easy to carry for compact mini size and ultra light weight.
- 【Widely Compatible】It can be used as a keyboard remote control for Android TV box, smart TV, PC, x-box, desktop, laptop, smart phone, Sony Ps3, etc. Just plug and play.
- 【3 in 1 Multifunction & Easy to Use】Wireless Keyboard + mouse touchpad + remote control. RF 2.4G wireless mini keyboard is very easy to use through connected by USB dongle(included). Using with mouse and touchpad, very suitable for browsing the web, playing games or watching TV.
- 【Innovative Shape and Widely Compatibility】The mini wireless keyboard is designed Small and handheld design, innovative shape. 92 keys with 360-degree flip design comparable to the real notebook touchpad. With 8 hotkeys perfect for PC, Pad, Andriod TV Box, Google TV Box, Raspberry PI, TV Box, PS3, HTPC/IPTV, etc.
- 【7-Colors Backlit and Long Distance Control】The mini wireless keyboard has 7 colors of backlit mode which is easy to use even in dark environments. you can clear operate the keys when work at night, don't need to turn on the light which disturbing your families. RF 2.4G wireless USB connection, enjoy up to 393 inches operating distance. It can be used as a remote replacement.
- 【Multi-Function & Rechargeable Li-ion Battery】Mini Keyboard & Mouse Combo with multimedia shortcut keys which supports multi-finger functions and mouse left & right buttons. 92 keys with 360-degree flip design, come with rechargeable lithium battery and suppports auto sleep and auto wake mode for energy saving.
- 【Sensitive Multi-finger Touchpad】Mini wireless QWERTY keyboard touchpad for easy and accurate manipulation, matching different sizes of screen. A single finger click as left mouse, two-finger click as the right mouse , double finger drag as the rolling page up and down. Easy to type and copy / paste, making it faster and more convenient for you to move to choose what you want.
- The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Keyboards, Mice, PC Headset/Pc Microphone, Gaming Designed, based on dollar sales, 2017-2021
- 3 Modes of Connectivity: Supports Bluetooth for efficient power consumption, HyperSpeed Wireless for lag-free gaming, and USB-C for charging while in use
- Razer Yellow Mechanical Switches For Quick Execution That’s Smooth And Silent: Using dampeners to further reduce its low sound profile, these switches produce extremely smooth keystrokes and are matched with full-height keys for no compromises on its gaming experience
- Doubleshot ABS Keycaps: Using a doubleshot molding process to ensure the labelling never wears off, the keycaps also have extra-thick walls which make them extremely tough to withstand prolonged, repeated use
- Up to 200 Hours of Battery Life: Enjoy uninterrupted use regardless of whether it’s in Razer HyperSpeed Wireless or Bluetooth mode, and minimize downtime with charging that goes from zero to full in just under 5 hours.
- Perfect Stroke Typing with Smart Keys: Type on keys shaped for your fingertips, with voice to text Dictation, Mic Mute/Unmute, and Emoji keys
- Mini Size, Mighty Powerful: A layout designed for effortless precision, with a minimalist form for an ergonomic keyboard that's portable and can travel wherever you get work done
- Smart Illumination: The wireless keyboard's backlit keys light up the moment your hands approach, and automatically adjust to suit changing lighting conditions
- Multi-Device, Multi OS: Pair MX Keys Mini compact keyboard with up to 3 devices on nearly any operating system via Bluetooth Low Energy and switch between them seamlessly
- Multiple Computers, One Flow: Team the slim MX Keys Mini with MX Master 3 or MX Anywhere 3 and type across multiple computers or laptops in one fluid workflow
- [COMPACT & PORTABLE QWERTY KEYBOARD WITH TOUCHPAD] Innovative and compact QWERTY keyboard with touchpad that provides comfort combined with the freedom of wireless connectivity. Connect to all of your favorite devices with this wireless keyboard.
- [BLUETOOTH 3.0] With a working range of approx. 33ft/10m, easily connect and control Bluetooth devices with this wireless keyboard.
- [LONG LASTING RECHARGEABLE BATTERY] Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 10 days of continuous working time and up to 50 days of standby time. The LED indicators notify when the battery is low and when it is fully charged. Charging via the included USB cable is simple and easy
- [BACKLIT KEYBOARD] The convenient backlit keyboard is perfect for using in a dark environment.
- [LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY] Includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty
- PLUG & PLAY: Up to 32 feet working range Plug-n-Play. Just insert the provided USB receiver into the USB interface of your computer, no driver is required. In order to use this small wireless keyboard, the only thing that you need is two AAA batteries(NOT INCLUDED), which will work last for several months, Keeps you away from the trouble of running out of power.
- LONG RANGE & STABLE: This mini wireless keyboard's biggest advantage of wireless technology is that offering approximately 32ft of range and frequency range is 2.4Ghz, which decreases the number of long cords that you may have to use with your devices. This also increases the mobility of devices, where there is no worry about carrying the extra leads.
- COMFORT & STREAMLINED SLIM: Our small wireless keyboard is comfortable and responsive enough for most people’s typing needs with a good amount of travel. It's thin on the front and tapered towards the rear that allows it to stand upright whenever it’s not in use to save space, which can come in handy for those with limited real estate on their desks.
- STRONG COMPATIBILITY & MULTI-DEVICE OPERATION: mini wireless keyboard is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 2000, Me, XP, Vista, TV, Android etc., supporting both 32 and 64 bit systems. This will leave your desks clutter-free from all the wires and long cords.But this does not work with foreign languages such as Spanish or French.
- 100% GUARANTEE & CONFIDENT: We provide a 1-year money-back guarantee. If you have any questions about the wireless keyboard, Our 1st Class Customer Service with live keyboard experts to assist you by amazon email. Don't hesitate, We have got your back.
- Excellent Compatibility: The Bluetooth keyboard compatible with iOS, Android and Windows system. It is perfect for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air, Android Samsung LG Windows tablet smartphone.
- Light portable and compact: This keyboard is much lighter, smaller than traditional keyboard. You can easily carry it without taking up more space on your desk or bag. 7 inch keyboard dimensions: 20 x 12.5 x 0.6 cm, weight: 128g. 【Size: 7.87 x 4.92 x 0.24 inch, weight: 4.52 ounce/0.28pounds】
- Long-term use: Built-in rechargeable lithium battery, after fully charged, it can be used for more than 20 days (When used continuously for 2 hours a day). If you don't use it for more than 10 minutes, the keyboard will automatically enter the sleep state to save power. If you want to continue to use it, just click any key to wake up the keyboard.
- Comfortable Bluetooth Keyboard: The keys of the keyboard are scissor structure, square chocolate keycap ergonomic design. Use this keyboard, you can type quietly on your tablet, iPad, iPhone, smartphone and provide you with a comfortable and pleasant typing experience.
- Bluetooth Connection: The keyboard adopts stable Bluetooth 3.0 technology, the working distance is up to 10m. The keyboard is US QWERTY layout, easy to use, has hot keys, such as volume control, play and pause, previous and next etc. The front is brushed, the back is ultra-thin and smooth aluminum alloy design.
- 3 in 1 MultiFunction: 2.4GHz Mini Wireless QWERTY keyboard ＆TouchPad combo＆ LED backlit with USB interface adapter. Touchpad which supports multi-finger functions, A single finger click as left mouse function two-finger click as the right mouse function double finger drag as the rolling screen. Built-in rechargeable lithium battery !
- Game Handle Design: The mini wireless keyboard android is designed like a handle for game player. There are 2 round polorus on the right and left side of the keyboard. At the same time, it also looks like a really keyboard for PC or Notebook.
- Wireless Remote Control: The keyboard can be connected to devices that have a standard USB interface using a mini receiver. And, it can be used as a remote replacement. Its operational range is up to 25 meters.
- Built-in high sensitive smart touchpad with 360-degree flip design.Ideal for devices such as PC Laptop Raspberry Pi 2-3 MacOS Xbox 360 Xbox One PS3 PS4 Google Android TV Box HTPC IPTV and so on.For our i8+ 2.4G Wireless keyboard can work with Amazon Fire TV.Special Notice: if you want to use this keyboard with Amazon Fire TV 4K and Amazon Fire Stick you need to prepare a Micro USB host OTG cable.
- Rii 2.4GHz Mini Wireless QWERTY keyboard connected by the included usb dongle, plug and play. Small and handheld design, innovative shape,perfect for Raspberry Pi series, Android TV Box , HTPC and PC.
- Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad supporting multi-touch function, mouse left and right buttons,easy to type and copy/paste,making it faster and more convenient for you to move to choose what you want.
- 8-Color RGB Backlit,Multi-media buttons,Direction keys ,Power switch,Left and Right Buttons,Scroll wheel.Wireless mini keyboard with built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
- For our X8 2.4G Wireless keyboard can work with Amazon Fire TV.Special Notice: if you want to use this keyboard with Amazon Fire TV 4K and Amazon Fire Stick, you need to prepare a Micro USB host OTG cable.
- Package contents: Rii X8 Mini Wireless Keyboard,USB Dongle and User Manual.
- Support Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4GHz RF connections: no extra clutter because it has Bluetooth built in (No dongle required). just pair the Bluetooth keyboard with your computer and ready for use immediately.Press fn+tab then switch to Bluetooth mode.
- UPGRADED wireless keyboard: built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion battery control it in your home theater(xbmc media center) wireless remotely on your couch input The text/surf the internet/play games without several Remotes make life more easier and enjoyable
- Superior compatibility: Bluetooth wireless keyboard with 2.4G dongle for fire stick new Fire TV Box Apple iOS iPad Pro Mini 4 iPhone x Android Tablets (Galaxy Tab) Windows Mac OS 6.0 and later
- Perfect size and rechargeable battery: convenient and lightweight pocket sized Dual mode Mini Wireless Bluetooth keyboard perfect for gaming and travel
- We promise 100% Satisfactory after-sales service, Up to 12-month quality guarantee and 30 days money back Warranty.Package Contents: Rii MINI Wireless Bluetooth keyboard USB charging cable and 2.4G USB dongle.
Last update on 2022-05-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API