Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Ultra-slim Keyboard Review


On-screen keyboards have proven their worth over the years, however, some people still find physical keyboards a whole lot more versatile for them. When you’re traveling light, especially with either a smartphone or tablet with you, we bet that the last thing you’re thinking about is trying to lug around a bulky and large sized keyboard to appease your physical typing appetite. Fortunately, you might take fancy in the ultra-thin size of the Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth keyboard.

What we have here is your typical laptop-styled QWERTY keyboard, but shrunken down tremendously to make it more travel-friendly. Utilizing the same layout as any other keyboards, we’re able to quickly adapt and find every button in locations we’re already familiar with. No doubt about it, the ultra-thin nature (0.22 inches thickness) of the keyboard is undeniably its biggest attribute, which also helps that it’s extremely lightweight. At first glance, the keyboard might seem fragile, but that’s far from the case, as it employs a brushed stainless steel frame to give it some sturdiness.

With its uniformly styled chicklet keys, it leaves a little distinction between them because of the tight spacing. In addition, the smaller footprint of the keyboard can make it challenging to type for people with larger hands. Nevertheless, some practice and patience allows us to adapt to its feel – while the springy response of its keys help out with the overall experience. Around the rear of the Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth keyboard, its lithium ion battery helps to elevate it ever so slightly from the surface, but it would’ve been better if the angle were higher. Finally, a microUSB port and its power switch are affixed to the rear as well. After fully charging it, we’re able to use it on and off during the course of over 2 weeks.

Honestly, it’s a bit tough trying to determine if the Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth keyboard has enough value for the average consumer to pick up. Sporting a retail price of $49.99, it seems like a reasonable offering considering its usefulness on the go – then again, there are hybrid case-keyboard solutions that give that 2-for-1 punch. For the size and all, Rapoo’s offering will appeal to those who want to travel light, but its ultra-thin size might prove to be too little for those who want to speed type ferociously without mistakes.


Pros

  • Ultra-thin size makes it easy for travel
  • Full QWERTY layout
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Size makes it hard to use for people with larger hands

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0

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7 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

Mac inspired?

2. PoopyPants

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Why? Did Apple patent the color white too?

3. Sauce unregistered

Looks just like the mac keyboard. Dont be mad, bro.

5. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

It says right on the packaging: Designed for iPhone/iPad...

4. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Seen this for months now. Held it and it's nice.

6. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

7. mastrociambella

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Hi, I just purchased this keyboard, but I have two issues: I'm not able to find what's the effect of the third quick-button from left (the one after home and search), and I've just found out that many buttons give wrong output (i.e. the "@" comes out of shift+2 instead than on its normal button). Maybe ios 8 incomplete support? I watched a commercial for rapoo e6300 and the third button triggers some sort of images sideshow, but I cannot replicate it, neither on ipad mini 1 and ipad air 1

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