Rii K12+ Ultra Slim Keyboard Review

Everyday my family and I use our Android media players to watch the latest TV shows and movies and for the most part the experience is fantastic. The one main thing that I find annoying is having to use a remote control to input text when I want to perform a basic search. What should be a simple process requires clicking left, right, up and down on a control pad to type using the onscreen keyboard. You can use more advanced 3rd party remote controllers such as the Rii Mini i25 that we reviewed earlier, and it does a great job, however sometimes you want that extra bit of control or key functions. This is where a wireless keyboard comes in handy with its additional keys available and inbuilt track pads. Today we take a look at one of the most popular keyboards aimed at the Android box market in our Rii K12+ keyboard review.

Rii K12+ Ultra Slim Keyboard Review – What’s in the Box?

The Rii K12+ keyboard comes in a nicely designed and study cardboard packaging which I like the look of. There is some basic illustration and Rii branding on on the packaging which helps keep a nice minimalist look to it as well as providing the Rii genuine product details allowing you to confirm that you have a genuine Riitek product.

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Upon opening the packaging you will find the following inside:

  • 1 x Wireless Keyboard
  • 1 x 2.4G Wireless Receiver
  • 1 x USB charging cable
  • 1x English user manual

The Product

The Rii K12+ is a Great Looking Slim Keyboard

When taking the Rii K12+ keyboard out of the box I was impressed at how lightweight the keyboard actually was. As this is a keyboard that is intended to be used on the couch, weight is an important factor as you would not want a heavy object sitting in your lap etc. The build quality of the Rii K12+ feels strong and sturdy and it certainly feels like it is not going to break. On the back of the keyboard is where you will find the USB receiver stored.

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The keys on the keyboard are made of a hard plastic which feel nice under the fingertips and are easily pressed. On the right side of the keyboard is where you will find the track pad which allows you to control the cursor with your finger as well as provide you with left and right click touch gestures.

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Specifications

  • Receiver: Nano style
  • Connection: With USB2.0 and above
  • RF mode: 2.4Ghz GFSK
  • Transmission distance: Up to 10 meters
  • Power supply: Rechargeable 280mAh polymer Lithium-ion battery
  • Product weight: 220g
  • Product Size: 26 x 8.5 x 1.5cm

Using It

Setup of the Rii K12+ was very simple and was simply a matter of charging the keyboards battery via USB, plugging in the included USB receiver and turning it on. I found that the Rii K12+ worked out of the box and did not require any additional configuration in order to work. I connected the Rii K12+ to the Himedia Q10 Pro which we reviewed earlier and also the Zidoo X6 Pro Android box where the Rii K12+ keyboard worked as expected with no issues at all. The range of the keyboard was fantastic and I was able to comfortably sit on my couch and control both Android boxes about 4 meters away without any interference issues at all.

Navigating the Android interface and controlling my media from within Kodi was easy and problem free. The Rii K12+ comes with a responsive track pad which allowed me to move the cursor around the screen and the touch gestures and physical left and right click buttons (located on the bottom left of the keyboard) meant that I could interact easily with all elements on screen. The track pad provided smooth movement of the mouse cursor and I did not notice any issues of lag at all. The Rii K12+ will go to sleep after a period of non activity in order to save battery however you can wake the keyboard with a simple press of any of the keys.

Where to Buy

Did you like our Rii K12+ review and would like to try the keyboard for yourself? You can purchase the Rii K12+ keyboard over at Amazon.

The Rii K12+ ultra slim keyboard is an affordable product at only $28.99 while at the same time feeling like a premium product. The keyboard gave me the additional control of my Android boxes that I was looking for and it did it well. If you are looking for a keyboard to use with you Android box, computer or laptop I can highly recommend that you try out the Rii K12+ ultra slim keyboard.
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