After my (over 4 years old) wired keyboard started malfunctioning, I decided to buy a wireless one. I bought the Rapoo E1050 Wireless 2.4GHz keyboard that was available for an attractive price of Rs. 799. Here is my review of Rapoo E1050.
The Rapoo E1050 wireless keyboard that I got came with keyboard + nano receiver, there are combo options also available wherein you can get keyboard + mouse and a single nano USB receiver that controls both. I am already using a wireless mouse and hence opted for just the wireless keyboard.
Unboxing – Inside the box you will get the keyboard, a AA battery, user manual and nano receiver.
Design and Performance
The Rapoo E1050 wireless keyboard looks cool and is quite compact. My older keyboard that I was using for a very long time was much wider and there was a good gap between the keyboard and the numeric pad. However on the E1050 there is hardly any gap, this could be a disadvantage for those who use numeric pad a lot.
Wireless options gives you wire-free freedom and the best part is you can keep the keyboard wherever you like, on table, your lap, bed and it works from a distance of up to 10 meters. The individual keys are of a good size, keys are soft to tap and quite silent.
The battery compartment is on the top between the F12 key and the Insert Key. To remove the battery compartment you need to push the cover to the right and then pull the cover out. Insert the single AA battery and you are ready to use the Rapoo wireless keyboard.
To connect to your PC / Laptop you need to insert the 2.4GHz USB Nano receiver into a USB port. Once done, you will then be able to use the keyboard.
There are no LED lights on this keyboard, in case caps-lock is ‘on’, for example, you will not know that by just looking at the keyboard.
This keyboard is using a plastic body – build quality and finishing is very good.
Overall the Rapoo E1050 is a very good and affordable wireless input option. I have just started using the keyboard, so far no issues and working really smooth. This wireless keyboard comes with 2 years warranty and the AA battery will last for up to 12 months. A very good buy for the price.
Rating 4.5 out of 5
Update : I did face slow response once or twice, specially happens when you are not working on your PC and it goes in standby mode. It also happened cause of other interference, very rare but if you face such issues just remove the receiver and plug it back again.