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Shenzhen Riitek Technology specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of computers, peripherals, game consoles, and smartphones. Their products are mainly used for PCs, HTPCs, MIDs, Sony’s PS3, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Apple’s iPad, and other electronic devices. Riitek puts emphasis on quality and pursues first-class quality, design, and product appearance and enjoys high recognition among many well-known companies as a technical solution supplier and OEM/ODM partner.
Riitek K18 Wireless Keyboard
The K18 is a 2.4 GHz combo type mini wireless keyboard that integrates a 78 keys button layout along with special multimedia keys along with a Touchpad. In this model, Riitek company added a built-in rechargeable polymer Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 850 mAh including a special power status light indicator, something you don’t normally find in most wireless mini keyboards sold on the market. This keyboard supports a wide selection of operating systems, compatible with most Smart TV Boxes, PCs running Windows XP/2000/Vista/7/8, Linux, and Android.
Product package contents include a wireless USB receiver (dongle) with an operating range of up to 10 m (Max), an Extension USB cable, and a user manual. For further information, including the price you are welcome to check the Riitek official AliExpress Store (listed at the end of the article).
Riitek K18 Keyboard Layout
|Product name||MULTIMEDIA WIRELESS KEYBOARD|
|Connect port||USB 2.0 or above|
|Transmit mode||Radio Frequency (RF) 2.4GHz wireless technology|
|Transmit Power||Less than +5db|
|Power supply||Rechargeable 850 mAh polymer Lithium-ion battery|
|Sleeping Current class1||50uA|
|Product Size||325 mm x 121.8 mm x 18.3 mm|
|USB cable for charging||1 pcs|
|User manual||1 pcs|
|Wireless receiver adapter||1 pcs|
|1. Auto connect through 2.4G wireless Technology.|
|2. 2.4G wireless mini QWERTY keyboard and Touch-pad combo|
|3. Supply additional media keyboards.|
|4. Supports all sorts of devices with a standard USB port|
|5. Supports operation system: Windows XP/7/ 8, Android, iOS, etc.|
|6. Touch pad technology, with notebook operation quality|
|7. Built-in high-quality rechargeable polymer lithium-ion battery|
Riitek K18 Package
- 1x K18 Keyboard.
- 1x USB Wireless Receiver (Inside back compartment).
- 1x User Manual.
- 1x USB Extension Cable (For Charging Cable).
- 1x Thank You / Support Contact Card.
Design, Looks, Quality
From first impression the key layout arrangement was excellent and very user friendly to operate. For me as an end user experience was nothing but good. Touch Pad was very responsive upon touch including cursor response on screen. As for quality and looks the company did a really great job in “squeezing” all the keys in a very compact arrangement and adding fast access “shortcut” buttons such as the multimedia buttons, home, menu, quick search, volume levels, sound muting button and few others that save time in operating the keyboard.
Back Side Compartment
On the back side of the keyboard Reiitek company add a small compartment containing the mini Transmitter USB Dongle. Next to it you can find the USB type charging cable that is detachable and relatively very short in length. For extending the length and making it easier to handle company also included an additional USB Male – Female extension cable.
Charging the Unit
The k18 is equipped with a built-in rechargeable polymer lithium-ion 850mAh battery. Charging the unit is a very simple process. Once the battery low power light turns on, notifying that internal battery needs charging. When it happens, you just connect the back USB cable to any standard USB port, for example a P.C and wait for approximately a period time between 30 min – 60 min until the battery charging status light turns off, indicating that the unit is fully charged.
- Caps Lock.
- Connection Status.
- Low Power.
K18 Status Display
Riitek K18 | Back View
Auto sleep/wake mode
In normal operation the Wireless blue light status is turned on. When the keyboard isn’t used for a period time of 3 min it enters into sleep mode (low power consumption mode). Pressing any key on the keyboard awaken it from hibernation/sleep status back to working mode. In addition you can change this default sleep mode and extend it from 3 min to 2 hours by pressing the FN + ESC keys.
Auto Connect feature
One of the highlights of the K18 keyboard, which is based on 2.4G wireless Technology is that the user doesn’t need to use any pairing code to link with the USB Wireless Receive or turn any Bluetooth settings on. The connection is established automatically in “Plug and Play” method, By Just plugging the Mini Wireless receiver to a standard USB port.
According to product sheet, the maximum range of the Keyboard is maximum 10M. From my personal tests I have managed to work with distance of 7M while still maintaining good response time when moving cursor on screen trough the touch pad and moving between screens using the navigation keys.
K18 Hands-on Review Video
The K18 is an excellent compact wireless keyboard which combines both high build quality, design with useful multimedia shortcut keys. I didn’t find any cons with it and It’s a great worth buying a product that currently sells for a retail price of $18.80 (including shipping).