Rii Mini i8 Multimedia Wireless Keyboard


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Rii Mini i8 Multimedia Wireless Keyboard
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Gustav, South Africa. 11 April 2016

I think this little marvel deserves 5 stars! Been using it for over a week now with my Android PC connected to my HDTV, and I am quite happy with the results so far. Keys have a satisfying click to them, works better for typing than expected. Trackpad can be a bit fiddly due to the size, but works great once you adjust the DPI and start noting the great placement of the pad's mouse buttons (on the side, right under our thumb). Not all hotkeys work out of the box on the Android-box, but can be configured apparently (sure this is not an issue on Windows or similar). Backlighting and rechargeable battery rounds out the package, along with the handy USB charge/spare port combo cable that means you don't have to sacrifice a USB-port for the dongle. As it's still early days, I cannot comment on the battery life, but reviews and other users seem satisfied, hopefully I will be too. Really competent little keyboard, I can highly recommend it.

Riaan, South Africa. 20 August 2014

Works perfectly right out of the box on my PS3 and laptop. Perfect for using with Netflix and Youtube from the comfort of my couch or bed. The buttons click crisply and provide an agile typing experience.

Arno, South Africa. 30 November 2016

The "P" button had to be pressed very hard on the initial keyboard that I received, the replacement keyboard had no issues.
Overall this is an excellent product.

Robert, South Africa. 24 November 2015

Now I can really enjoy my Smart TV to the fullest!

Bradley, South Africa. 8 December 2015

Best mini keyboard for KODI / XBMC by far.
I have 4 of these (One for each room). Range is really good and i never have an issue with signal or range (im within 5-7m of my receivers in each room but have used it beyond this range when i sit outside and skip music playing in the living room)
Works perfectly with Openelec and KODI (Hardware i have is 3x Raspberry Pi 2 and 1x Cubox i4Pro) in the Linux environment.
I never use the touch pad at all, there is no need in KODI if you know all the keyboard shortcuts. (There are only a handful of shortcuts you need to remember so its really good once you know them all, my 8 year old daughter can remember them :D )

Carlo, South Africa. 21 July 2016

Very nice remote for a raspberry pi 3 using kodi. only problem is the track pad is pretty useless, slow.

Alex, South Africa. 22 April 2015

It does a great job and works great.Tested on smart TV,WD media center and my laptop Love this item. I would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a mini keyboard it's great at the price

Edwill, South Africa. 13 September 2016

Very nifty and well sized keyboard. Perfect for Raspberry Pi / Android based media centres.
Only button I've found missing is the "Stop".

Magnus, South Africa. 27 December 2015

Got this for my Android media player. Does what it's supposed to do.

• Decent button layout
• Easily fit in hands and is comfortable
• Okay response (I'm sitting 2 meters away from the receiver)
• Have not charged it in months (you can use a usb for charging)
• Does well for the price

Now and again it won't respond and when it does, the button seems to be stuck forcing you to quickly press something else

Jannie, South Africa. 11 July 2016

This device is smaller than I thought. It fits comfortable in either hand, it works without any flaws. I connected it to Windows 10 and Lubuntu running Kodi tv. No driver installation just works.
There is even a back light to assist working in low light. An amazing device.

Ryan, South Africa. 15 November 2016

Opened the package, plugged the usb receiver into my mac air and it worked first time! Unit has a good feel to it and they keys click easily. The track pad surface is a little rough for my liking but it works as expected. Out of the box there are no instructions on how to program some of the special keys (e.g. search, home, browser, etc) but by downloading UsbOverdrive for the mac, I was able to program all the keys on the keyboard to do whatever I want. Awesome little keyboard, worth every cent!

Jill, South Africa. 5 March 2015

After battling with the remote that comes with the MyGica, I researched which remote would best suit my needs. I settled for the Rii Mini i8 Multimedia Wireless Keyboard. I give it a solid 4 stars. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that the mouse is a little laggy. But it's not a major issue.

I find it is the perfect size and I can type easily. I'm about 3 meters away from the TV and have no issue with signal. Love the fact that it has a rechargeable batter. All-in-all, very happy with my purchase.

Olaf, South Africa. 18 February 2015

Very good, use it with XBMC media center.

JC, South Africa. 8 August 2014

Loving this little keyboard/trackpad combo! All the keys you need, and the perfect companion for our HP ProLiant MicroServer G7 N54L that we're using as a media & backup server. Contrary to some isolated reviews I've read, we haven't had any issues with reception/line of sight issues. Works like a charm!

Willem, South Africa. 14 July 2016

Works very well with both Windows and Linux. Battery life is great, comfortable and small with good ergonomics

Devan, South Africa. 26 February 2016

Awesome product works perfectly

Francois, South Africa. 4 December 2014

This thing is great in conjunction with a media center. It controls XBMC like a dream, it allows my flatmates and me to browse the web from the couch without passing around a mouse and keyboard, it doesn't need its own batteries, has good range and it's so small and compact.

The only drawback is the track pad interface for the mouse controls. It's a little bit unresponsive, and the multi-touch clicking can be a bit finicky, but there are button alternatives to left and right click, so it makes up for it. It does seem like less hassle and more familiar then the 'air mouse' in some other models, though. I won't be using the track pad to play games, but for its intended purpose of controlling our media center, it does a fantastic job.

That one nit-pick aside, it works like a dream and I would highly recommend it for anyone who's set up their own media center at home.

Matsepe, South Africa. 29 November 2016

Very convenient when surfing the net and or searching for items on my smart TV.

Darren, South Africa. 3 November 2014

Great remote for media pc ! Works like a charm

Matthys, South Africa. 9 February 2016

Great.. depending what you need it for!

Gideon, South Africa. 19 October 2016

Works as advertised. I use it on a Raspberry Pi with Kodi, and it works perfectly. Range is fine for my needs, +-5m, but I have tested up to 10m, and it worked fine.

Nicky, South Africa. 16 November 2015

Controller works great, good layout and light up keys. Reason for 3 stars rating is range is not strong enough even if you connect to USB extender. I believe there is a plus version that fixes problem but not available on Takealot.

Abrie, South Africa. 10 March 2016

It was delivered today so it has not been used much. The device itself is small and fits nicely into your hands when trying to type. The keys are soft rubber and easy to press. After plugging it into my USB port and switching it on it simply worked.

All the functions like volume, launching your default browser, etc. works well. The track pad is fairly small but it gets the job done. I tested it up to a distance of 6+ meters and it was still moving the cursor on the screen - so range is good.

It looks like it will work just perfect to watch Showmax or navigate around on your TV without leaving your seat :-)

Akshay, South Africa. 5 November 2014

Great product. Works very well with my raspberry pi and XBMC

Martin, South Africa. 16 March 2017

Compact(thin, and about the size of a console controller) and easy to use. Tested on Windows & a RaspberryPi 3 - both were plug & play. Perfect for a home theatre setup. Very happy with this spontaneous purchase.

Ruan, South Africa. 8 July 2016

Excellent product. I've had a few different small wireless keyboards and this one is the best by far for me. Works great for my home media server. Great battery life and reception and the back-lit keyboard makes working it in the dark easy.

Kainushkeran, South Africa. 22 June 2016

great product. love the mobility and compact design. i have more than sufficient functionality from the 92 keys.

Renier, South Africa. 3 December 2015

Waist of money, the receiver is very poor on this. I have to keep in a distance of one meter and even then it sometimes doesn't work.

Nic, South Africa. 9 June 2014

Works perfectly with my Android TV. Very easy to setup

Kyle, South Africa. 29 October 2012

Excellent little device, totally PNP and makes my life so much easier.

Good build quality for the price
great size fits your hands well
full functionality when compared to standard keyboard
decent wireless range


Having the track pad in the middle is not ideal but hardly a consideration the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

Overall very happy.

Great service and delivery time from takealot, must be said.

Mathys, South Africa. 13 August 2014

not bad, the mouse is a little iffy, and connectivity range is not great. overall I am happy though.

Justin, South Africa. 25 February 2013

What a load of rubbish. I bought two of these, one for my home and one for work.
The received that you get with this is so poor that you have to be right in front of it to avoid lag.
The build quality is fantastic but the issue with the receiver renders this a waste of money.

Phillip, South Africa. 2 December 2016

Excellent remote/keyboard. Really works great. Battery last very long and keys have a great feel.

Best money spent.

Robert, South Africa. 1 October 2015

The Mini i8 is by far the best device from Rii I have ever used. It is well built and works beautifully on PC, Gaming consoles and my Migica Android media box. Simple plug and play. And the backlit feature tops it off as an essential part of any home theater or media centre peripheral.

Wesley, South Africa. 4 March 2013

Absolutely great product: looks and feels like quality and there are no problems with the buttons, even when typing fast. the range is also great, I can comfortably sit on the other side of the room (4 m) and there is no problem with signal. The fact that you can charge the remote via USB because it has a rechargeable battery was the decider for me.

I would definitely recommend this product, and takealot's quick delivery (4 hours from purchase) and competitive prices make it a great experience.

kemira, South Africa. 6 January 2016


Hendrik, South Africa. 19 November 2014

The touch pad for the mouse seems to be a little unresponsive (or at least a little lag before it responds to your touch), but other than that I have to say that this is a GREAT little device. It works first time on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and even on an XBOX!

I would recommend you get this little keyboard for your Home Theater PC (HTPC) as it makes life a lot easier! No additional batteries required, as it can easily be recharged over a standard USB port. You can't go wrong with this unit!

Leenesh, South Africa. 8 September 2015

Excellent product. Track pad is very responsive. I purchased another mini keyboard and it was not as responsive as this one.

Roy, South Africa. 28 June 2016

great value for money

Ahmed, South Africa. 21 November 2016

The Rii mini i8 works brilliantly with our Samsung home theater system. It even works great as a standalone remote for the Cyberlink PowerDVD 16 Blu-ray player software.

It's a must have!

Damian, South Africa. 25 August 2016

Good product and has dramatically improved my media player experience. It is a great all-in-one solution, especially if you are upgrading from the mini remote that ships with most media players. I recommend this product.

Anneke, South Africa. 28 June 2016

This is the best remote device Ive ever seen. It even goes into sleep mode when not used and I only had to charge it once a week while using it all day! Brilliant!!

Riaan, South Africa. 6 February 2015

Great device. Works well on my media server.

Stephan, South Africa. 13 December 2016

Does everything I need it to and easy to use. Good quality as well.

Brandon, South Africa. 22 April 2015

Got it free with my Mygica special that was on. Look, it does the job. Everything works out of the box. I like the rechargeable battery. Like the way it fits in my hands. Buttons feel nice.

BUT Cons:
Mouse controls are a little bit unresponsive. Range is not that great. Have to be like 2 meters away to limit lag. Sometimes you press certain buttons and it registers that button twice. If I did not get it for free I would have sent back and chosen something else.

shane, South Africa. 18 August 2016

quick delivery,best gadget ever bought.

Riaan, South Africa. 4 June 2014

It’s completely Pug n Play so no setup required. The range is very good and there is no lag as long as you have a clear path between yourself and the receiver. The build quality is excellent and the keyboard feels comfortable in your hands and is the perfect size. The track pad works very well and is very responsive. It has two left mouse and two right mouse buttons situated in different areas on the keyboard which I found very useful and very comfortable to use. The receiver fits snugly into the same compartment as the removable battery so transport is easy without the fear of losing the small receiver. I use a laptop as my media center and I use this keyboard for all functions within Windows, whether it be Live TV streaming, Web browsing, transfer of files etc etc etc.

I could not have made a better purchase for my media center.

Simon, South Africa. 7 July 2015

Pretty cool, but doesn't work on the YouTube app on my Samsung Smart Tv which is weird cause it does work on the browser app in the TV. Overall, based on price, this little guy is super impressive and I'm very happy

Willie, South Africa. 2 February 2016

Awesome product!

Shaahid, South Africa. 4 July 2016

Works very well, some pre-defined keys dont work, this may be due the the operation system i am utilising. All in all a very good product for the price.

Zubair, South Africa. 2 July 2016

Awesome!!! Perfect!!! Worth every penny!!!

Sampie, South Africa. 15 February 2016

Poor reception. Doesn't work properly with Smart TV as advertised. Complete waste of money.

Mcguigan, South Africa. 26 November 2014

very nice device, works well, charged it 8 weeks ago and it still works, i must admit it did start loosing a bit of connectivity in the 7th week, but after a charge its all good. excellent device

Jaco, South Africa. 20 December 2016

Pretty awesome item, range is easily confused with existing wireless protocols

Does what it says on the box within range.

ezra, South Africa. 5 January 2017

It lags quite abit on my SmartTV and the keypad itself takes a while to respond when typing.
But it charges quick and was very easy to connect.

Jared, South Africa. 29 June 2015

Brilliant product. Does what it says. User friendly and perfect for multimedia set up.

Monier, South Africa. 21 July 2016

Fantastic device. Deserves 5 stars. Not much to saybut, should you have media centres in your home, then you have to have one ....

Love it, South Africa. 18 March 2016

I love it.. Does everything it's suppose to

Shaun, South Africa. 3 October 2016

Works really well. Nice and light, and buttons have a nice feel. Works great on my Android TV box and PC.

Johan, South Africa. 5 January 2017

The look and feel is amazing. It is smaller than it looks in the picture which is the perfect size for my media centre. I do however have a small problem where it sometimes does not want to connect to the dongle, and I either have to turn it off and on or re-insert the dongle. This is on a KodiBuntu, system which runs Linux. I'm sure it will not do the same on a Mac or Windows environment.

Michelle, South Africa. 16 July 2015

No real clear direction on how to use, contact and operate the item,had to google it.

Edwin, South Africa. 18 February 2016

This was just what I was looking for to do the job.
Service was also great.

Wendy, South Africa. 10 January 2017

mouse pad not very sensitive & takes a while to get scrolling from the one side to the othe the other side of the screenw but it still a good product

Robert, South Africa. 12 February 2016


Jason, South Africa. 30 November 2016

Had this item for a week now, and it works like a charm. Currently using with laptop only.

Chris, South Africa. 10 December 2015

Excellent product. Works well with PC,PS3 and Raspberry Pi.

Johnson, South Africa. 15 July 2016

product works very well ~ one of the better feeling multimedia keyboards I have come across
The back-lit keyboard is amazing for dim-lit rooms, and in no way distracting even int he darkest cinema room

My only complaint is the trackpad, using it with a Cloudgate (Android) and the cursor feedback is often slow and uncontrollably uncomfortable in movement
The keyboard seems to have great distance with instant response, yet the trackpad requires me to be within 2m of the receiver in order for it to work as it should

jason, South Africa. 5 January 2017

perfect product for pc and laptops

Diederick, South Africa. 12 January 2017

Bought this for Android TV. Great buy, great price. You will never need your Android box remote again.

Roei, South Africa. 1 September 2016

The remote is extremely user friendly, so easy to operate! it has every feature imaginable, from a mouse pad to volume controls to backlight display for night time use, and more. I highly recommend this product if you looking for a wireless remote/keyboard.

Mohomed , South Africa. 6 January 2016

Excellent keyboard ,plug and play with media box .

Brendon, South Africa. 18 February 2016

Best R380 I've invested in while! The keyboard arrived within a few days of ordering, and I was delighted to see that it was actually the new and improved model (Rii+) as apposed to the current product image which shows the older model.

The first thing I thought when I opened it, is that it is a lot smaller than I imagined from the photos and video reviews I watched. This is a great plus, because it's more like an additional remote with a full keyboard, as apposed to having a full size keyboard lying on the coffee table.

Plus it looks damn sexy, and I love the backlight function (only included in the new plus version). It worked on my 2015 Samsung Smart TV right out of the box, although I need to point out that it doesn't replace the TV remote. The volume, playback, forward, rewind and power buttons etc don't work on the Samsung TV, but this isn't a major issue, as you'd need the TV remote to launch the smart hub anyway. But the most crucial functions which I needed, the track pad and keyboard for typing, all work perfectly. Plus the joystick pad on the right also works on the TV.

The keyboard has a great feel to it, and it's very easy to type. At times the mouse has a slight delay before activating, either because it's reconnecting or waking up or something. I'm not sure why, but this is a mild annoyance that doesn't really bug me, considering how much easier life is with the keyboard and mouse pad overall.

Some people have complained about reception/distance, but this new model seems to have been improved and works perfectly fine for me, despite the USB receiver being at the back of the TV.

I'm really stoked with this purchase, and the service I received from Takealot.

Thank you.


Bronwyn, South Africa. 28 June 2016

Device is the perfect size, no lagging on track pad either and the battery life is good. We are very happy with the product, back-lit keyboard is also awesome :)

Johan, South Africa. 25 June 2016

Excelent keyboard with very good range.
Best micro-keyboard I've bought so far.

Ashley, South Africa. 13 March 2017

This is an original Rii product, not a counterfeit.

Michael le Roux, South Africa. 11 October 2016

I had the Rii mini i6 Keyboard and it was and still is a amazing keyboard!

But this one is a huge apgrade! More ²nd function options is now directly available and buttons is q much better quality. The the design is perfect and fits perfect and the double mouse buttons makes work much better! Also like the compartment where i can put the dongle when i traveling. Also like the charging cable with the double plugs-now im not waisting a extra USB plug! Have it now for 2 weeks and still on first charge.


Ramoshka, South Africa. 28 November 2016

Delivered as promised and the unit works well. Trackpad is possibly not as sensitive as I would have liked, but otherwise the soft plastic feel and solid keys give the impression of good quality.
I would have liked it a bit bigger, and the trackpad in the middle takes some getting used to, but overall the Rii Mini i8 is one of my better tech buys.

Ruvano, South Africa. 26 February 2017

Awsome awesome buy. Cant imagine life before this gem. Works perfectly with my pc.

Paul, South Africa. 26 April 2017

It is an excellent piece of technology but it does not come with clear user friendly instructions for the different key functions on the key board but otherwise it is excellent!

Johan, South Africa. 19 July 2016

Sturdy construction, easy to operate and small size (much smaller than I imagined). Operating distance covers my lounge area 100%. Use on pine64/raspberry pi/windows 10 pc, works perfectly. Very happy with my purchase.

Siven, South Africa. 3 January 2017

Amazing little keyboard

Ben, South Africa. 15 December 2016

Use this every day from about 3m away from the receiver. Battery seems to last forever, seriously, it almost never needs to be charged.

Now also using it in my car with an Android head unit, once again 100% plug and play, so will just have to get another one for at home!

Jason, South Africa. 16 January 2017

This little keyboard is fantastic. Have it plugged into my PC which is connected to my TV. Good response time. Lasts more than a month on a single charge (with daily usage). This is a upgraded model from the first reviews on this site. Superb quality feel to it

Nico, South Africa. 10 May 2017

This is the best remote since sliced bread. Made my life so much easier.

Janeke, South Africa. 28 December 2016

A fantastic product that works exactly the way it's supposed to :) I would definitely recommend buying this.

Shane, South Africa. 2 May 2017

Perfect companion for my HTPC. Battery life is decent while being rechargeable and the backlit keyboard is a great help in dim/dark rooms. I've bought 4 of these for friends and family. Recommended for anyone running an HTPC with Kodi or Android TV box and the like.

Antonio, South Africa. 1 May 2017

Just plug in receiver and it works, no mess no fuss. The buttons provide a nice solid click when using the keyboard and the body has a rubbery feel which sits nicely in your hands. The touchpad feels a little too gritty for my fingers but the response is very good. You can't go wrong with this keyboard. Best value for money. I have no idea about battery life yet as I am still using this ony my first charge of the device.

Jason, South Africa. 10 February 2017

Works perfectly with android devices and the keyboard feel is perfect and not spongy like other brands

shaun, South Africa. 16 February 2017

the unit has a nice layout and feel, but the buttons seem unresponsive at times. and the autosleep function that you cant switch off is annoying. as when its in sleep it takes around 3 sec or so to reconnect with the bluetooth. where as i have other cheaper makes that if in sleep modeband u press any button then immidiatly you can work. this unit does not allow for it.

Aubrey, South Africa. 22 February 2017

Device has great distance wirelessy. Keypad works perfect and switches off when not in use to save battery life. Battery is also lithium so no batteries that have to be changed. Good product for it's use overall.

Jan, South Africa. 12 May 2017

No Problems

Rishen, South Africa. 29 March 2017

Very little functionality with my android box. Mouse only works on Kodi. Also limted functionality on my Samsung smart TV. Does not even allow control of volume on smart tv.

hedri, South Africa. 4 February 2017

Works perfectly on my laptop, desktop and TV's (Hisense /LG/ Samsung)
Plug and play. Only con: Bluetooth range could be better. (+-3m range)
Perfect item for smart TV's- to type with a qwerty is much better than point and select each letter manually.

Luke, South Africa. 27 March 2017

Great little device, works perfectly with my MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box. Plug & Play couldn't be more simple.

Richard, South Africa. 9 May 2017

This keyboard is perfect for a Media center or Raspberry Pi, or similar small computer. Works as advertised. Has satisfying rubber texture.

Faheem, South Africa. 24 March 2017

brilliant product

Hein, South Africa. 3 May 2017

Very impressive little device. Easy to use and out of the way. Perfect for the task.

Jaco, South Africa. 1 February 2017

Works great on AndroidTv ... But..

It works great on AndroidTv, works for youtube etc, but the Netflix app does not respond to the play / pause button, so for that you have to use the onboard mouse buttons. You get use to it quickly, but it would have been nice of paly / pause worked on Netflix too, although it works perfectly on YouTube etc.

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