Newcomer Rapoo Technology is certainly aiming for the top dogs with their most recent announcement. The new 8900P advanced wireless keyboard and mouse look a lot like contemporary sets from both Logitech and Microsoft, and the new Chinese manufacturer certainly is advertising them as such.
This new kit combines two components. The first is the E9270P keyboard. It's a slim low profile keyboard constructed from steel and aluminium alloy. The multimedia keys along the top are backlit, and the overall style is billed as an elegant solution for your desktop. It actually managed to win an IF Product Design Award in 2013, which isn't bad for a company that started out in 2002
The 7800P mouse is the second component in this kit, and it comes with the accouterments you'd expect from a high end mouse. Adjustable DPI, multiple buttons, and dual axis scroll wheel round out this rodent's feature set.
Rapoo is very confident in this new keyboard and mouse combo, saying it's a step on the way to becoming one of the "world's three largest manufacturers in the wireless peripherals segment by 2016." We'll have to wait and see about that, but the 8900P advanced wireless desktop is available now. More info can be found in the press release below.
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Rapoo Releases the 8900P, an Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Set for your Desktop that Achieves a New Level of Productivity and Performance
Designed for the power user, this wireless desktop set for the home or office combines the award-winning E9270P ultra-slim touch keyboard and the 7800P laser mouse
LOS ANGELES - April 2, 2014 - The Rapoo 8900P, an Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Set, is the ultimate desktop set for the power user. Combining a slim, intelligent keyboard that has topped the IF Product Design Awards, and a wireless mouse fitted with a high-definition laser, this bundle adds style, and optimizes productivity in your home or office. The 8900P is available now.
The first part of the 8900P package is the E9270P, an ultra-slim touch keyboard with intelligent, multimedia touch keys. Crafted from stainless steel and aluminum alloy (only 4mm thick), this keyboard’s elegant look earned it a coveted IF Product Design Award 2013. Users can type comfortably and accurately for long periods of time because of the scissor key structure and floating chiclet keys.
Illuminated multimedia touch keys are located at the top of the keyboard, and they light up as your hand moves closer. This also features tactile feedback vibration so you can not only touch, but truly feel the keys. Additionally, the keyboard boasts a 5GHz wireless transmission for a reliable connection. Small and unobtrusive, simply plug the Nano Receiver into a USB port, and forget about it.
The second component of the 8900P set is the 7800P wireless laser mouse with six buttons and a zoom in/out slide switch. This is a full-size mouse with a high-definition laser engine so it is very easy to control and navigate. A 4D scroll wheel makes it possible to scroll horizontally and vertically, and you can choose between 800 DPI (for accuracy) and 1600 DPI (for fast movements) with the push of one key.
The mouse runs on a 5GHz wireless transmission so you can avoid interferences caused by Bluetooth and WiFi equipment. Its batteries last up to one year.
The 8900P is available for $89.99 at www.staples.com, www.walmart.com, and other retailers.
Following its inception in 2002, Rapoo has pioneered innovative and high-quality wireless peripheral products to more than 40 countries around the world. Each of its products exemplifies a core group of company values: superior quality and cutting-edge design with unrivaled value propositions. Notable technical accolades include the 5GHz wireless standard and international award-winning designs.
Rapoo's longevity and sustainability is due to its steadfast commitment to designing, developing and manufacturing a variety of versatile wireless products that enhance the lives of consumers. Always one step ahead of the industry, Rapoo is equipped with an in-house R&D and Design team and its own state-of-the-art automated manufacturing plant to take charge of all products from conception to execution.
The China-based company works to achieve its goal of evolving and progressing into one of the world's three largest manufacturers in the wireless peripherals segment by 2016. www.rapoo.com