First time owning a Google Android box, therefore I figured I would go deep and get myself a snazzy controller as well. I dug through the reviews and all the common cable cutter websites/community forums. It seems just like the Rii i8+ mini Wireless Touch keyboard was highly recommended as a throughout controller/remote control for Android boxes. It didn’t get to any fancy packaging, simply a brown cardboard container. I initially thought it required electric batteries from looking at the back, but after opening what I thought was the battery pack slot, inside included a USB Bluetooth adapter. Crazy to believe I got this and the Rii i8+ mini Wireless Touch keyboard for $24 bucks. So, as it happens batteries are not needed. I’m sure it says this in the description but getting lazy I didn’t read it. The remote was included with a USB wire to charge it.
I booted up my android box and at first the Rii i8+ mini Wireless Touch keyboard was not functioning. I mashed every switch onto it, but nothing. I waited about 2-3 a few minutes and it worked. I believe it was either not enough battery charge in it, or the Android box didn’t identify the Rii i8+ mini Wireless Touch keyboard yet (this is my first boot). In any event, it proved helpful flawlessly. The controller is just a little smaller than I was expecting, but it just had taken a half hour of messing going to adjust to it. It is rather user-friendly. The Rii i8+ mini Wireless Touch keyboard itself is quite light, almost feels like nothing–lighter than a PS or Xbox controller by much. The touchpad is effective. The only drawback I find may be the dual pressing the touchpad as the right click for the mouse. There is not actually any physical indicator such as a vibration that tells you that the switch was pushed. But that’s fine, there are right and left mouse click buttons on either part of the touchpad. There’s also a hard off activate the top of the controller, and that means you don’t waste materials any juice.
For $24 bucks, I feel like the Rii i8+ mini Wireless Touch keyboard is a steal. I’ve just been using this for a couple days now, so probably I’m jumping the gun but up to now this thing is fascinating. I will not end up being using the remote control that came with the Matricom G-Box.