Alcatroz Xplorer GO! 300BT Bluetooth Keyboard Review

Hi guys! Today I’ll be reviewing Alcatroz Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless keyboard Xplorer Go! 300BT Bluetooth keyboard. It’s a portable lightweight keyboard that you can bring along your travel trips to use it with your tablet or smartphone for work purposes. This allows user such as touch-typist to use all fingers to type to feel less tiring then using 2 fingers. Furthermore, using a physical keyboard frees up the tablet/smartphone screen since there is no need for a touchscreen keyboard. Before diving into the review, let’s view the specifications and feature that this product has to offer.

Note: The Alcatroz Xplorer GO! 300BT Bluetooth Keyboard offers 2 models: black and white. The difference between Xplorer GO! 100BT and 300BT is that 300BT does not have toggle on/off button located at the bottom and to activate Bluetooth connectivity is done by pressing the keyboard buttons rather than a physical dedicated button like the one found on 100BT.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Models

Features

  • Extremely durable, rated at up to 5 million keystrokes
  • 78 UV coated chiclet keycaps
  • Ultra-slim and portable

Specifications

  • This Keyboard requires two AAA batteries(included in packaging)
  • Bluetooth V3.0
  • Standby time: About 120 days
  • Usage time: About 80 hours
  • Keyboard Dimension: 285 x 120 x 18mm

Package Contents

  • 1 Xplorer GO! 300BT
  • 2 X AAA Battery
  • 1 User Manual

Packaging

Packaging-1: The front of the packaging displays a glimpse of the Xplorer GO! 300BT keyboard. It highlights 4 key features: durable buttons taht lasts up to 5 million keystrokes, utilizes Bluetooth 3.0 to connect to devices wirelessly, low profile keyboard design and all 78 keypads are soft and silent, each of the keypads are UV coated.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Packaging Front

Packaging-2: The rear of the packaging briefly lists the technical specifcations and the features and an overveiw of the keyboard. 2 years warranty is provided for this keyboard.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Packaging Rear

Design

Design-1: The keyboard uses similar layout as a laptop keyboard. Low-profile quiet non-tactile keys. Each keys have UV coated symbols glued on its surface rather than having laser etched to it. This keyboard offers multimedia shortcut functionality, which can be accessed by pressing the Fn (Function Key) and with the highlighted blue symbols. This allows user to conveniently access multimedia shortcuts such as play/pause or skip to a different music track, modify the volume settings or mute and etc. To enter pairing mode, press and hold Function Key and C and the LED indicator will flash blue for 2 to 3 seconds and after that its is ready to pair.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Keyboard Front

Design-2: The top right corner has an opening which you can insert 2 AAA batteries. The serial number of the product is located on the bottom as well. There are 4 rubberized mini-feet that prevents the keyboard from slipping.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Keyboard Rear

Comparison-1: Here is the keyboard layout comparison between the Xplorer Go! 300BT and Dell Laptop Precision 3520.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Comparison Laptop

Comparison-2: Here is the keyboard layout comparison between the Xplorer Go! 100BT and Xplorer Go! 300BT.
Alcatroz Xplorer Go 300BT Comparison

Verdict

Pros

  • Quiet and non-tactile. Does not irritate your colleague with keyboard noise.
  • Lightweight and portable. Easily fit in tight space in travelling bags.
  • Has a long connectivity range up to 10 meters when there aren’t any obstructions between the connected devices.
  • Automatically goes into standby-mode if left unused for 10 minutes to conserve battery. Can activate it again from standby-mode by pressing any button.
  • Provides media access keys as shortcuts to activate these softwares conveniently.

Cons

  • Lacks of sufficient gap between the Function Keys, Number Keys and Alphabet Keys, which makes it difficult for user to identify the key position.

Mediocre

  • No built-in rechargeable battery. The keyboard relies on AAA batteries to power up this device. This may cause inconveniences having to replace batteries when they are drained.
  • Keyboard structure is not quite solid. Typing on keyboard button hard will feel the keyboard flex a little which may not be a good experience for some users.
  • The gaps between each button for the alphabets and other symbols is slightly narrow which can lead to accidentally pressing the incorrect buttons.
  • The keyboard buttons are not concaved, which makes it difficult for touch typist to position their fingers correctly.

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