I was so surprised when I opened my package. The quality was unmistakable. The full 88 keys with full sized keys are wonderful. I don’t have pinched fingers and play three keys at a time like many portable keyboards I’ve used. I love the speakers they go forward but I would love one more in the middle, straight up in front of the music stand so I could hear better for singing. And just a touch more bass in the lower register. Don’t get me wrong, I am in love with this instrument and take it to minister at nursing homes and assisted living centers. I’ve taken it to out door celebrations. The portability is the best I’ve ever experienced. Who would have thought you could put your full sized Keyboard in the passenger seat!! Well you can now!!
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. She is a college student and this is great for her little apartment. The touch of the key's takes some getting used to, not like traditional piano's or keyboards. Great for traveling, used it as her personal item on a plane, no problems, fit along the all under the seat in front of her. There is a little piece that is used to connect the piano when opened that can get easily lost, but the function of the piano is fine without it.
The first keyboard that I received had a defective G#, so I was able to return it to get a replacement. I am very happy with my new Keyboard. It is simple, with just the right amount of things that I need. The Technicians were all very polite, professional, and helpful. Positive Customer Service is a huge draw, in my opinion, for a company. Lon Dow
What a great concept. 88 full size keys that is easy to travel with! It feels different from my digital grand. I'm just used to my digital grand, and it does say it is semi-weighted. But my daughter thinks it feels fine. I bought it so that my daughter and I can play duets together and the built in audio isn't great next to the digital grand, but when I plug it into a speaker/ amplifier it sounds perfect. My daughter does a lot of traveling so this is great for her to bring along when she comes to visit me.
Says it's only 8 pounds but somehow it feels heavier. Either way this is great because it does fold and it sounds like a real piano without the space. Definitley worth the money. It has some interesting demo songs but the only instrument sound you get from this is actually piano as far as I can tell. Either way I like it. You can play anywhere.
This is an ok keyboard. The semi-weighted keys are not at all like weighted keys. I guess that should have been clear from the "semi". But, the sound is good and the piano is a good beginners option. Quality is good - once unfolded it is pretty sturdy.
This was a very nice keyboard especially for the price
and it folds so its more portable
This is a super piano.
This is not your tiny electric keyboard piano. It is heavy duty, well made, and looks great. Every feels high quality.
Speakers are great for projecting good sound even at high volumes.
Nice layout - power button, volume dial, touch buttons.
Two inputs in the front for headphones (1/4)
Can connect via line input or midi usb.
A ton of great features, nice quality, and great sound (playing and via pc).
I got this for my daughter's who have been wanting to play piano because their neighbor who is 8 years old plays piano and is quite good. This is a nice quality keyboard that is easy to store when not in use. Folds up great and tucks away nicely. The keys are solid, the control panel is easy to understand, is fully wireless when charged so you can play anywhere, equipped with bluetooth, sustained pedal and music stand. The speaker is decent for practice, it doesn't get annoying loud band it also has a headphone jack which is great so that they can practice quietly. Very pleased with this keyboard works perfectly for our needs.
I’ve messed around with playing the piano for years. What I mean is that I can play some chords and a few songs. But, I enjoy playing for my own amusement and creativity. For someone of my abilities or anyone taking up the keyboard, this is a good unit.
It is very light and folds, making it truly portable. This would be ideal for transporting from place to place, like for lessons or to play with a friend, for example.
The sounds themselves are what I would call very basic. They are almost identical to a keyboard I literally bought in 1996. But, they have a bunch of options if you’re interested. However, you likely won’t use most of them. It definitely doesn't have a full, vibrant sound.
I really like the fact that it has a battery and you can charge it. Again, this amplifies the best feature: the fact that you have a fully portable 88 key keyboard.
If you want to play in a band or any public setting, the sound likely won’t be good enough. However, for a beginner or for practice, it’s probably good enough, especially if you need a keyboard that is easily moveable. And, the price is great for that purpose.
When learning to play on a piano, the best way is a full size 88 key piano or electric piano with nicely weighted keys. They are a bit springy, but still, after playing on it for a half hour, I felt no stress on my fingers. The very clever design make this portable keyboard very portable and easy to use. It folds out right away after taking it out of the nice carrying bag that also holds the sustain pedal and wires. This is a fully rechargeable and fully wireless keyboard! No plugging in. So this can be used anywhere. However, the sound is at best a bit soft and weak. It does have a good piano sound to it overall, but it does need a good sound amplifier to really hear it well. There are many relatively inexpensive sound boxes that will work with this. Plugs into an amp through the headset...Or...Bluetooth. Yes, this has Bluetooth. So it really is a wireless and when folded easily with a press of a lever and closed, very compact and easy to carry and store. The variety of sounds is very nice, although the volume control is more of a "Sound Center" control, where you press to get to a mode and then use the other buttons to adjust sound, type of instrument, rhythm, etc. Takes a bit of a learning curve, even when reading the mediocre instructions. But it is learnable. Also comes with an easy to snap in music holder. As a basic training piano, this is superb. Really, in a small house or where there is a need for portability, a rechargeable 88 key electric piano is very functional and the sound is good enough to enjoy even without an amplifier. Though, I would highly recommend using one with this for really being able to hear everything.
The only criticism I have of it is the listing describes it as "only 8 lb so even a girl can carry it." Really?
Other than that, the keyboard even has features laptops and every iphone even lack, a headphone jack and usb C charging! Audio is nice and loud (or adjustable to quiet). There are headphone jacks if you need to be quiet. There are a crazy number of presets installed. The keys have a nice spring to them. It folds to make carrying easier, and only weighs 8 lb!
When it comes to portability this little piano is an absolute gem, but when it comes to price and overall quality it feels like you're giving up too much in return.
With the included bag the Eastar EP-10 can't weigh more than 10 pounds. It's incredibly light and conveniently compact when folded.
My main piano is a Casio PX S1000, which is a few inches longer and almost twice as heavy. There's obviously no comparing the two in terms of quality, but the EP-10 sure makes me wish I could carry my Casio around as easily. But portability is about the only true plus of the Ep-10.
I guess I could say the other plus of the Eastar EP-10 is the ability to use it as a midi controller. I hooked it up to my PC with a USB-C cable and it was immediately recognized and usable in Ableton 11.
And paired with my ultra light 13" laptop the EP-10 might make a a workable option when I need to travel light.
I'd say the EP-10 fills the very small niche of those who are looking to practice and need a 88 keys in a compact form. Might be a great option for kids, or if you just don't have a lot of space.
Recently reviewed a mini 32 key toy keyboard (great fun, too small; it’s for my boy) and it reignited my urge to get a keyboard / controller for my own music production. This foldable 88 key piano looked great, as my home studio is cramped enough without a huge keyboard to store.
Opening it up, was pleased that it overall feels sturdy, with no rattles and no flexing. Keys feel nice and the semi weighed action is, to my untrained fingers, not bad. It doesn’t feel like a portable, foldable keyboard. Super solid. The sustain pedal isn’t as robust but does the job and is a nice inclusion. Carry case is sturdy and mostly everything fits in, although the sustain pedal kinda bulges the pocket. Especially for kids to practice on.
I have always wanted to learn piano, but my job kept me moving too much so I waited. Plus, technology has improved so much during the last 30 years. I didn't need anything with lots of bells and whistles, just something close to the experience of a true acoustic piano. It has a few features I may never use, but I could change my mind in future. I like the metronome function to help me keep the rhythm of the piece and is great for practice. The sound is loud enough through the speakers. It is rather heavy, so not as portable as I would like. I was hoping to carry this with me to class. Still, there are online lessons. Overall, I am pleased with this piano.
My 13 year old daughter is taking piano lessons and her teacher wanted her to get a full 88-key board with weighted keys, ideally. These seem to be semi-weighted, but are a huge step up from what she had before (non-weighted keys).
FYI, Eastar = Donner, the same company that makes inexpensive guitar pedals and accessories that I like.
Here are my favorite things about it:
- Sturdy construction (though fairly heavy for size)
- Great realistic sound quality
- Piano-like feel
- Felt at edge/top of keys for quiet and smooth operation
- Sustain pedal included (NOTE - there's a switch on there that controls its operation as normal or reverse)
- Can expand with a 3-pedal unit
- Lots of input/output options, including dual headphone jacks on the front
- Metronome, beats, sounds all pretty decent
Could be better:
- The touchscreen controls require you to also use keys on the keyboard to activate or disable functions. It is fairly confusing to use, and there's no display to give you any feedback, e.g. you can't see what instrument tone is selected, BPM for metronome or beats, which sample song is playing, etc.
Overall, though, it's a quality keyboard and a good value for the price. It's great for a piano student more so than a gigging musician (though it could be used that way).
This is an excellent digital piano that works and feels a lot like my Yamaha but costs less. I’m giving it to my niece to learn on, but here’s what I liked:
For starters the weighted keys feel natural and make playing rather piano-like. The sound is also nicely piano-like. Chords are no problem as this thing has all the polyphony you need. All 88 keys are there, and transitioning from this to an acoustic piano won’t be difficult.
Build quality feels pretty good. I’m not sure what I’d improve in this case. The keyboard is heavy and solid and I expect it will last a long time if treated like a musical instrument and not luggage.
What’s not to like? Not much. To me, this keyboard has the functionality of a Yamaha but at around 100 clams less. If I were a professional musician, I might get the Yamaha just for peace of mind. But this Eastar is more than sufficient, especially for beginners and serious amateurs.
All in all, this is a great keyboard and I’m delighted I can use it to help someone in my family learn piano.
This 88 weighted key piano has many features that is sure to impress. The weight keys feel weighted and realistic. Not like cheap plastic feel. The two speaker and bass speaker puts out a lot of volume. Has a built in metronome, record feature, eight piano sounds, plus rhythm tracks. But, what really sets this apart for me is the ability to hook up my cell phone and use apps. Or use a tablet or computer. There is so much goodness packed into this digital piano that I can hear the sustain pedal now. And it doesn’t sound digital!
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I am glad that I got it back because the sound quality of the piano is great. I was told by the piano teacher that if you want to learn piano, then you should start with 88 key from very beginning. The keys totally feels like the acoustic piano except this one saves so much space and much less weight. The length of the piano is about 52in. I lay my IKEA KALLAX shelf organizer to hold the piano for now. I love how it has the plug in headphone function, so it won't disturb my neighbor downstairs at night. The regular 3.5mm headphone won't work. You will need 6.5mm one. I love the metronome option because my daughter and I both are beginner. I have to say you got to really read the owner's manual to learn about the hidden function under different keys. I am amaze by this.
I thought that there are many merits as a whole, such as abundant functions, ease to use, compact size, space-saving, and portability.
John W. Graham
I got the Eastar EP-10 Beginner Foldable Digital Piano to accompany the more full sized Eastar digital piano with the weighted keys.
This one if mobile and foldable and has semi weighted keys.
The quality is the same, it's just that this one is foldable and comes with a nice carrying case.
It has all the features you'd expect from a digital piano and the sound / tone is very good.
I like this as I can take it with me.
Overall, the quality is good and this seems like a great choice for a beginner or intermediate level.
This piano fulfills most of what you would want from an electric piano that both has excellent portability and expands with full size keys, unlike compressed keyboards with fewer and smaller keys. The main difference with the real thing is how the keys feel and how hard you have to press it, but it is good enough for practice and MIDI stuff, with direct muscle memory translation for location of keys and finger position.
+ Full key layout but foldable in a form factor that can be taken on the vast majority of transportation modes without the size restriction of being too long
+ If a new user just want to play the piano, it is intuitive enough that the new user probably doesn’t need the manual. The manual is very easy to understand and helpful for use of this piano’s advanced functions.
+ Speaker quality is decent enough for personal use, even at the max volume
+ 16 notches of volume control
+ Wired 3.5mm output sounds excellent
+ Has built in battery and charges at around 6W. I estimate the battery size to be around 17~24wh or the size of a typical 5000~6000mah battery.
+ Backlit monochrome screen has a decent resolution and is easy to read, allows seeing the settings in less well lit environments`
+ Sustain pedal has a long enough cord that it can be used even when the piano is set to standing height. You can change the function of the pedal to your liking, unless you like the function of multiple pedals, then the 1 pedal would feel inadequate.
+ Pressure sensitive – loudness is based on how hard you press the keys
+ Lots of standard built in keyboard features like metronome
+ Type C connector for wide compatibility
+ Each setting such as the Tone (instrument sound) has a different number making it easy to search the 1 out of hundred+ options using the dial. The LCD screen displays the name of the selected setting. A handy index is included in the manual with each setting and its number.
+ Bluetooth is convenient for using with software/apps and helps preserve a clean wireless aesthetic if desired. Bluetooth also allows connecting to a computer or phone without consuming that device’s power.
+ Center rack for sheet music is included for displaying your books or tablet at a fixed angle around 40 degrees, although it is entirely made of plastic including the 2 protrusion rods that mount onto holes on the piano. So I would be careful with heavier books/ tablets
+ The manual says to install the mobile software “pop piano” which required registering with my phone number to see music. The first request for a verification sms code failed so I had to wait to request another one. The software has basic functionality that uses rhythm game (ala guitar hero) mechanics to teach you the song, including where/ when to press and which finger to use. Finding another android app that supports this input via Bluetooth is tricky but I’m sure they’re out there.
+ I was also able to use this as a USB keyboard input on my Windows PC through the open source software Musescore.
I have to state that I truly am a beginner when it comes to piano. But who has room for a piano – especially when they are just learning? When I saw this – a full sized piano keyboard– and the fact that it folds I half so that I can tuck it away when not playing – I figured why not give it a try? I am VERY happy that I did. To me, as a novice, it really does feel like piano keys in size and feel while pressing. The sound to me is very nice. It may not be true piano quality to a trained ear but you can probably only get that from actual hammers hitting actual strings. To me, it really does sound great.
The extra musical instruments and choral sounds are a nice addition but I really got it to learn piano with and that is what I am doing. The volume adjusts nicely so that I do not disturb anyone else in the house – or my cat. : ) She gives me weird looks as she tries to figure out if I am trying to play music or just make noise...I am just learning after all.
I actually tuck it under my end table in my livingroom when not playing and it fits great. I was surprised that it folds (very easily by the way) with keys out as opposed to the keys being folded unto themselves but since I am not traveling around with this thing they should be just fine. I like that it charges so that I do not have to be next to an outlet to play – but was surprised that it is a USB plug and not a wall socket. But I suppose it doesn’t matter as it is rechargeable. I am VERY happy that I got this.
I have been trying for quite a few years to refurbish a beautiful piano from the 1920s. A flood and other problems suddenly put this remodel off into the future and I was frustrated. I really wanted to play the piano. I finally decided to settle for this cordless electric piano just until our beloved piano was refinished.
HOW THIS COMES
This comes with a cord in it for headphones, a pedal, music stand, case, and cord to recharge the piano .
The piano itself is really fun. It is able to be folded which I really love because my small house can not store more really large items. This folds well, packs in the case and can be carried pretty easily.
The reason I got this was not for the bells and whistles, but to just play the piano. I have been pretty happy with the sound.For my use, however, it is adequate until we can get our piano done.
The touch of these keys is the closest to a real piano I have felt in an electric version, although admittedly I have avoided most of them because I love the real piano so much. But these are satisfying enough for now.
I have only messed with recording and metronome beats, as well as special effects. They are nice, but I just want to play the piano. The acoustic piano sound is really nice so that is what I do most of the time.
It took a few hours to charge this up originally but it lasts about four or five hours on a charge. I try to keep up on it so I don’t reach for the piano to find it dead and I can’t play it.
The case is really nice and it has a pocket for the pedal and cords.
Honestly, I am not a fan. It is really small and dinky and cheap feeling. I got another nicer pedal but stupid me misread the jack and I ordered a 1/4 inch jack and didn’t realize this one is smaller.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Nothing can completely replace an original nice quality piano, but this really has helped me to play while I hope to get our piano remodel finished. It has dragged on WAY too long. The quality is pretty good and despite the small cheap feeling pedal, I like this foldable piano. Having it cordless means I can play it where ever I want to.
I am giving this FIVE STARS. Maybe it is because I am so thrilled to finally have a piano I can play. It sounds similar enough to satisfy that longing I have had for my piano to be back.
This portable keyboard is great for a beginner or the expert looking for a little extra convenience. What makes this keyboard surprisingly good is the keys have a weighted feel of a much more expensive keyboard. This allows for a more realistic “piano” experience. A sustain pedal is included which is a must to learn how to play properly and get the real feel of playing a traditional piano. The speaker does a good job and the output allows for headphones to be plugged in for a more private experience.
This is a really great option for a dorm room where you don't have a lot of space.
I have wanted to learn to play the piano for some time- especially now that you can get lessons online for a reasonable price. Understand- my goal is to learn to play for personal enjoyment- I have no desire to be a concert pianist. There have been two major stumbling blocks to me getting started with this hobby- both of which this basic piano solves! First, most teachers recommend learning on an 88 key full sized keyboard. When shopping for a piano, I found that these can be quite pricey, and I was somewhat uncomfortable spending so much on a new hobby. I would imagine a parent might feel the same way about a child trying out something new. This piano was very reasonable in price, while still sounding decent, and feeling like a real piano- all great for a beginner. Second, I just didn't have the space for a full sized keyboard let alone a piano! This portable option that folds up for easy storage is wonderful. I love that it comes with a bag you can store it in.
The piano is rechargeable, so that you can charge it and then play away from a power source for some time. It takes a USB-C charger- the one that is included is somewhat short- but since USB-C is so universal, it is easy to obtain a longer replacement if necessary. There are jacks for headphones and MP3 as well as a sustain petal that is included. The piano itself plays nicely (from a beginner point of view) in that the keys feel natural and are not too stiff. The sound is decent- and the volume from the speaker is loud enough for personal use (plus the headphones jack is there if you don't want to annoy anyone else in the house). A small place for you music is also included- and is detachable. You will need a stand for the piano if you don't have a table of appropriate height. The entire thing weighs around 9 pounds- making it very portable.
Overall, this is a great product for a beginner or as a travel practice piano to someone more experienced. It is simple, easy to use, and reasonably priced. I am happy to recommend!
Important is it have been 2 months and works great .. looking for many more to come … super easy to store and clean
I am learning to play piano and didn't need anything fancy, just something compact. I love that this folds up and have been able to take it on road trips. The battery holds for a long time (I think I've only had to charge it once since the first time) and I've had it for about six months now, playing at least a few times a week. I looked into several different options and even though I usually don't purchase a product unless it has reviews, I decided to take a chance on this one because it could be folded up. I'm really glad I did! The sound is good and it has a few simple features (included pre-recorded playlist, tempo, and I think even a record button). I just use it for practicing so haven't explored its other features too much.