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X-keys® XK-16 Stick

X-keys XK-16 dashboard controller

X-keys XK-16 Stick with dashboard legends X-keys XK-16 Stick before legends are installed X-keys XK-16 Stick Low Profile X-keys XK-16 Stick end Box Contents

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16 dedicated keys with addressable backlighting in a compact, low profile footprint. Also available in and versions.

XK-0981-UCK16-R  XK-16 Sixteen Key USB Stick  

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Operating System
Use: Any OS via USB HID | Programming: Windows XP through 10, Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.10
Free Programming Software
Windows: MacroWorks 3.1
Mac: ControllerMate for X-keys
Free Software Development Kits
Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET)
Linux (C++)
Android (Java)
Raw HID (any language/OS)
Emulation Modes
HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller
Switch Types
Low profile tactile, guaranteed for over 1 million operations
Number of Keys
16, 8, or 4 single keys, 1 programming slide switch
Actuation Force
Approx. 6 oz (170g) break-over, approx. 2 oz (57g) hold, audible click
Keycaps
0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with window for backlight and square stem
Key Spacing
0.75" O.C.
Backlighting
1 blue addressable LED under each key
Connector
Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
Cord Length
54” (1.3 m)
Dimensions and Weight
XK-16: 14.25” x 0.9”” x 0.65", (362 mm x 23 mm x 17 mm), 7 oz. (200 g)
XK-8: 8.2” x 0.9”” x 0.65", (208 mm x 23 mm x 17 mm), 4 oz (115 g)
XK-4: 5.35” x 0.9”” x 0.65", (136 mm x 23 mm x 17 mm) 3 oz (85 g)
USB type
USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0
Power Source
USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC
Power Consumption
XK-16: no backlighting: 21mA, backlighting at full intensity: 32mA
XK-8: no backlighting: 19mA, backlighting at full intensity: 28mA
XK-4: no backlighting: 19mA, backlighting at full intensity: 26mA
Temperature Range
-20 to 60 C
Memory Capacity
Approximately 1,000 keystrokes or commands in onboard memory
Memory Type
EEPROM, non volatile memory (X-keys retains memory for over 200 years)
Environmental Rating
IP 40, typical indoor office environment
Certifications
FCC class B, CE, RoHS, WEEE compliant

CE Certification

RoHS Letter of Certification

X-keys XK-24 Dimensioned Drawing

Sketchup 3D Model

We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XK-16 for viewing or planning purposes. Dimensions and details of the model, while reasonably accurate, should not be used for critical specifications.

View or download this model in Sketchup 3D Warehouse.

Download a free copy of Sketchup or Sketchup Viewer here: www.sketchup.com

    MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)

  • Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
  • Can write macros to X-keys memory for Hardware Mode macro programming
  • Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
  • Create custom scripting with Visual Basic (Software Mode only)
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista (32 or 64 bit) and Windows XP (32 bit only)
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • More info...

    ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)

  • Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
  • Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
  • Create macros or execute Applescript with drag and drop building blocks
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6 (64 bit)
  • Free support via OrderedBytes Forum
  • More info...

    P.I. Engineering SDK (free download)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio code examples in C# 2008 Express, C++ 2005, and VB.NET 2008 Express
  • Read all key and control states
  • Control all backlighting and indicator LEDs
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • Linux SDK provides a cross platform solution for Linux, Windows, and Mac also available

    Android Software

  • For X-keys Android devices
  • Read all key and control states
  • Java based
  • Sets backlighting levels and states
  • Free technical support via email or phone
  • More info...
XK-24 Mounting Plate

XK-16 Rack Mount Kit

Easy to assemble and integrate with standard 19" rack cabinet dimensions.

XK-A-77-R   Add to Cart

XK-16 Stick and Rack Mount Kit Bundle

Bundle your X-keys XK-16 Stick with a mounting kit.

XK-281-USB-BU   Add to Cart

Rack Mount Kit Manual.pdf

Resources for Software Developers

P. I. Engineering offers a wide range of options for application developers.  Click on any heading to learn more.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us (tech@xkeys.com).  We have friendly techs and engineers waiting to help you integrate X-keys into your solution.

X-keys Integration

See how to integrate your X-keys with the Hardware Mode, Software Mode with MacroWorks Software, or the Software Mode with a Custom Application.

Windows SDK

Includes comprehensive examples in C#, C++, and VB.NET for Windows desktop development in Visual Studio, as well as Java for Android development in Eclipse. Supported via phone and email during standard business hours by our technical support staff.

Linux SDK

Open source Linux support written in C++. Features code for accessing all X-keys controls and key states and includes a simple, straight forward example GUI. Written by Linux HID expert Alan Ott.

Android Samples

Assorted Eclipse projects we have created to demonstrate how to handle various input options (such as joystick and game controller button data) on Android.

HID Data Reports

Learn how to read the X-keys’ raw output and use it to integrate X-keys into your application in any language, on any HID-enabled platform.  

Case Studies

See how other developers have implemented X-keys for fun and profit. 

Programs

Real World Applications