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X-keys® XK-24 USB Keypad

X-keys XK-24
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24 dedicated keys with addressable backlighting in a compact footprint. A versatile control solution for any computer application.

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XK-24-USB-R   Add to Cart

Operating System
Use: Any OS via USB HID | Programming: Windows XP through 8, Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.8
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
Full-travel rubber dome, carbon on gold contacts, guaranteed for over 1 million operations
Number of Keys
24 single keys + programming button
Actuation Force
Approx. 2.5 oz (72g) break-over, approx. 1.5 oz (42g) hold
Keycaps
0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem
Key Spacing
0.75" O.C.
Optional Keys
2X1, 1X2, 2X2
Backlighting
24 blue and 24 red LEDs, individually addressable
Connector
Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
Cord Length
56” (1.42 m)
Dimensions
5.8” x 3.8” x 0.94” (147mm x 97mm x 24mm)
Weight
10 oz. (285 g)
USB type
USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0
Power Source
USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC
Current Draw
NO backlight: 18 mA , Blue backlight full: 38 mA, Red backlight full: 57 mA, All backlights: 75 mA
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
X-keys XK-24 Dimensioned Drawing

Sketchup 3D Model

We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XK-24 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

4x6 Mounting Kit

Includes two brackets and Modular Hose™ connectors.

XK-A-4X6-BU   Add to Cart

4x6 Mounting Bracket Only

One mounting plate with screws to attach an X-keys.

XK-A-1258-4X6-R   Add to Cart

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. 

Video Tutorials

    Jump Down to the Video:
  1. Input Smackdown
  2. A Quick Tour of MacroWorks 3.1
  3. MacroWorks 3.1 Text Feature
  4. MacroWorks 3.1 Keystroke Feature
  5. MacroWorks 3.1 Shortcuts Feature
  6. MacroWorks 3.1 SPAM Killer Key

Input Smackdown

Computer input battle putting X-keys against a keyboard and mouse.


A Quick Tour of MacroWorks 3.1

Here we give you a quick look around with brief explanations of the major features in MW3.1.


MacroWorks 3.1 Text Feature

An in depth look at the Text feature including capturing Unicode characters and symbols. How to program keys with both text and Unicode symbols.


MacroWorks 3.1 Keystroke Feature

How to capture keystrokes including modifier keys. Explanation of the Automatic Separation of Up and Downstrokes option. How to program a custom Paint Bucket key for Sketchup.


MacroWorks 3.1 Shortcuts Feature

How to drag and drop shortcuts to keys. How to program a custom key login to a secure site


MacroWorks 3.1 SPAM Killer Key

How to program an X-keys key to tag SPAM in Outlook.