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X-keys® XK-68 Joystick

X-keys XK-68 Joystick

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An embedded three axis joystick with 68 programmable keys and addressable backlighting.

XK-0989-UBJ68-R  XK68 JOY, USB, Transparent Key  

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X-keys XK-68 Joystick Specifications
Operating System
Programming: Windows XP through 10, Mac OS X, Others Supporting USB HID
Included Software
Windows:
Mac:
Other:
Emulation Modes:
HID Keyboard, HID Mouse, HID Game Controller
Joystick
MDM™ precision 3 axis (twist for Z)
Switch Type
Full travel rubber dome, carbon on gold contacts, guaranteed for more than 1 million operations
Number of Keys
68 single keys + programming button
Actuation Force
Approx. 2.5 oz (72g) break-over, approx. 1.5 oz (42g) hold
Key Cap Type
Relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem
Keycap Size
0.625” (16mm) sq.
Key Spacing
0.75" O.C.
Optional Keys
2x1, 1x2, 2x2
Backlighting
68 blue and 68 red LEDs, individually addressable
Connector
Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
Cord Length
56” (1.42 m)
Dimensions
8.25” x 7.25” x 0.94” (210mm x 184mm x 24mm)
Weight
26 oz. (737 g)
USB type
Compatible with USB 1.1 through 2.0
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 21,000 keystrokes or commands in onboard memory
Humidity
80% Rh non-condensing
Environmental Rating
IP 40, typical indoor office environment
Certifications
FCC Class B | CE | RoHS | WEEE compliant
X-keys XK-68+Joystick Dimensioned Drawing

Sketchup 3D Model

We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XK-68 Joystick for viewing or planning purposes. Dimensions and details of the model, while reasonably accurate, should not be used for critical specifications.

    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

10x8 Mounting Kit

Includes two brackets and connectors.

XK-A-10X8-BU   Add to Cart

10x8 Mounting Bracket Only

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

XK-A-1259-10X8-R   Add to Cart

XK-68 Joystick and 10x8 Mounting Kit Bundle

Bundle your X-keys XK-68 Joystick with a mounting kit.

XK-0989-MK-BU   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. 

Programs

    The X-keys Joystick will control any application a standard USB joystick will control. Here are a few examples.

  • Applied Precision
  • PTZ Control

Industries

    Examples of X-keys working in studios, labs, and offices in the real world

  • Scientific Research
  • Airport Security
  • Building Security