Our most popular X-keys. The XK-24 offers twenty-four programmable keys to trigger macros, shortcuts, and applications, select tools or open files or directories.
With a co-injected case equally suitable for handheld or desktop applications, the XK-24 provides a versatile control box for any computer-driven application.
Use key blockers and tall or wide keycaps to instantly customize the XK-24 for your specific requirements.
Detachable feet give the XK-24 a slight angle to make the key legends easier to read.
Repositioning keys and feet allow the XK-24 to assume a "landscape" orientation with four rows and six columns.
X-keys Planning PDF
What would you put on an X-keys? Test a few layouts with our editable planning PDF. Edit online or download. Open the PDF, click on any key, and type. Print out the result at 100% for a full-scale footprint. Download the XK-24 Planning Guide here or the Landscape XK-24 Planning Guide here.
The XK-24 is also available with the following output protocols:
|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|
|Free Software Development Kits||Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET)
OS X SDK
Raw HID (any language/OS)
|Emulation Modes||HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller, HID multimedia|
|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 standard “A” plug|
|Cord Length||118” (3m)|
|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 Type-c with adapter|
|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|
Download PDF: XK-24 DD.pdf
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.
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)
P.I. Engineering SDK (free download)
Tall, wide, quad and colored keys for your X-keys. Transparent keys enhance backlighting.
Blank legend sheets and custom printed legends.
Extend your X-keys up to 150 feet via CAT 5 or equivalent network cable.
Includes two brackets and Modular HoseTM connectors
One mounting plate with screws to attach an X-keys.
Bundle your X-keys XK-24 with a mounting kit.
Protect your X-keys while traveling with this custom road case from MyCaseBuilder.
Give your X-keys a 45 degree angle lift with this 4x6 Tilt Stand that attaches to the back of the unit.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). We have friendly techs and engineers waiting to help you integrate X-keys into your solution.
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.
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.</p
Assorted Eclipse projects we have created to demonstrate how to handle various input options (such as joystick and game controller button data) on Android.
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.
See how to integrate your X-keys with the Hardware Mode, Software Mode with MacroWorks Software, or the Software Mode with a Custom Application.
See how other developers have implemented X-keys for fun and profit.
|Programs||Real World Applications|
X-keys can control any application on a computer. Here are just a few examples of popular applications controlled by this device.
X-keys working in studios, labs, and elsewhere.