Any switch can trigger an action on your computer. Any keyboard shortcut your software uses can have a designated switch (start, stop, next, save...). Switches are easily set up to launch applications, open files, or type short lines of text like names, addresses, and account numbers.
|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)
OS X SDK
Raw HID (any language/OS)
|USB Codes Supported||HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller, HID multimedia|
|Port Types||3.5mm TRRS (Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve) accepts 3.5mm mono, stereo, or TRRS plug|
|Number of Ports||1 port (may be split to accept up to three switches)|
|Optional Accessories||Wired switches, Y cords, or USB Extender|
|Connector||Wired USB standard “A” plug|
|Wiring Distance||Up to 1,000 feet (300m) from switch to port|
|Dimensions||2.8” x 0.75” x 0.5” (71mm x 19mm x 13mm)|
|Weight||0.8 oz. (23 g)|
|USB Type||USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0 Type-c with adapter|
|Power Source||USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC|
|Power Consumption||21 mA @ 5 VDC|
|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: USB 3 Switch Interface DD.pdf
Sketchup 3D Model
We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the USB 3 Switch Interface 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)
ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)
P.I. Engineering SDK (free download)
|TRRS 3 Way Splitter
Adapt the single port on the USB 3 Switch Interface to work with three individual switches.
We offer a wide variety of switches, buttons, and pedals compatible with the Switch Interface. More info...
We offer different sized and colored foot switched with a rugged design for Assistive Technology. More info...
|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.