The X-keys Media Player Foot Pedal comes preprogrammed with the USB media commands for Play/Pause, Previous Track, and Next Track. Plug and play on all computers and on tablets supporting USB HID input. This pedal installs as a media device and does not interfere with on-screen keyboards.
Pedals may also be reprogrammed with volume up and down or any media, keyboard, mouse, or game controller command. This foot pedal has all the capabilities of our standard XK-3 USB Foot Pedal. Use our free software for Windows or Android to unlock all programming features (see Software tab on this page).
|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)
Raw HID (any language/OS)
|Emulation Modes||HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller, HID multimedia|
|Switch Types||Microswitch with audible click, guaranteed for over 1 million operations|
|Number of Pedals||3 programmable pedals|
|Actuation Force||Approx. 34 – 90 oz (1 - 2.5kg) depending on distance from hinge|
|Connector||Wired USB standard “A” plug|
|Cord Length||118" (3 m)|
|Dimensions||Approx. 8.1” x 5.5” x 1.6” (21cm x 14cm x 4cm)|
|Weight||2.5 lb (1.1 kg)|
|USB Type||USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0 Type-c with adapter|
|Power Source||USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC|
|Power Consumption||18 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: XK-3 Foot Pedal DD.pdf
Sketchup 3D Model
We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XK-3 Foot Pedal for viewing or planning purposes. Dimensions and details of the model, while reasonably accurate, should not be used for critical specifications.
Please Note: This device comes pre-programmed and requires no software to operate. If required, the user may make changes to the programming using our MacroWorks software.
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)
Extend your X-keys up to 150 feet via CAT 5 or equivalent network cable.
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 Media Player Foot Pedal sends multimedia commands like a USM multimedia keyboard.
Examples of X-keys working in studios, labs, and offices in the real world