Holding the center pedal down keeps the mouse button active to allow for drag and drop operations. Clicking with a foot alleviates RSI issues if the operator experiences pain performing mouse click operations with the hand.
Resting a foot on the center pedal activates a command. Perfect for dictation playback, microphone activation, or media playback. The outside pedals hinged in the rear provide additional functions easily reached to the left or right of the main pedal.
We also offer a Media Player Foot Pedal with all the features of this pedal but pre-programmed with Play/Pause, Previous, and Next multi-media commands for instant plug and play operation.
For functions where momentary activation serves the task (mouse clicking for example), we recommend our XK-3 Front Hinged Pedal.
|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)
|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.
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)
ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)
P.I. Engineering SDK (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.
An Xcode worspace with two project: one for the viewer application, and one for the X-keys framework. Demonstrates reading and writing to X-keys devices.
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 Foot Pedals can control any computer based application. Here are just a few examples of popular applications controlled by this device.
Examples of X-keys working in studios, labs, and offices in the real world