PI Engineering, Inc. XKS-08-USB-R
X-Keys XK-8 Stick 8-Key Programmable USB Key Stick


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PI Engineering's X-Keys XKS-08-USB-R has 8 dedicated keys with addressable backlighting in a compact, low profile footprint.

PI Engineering X-Keys XKS-08-USB-R Features:

  • Eight relegendable keys
  • Addressable blue backlighting for each key
  • USB connection to computer or tablet
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android

Perfect for adding a few control keys to a tight space. The XK-8 offers eight programmable keys to trigger macros, shortcuts, and applications, select tools or open files or directories. The low profile, slim footprint fits nicely on a podium or under a monitor. The XK-8 provides a versatile control strip for any computer driven application.

PI Engineering X-Keys XKS-08-USB-R Specifications:

  • Operating System:
    • Use: Any OS via USB HID
    • Programming: Windows XP through 8, Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.8
  • Free Programming Software:
    • Windows: MacroWorks 3.1
    • Mac: ControllerMate for X-keys
  • Free Software Development Kits:
    • Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET)
    • Linux (C++)
    • Android (Java)
    • Raw HID (any language/OS)
  • Emulation Modes: HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller
  • Switch Types: Low profile tactile, guaranteed for over 1 million operations
  • Number of Keys: 8 single keys
  • Actuation Force: Approx. 6 oz (170g) break-over, approx. 2 oz (57g) hold, audible click
  • Keycaps: 0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with window for backlight and square stem
  • Key Spacing: 0.75" O.C.
  • Backlighting: 1 blue addressable LED under each key
  • Connector; Wired USB 2.0 standard “A” plug
  • Cord Length: 54” (1.3 m)
  • Dimensions: 8.2" x 0.9" x 0.65" (208 x 23 x 17 mm)
  • Weight: 4 oz (115 g)
  • USB type: USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0
  • Power Source: USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC
  • Power Consumption:
    • No backlighting: 19mA
    • Backlighting at full intensity: 28mA
  • 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
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