X-keys XK-68+Joystick

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X-keys XK-68+Joystick
Key Features
  • 68 Keys and 1 Programming Button
  • Central Joystick Controller
  • Red and Blue LEDs Under Each Key
  • Relegendable Key Caps
The XK-68+Joystick is a universal control surface from X-keys that features 68 keys, a programming button, and a Joystick. The keys can be configured to take the place of any keyboard shortcut or macro available within the application you are using. It includes programming software for Windows and OS X, however can be used with any operating system that supports HID USB devices. For customized applications there are also SDKs available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. It is compatible with USB 1.1 and later and receives its power from the computer. A 56" integrated USB cable is included.
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X-keys XK-68 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2LED Backlit Relegendable Key Caps
  • 3Suits Diverse User Groups
  • 4Emulations Modes
  • 5Additional Features
  • 6Software Features

The XK-68+Joystick is a universal control surface from X-keys that features 68 keys, a programming button, and a Joystick. The keys can be configured to take the place of any keyboard shortcut or macro available within the application you are using. It includes programming software for Windows and OS X, however can be used with any operating system that supports HID USB devices. For customized applications there are also SDKs available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. It is compatible with USB 1.1 and later and receives its power from the computer. A 56" integrated USB cable is included.

In addition to keys, in the center of this control surface you will find a 3-Axis Joystick. The joystick allows you to operate pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) cameras, scanning platforms, or other devices that can move along up to three axes. Z axis control is provided via infinite rotation of the stick.

LED Backlit Relegendable Key Caps

Each key is backlit with both a red and blue LED. The ledgends and keycaps can be customized to suit your specific requirements, and replacements of both are available as accessories

Suits Diverse User Groups

Compatible with a wide variety of software and platforms, the control surface is adaptable to a diverse range of industries. Some examples include: broadcasting, sports data, video editing, audio engineering, photo editing, trading, live media control, and digital content creation

Emulations Modes

Emulates keyboard, mouse, game controller, and media commands

Additional Features

  • Removable feet allows the control surface to sit at an angle
  • Bus powers through USB
  • Integrated 56" USB cable
  • Optional rackmount kit available
  • Software Features

    MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (Included)
  • Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
  • Controls backlighting on individual keys
  • Supports custom scripting with Visual Basic
  • Supports most X-keys SE, MWII, and Pi3 USB devices

    ControllerMate for Mac OS X (Included)
  • Launch programs, open files and directories, select tools and more
  • Controls backlighting on individual keys
  • Supports most X-keys Pi3 devices

    P.I. Engineering SDK (Free Download)
  • Code examples in Visual Studio C# 2008 Express, C++ 2005, and Visual Basic 2008 Express
  • Supports all X-keys SE, MWII, and Pi3 USB devices

    Linux SDK (Free Download)
  • Supports all X-keys Pi3 devices
  • A cross platform solution for Linux, Windows, and Mac
  • Reads all keys and controls
  • Sets backlighting levels and states

    Android Code Samples (Free Download)
  • Supports all X-keys Pi3 devices
  • Reads all keys and controls
  • Java-based
  • Sets backlighting levels and states
  • UPC: 703273009892

    X-keys XK-68 Specs

    Keys
    Number of Keys69
    Switch TypeRubber Dome
    Actuation Force72 g
    Key Size0.62" / 16 mm
    Connectivity
    Connection TypeWired
    System ConnectionUSB Type-A
    General
    BacklightYes, Individually Lit
    BacklightingSet Colors Blue, Red (Individually Lit)
    Built-In Control DeviceJoystick
    Power
    Maximum Current Consumption75 mA
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Physical
    Cable Length56" / 142 cm
    Dimensions (L x W x H)8.3 x 7.3 x 0.9" / 210.0 x 184.0 x 24.0 mm
    Weight1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 8.9 x 4.4"

    X-keys XK-68 Reviews

    Joystick spins infinitely

    By Mat
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2020-12-17

    The buttons, backlight and left/right/up/down parts of this keypad work great. However, the rotation (Z axis) does not have a spring, so it doesn't return to center. It just spins infinitely like a jog/shuttle wheel. That's not very useful.

    I want to use this product with every application I use.

    By Sage5
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2015-10-07

    Mainly I use this product with Video editing and quick LR editing. However I've come to find out you can use it with any application you desire, from as little as enabling any sort of complex gaming macros, to setting up quick paths for Video Playback Programs like Playback Pro. I will say it took me a few days to start to get a hang of what I was doing. (You need to have some basic understanding of programing to get started). Obviously the more advanced the functions you want the deeper your knowledge of programing has to be however X-keys does have a decent amount of Software support to help you on thier website. My only gripe is that I wished they had some more video support from their website since I learn best that way. So I had to look at some secondary sources to help. Basically I'm rating this 5 stars because I'm impressed with the sheer versatility of this keyboard. Even though it took me a bit to figure things out, once I did, I realized the only thing to limit me was my imagination.

    Really useful

    By Tim
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-03-25

    I love what this can do. It does takes quite a while to create the functions and to map it out the best way for each application. But the customization is killer. Multiple key stroke operation in a single key. Now to just re-teach my muscle memory. I had a Shuttle Pro2 for years, my biggest complaint has always been that you can only map 16 key stokes. So once you do play/stop, I/o, And zoom in/out you start to looses keys fast. With the X-Keys XK-68 jog/shuttle I’m have so many options. The only thing I would have liked was default applications profiles like the contour has so that I can build and customize from a starting place, not from scratch. But I guess that is part of the fun!!

    Love it!

    By James
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-01-28

    I first purchased a smaller version of a control surface and realized its power in video editing for which I purchased it.  Once I realized what it could do, I immediately returned it and ordered the xkeys jog/shuttle for all the extra buttons.  I love it!!  Does exactly what I need it to do.  Top row opens programs, second row opens web sites, third row opens hard drives and the rest are shortcuts to commands used in my video editing.  Single strokes replace multi key commands making it much easier not to mention I set it up the way that makes it easier for me to get to ergonomically.  Im a happy editor!!

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