X-keys 8 Key USB Stick


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X-keys 8 Key USB Stick - (XKS-08-USB-R)

Setup 8 macros for common use. Press a key to automacically type your email address; another key for your mailing address; etc.
Eight dedicated keys with addressable backlighting in a compact, low profile footprint. 
Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android
8 programable keys
Addressable blue backlighting for each key
One of our most popular X-keys. 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 under display monitors or above keyboards. The XK-8 provides a versatile control strip for any computer driven application.


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 Programming Software: Mac: ControllerMate for X-keys
Emulation Modes: HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller
Switch Types: Low profile tactile, guaranteed for over 1 million operations
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 and Weight: XK-8: no backlighting: 19mA, backlighting at full intensity: 28mA
Temperature Range: -20 to 60 C
Memory Capacity: Approximately 21,000 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


MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)

Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
Can write macros to X-keys memory for Hardware Mode macro programming
Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
Create custom scripting with Visual Basic (Software Mode only)
Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista (32 or 64 bit) and Windows XP (32 bit only)
Free technical support via email or phone

ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)

Launch programs, insert Unicode, open files and directories, select tools and more
Control backlighting globally or for individual keys
Create macros or execute Applescript with drag and drop building blocks
Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6 (64 bit)
Free support via OrderedBytes Forum

Android Software

For X-keys Android devices
Read all key and control states
Java based
Sets backlighting levels and states
Free technical support via email or phone

XK-8 Product Manual


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