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Has anyone tried one of these?
« on: April 23, 2007, 11:33:25 PM »
    Has anyone tried one of these yet? The best I can figure it would take the place of an I-pac and using key grabber if it works. It is a programable key pad with buttons you can customize. I understand they are making a 12 key sealed industrial version as well. It has its own memory and can be programed to send any combination of keystrokes at the press of a single button. I'm not talking only three buttons either. I don't know its limits but I think you could have one key equal a paragraph if you had the need.
   
     If you have tried this or can give any feedback, please do.

http://www.enablemart.com/productdetail.aspx?pid=930&dept=20&store=10


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Re: Has anyone tried one of these?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 11:42:28 AM »
Brett,
I haven't tried the one you've link before, but I was looking at this company http://www.electronickeyboards.com/index.html , which I talked on the phone to awhile ago and it's not very expensive:
Not sure what do you think would be better?

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Re: Has anyone tried one of these?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 12:10:48 PM »
I'm not sure. I need to call them both and see. Those look good at first glance. I like the idea of the keyboard being programmable. Seems it would make things cleaner. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Has anyone tried one of these?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 10:29:43 AM »
Well, I saw on of these set up for a pendant. They are very neat. I think they run about $120.00. My friend says the USB model is the one to get. Here is another link. It shows more products. I think I saw a keypad, joystick combo. Is that a shuttle pro I see in the middle?

http://www.piengineering.com/xkeys.php

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« Last Edit: May 27, 2007, 10:45:44 AM by Chaoticone »
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Re: Has anyone tried one of these?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 04:41:02 PM »
I have one on my mill. It works fine, and has enough keys for all the functions I need.

 However, I also have a Genovation control Pad for my router, and like it better. It  is cheaper, but more important, the X-keys requires a special driver to be loaded. The driver reads the key code form the keypad and converts it to the string you aet.

The genovation has a download feature- you load the actual key strokes into it, it then sends those, no drivers needed. I always like not having to add special drivers that may or may not be happy with Mach.

http://www.genovation.com/

I found my genovation on ebay for about $50.