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We'd never play games in the lab!DX1 Input System

Designed to provide maximum speed, adaptability, and comfort for gamers this device revolutionises input options for task-oriented professionals who want to condense their multi-key routines to a single button.


What it does

After installation, the device plugs into a USB port and the user-friendly manager walks you through macro-recording. If you prefer, you can simply record macros 'on the fly' using a button on the device. The system is application-aware so you can set some keys to perform the same function globally (say button 1 is always 'paste' or types a delta) while others can perform different tasks in different programs (button 5 sharpens an image when in Photoshop but creates a rectangle in PowerCAD).


Design and print a graphic template from the manager that you can place on the keyboard. Alternatively use the stick-on labels to mark your keys. There are 50 addressable keys in the system so stick 25 on one template (for graphics and word processing) and another 25 on a second clear tray for use in MATLAB and SolidWorks. Although firmly fixed to the clear tray, the keys can be removed and restuck in new positions repeatedly for fine-tuning placement.


DX1 key placementRequirements

The DX1 currently supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP OS. Windows Vista support is beta as is Mac OS (using third-party Keyjack software). A linux community is working on drivers. The device takes up a bit of desk real estate at 235 x 280 mm but is well worth it if you count, no more than a multiplace mechanical counter!


You can buy one now!

Single units with all of the optional extras are available for less than NZ$300 (domestic P&P). Orders of 5 units or more will be discounted and institutional purchase orders are accepted for invoicing.


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Always at our side

DX1 in lab environment

We have been using the DX1 system in our marine lab environments for over 5 years with no malfunctions.

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Because it is durable, easy to clean, and quiet the DX1 is the hardware centre of our BioTally lab productivity system.