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Global Marketing Genovation Model Keyprogrammable Keypad (683-U)

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  • 24 fully programmable keys with relegendable keycaps.
  • Pre-program internal FLASH memory and operate stand-alone.
  • Uses the highest quality key switches rated at (50 million operations).
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Product Description

The Control pad 683 is versatile, 24-keyprogrammable keypad. The keys are relegendable, allowing the user to label them to fit a specific need. The internal FLASH memory allows the keypad to connect to most PCs regardless of the OS without installing resident software. The keypad is easy to program using the Windows compatible software provided. Assembled with high quality Cherry key switches, the keys are durable, yet light and easy to press-a feature lacking on lesser quality keypads.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.8 x 2 inches ; 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005DBD76U
  • Item model number: 683-U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2011

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris S. on May 10, 2013
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This is a great "keyboard' for macros and key combinations that end up wrecking your hands and wrists.

Since it can be used driverless and just appears to Mac and Windows as a keyboard, you can easily use it in those locked-down corporate drone computers that don't allow driver installations. Just keep in mind that you'll need a Windows computer in the beginning to program your macros. If you only have Macs, you'll probably need to borrow a friend's computer (or dual boot to Windows; a VM might work) to program it the first time. I'm guessing they could release Mac programming software if the demand warranted it.

The keys are ultra-light in spring weight, and supposedly use Cherry Reds (if I remember correctly) mechanical keys.

The one downside is that it's surprisingly tall, and around 50% taller than a typical keyboard. Not a deal killer, but a thinner device would reduce the wrist height. A mouse wrist pad easily solves this.

I imagine this would be killer for games, as well, since you can program in massively long combinations with millisecond delays and the like.

It's nice that it's a standalone keypad as it allows you to keep utilizing your keyboard of choice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dave on December 11, 2013
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I write in an XML-based content management system, and there are MANY repetitive steps that usually require a painful number of left and right mouse clicks over the course of a day (when I say "painful", I mean _physical_ pain). In about an hour, I programmed the 14 most aggravating multi-step mouse and keyboard operations into single macro keys. I printed out the key labels from the Word template and cut them out with scissors. Naming, printing, cutting and installing the labels took almost as much time as the programming, but I wanted the labels to look good.

Bravo Genovation!

The build quality is excellent and I applaud the use of Cherry MX mechanical keys. The only thing I would want different is a removable USB cable from the keypad. If you change that ONE thing, I would award 5 stars without question.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thisblackguy on March 22, 2014
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First off, don't believe the bad reviews.

For one, it very clearly states it is mac and linux compatible, but can only be programmed on a windows machine. Secondly, the 37pg user manual isn't needed, the 3pg quick guide covers everything needed to get you running no problems. The 37pg guide has a bunch of info about warranty info, troubleshooting, and all the other standard stuff that isn't actually useful for getting started.

I bought this keypad to automate some of my more repetitive tasks at work, but my work computer is locked so I cannot install software on it. I bought this model explicitly because I could pre-program it at home and use it at work. This actually didn't go the way I thought, it was even better. The software used to program is so simple and small I installed it on a flash drive on my home computer and I can run it off my work computer without having it installed there. I can program it at home or at work. Fantastic! They should advertise their software can be run off a USB drive!

The keypad does sit up a bit high, but having large hands myself, this is kind of a benefit. The keys press definitively and easily, and the included keypuller does a very good job of enabling you to switch between the keys and bumper bars.

I only wish you would do more than the 111 keys in each macro, but it's certainly not necessary. Saw online before I bought this, that it was being used by 911 operators. If such a demanding field can use these and rely on them everyday, then this explains why I have had zero problems with mine, and why you too should feel wholly confident in this product as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Katt on February 6, 2013
I use this all the time on my Mac and my corporate PCs. it's fantastic and saves a ton of time.

What is unique about it is that it stores its macros in hardware. You don't have to run a software macro program to use it. This is a strong advantage in a Windows PC corporate environment when IT doesn't want to to install macro apps in Windows without their permission. All other programmable keypads require you to install a macro program since they don't store the macros in hardware.

Yes, you have to program it using Windows. I use Windows 7 on Parallels running on my Mac. Whenever I need to change the programming, I open Windows from its suspended state, run the Genovation Macro Program, then its done in seconds. No big deal. Easy to do. Windows runs well on a Mac in Parallel's virtual environment.

I wish there was a Keypad which is a little larger since all the keys I have are programmed. The next size keypad is too large. Otherwise, this keypad is a Godsend.
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Great product. I use when playing Everquest 2 MMO and it works great. For long time I was looking reliable and simply to use keyboard extension that could give me option to execute more skills etc. (I almost did run out of the keys on the keyboard). This one does perfect job, although I do not think it was intended for gaming.

Each key is fully programmable, including the macros. You can execute modifier (i.e. ctrl) and the key combinations it is responsive and due to simple, ambidextrous layout can be used with left or right hand.
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