|Brand Name||Global Martketing|
|Item model number||683-U|
|Item Weight||14.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.8 x 5.8 x 2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||6.75 x 5.75 x 2 inches|
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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
I am very happy with it as it saves a lot of finger stretching for combination keys. Things like copy, paste, inserting the date, switching between programs, copying URLs, running macros and taking screenshots can each be done by a single key.
Now I want one with (80+80) keys at a reasonable price. Does that mean I am too lazy or too efficient?
Of course the IDEAL device would be a combination of an (80+80) Genovation programmable keyboard with a Wacom Bamboo (touch & pen) in the middle of it!
Enjoy the product.
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.
I wish Amazon had the 35 key version - the more programmable keys the better (yes, can get from other vendor, but Amazon is my "go to" place.)
I use it for CAD work duplicating short-cut keys. Not only does it speed things up my left hand does not ache from trying to reach ctrl+7 etc. I have rearranged the layout several times to get it just right and it only takes minutes (even changing the legends on the keys). It is robust and well built I would give it 6 stars if I could.