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Ergodex DX1 Input System
DX1 Input System is the ultimate input experience for those wanting
complete control over creating the ultimate customized gaming input
on their PC.
by gamers for gamers. Use this ground-breaking technology to take
your game to the next level. Customize your DX1 to speed up play
and gain the all-important competitive edge.
Dominate your game
with a pad made to your personal specifications. Map any key or
combination keystroke to any key, and then have the versatility
to arrange the keys in any orientation on the tray. Rule
the competition by building a controller to fit the shape of your
the edge by assigning single key and complex macros "on the
fly" without leaving your game.
your level of play with total
flexibility by changing key positions
and assignments at any time.
control with high reliability and no lag time.
DX1 Pad connects to the computer via a USB cable. The pad contains
two buttons. The button next to the Ergodex icon brings up the
software at a single touch. The second button is a Record Button,
which allows Macros to be assigned to Ergodex Keys.
Tray provides a surface for the placement of the Keys. The Tray
is washable. And because it is clear, templates or skins can be
placed beneath it to suggest key placement.
THE DX1 KEYS
DX1 System comes with 25 numbered Keys. The Keys have an adhesive
surface that allows them to be firmly attached to the Tray. Although
the adhesive surface provides a strong bond, Keys can be moved
by twisting them. If the adhesive surface becomes dirty it can
be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Keys can be moved, you can design input configurations to match
unique geometry of your hand. In addition, Keys can be arranged
in functional clusters or logical neighborhoods.
Keys can be
assigned single or multi key Macros. DX1 Keys can be assigned
blocks of text and can also launch web sites.
A set of pre-printed
labels comes with every DX1 Input System. Also included is an
installation CD which contains the software to power the DX1 Input
- Enhanced Gameplay
for Gamers - People who play games can now create custom interfaces
for their favourite game, improving their performance and also, let's
face it, it is cool!
- Research and
Development - Prototype design of new interfaces for equipment
and instruments can be accomplished with this versatile product -
no need to build prototypes!
Gallery for the DX1 Input System
Mountain View, CA - 16 November
2005. Popular Science announced that the Ergodex DX1, the first
in a new category of input device that features movable programmable
keys, has won Popular Science's 2005 Best of What's New Award, in
the computing category. The DX1 consists of a Pad on which you place
Keys anywhere you want and then you tell the computer what you want
the Keys to do.
DX1 Keys can be assigned to match a single keyboard key, such as
the letter "a", or to perform a more complex macro containing
a series of keystrokes. The Keys are also "application"
aware, so that as the user changes from, say, email to Photoshop,
the Keys automatically change to the macros for Photoshop. Even
though the keys contain advanced electronics, they have no batteries
and no wires; they communicate wirelessly with the DX1 pad.
DX1 Keys attach to the DX1 Pad with Ergodex' "Molecular Velcro",
an inexhaustible adhesive that allows a key, once set on the Pad,
to adhere tightly. A slight twist loosens the Key from the Pad so
that the Key can be moved or micro-positioned for optimal placement.
"What a terrific honor. Little innovation has occurred in the
tactile part of the user interface since the development of the
mouse, more than 25 years ago. DX1 technology opens a whole new
level of convenience and power for people," said Ergodex CEO
Larry Kelly. "For Popular Science to place it in the same league
as the Ferrari F430, the Nokia N90/91 phones, the Mars Reconn Orbiter,
and the Cell chip, among others, is indicative of the impact that
the DX1 delivers for its users."
Best of What's New is the ultimate Popular Science accolade,
representing a year's worth of work evaluating thousands of products,
says Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science. These awards
honor innovations that not only influence the way we live today,
but that change the way we think about the future.
"During the development of the Ergodex Sensory Platform (ESP)
on which the DX1 is based, we prototyped several different technologies
to get exactly the right match of performance, fidelity, convenience,
power, and reliability," said Scott Rix, CTO of Ergodex. Some
have referred to the DX1 as "the closest thing, other than
using one's mind, to working with a PC".
The DX1 has already found its way into four markets: knowledge workers,
such as Photoshop or CAD users, who use complex software for several
hours a day to turn ideas into new products or services; "fast
twitch" applications, such as PC gaming and financial securities
trading, where speed and reaction time are important along with
having complex functionality available on a single keypress; IT
applications, e.g., SAP or Oracle applications, where difficult
or hard-to-remember or repetitive operations can be combined on
a single key; and health care and assistive technology where, for
physical or neurological reasons, use of a standard keyboard is
cumbersome, or even painful.
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DX1 Input System by ErgoDex
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - DX1 pad
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - DX1 pad showing buttons
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - DX1 tray
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - DX1 keys
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - preprinted labels
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - what's in the box
DX1 Input System by ErgoDex - awards gallery
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|DX1|| DX1 Input System by ErgoDex,
includes keys 1 to 25||150.00|
|DK-KT|| Extra Tray||22.50 |
|DX1-KS2|| Keys 26 to 50||65.00 |
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