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X-keys USB Jog & Shuttle Control for Editing or Instant Replay (68 Key, XK-68 JGS)

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Price
$274.95
Manufacturer
P. I. Engineering
Prime Eligible
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Is Amazon Fulfilled
Amazon Fulfilled
Weight
1.630 Pounds
Length
8.2 Inches
Height
0.94 Inches
Width
7.2 Inches
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Features
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  • Integrated jog and shuttle with 68 keys and USB connection to computer
  • Program keys to set in and out points, select editing tools, and more
  • Prefect for time line editing control
  • Individual addressable backlighting under each key
  • Includes programming software for Windows. MAC and Linux users will need to program the device in HW mode on a Windows 7/8/10. Once programmed the macros are stored on the device’s MCU, the unit can then be brought over to a computer running MAC/Linux for use.
Description
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An embedded Jog & Shuttle control with 68 programmable keys and addressable backlighting. Perfect for time line navigation and editing control. Industry standard jog wheel for frame by frame selection and return to center shuttle ring with programmable zones.
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Works as expected, but it is expensive.
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I would have been just as happy with a less amount of keys, because programming and remembering which keys change in which program (the macros can be software specific) would be less of a hassle, and perhaps someday I would use it for 4 different programs (having made legends that can be split into four color coded parts).
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The X-keys XK-68 controller is the ultimate controller when it comes to NLE video editing.The feel of the buttons is hundred times better than any keyboard, and the customization of tall, wide and quad keys is a dream when it comes to practicality and shortcuts.The same goes for the Jog wheel and Inner dial.The customization options of the ControllerMate software are endless, and in the one month that I own it, there has been 4 software updates, which shows that there is great back-up and support by the company.I only wish the button print sheets came in A4 size!
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;-)Thanks for that product!
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Very easy to use with the downloadable software.
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Category: Computer Keyboards
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A computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches. Replacing early punched cards and paper tape technology, interaction via teleprinter-style keyboards have been the main input method for computers since the 1970s, supplemented by the computer mouse since the 1980s.

The usual price range for a computer keyboard is between $9.94 to $309.63.

If you want to know about computer keyboards in general, please go to our Computer Keyboards: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I recommend this computer keyboard based on its brand popularity. Let's go over the reasons why buying this computer keyboard now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. X-keys is a known computer keyboard brand

X-keys is a fairly popular brand among other computer keyboard brands. I found some YouTube videos that talk about this product, which means this is a widely known product/brand. I have attached the videos above and links in the additional research section down below, so don't forget to watch and read those!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

2. This computer keyboard has positive reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This computer keyboard has positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this computer keyboard more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

3. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $274.95 $199.95

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed from March 9, 2020 to May 19, 2020, which means that it has steady and healthy supply!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this computer keyboard was $274.95, and the lowest price point was $199.95. The current price is greater than it has ever been. If the best price is what you're looking for, this could be potentially be a bad time to purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, I've seen a small amount of price movement with this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 2.90% at a time.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $277.29 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.

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4. Manufacturer has generally positive reviews on their other products

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. The manufacturer of this product, P. I. Engineering (X-keys), has generally positive reviews on the internet. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, and if you like this product, I'd go with this product!

5. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml X-keys Other similar brands: Apple WASD Keyboards SANOXY JETech

I found 4 brands that have similar products like this one: Apple, WASD Keyboards, SANOXY, and JETech. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from Apple. If you're looking for a computer keyboard with best reviews, a product from JETech gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from Apple I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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