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Review: Ergodex DX1 Input Device
August 26, 2005
Author: Achilles Manufacturer: Ergodex
Department: Hardware Model: DX1
Article Type: Review Time Spent: N/A
 
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Introduction




The DX1 input system takes the form of an 11 x 9.3 inch pad which plugs into your computer via High Speed USB 2.0 connection. The 25 keys provided with the product interface wirelessly with the pad. The keys can be assigned to function as any single key on your keyboard/mouse and also can be assigned a macro (list of keystrokes) function. This sounds a lot like any number of other gaming devices for the left hand we have seen over the past few years, like the Claw, or the Nostromo N50 and N52 speed pad--but read on and you will see that the Ergodex DX1 brings a lot more to the party.

Special thanks to Nick at CrazyPC for getting us in touch with the folks at Ergodex for this review sample.


Contents


Pad/Base with USB 2.0 cable
25 Positionable DX1 keys (numbered 1-25)
Quick start guide (Read it)
Key storage box
Key Labels
Install CD
Warranty Card


Will It Last?


As mentioned, the base is constructed of heavy plastic in a charcoal gray. It measures about 11" x 9.25" and there is a clear hatch or cover that allows access to the active area, which is about 9.5" x 6.5". There is a slight angle to the face of the base as one would expect, and overall the unit is about 1.5" tall. On the bottom, we find 6 rubber feet that do a good job of keeping the whole thing where you put it. It is also sturdy enough for lap use if you're the recline type. Overall, the base is well made and feels solid. If you have ever used a tablet, like the Intuos 3 we reviewed here, you have an inkling of the general size amd make up of the DX1 base.

In the upper right hand corner we find 2 buttons, each with a corresponding LED, a record button, and the DX1 application button--more on those later. There is a clear plate, or cover that is released with 2 clips on the top edge. This cover allows the use of skins for key setups--again, more on this later.

The keys, 25 included, are also well made and feel like they will last. I went ahead and popped one open, and there is actually a lot stuffed into these compact little marvels. There is even a PCB. On the bottom of each key is a sticky substance that holds the key firmly in place, yet a twist will remove the key for repositioning. In the event you get some crud on this surface, a swab with warm water will have it good as new.


 
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