Programable Keypads

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page lists the best programble keypads.

Why You Need a Programable Keypad?

Here's a sample setup to increase your productivity.

You can also set up keys for shortcut intensive apps, such as Second Life, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Blender, emacs.

For general purpose and not expensive, the koolertron is the best. Only flaw is require Microsoft Windows to program the keys.

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koolertron Keyboard

This is a no-nonsense work horse. Buy one, you get a super keypad, buy 2, you have a split ergo keyboard.


If you want fancy display, get Elgato.

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Elgato Stream Deck keypad

If you want the most powerful programability, software works in {Windows, Mac, Linux} , most easy to use software, and 63 programable keys, get Ultimate Hacking Keyboard.

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2020-08-23 current status of my Ultimate Hacking Keyboard as programable keypad

This is for Do It Yourself people.

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Butter Stick

sturdy build, but the software is stuck to Windows 95 era.

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Genovation Programable Keypad

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Max Keyboard Falcon-20 Programmable Keypad

The x-keys are overly expensive.

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X-keys Programmable Keypads

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Loupedeck Photo Editing Console

i don't trust the Loupedeck.


if you don't mind requiring internet to use your keypad, then consider razer.

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Razer Orbweaver

Power of Keypad

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the left keypad is Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad

Programable Keypads

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