Ultra Slim. Great Design.
Lighter than an iPad!
Xkey is made from rugged, brushed aluminium. The same material that is used in Macs.
It only weighs 600g (1.3 lbs) so you won’t even know it’s there. Pop it in your backpack, or use the op...
In this Instagram posted by Dada Life, their CME Xkey 25-key Mobile Keyboard Controller can be seen as part of their gear setup, including their Apple MacBook, [Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Headphones ](https://equipboard.com/items/sennheiser-hd-25-1-ii-headphones), and [SubPac S2](https://equipboard.com/items/subpac-s2). They caption the photo, "Enough to make people move! The new subpac S2 is rocking my world!"more
"The #Xkey goes where I go. It’s essential to my writing process and no matter where I am I can be creative because of the Xkey. Not only is the size wonderful for writing/playing on the go, it’s actually plays really well. Perfect design and functionality in one package."more
Perfect for home use or portable use, fits in every bag on every trip, great feel to it, ultra-responsive. Great for ideas or punch-ups on the go. It has absolutely no velocity sense as far as I can tell, but that's what sliders are for.
Have faithfully brought my XKey around the world since buying it in early 2016, spanning five continents and a whole host of different set up locations, including parks, beachfront cafes, hotel rooms, airports, and even on the occasional bus or plane. The piano sized keys are very helpful, and they have a mild degree of velocity sensitivity. I like the brushed aluminum look and build, with a classy, simplistic design that hasn't gone out of style and blends in with any setup. It's definitely solid enough for regular travel. Not sure how it will hold up as part of a bigger live setup with proper keys, but it is a trusty companion and reliable studio piece that is irreplaceable in my ultra-light, portable studio rig.
When I first saw this product, I fell in love with it. But after all it wasn't worth the €100. And I'll tell you why. It's mainly the build quality that bothered me. The piano keys are perfectly fine, except the last CME branded key, because with a bit of pressure on that key I'll break the plastic bottom frame connected to the aluminium frame eventually. You'd also expect the octave shifting keys to be the same like your chiclet keyboard, but hell no... they're rubberized (made out of rubber) causing a really uncomfortable rebound of the key, and also when you press them down you don't really feel like you've pressed it at all. I don't recommend this product for professional use, but it'll do for portables/small studios I guess.