A Savant Elite2 (SE2) foot pedal is an excellent ergonomic enhancer to reduce hand and arm strain and repetition from mouse clicks and awkward key combinations. The 2-jack control module bundled with a single pedal is ideal for situations where you want the smallest possible pedal, or where you need the pedal away from the control module. The control module has a 9 foot USB cable connecting to the computer, and the foot switch has its own 10 foot cable connecting to the control module with a mini-phono plug. Factory programming provides left and right mouse click actions. It’s ideal for user’s who want to activate mouse clicks or offload one or two keying tasks. The new driverless programming makes it quick and easy to change the pedal to perform keyboard actions and productivity-enhancing macros.
SmartSetTM driverless programming technology
The SE2 features Kinesis’ SmartSet technology which provides driverless programming of the SE2 device. Programming the SE2 can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) utilizing the SE2 SmartSet App; or 2) using any text editor to type a new pedal action and saving to the virtual disk drive. No drivers are required, whether you are using Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Linux, or Chrome.
Programming using the SE2 SmartSet App for Windows & Mac
The simplest and easiest means of programming the SE2 is by using the SE2 SmartSet App. The SE2 SmartSet App is a graphical user interface that allows you to easily assign any key action, macro or special action such as a double left mouse click to a foot pedal or jack. Available in both Windows and Mac versions, the SE2 SmartSet App comes pre-loaded on all new SE2 devices or can be downloaded from the Savant Elite2 Resources Page section of our website.
Programming with a Text Editor (Non Windows & Mac OS’s)
For all other operating systems the SE2 is programmed by editing the pedals.txt file located on the virtual removable disk drive named KINESIS FP. The SE2’s unique driverless all-platform programmability is based on a virtual removable disk. In the KINESIS FP drive resides a tiny simple-text file (pedals.txt) which defines the actions of up to 3 pedals and 4 input jacks covering all the various configurations of SE2 devices. Virtually any text editing program can be used to edit the pedal/jack assignments and then re-save the file as “plain text” or “simple text.” Backup files can be stored with different names and in different locations. Only the file named “pedals.txt” located in the “active” folder in the KINESIS FP drive is used to assign the actions.
Features Summary for the Savant Elite2 Control Module & Pedal
- Activate mouse clicks. Two pedals factory configured to perform mouse button actions
(Left pedal = left button, right pedal = right button).
- Program any key action, macro or special actions. Re-programmable on any computer or tablet with a USB port to perform keyboard actions, macros, or special actions such as mouse clicks.
- Recessed programming switch accessible from underside of unit. Programming Mode also accessible by holding a pedal briefly while connecting USB cable to open virtual removable disk.
- Low profile design, combined with heavy steel base prevents unit from accidentally moving on the floor.
- Adjustable activation force.
- External green and red status LEDs.
Compatible operating systems
Savant Elite2 uses generic HID (human interface device) drivers provided by the operating system. It can be operated and programmed without any special drivers in most environments supporting USB devices, including the following operating systems with an available USB port:
- Mac OS X 10.4 & newer
SE2 SmartSet App
- Windows 7, 8 & 10
- Mac OS X 10.4 & newer.
For Mac OS X Sierra users – Download Version 1.1.1 of the SE2 SmartSet App available on the Savant Elite2 Resources Page
- Either version can be downloaded from the Savant Elite2 Resources Page
In Play Mode the Savant Elite2 emulates a generic keyboard and mouse. In Programming Mode it emulates a generic keyboard and removable disk. Programming Mode requires generic OS support for a removable disk, plus a text editing program or app that can edit and save a file as “plain text” or “simple text.” Most word processing and text editing programs have this capability.
Macintosh OS X notes: OS X doesn’t support middle mouse button without using a third party driver such as that found at www.usboverdrive.com. Also, modifier actions from one USB device cannot modify the input of a second USB device due to limitations designed into the Apple operating system.
Example: Shift, Control, Command, or Option keystrokes programmed into the foot pedal cannot modify the input of a separate USB keyboard or mouse. However, a key sequence like ‘Cmd-W’ or ‘Cmd-Shift-left arrow’ will work on a Macintosh if the entire sequence of keystrokes has been programmed into the foot pedal.
Dimensions – Control Module & (Pedal)
- Width: 5.5 inches; (2.625 inches)
- Depth (front-to-back): 2 inches; (3.5 inches)
- Height: 0.875 inches; (1 inch)
- Weight: 0.70 lbs
- Shipping weight: 2 lbs
- Cable length: 9 feet 1 inch; (10 feet)