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USB Button - Hand held - Game Show Style - pen button - thumb switch

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USB Button - Hand held - Game Show Style - pen button - thumb switch

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Wire, circuit board, switch, plastic case, USB cable
  • Made to order
  • Favorited by: 11 people
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Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 4–6 weeks
From United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

**THIS ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER** Please READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION and shipping info before ordering!

A handheld USB button just like they use on many popular game shows! This is a button at the end of a wire, you hold it in your hand to press the button and send a keystroke or mouse click to your computer, just like you were pressing it on your keyboard. It can even send a combination of keys, like Ctrl+Shift+F4, or send a string of characters, like "Hello, My name is Bingo!"

The default behavior of this switch is to send only one keystroke per press, and to only send one keystroke per second. This means if you hold the button down, only one keystroke is sent. It also means that if you press the button repeatedly as fast as you can, it will only send one keystroke per second. If you'd like a different behavior, please send me a message explaining what keystroke you'd like and how you'll use the switch, so I can make sure I program the correct behavior for your application.

These are programmed by me before they ship, and they're not easily reprogrammed by the end user. However, if in the future you need the keystroke changed, just let me know and we'll figure it out.

Here are some details about this item:
It measures approximately 13 feet total in length. Three feet from the USB end to the box containing the circuit board, and 10 feet from the box to the button. If you'd like a longer cable, you can choose a longer length from the drop-down menu. The box containing the circuit board measures 2" x 1.25" x .75". The button itself is about 3.5 inches long, and .75 inches in diameter.

FAQ:
-Works with both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. No drivers required.
-If you want to purchase a larger quantity of this style, send me a message and I'll get you a delivery estimate. Most custom or large quantity orders take 3 weeks or more before shipping.
-Yes, I can make you a longer version of this on request.
-No, the button or cable or box are not available in other colors.
**THIS ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER** Please READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION and shipping info before ordering!

A handheld USB button just like they use on many popular game shows! This is a button at the end of a wire, you hold it in your hand to press the button and send a keystroke or mouse click to your computer, just like you were pressing it on your keyboard. It can even send a combination of keys, like Ctrl+Shift+F4, or send a string of characters, like "Hello, My name is Bingo!"

The default behavior of this switch is to send only one keystroke per press, and to only send one keystroke per second. This means if you hold the button down, only one keystroke is sent. It also means that if you press the button repeatedly as fast as you can, it will only send one keystroke per second. If you'd like a different behavior, please send me a message explaining what keystroke you'd like and how you'll use the switch, so I can make sure I program the correct behavior for your application.

These are programmed by me before they ship, and they're not easily reprogrammed by the end user. However, if in the future you need the keystroke changed, just let me know and we'll figure it out.

Here are some details about this item:
It measures approximately 13 feet total in length. Three feet from the USB end to the box containing the circuit board, and 10 feet from the box to the button. If you'd like a longer cable, you can choose a longer length from the drop-down menu. The box containing the circuit board measures 2" x 1.25" x .75". The button itself is about 3.5 inches long, and .75 inches in diameter.

FAQ:
-Works with both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. No drivers required.
-If you want to purchase a larger quantity of this style, send me a message and I'll get you a delivery estimate. Most custom or large quantity orders take 3 weeks or more before shipping.
-Yes, I can make you a longer version of this on request.
-No, the button or cable or box are not available in other colors.

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For custom orders, payment is required before the item is completed. I'm sorry, but I can't do volume discounts. However, for orders of ten or more buttons, standard shipping costs within the continental USA are on me.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

Ordinarily, once you've ordered and received your button, it's yours. Let me know if there's a problem, and I'll work with you to solve it.

Any returns may be subject to restocking fees, especially for large quantity or custom orders.

Any packages that are returned to me as unclaimed or non-deliverable will be refunded the cost of the items on the order, but not the shipping charges. If the item was custom and you do not wish to purchase it again, there will be a restocking fee.

Shipping policies

Most items ship via USPS 2-day Priority mail within 3 days of payment. Most often orders ship out the next day.

I DO NOT OFFER EXPRESS SHIPPING. Your order will be shipped via USPS Priority mail. It will arrive in 2 or 3 days (if you are in the USA). That is the fastest service I can provide. Even if you ask for express shipping in the notes section of the order, your order will still be shipped via USPS Priority 2-3 day mail.

I will not ship using UPS, FedEx, DHL or whatever other company you like. I ship via USPS.

Please allow extra shipping time for orders with a custom keystroke. If your keystroke is not on the list, I may not have a code ready to load onto your button. I can make the code, but it takes a bit of extra time to get it done.

For orders of ten or more buttons, standard domestic shipping is on me. Send me a convo, though, and I'll make you a custom listing for large quantities.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: International orders are shipped via USPS Priority International, which takes 6-10 days, if everything goes smoothly. You are responsible for tracking your package through to your own country's postal website. If your package is held and you do not claim it, it will most likely be sent back to me, at which point I will refund the price of the item minus the shipping cost. You may not be notified of the package being held. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TRACK THE PACKAGE TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT GET RETURNED. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORT TAXES IN YOUR COUNTRY. Also, please note that some countries take extra time to process packages containing electronics. I've sent packages to Brazil that have been received 6 weeks after I sent them. I only ship via USPS. It's the most reliable shipping company in the United States and also the least expensive for shipping internationally. I am not responsible for your purchase of items that your country will not allow to be imported. If you buy something from me and it isn't allowed in your country, you will not get a refund unless the item is returned to me in good condition. If the package is returned in good condition, I will refund the cost of the item only, not the shipping charge.

ATTENTION UK CUSTOMERS: The customs officials in your country WILL apply an import tax on your order and WILL hold your package in customs until YOU CONTACT THEM! If you do not contact them within 30 days they will return your package to me. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TRACK YOUR PACKAGE THROUGH TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AT ROYALMAIL.COM using the tracking number provided to you in the email that etsy sent. Yes, you can use that tracking number on the royal mail website even though it was generated by USPS. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for the import tax, or the delay in shipping that your customs officials will cause.
Most items ship via USPS 2-day Priority mail within 3 days of payment. Most often orders ship out the next day.

I DO NOT OFFER EXPRESS SHIPPING. Your order will be shipped via USPS Priority mail. It will arrive in 2 or 3 days (if you are in the USA). That is the fastest service I can provide. Even if you ask for express shipping in the notes section of the order, your order will still be shipped via USPS Priority 2-3 day mail.

I will not ship using UPS, FedEx, DHL or whatever other company you like. I ship via USPS.

Please allow extra shipping time for orders with a custom keystroke. If your keystroke is not on the list, I may not have a code ready to load onto your button. I can make the code, but it takes a bit of extra time to get it done.

For orders of ten or more buttons, standard domestic shipping is on me. Send me a convo, though, and I'll make you a custom listing for large quantities.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: International orders are shipped via USPS Priority International, which takes 6-10 days, if everything goes smoothly. You are responsible for tracking your package through to your own country's postal website. If your package is held and you do not claim it, it will most likely be sent back to me, at which point I will refund the price of the item minus the shipping cost. You may not be notified of the package being held. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TRACK THE PACKAGE TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT GET RETURNED. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORT TAXES IN YOUR COUNTRY. Also, please note that some countries take extra time to process packages containing electronics. I've sent packages to Brazil that have been received 6 weeks after I sent them. I only ship via USPS. It's the most reliable shipping company in the United States and also the least expensive for shipping internationally. I am not responsible for your purchase of items that your country will not allow to be imported. If you buy something from me and it isn't allowed in your country, you will not get a refund unless the item is returned to me in good condition. If the package is returned in good condition, I will refund the cost of the item only, not the shipping charge.

ATTENTION UK CUSTOMERS: The customs officials in your country WILL apply an import tax on your order and WILL hold your package in customs until YOU CONTACT THEM! If you do not contact them within 30 days they will return your package to me. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TRACK YOUR PACKAGE THROUGH TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AT ROYALMAIL.COM using the tracking number provided to you in the email that etsy sent. Yes, you can use that tracking number on the royal mail website even though it was generated by USPS. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for the import tax, or the delay in shipping that your customs officials will cause.

FAQs

The buttons are pre-programmed before shipping to the keystroke that you specify. They work just like a USB keyboard. If you can type a keystroke or key-combination or keyboard shortcut on your computer to do a certain task, I can assign your button to send that keystroke. Multiple keystrokes, such as CTRL+ALT+S, are possible. Also possible are strings of characters. For instance, I can program a button to type the word "start" and then press the ENTER key. Additionally, left or right mouse clicks are possible, as well as the media keys on Apple computers.
Check out the video at the link below showing how to take apart the Big Red Button, LED arcade, and Arcade buttons.

https://vimeo.com/166889959
No. Please do not contact me about expedited shipping. My standard shipping methods are very fast for the price, and there isn't much I can do to get an item to you faster. If you order something on Monday, and need it on Friday, feel free to mention that in the order, and I'll do what I can to get your order out ASAP. But if you place an order on Monday and need it on Wednesday, you can't be upset with me when it arrives on Thursday. Plan ahead.
Yes. These buttons work with Windows, OSx, iOS, Linux, and nearly anything that has a USB port and will recognize a keyboard. They appear to a computer as a Generic USB HID. I've even connected them to ETC lighting consoles. No drivers are needed, no software is necessary.
Sorry, I don't do quantity discounts. The price for 1 is the same as the price for 100. However, for orders of 10 or more units, shipping is free to US addresses. If you'd like to place a large quantity order, email dave@usbbuttons.com with your quantity, desired button style and color, desired keystroke, and shipping address.

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