thegarage

USB Buttons for everything! - USBButtons.com

Buffalo, New York | 1133 Sales

thegarage

USB Buttons for everything! - USBButtons.com

Buffalo, New York 1133 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(66)
Dave Rogge

Contact shop owner

Dave Rogge

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(66)
See reviews that mention:
quality 5 shipping 18 customer service 7
View all 66 reviews

About

I needed a thing, so I made it.

Basically, I needed a Qlab remote for my job as an audio engineer, and the commercially available options either didn't have the features I wanted, or were too complicated for my needs. So I did some research, learned some programing and made my own. I decided that since this worked so well for me, I should try to sell it. So I made one and put it up here...

Then I needed a button for a DIY photobooth I was putting together for my wedding. Using the same skills I used to make the Qlab Remote, I made the Big Red Button. I decided to start selling those as well. I made a few different versions, and they've been mildly popular with other people who are making photobooths and also those who find other uses for them.

The DLR Scream box was actually an idea a friend of mine had, and I started working on it. Eventually I got a decent prototype together and put a video out online. It did pretty well on Reddit, so I made a couple more to sell.

I'm just a guy who makes things, and I like the fun of pushing a physical button to make something happen. Arcade buttons are my favorite, and I like to work with them as much as I can.

Around the web

Shop members

  • Dave Rogge

    Owner, Maker

    Dave is an Audio Engineer and Video Editor living in Buffalo, NY. He spends a lot of time thinking about things, and sometimes he makes some of the things he thinks up. He is married to a nice lady who makes good stuff at JSavageGoods.etsy.com

  • Julie

    Shipper, Assistant

    Julie helps make sure that your orders get to you when Dave is away. She's responsible for reprogramming buttons that need it, and packing and shipping orders. Julie is Dave's wife, and a pretty neat lady. She runs JSavageGoods.etsy.com

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2017
Hello! I'm happy to make custom orders or large quantity orders. Please send me a convo or custom order request describing exactly what you'd like in detail, and the time frame of your project. It's just me in my basement soldering away, so don't expect 50 buttons tomorrow, but I will certainly do my best to get you what you need. Most custom or large quantity orders take at least 3 weeks before shipping, because that's how long it takes to get all my parts ordered and shipped to me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and 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.
Payment
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.
Shipping
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.
Privacy
GDPR Compliant privacy policy:

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
· as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
· when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
· if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
· as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
· Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
· Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
· Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
· Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
· Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
· Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
· Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
· Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Dave Rogge, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at dave [!at] usbbuttons.com.

Alternately, you may mail me at:

Dave Rogge
354 Windermere Blvd
Amherst, NY 14226

More information

Last updated on Sep 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Can you program the buttons to do X?

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.

How do I take the button apart to install it?

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

I need my button tomorrow! Can you help me?

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.

Do your buttons work with Windows or Mac or Linux or iOS or my toaster?

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.

Can I get a discount if I order a bunch of buttons?

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.