Love this macropad! Have it set up to run a bunch of scripts I use at work to avoid typing in terminal commands!
High quality, came with everything you need, and easy to config for yourself.
Nicely built and works well.
Love it feels very solid. I’m a bit worried about the cord/plug in area of the cord to get bent as time goes on but I’ll just have to wait and see what time has in store for that
I set this up and use it for streaming, was super easy to set up and enjoy every second I use it. The volume knob is very tactile and I set up the keycaps to match my setup.
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It really is a convenient tool especially when your keyboard is already packed with other keybinds
It's perfect! Exactly what I wanted and works for the use case I have. It's got regular mechanical keys so I have some custom keycaps on there that I love. I got tons of tabs open while I copy from StackOverflow, so this my config:
1. List of recently pasted items
4. "Zoom mic mute/unmute" and "slack show new messages"
5. Close tab
6. Rotary Encoder to spin back and forth through my tabs
It's great that the settings are stored on the device, so If I plug it into my other computer, everything transfers over.
Great macropad! Works excellent under my mounted monitor with the 3M tape. Easy to configure using VIAL. Thanks!
Installation was easy, I had my kid help me draw the icons for the keys, and between the instructions on the site and the Discord server I was able to get it to do everything I wanted way faster than I expected!
Its great it gave me the media keys I missed when I downsized my main keeb. Additionally it lets me conaume content woth controls from a relaxed position so I can recline and still keep watching movies.
Perfect purchase for what i needed
I’ve been wanting this thing for quite some time now, waiting for another group buy, and it finally came and I bought one!!! I recommend this to anyone, even if it’s just for media, it’s very useful.
The product arrived reasonably quickly for an international delivery with economy shipping.
I have yet had time to put the product into "operational action" but it is sitting in front of me as a reminder. I had a small support question (so I didn't break something with my own assumption) and that was answered promptly with good information.
So all is good so far, and I am sure it will be going forward too.
This is amazing. It's the perfect size to sit at the edge of you desk and a must for anyone on camera or calls all the time
Made a big difference with a set up! Love it!
I have connected the GB3 to a Raspberry Pi which displays Pre-Flight information on a big tv-screen at my local flying club. Using the macropad, we can switch between browser tabs with weather/pilot briefing information and scroll on the pages. Works great!
The GB3 is a macropad that has 3, 5, or 7 key options, with a knob too. This kno can be pressed down and rotated for clicks too. The macropad works with vial, giving you the option to be able to customize all the clicks and rotations with ease. Having the rotary dial is amazing. It is very tactile rotation so you can feel every last twist of that dial. What is also nice is how you can mount this nifty device. You can have one on a monitor, under a desk, and some people have mounted these under speaker stands. I currently own 2 of these macropads, one being all for music and video controls, and another is for premiere pro. Being able to use this for any single thing you want is super amazing. 10/10 would recommend this to all my friends and family.
What a cute little addition to the desk. Most of my keyboards don't have a rotary encoder, so this volume knob really is fantastic! The buttons work great for muting discord, pause/play media, calculator, etc... When I first got it, I immediately made one a shut down button (I heavily don't recommend this LOL). Absolutely worth the purchase. Now I'm buying one for my daughters desk :)
Used these macropads as gifts for my groomsmen! Great quality and I love the customizability of the relegendable keycaps.
I absolutely love this little macro pad. It is great to be able to stick it right under my monitor stand and have quick access to an application switcher (this is what I have been using it for). The nob is much higher quality than I had anticipated as well it feels really good both the feel of the nob itself but also the turning of the nob.
Overall, an extremely well-made product all I wish is that I had heard about Pikatea and their products sooner!
As a user of a 65% keyboard without dedicated function keys, this little widget allows me to map the five function keys I use most, which is most convenient. And it's got a twisty knob, which everyone needs. There was an issue with my kit order involving a missing part, but Jack had it all sorted promptly and satisfactorily. Did I mention it's got a twisty knob?
I love this macropad, its very well made and matches my set up perfectly.
The customer service is top quality, Jack went above and beyond to help me out with my order
Thank you so much
Great little macro pad. I attached it to my desk and it's perfect for media controls.
Great Holiday Gift!
Very easy to set up and very versatile product!
I would highly recommend it to people looking for a macropad!
I think this is a great add-on that everyone should have streamer’s and normal people.
Easy to use and build.
Great little gadget; able to macro just about anything if you get abit innovative;
Fun little macropad. Vial is a breeze and I’ve already got a few macros saving me time. Hightly recommend.
The build quality, aesthetics and layout is great, and I mean it is really great. The firmware is super simple and intuitive to use and gives a ton of possibilities for the macro pad! I just love it.
The only thing that is not as I was expecting (everything else exceeded my expectations) is how the knob works:
The rotary encoder is firm and snappy when you turn it, but when you start dialing to the opposite direction, the first step in the opposite turn will will not be registered. I think the very first step is needed for the rotary encoder to pick up the direction change, physically.
I noticed this when I assigned the knob left-right turn to the left-right arrow keys for video editing. So when I am stepping frames with the knob, it works perfectly as if I were pressing the arrow keys. But when I want to make steps back and forth, to get this action:
I have to make these turns on the knob:
Having said that, I believe this is a component issue and pikatea is not really to blame. This is a very obscure issue and the attention to detail shows up in every other elements and aspects of the product. I highly recommend purchasing a 5 keys + knob macro pad (I have with jade switches, amazing feeling) for any general editor or software development workflow or other purposes!
Sorry, not a man of words.
It's a great under the desk macropad for media controls.
This is a great product - it works exactly as expected and is easy to configure. The only thing I would suggest would be to include a cover for the back of the item, because otherwise the PCB is exposed and is at risk of damage.
So good i had to get another! I originally bought the GB2 for myself and now I just had to get one for my wife because these are super useful for us!
I like the GB3 and i'm waiting for the keyboards
Excellent piece of technology. Very sturdy also.. not cheap. Software is also very easy to follow
My 5-button Macropad GB3 is a great addition to my toolkit! I use it primarily for video editing, scrubbing the timeline in Adobe Premiere and for scrolling through large PDF files I need for production. Setup of macros and key-commands was way simpler than I thought with the pre-loaded VIAL software. The GB3 is already indispensable for my work setup!
I've been using mine for a while now, I really like it!
I couldn't quite do one of the things I wanted directly: update the volume of a remote "Spotify Connect" device but that was a Spotify thing and I managed to create a flow with Vial on Windows that works for me.
Build quality is really good, feels like it will last forever.
Mine was international shipping and I had to pay some extra upon arrival when UPS delivered, FWIW.
Great product, I’ve been wanting a macro pad for awhile. Easy to set up as well and works perfectly no problems.
Bought as a selector switch for under my desk to switch audio devices, volume control, and various other macros. The Vial software they tell you to use on the site is easy to setup. There is also a label on the mounting bracket that gives you all the information about the part (such as keyswitch used).
As shown in the picture, I purchased the 'pacman' keycaps; which adds a bit of style to the switches. Shipping was on time as well.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase as this is a very solid product.
Easy to set up and very versatile!
Absolutely surpassed my expectations of what I was getting. Very solidly built, clean soldering job, an absolute stellar product.
What a great product. Really versatile an really easy to use with the additional 'Vial' software. I had a small problem with the product and customer service handled it exceptionally well. Congrats!!
I honestly haven't had the chance to install my Macropad on my desk yet. Nevertheless, I can say the build quality is very solid, the Holy Panda switches feel fantastic, and the rotary knob has great weight and texture.
This actually allows me to use a 60% keyboard without giving out media buttons and allows me to launch important programs fast and easy
It’s pretty much the perfect macropad form factor for me. I haven’t figured out how to add more than 3 layers with vial but I feel like there has to be a way.
Great little shortcut pad. Good quality, easy to setup.
Loving my new macropad! The build quality is higher than I expected and it's super easy to configure.
I like it, wish it had a type c port and a back cover or at least give me an STL to print one myself
It's an amazing product, super customizable functions with the software and super useful instructions on the website. I would recommend it to everyone I know!
as soon as I mounted this on my workbench desk it was obvious how handy this is. much easier to change the tunes while I work. hotkeys are controlling different music sources I can swap between. build quality is downright amazing. very sturdy and clicky. best pc-based volume knob I have ever used. will be ordering another (different color version) to go with my inside computer soon!
Really install and you can customize it further to your liking with different switches if you de solder or buy the bare bones kit. My kit ultimately ended up with some lubed and filmed tangerines.
Love it! I went with the 5 switch version. Using it for my media keys and quicksave/screen cap for gaming. Sits right where a desk height adjuster would and its perfect reach while watching youtube and leaning back.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I had never tried the purple Zelios but they are friggin lit. clicky af in just the right way. I'm not a keyboard enthusiast, I'm just some dude, but this is exactly what I was looking for and exactly what I expected. Awesome job y'all1!
I switched to a 60% keyboard so there are a few buttons that would be nice to have. This macro pad fixed all those issues in a nice compact unit. I have it set up to be media controls. It's also really well built. You won't be disappointed if you purchase one.
I really love it and how flexible it is
Exactly what I needed! 3 switches, one for mute/unmute my zoom audio, one for start/stop the video and one to lock my PC, plus the volume control. I absolutely love it. I’ll probably replace the keycaps with some black ones.
Already thinking of getting a second one…if only I could come with some use cases!!
came assembled didn't want to apply the sticker because so i just used hot glue
shame deej isn't easy to setup though
Was excited to order and it did not disappoint.