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CME Xkey Portable Keyboard   

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Ultra-slim MIDI keyboard made to go everywhere with you.

The Xkey is an elegant work of art. It's also a fine instrument that follows you wherever you go. The black and white keys are supported by a cool silver color aluminum panel arching down at the front and a holder hidden at the rear bottom. These silky smooth keys intertwine with the aluminum grille. It presents the appearance of keys floating evenly at the edge of a waterfall.


Ultra Slim
The body of the Xkey is housed in a piece of molded aluminum. The thickness is merely 3.6mm. Weighing around 600g, the Xkey is even lighter than the iPad. With a slim and light form factor, the Xkey can be stored in a standard size backpack. Xkey not only inherits the essence of the piano keyboard, it also goes beyond the limits of traditional music keyboard design to meld ruggedness and lightweight mobile features perfectly together .


Professional Standard Keys
The key layout of Xkey follows exactly the traditional piano octave range in accordance with a keyboard player's finger memories and playing habits. An aluminum grille is used to clearly separate each key in order to ensure that the player can locate key positions while playing blind. The structure of each individual key is designed in such a way that the entire key moves down evenly when it is pressed at any point. Such design gives a unified sense of touch to the player.


Ultra Sensitivity
Under each key and button, there is a customized pressure sensor connected to an intelligent circuit board with high processing power. The board processes performance data with very low power consumption. Such data include 128 level full velocity intensity and corresponding polyphonic after-touch control, up to 16,000 step pitch-bend control, and realtime response speed manipulation.

FEATURES
  • Ultra-slim, lightweight keybaord
  • Excellent for any travelling musician or producer
  • Professional velocity sessitivity and polyphonic aftertouch
  • 25 standard size keys
  • USB powered, Firmware updatable via USB, ready for new features
  • High resolution pitch bend Modulation button with continuous MIDI control data
  • Sustain pedal sold separately
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CMEXkey Portable Keyboard
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Responsive / good action (4)
  • Touch sensitive keys (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • MIDI (3)
  • Travel (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great set of keys

By ShanesPlanet

from Asheville, NC

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI
    • Travel

    Comments about CME Xkey Portable Keyboard:

    This is a great little keyboard that sits on my workstation. The hold button (sustain) works well once getting used to. The editor is straight forward and easy to use. Aftertouch and amazing response in such a small controller.

    However... I take great care of my gear and even purchased the pouch and zippered case for this xkey. After about 4 months a key popped lose while sliding out of the sleeve. I popped it back on. Another month goes by and i notice the response of 3 black keys in a row is lacking. Even tho this is a travel item, i never travel with it and its failing.

    Warranty is void by manufacturer if ANY keys come loose. Very convenient for them. Luckily i had the extended warranty plan, so mine is being replaced. Great little controller, just treat it like glass, and expect no help from the manufacturer if issues arise.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Latest in a long line of disappointing controllers

    By JKP

    from Detroit Michigan

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Poor Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about CME Xkey Portable Keyboard:

    If it's sounds to good to be true...I fell in love with the X key the moment I saw it. Form factor was smart, it was minimalist but not minimal. It looked very simple after having tried several that promised tons of mostly useless or painfully difficult "programming" using minuscule buttons. And it promised a decent keyboard for the price. For about five weeks it was superb. Really easy to use, to transport and best of all, the action and modifiers worked really well for their limited use. Carried it around in my back pack along with an apple keyboard, pad etc. and then the black keys started falling off. First one then two now three. Because some sort of adhesive in addition to the plastic mold and spring is used, they're impossible to fix. This thing has been treated with care so it's not a question of tossing it across the room or it being handled by TSA. THis is my fourth and last mini budget keyboard. Arturia miniLab. Awful construction. Have to wedge a bit of paper in the USB port to get it to latch. Akai miniMPK - USB failed after a month. The only one that stands the test of time seems to be m audio.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for the price!

    By Buck

    from SOUTH CAROLINA

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • For The Price It Is A Buy
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • On The Go
      • Would Like To See 49 Key

      Comments about CME Xkey Portable Keyboard:

      Great price! Get the app to help with controls. Great for on the go!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I got a lemon

      By PIano guy

      from NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • a few keys had to be played harder

      Best Uses

      • MIDI
      • Travel

      Comments about CME Xkey Portable Keyboard:

      I wanted something portable and with full size keys. This seemed great at first, then I noticed that some keys had to be played harder than others to get them to sound. I tested on my ipad, Android, and Windows 10 with the same results. Really disappointing, because I loved the design and portability. Would consider the possibility of buying another one just to see, but may go with a different brand all together.

       
      4.0

      A very portable keyboard

      By Cryo

      from USA

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • MIDI
        • Travel

        Comments about CME Xkey Portable Keyboard:

        This is a great keyboard for traveling with a laptop. Perfect size and matches up to the laptop aesthetic.

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