Special shortcut keyboards for the most editing software
Working with SHORTCUT-S keyboard has become very easy for beginners, better for middle level users and faster for professionals.
World’s first special dedicated editing Keyboards for Lightroom ®, Photoshop ®, Illustrator ®, InDesign ®, CorelDRAW ®, Premiere Pro®, After Effects ®, Audition ®, Final Cut ®, Aperture ®, Word ®, Excel ®, Outlook ® Facebook ® and with Universal Shortcuts.
Working with Shortcut-S Keyboard has become very easy for beginners, better and more creative for middle level users and at least 30% faster for professionals!
Editing with such complex software should be a delightful and magical experience. Our goal with Shortcut - S keyboard is to help you achieve a better understanding of your software skills and abilities, by concentrating on your creativity and stop losing your time while searching for all hidden functions.We believe that with your support in this campaign, SHORTCUT-S keyboard could become a truly remarkable addition to our lives.
The concept of the SHORTCUT-S Keyboard
In the twentieth century, when the computer was invented, they took the keys from the old writing machine and developed a keyboard which was only designed to input and edit text for programming and write basic software lines. Nowadays we still use the same old regular keyboard, with letters and numbers, for every single computer. During the last years, while the computer and digital technologies ran so fast, a lot of companies also developed software for drawing, creating, designing as well as editing the digital formats. Meanwhile, the device you work on the computer with has remained the same regular keyboard with letters and numbers. Given the circumstances, the companies that provided those very complex software, found the solution to use the regular keyboard and have access to all the tools, functions and menus, by using hundreds of combinations between keys, as CONTROL-COMMAND-SHIFT-ALT and every single letter and number key. They called it: shortcuts.
But who knows every single shortcut for all those tools, functions and filters, in order to use the software at its maximum capacity?
Who can remember all this shortcuts and key combinations they are hidden under, on the regular keyboard?
The answer is: Nobody! You only see letters and numbers there !Three years ago, it came to us the idea of having a dedicated keyboard for all those softwares, getting everything you want with just one finger tap, instead of guessing shortcuts on the regular keyboard and using 2, 3 , 4 fingers and even both hands, due to the distance between keys
Three years of hard working developing and prototyping helped us to obtain the perfect design and functionality, using the best quality materials and components for this special dedicated keyboard. It has the most important tools, functions, filters and everything you need to get stunning results. The final design is only 6,4 mm thin, even thinner than the new iPhone 6. The feeling working with this device is like having all keys implemented in your desk. So you can choose very fast everything you need.
What's special about our design and technology ?
Now all editing software will be very simple for everyone! The work will flow in seconds because you have everything under your eyes, having the freedom to choose your desired function to be more creative and to work faster. Having everything under your eyes, gives you the opportunity, to use functions that you even didn’t think you can use it for. Keep the regular keyboard only to input text.
Why different groups of colors ?
In order to find very fast the tool, the function, the filter you need, we put them in different groups of colors, so that became very intuitive. One work procedure needs maybe one or more functions (keys ). So, your eyes go straight to the color where you find very fast your desired function.
Since your workflows are mainly build in a way to keep eye contact with the screen, you will need a real feedback from this SHORTCUT-S keyboard. There are two nudges for orientation and a very smooth click respond from your keys. You will be able to navigate and orient oneself without looking.
Imagine that ! One click !
Imagine that, it is not anymore necessary to take off your hand from the mouse to get shortcuts with both hands!Take the tool with just one finger tap! SHORTCUT-S will do it for you!
Once SHORTCUT-S you get, you'll never want back!
We have tried to revolutionize the industry and we want to provide you a very complex device which would give a new way to use easier, better and faster at the maximum capacity the most popular editing software and bring new results.
Please enjoy the latest version of SHORTCUT-S keyboard for all software!
The “ bow ” is the SHORTCUT-S keyboard for BASIC OFFICE WINDOWS that contains all basic and most used functions from Office Word ®, Excel ®, Outlook ® and navigation through Windows ® windows and commands. The SHORTCUT-S BOW keyboard is perfectly designed for secretary assistants, offices, schools, institutes and everybody who works days long with that software.
Can you imagine a special dedicated Keyboard only for Facebook ? We made the world’s first one! 80 keys for different directly Facebook commands. Wherever are you on your browser, just click on your desired key and it will jump directly on that window. Insert as many smileys as you want and open the notification, friend request or new message window with just one finger-click. Like this!
47 very used universal functions keys + 113 keys that can be additionally customized = 160 keys. This SHORTCUT-S Keyboard is more or less a compromise solution in order to cover the other software that are not on the list above but still serve your needed shortcuts.
The differences between the SHORTCUT-S Pro Keyboard and SHORTCUT-S Universal Keyboard is that the SHORTCUT-S Pro Keyboard has every single function or tool key associated in different groups of colors with other function keys that are with each other related for a smooth workflow. For a usual workflow procedure with SHORTCUT-S Pro Keyboard you will use more functions key from the same group. On the SHORTCUT-S Pro Keyboard nothing is random. The Color-Groups of SHORTCUT-S Universal Keyboard contains key shortcuts combination one after each other ( like Shift+A, Shift+B, Shift+C ) that can be set up directly in software.
The Mini Universal SHORTCUT-S Keyboard is the smaller version with only 80 keys of the Universal SHORTCUT-S Keyboard.
This device is a PCB with minimalistic electronic components with a brain as a programmable micro controller and durable tactile keys. The special overlay with graphics gives you a very comfortable feeling between touch and a discreet click respond for your command confirmation. There is also no need to install any device drivers. The SHORTCUT-S Keyboard is a completely plug-n-play device. All SHORTCUT-S Pro versions have also customizable keys that give you the freedom to choose what tool, function or filter you need and often use.
- Durable thin profile keys that brings comfort, style and simplicity on your work;
- Quiet, low-profile keys with touch feeling and click respond;
- Slim, flat and compact design;
- Weight: 430 g. ( Pro version ) / 280 g. / 170 g.
- Compact and water resistant;
- 320 keys for all SHORTCUT-S Pro Keyboards
- Full customizable keys;
- 180 cm USB cable;
- Port /Connection : USB;
- Compatible: Windows and Mac;
- Plug-and-play simplicity;
- No special installation required;
We also find the best distribution channels internationally with the smallest possible shipping costs, in order to bring very fast your reward in your hands. So don’t worry about SHIPPING, everything is INCLUDED. Your name will be forever listed as a supporter on the SHORTCUT-S website ( www.shortcut-s.eu ) in the special Kickstarter section, too.
Over two years ago we had the first prototype in our hands and it works excellent even today. With some electronic skills, we’ve done the first prototype manually piece by piece. After a while we get done the final design, and together with our electronic PCB supplier produced already the beta version of prototyped pilot-batch for all software. We assembly them, we test them and we get the perfect results.
This is how the first prototype looked like and the evolution from the initial idea to the final and functional design for all keyboards.
Please follow the difference between a regular keyboard and the first prototype of SHORTCUT-S Pro keyboard for Photoshop following the same work procedure for getting the same result.
We also need to obtain the international certification of the keyboard, which is a very important step to make sure the product is safe and legally ready for distribution in the US, Europe and other countries. We plan to involve a testing house from the beginning to minimize certification requirements.
We started with the initial design three years ago. Since then, we've prototyped several versions, tested them, improved the hardware and software and asked for feedback from early users, beginners to professionals.
William Stanford „ I edit my photos using Lightroom and Photoshop for over ten years and I could never imagine that with this SHORTCUT-S Keyboard can do my work so fast. I truly believe it is a – must have - ...”
Kurt Schneider „ I’ve always wondered where I could find all editing shortcuts on the regular keyboard. Now I have everything in one place and only need a finger to get everything I want. So simple! ”
Karina Cullmann„ I learned a lot with this new gadget . I just got it and i can’ t stop editing my work. It is very helpful and i am very happy about it , it made my life easier ....’
We Need Your Support!
We have the final design, technology, tests and a very good worldwide feedback. While our first product's image has been successful, we founded already our self some components but we’re still a small company in order to start a real mass-production for all 14 SHORTCUT-S keyboards. We're looking for Kickstarter support for tooling and quality materials and to pay manufacturing engineers and consultants that will help us get production-ready.
We find already the best suppliers ever for all needed components to get this project alive. They help us now getting the first minimum batch manufactured of only 500 units SHORTCUT-S keyboards.
Such a keyboard is a “must have“ for everyone who deals with graphics, design, photos, music, movies … editing with the computer in generally. If we reach the goal we'll be happy that this dedicated keyboard will make a much easier life for the most users. This is our chance to bring it faster in your hands.
Over already three years, we've been working very hard to have a functional prototype that shows all the unique features of SHORTCUT-S keyboard. Now it’s time to take the next step and that’s why we need your support!
Your pledge is hugely appreciated!
Thank you so much!
SHORTCUT-S Keyboard – Patent pending !
“Professional Editing Keyboard “ means that this electronic device has been designed to connect specifically to computer and meet all software performance standards named in this project.
Adobe® Lightroom ®, Photoshop ®, Illustrator ®, InDesign ®, Premiere Pro ®, After Effects ®, Audition ® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Corel®and CorelDRAW®are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Corel Corporation in the United States
This device IS NOT an specific Adobe® or Corel® or Apple ®, or Microsoft ®,product.
Facebook® is an registered trademark of Facebook® Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Microsoft®, Office Word®, Office Excel®, Office Outlook®, Windows® and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Mac®, OS X®, Final Cut ® and Aperture ® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Designated trademarks, logos and brands are the property of their respective owners.
Risks and challenges
Once we have reached our goal on Kickstarter we will start the production process. We have already strong connections with well experienced and responsible suppliers which take care about production plan and entire supply chain building. Our goal is to fulfill the production plan without delays. We simulated the production with the first prototype pilot-batch and the whole process should not be longer than 3-4 months. Once the production is over, we will get ready the keyboards to further delivery in time to our backers.
We will follow this process very close because we want to be sure that our deadline goals are respected and have the best quality for this device.
After three years of developing and prototyping SHORTCUT-S doesn’t have any more secrets for us. We are very busy in reaching our goals, no matter what and quality and product delivery in time is our number one priority. We are confident in our project and we are ready for any challenge that may overcome.
FCC, UL, IC, CE certifications typically take 10-15 days, and we plan to register for these certifications for the USA, Canada, Europe and other countries as soon as we have the final production.
Nonetheless, we will keep our backers informed every step of the way. If we see any potential delays, we will let you know immediately and provide you with a corrective action. We promise that!
Everything is already set up. We just wait to push the production START button. We believe that we will start shipping the SHORTCUT-S keyboard to our supporters in the first part of August 2015, but we try and hope to have it in your hands before that.
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