Installation is straightforward. You install the software, and plug the DX1 into a USB port when the software tells you to. Whew!
That was hard work! Now for the fun stuff—we get to position the keys on the tray. Each one of the keys has a sticky surface on the
bottom, allowing users to position the key and "glue" it down to the tray. This is trial and error, and Ergodex realizes this. That's
why they give the user the ability to move the keys around after they've already "glued" them down. To do this, the user simply twists
the key, and it comes right off. The user should not pull straight up on the key, or pull back on the key, as these will cause the
sticky surface to tear, and the key will have a hard time sticking again.
My first time sticking down the keys, I thought I would have a couple of lined rows of keys. After playing around with a couple of apps
and games, I discovered that I really didn't like how I had the keys laid out. So, I adjusted the keys over and over again until I came
up with a final layout that I really liked.
Ergodex provides 2 sheets of stickers for application onto the keys. My wife immediately asked, "Can I have those?" No, no you cannot.
The stickers have a wide variety of characters and icons, for applications and for gaming. There is a whole sheet of blank stickers
to create your own identifiers. If putting stickers on the keys isn't for you, you can create a custom skin. A skin is a piece of
paper you can put between the tray and the main unit to show what each key does. A skin may have information about what each key does,
and can be switched out at any time. This is probably the way to go if you want to use your DX1 for many different applications, not