AirDrive Keyboard Wizard
The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard is a small USB keyboard adapter capable of typing keystroke sequences when triggered. It can be used for typing login-password combinations, email and message templates, long phrases and names, code snippets, commonly used key sequences, etc. Short keystroke sequences are used as triggers, defined in a file stored on the built-in flash drive. The internal drive can also store typed text for backup purposes, just like a hardware keylogger.
This device loves typing
Tired of typing the same things over and over? Logging in to the same websites, typing the same email a dozen times daily, annoying names or words that you need to type every few minutes? The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard is the perfect solution. Define your most commonly used keystroke sequences, and assign triggers to them. Whenever you type the trigger, the AirDrive Keyboard Wizard will instantly type the sequence for you.
Logins and passwords
Are you clicking "forgot password" more often than actually logging in? So many logins and passwords, that you have a post-it note on your monitor? The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard can take over the process of signing in to multiple websites. Define an unobvious trigger for each website, such as go[Alt]1 (meaning you need to type go and press Alt-1). Then define a keystroke sequence for this trigger, for example email@example.com[Tab]my-password[Ent] (meaning the device will type firstname.lastname@example.org, press Tab, type my-password and press Enter). All keyboard shortcut sequences are stored in a single file on the internal flash drive, which is secured by a special key combination.
Repeated phrases and names
If you are typing in the same long or annoying words, phrases, sentences, or entire messages, then the AirDrive Keyboard Wizard will relieve you from this. Simply define triggers like Let me know and sequences such as if you need any further assistance, I'm here to help! The device will notice that the trigger was typed, and will finish the sentence for you. Long words such as Micropachycephalosaurus hongtuyanensis can be shortened to a few keystrokes, such as micro (by the way, a Micropachycephalosaurus was a small herbivore dinosaur living in modern day China).
Examples of shortcuts are shown in the image. They can include website logins, email and message templates, long words and sentences, programming templates. Special keys can be used by putting abbreviations in brackets, as in the following shortcut, which will duplicate the current line in a text editor: [Sh][End][Ctl]c[End][Ent][Ctl]v. Delays may be contained within keystroke sequences by specifying the duration in seconds in brackets. The following shortcut will close Windows by calling the shutdown program from the command prompt: [CTRL][ESC]cmd[ENT]shutdown /s[ENT]
How it works
The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard passively monitors the USB bus for keystrokes with a 32X waveform oversampling algorithm based on a sophisticated FPGA chip. When it detects a series of user-defined keys (called a trigger), it will generate the corresponding sequences of keystrokes (called a sequence). This works through a low-level USB mechanism, which doesn't require any software or drivers, and is OS-independent. Both the trigger, and the sequence may contain combinations of keys and modifiers, such as [Ctl]c or [Alt][F4]. The keystroke sequence may also contains special keys and delays in brackets.
The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard is quick and easy to configure. Press a special key combination, and a removeable drive will show up, with the file SHORTCUT.TXT. This file will contain the definitions of shortcut sequences in successive lines. Pressing the key combination again will make the device reload the modified shortcut sequences.
High security standards
The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard is designed to store sensitive data, and a lot of effort has been put into making the access secure. The internal flash memory is protected by a 128-bit encryption algorithm. Additionally access to the internal flash drive is secured by a brute-force attack detection and prevention algorithm. The device will detect attempts of cracking the key combination and will quickly go into an adaptive-length timeout. The timeout duration is stored even when power is removed, making the device almost impossible to break into.
The device may record all keystrokes pressed on the keyboard, just like a hardware keylogger. This can be used for monitoring acceptable computer usage, as well as forensic and backup purposes. The 16MB internal flash memory is equivalent of 8000 pages of text, what corresponds to years-worth of typing. The recorded data is available in a single text file, formatted in a similar way as it would appear on the screen. The device is discreet and compact, making it a perfect assistant for everyday keyboard usage.
Flash drive vs. Wi-Fi
The AirDrive Keyboard Wizard comes in two variants: standard (flash drive) and Wi-Fi. The main difference is the way the device is accessed during the configuration process. The standard version can be switched into a flash drive by a special key combination, as a result of which a removeable drive will pop-up. This drive will contain a file with shortcuts named SHORTCUT.TXT, and a configuration file named CONFIG.TXT. The Wi-Fi version handles configuration differently. It creates a Wi-Fi hotspot, which you can connect to from any device with Wi-Fi such as a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Once connected, the device may be accessed by a special configuration page on the built-in webserver. Both the standard and Wi-Fi versions only differ by the way they are configured. Once configured, they will respond to triggers and generate keystroke sequences in the same way. Which version shall you choose? It's a matter of personal preference. The general rule of the thumb is that the standard flash-drive version is faster to access, while the Wi-Fi version contains a more sophisticated interface with explanation dialogs and examples.
Keyboard compatibility limitations
The device will work with almost all types of physical USB keyboards (it won't work with internal laptop keyboards). It works fine with wireless keyboards, with exception of Bluetooth keyboards. Support for some gaming keyboards is not fully guaranteed, as they often use proprietary protocols.