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SwiftyTM

USB Switch Interface

Swifty

Swifty™ is Origin Instruments’ pocket friendly, USB switch interface. Its small size belies its full feature list and high performance. Swifty's universal ability to work with practically any host computer, tablet, smartphone or Speech Generating Device (SGD) means you only need one switch interface for practically all your switch scanning requirements.

If your computer supports it, Swifty supports USB Remote Wakeup. Even if you're not using Swifty for access you can use it to wakeup your computer.

Tired of that loud fan? Let your computer go to sleep— Swifty can wake it up whenever you're ready to go!

Swifty can automatically detect a 3.5-mm (1/8-inch) mono or stereo plug, no need to configure for a single or dual switch. For the busy professional or overworked parent this feature will save time and eliminate many opportunities for confusion. Just plug in your switch(es) and let Swifty figure it out.

If you're looking for an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch switch interface check out Tapio. It builds on Swifty by adding additional iOS specific modes to a proven and reliable switch interface.

Swifty is a lightning fast USB switch interface in a convenient package. Working with up to two wired, or three wireless switches with Beam™ this compact powerhouse can output mouse clicks, joystick buttons or keyboard characters.

  • Extremely low latency
  • Extremely Low Power
  • 3.5-mm (1/8-inch ) stereo jack
  • Automatically detects stereo and mono plugs
  • Up to 3-Inputs with Beam™
  • Wireless input with Beam
  • Mouse button, joystick button and keyboard emulation
  • Full speed USB device
  • USB powered
  • Uses standard USB HID drivers
  • Supports USB Remote Wakeup
  • Weighs ½-ounce (14-grams)
  • 2- by 0.8- by 0.5-inches (51- by 20- by 13-mm)
  • Works with Windows, macOS, Android, Chrome and Linux
  • 1-year limited warranty

Swifty accepts industry standard 3.5-mm, stereo and mono plugs for directly connecting up to two adaptive switches. For connecting two mono switches (such as Orby) use our special splitter. It has two mono jacks for the switches and one stereo plug for the Swifty.

Swifty is powered from the USB host device so no external power is required. Swifty utilizes standard USB Human Interface Device (HID) drivers and works with Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers, Chromebooks, Android tablets and smartphones, and most Speech Generating Devices (SGD).

Swifty plugged into notebook computer

Swifty includes an integrated wireless receiver for communicating with Beam.™ Users can connect their adaptive switches to Beam for wireless communication with Swifty and untether themselves from their computer. Beam also has an additional input for supporting up to three adaptive switches.

Swifty back showing mode switch and serial number.

There is no special software to install for configuration, just select mouse buttons, joystick buttons or keyboard characters using one simple DIP switch.

USB Device Interface Action
Mouse Left, Right, Middle*
Joystick Btn1, Btn2, Btn3*
Keyboard Enter, Space, Tab*
Keyboard 1, 2, 3*

* Up to two switches can be directly connected to Swifty and up to three switches can be wirelessly interfaced with the optional Beam transmitter.


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Optional 3-Piece Cable Kit

Cable kit for Swifty

The Cable Kit is a popular accessory for Swifty and HeadMouse users. The Cable Kit includes:

  • Stereo-to-mono plug adapter (splitter) *
  • 2.5-foot (760-mm) USB extender cable
  • 1-foot (300-mm) 3.5-mm switch extender cable

* – The stereo-to-mono adapter allows two single switches with mono plugs to be connected to Swifty, Tapio, HeadMouse, or other 3.5mm, switch adapted device.

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Not All Splitters are Alike

There are two kinds of audio "splitters" one breaks up a stereo signal into a mono left and mono right channel – the kind used for a switch interface. The other kind of "splitter" is used to share one stereo signal with two sets of headphones each with a left and right channel. You cannot tell which type you have by looking, it must be tested.

Here is a simple test. Plug your splitter into an audio source (e.g. iPhone) plug your stereo headphones into one of the splitter jacks, if you only hear one of the stereo channels you have the correct splitter for a switch interface.

If you hear both left and right audio channels you have the wrong splitter.

This document has a more in-depth explanation.


Swifty and Beam Bundle

Swifty and Beam

Tired of wires? Beam can team with Swifty, allowing users to remotely activate mouse clicks, joystick buttons or keyboard functions. Don't be tied down - let freedom reign.

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Swifty and Orby Bundles

Swifty and Orby

Need an attractive and durable switch? Teaming Orby with Swifty enables users to generate mouse clicks, joystick buttons or keyboard functions with simple taps on Orby.

Buy Swifty/Orby Bundle - Single Switch
(Orby is available in four fun colors)


Additional Resources

Download Swifty User Guide

Stereo to Mono Adapter

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Purchase Information

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Swifty

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3-Piece Cable Kit

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Swifty provides alternate switch interface to Victor Readers for physically challenged users

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