Frequently Answered Questions

Why doesn’t the keyboard read the full range of a key?

The current switch only reads a range from 2 – 4 mm for now because the manufacturer didn’t originally design it for analog. It blocks all the light until 2mm and we need light to read the distance.

A new switch is currently in development that allows a larger range (to be announced). Your Wooting one will be equipped with this better switch.

Furthermore, the limitation is in the switch, not the software or hardware inside. The switch is a dummy device and swappable for another, so your Wooting one is future proof in case of any new developments.

Is it necessary to download the software?

It’s not necessary to download software. The necessary drivers for analog gaming are already located on Windows 7, 8 and 10. With the configuration software, you will be able to customize/tweak your controls, customize profiles and share them, among other things.

Can we customize the actuation point?

You can customize the actuation point to your liking anywhere within the Analog range starting 1 decimal. For example:

  • 2.1
  • 2.2
  • 2.3
  • 2.4
  • 2.5

You can also instantly switch in between actuation points. You need the configuration software to adjust our default settings.

How do games support analog input from a keyboard?

The Wooting one can be recognized as a regular Keyboard, Gamepad with Directinput and Xinput controller (Xbox controller).

Any game that supports either Directinput (Gamepad) or Xinput (Xbox controller) will also support analog control with the Wooting one.

Because it’s natively recognized as a gamepad, Xinput controller, and Keyboard; You don’t need any software, game directory changes or fiddling around. Just plug in the Wooting one and start playing.

Unfortunately, some game developers that have implemented Xinput in their game, also decided to turn off the Keyboard & Mouse when Xinput is detected in the game and visa verse. This means that there are some games out there that won’t work properly with analog movement.

For example: In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (MGSV), you have excellent analog movement with the Wooting one keyboard but the game doesn’t support using both controller and mouse simultaneously. So the game keeps switching between, making it impossible to play.

Don’t worry, though, the Wooting one is also an excellent mechanical keyboard and you can still play the game like you would with a regular keyboard.

Read the long story here.

We are constantly working on improving this experience and are dedicated to making analog keyboards rock.

Does it have Media keys?

The media keys are hidden in a function layer on the keys: Delete, End, Page down, Insert, Home and PageUp.

You can access them by using the FN key or you can turn on FN toggle and change them into dedicated keys. I.e. swap them with the first layer.

Where is the numpad?

For our first model, we chose to have a tenkeyless model, so you can save some desk space (among other things). If you’re new to it, trust us you’ll love it.

Is it NKRO?

It’s true NKRO, no tricks. You can press all keys simultaneously and it’s all sent within 1ms. It also has anti-ghosting.

Does it have RGB backlit?

All keys are RGB backlit and individually controllable. You can do all kinds of crazy things with it. There are default settings on the Wooting one but it’s also possible to customize and make your own preferences with the configuration software.

Does it work on Mac OSX and GNU/Linux?

The keyboard is still recognized as a keyboard, Xinput and DirectInput device but Max OSX and GNU/Linux do not natively support Xinput and DirectInput. Therefore, nearly all the gaming functionalities are not available in analog mode.

Furthermore, the configuration software is first released for Windows and is necessary to configure settings/profiles on the keyboard. Therefore we do not officially support these platforms yet.

We are looking at supporting Mac OSX and Linux by initializing it as a HID gamepad. This will go hand-in-hand with the configuration software release.

What is the difference between ISO and ANSI layout?

Most countries use an ISO layout. In the USA and surrounding an ANSI keyboard is standard. See image below for the difference and take a look at your current keyboard.

iso vs ansi

What is the Blue flaretech switch box?

This comes with the premium package and contains:

  • 88x Blue flaretech switches
  • 1x Keycap/switch puller

Now you can start making your own favorite layout or change in between either switch.

What is the first aid kit?

We want keyboard lovers to play around with our keyboard. We have lost some screws with our own prototype and stepped on some switches, so we will give everyone some extra, just in case.

It contains:

  • 1x Keycap/switch puller
  • 5x top plate screws
  • 4x Red flaretech switches
  • 4x Blue flaretech switches
Which Flaretech switch do you recommend?

We recommend the Red flaretech switch for the best analog experience. The Blue flaretech switch has a minor bump that will skip a slight bit. It’s not as much as you would think or know as other blue switches, but it’s there.

When you opt for a basic model with Blue flaretech switches, you will also receive x4 Red flaretech switches. When you opt for a basic model with Red flaretech switches, you will also receive x4 Blue flaretech switches. you can swap it for your movement keys

When you opt for the premium model, you have everything at your disposal.

What switches do you use?

We use Flaretech red switches, want to know more about the switches? learn more

When can we purchase the Flaretech switches separately?

The Flaretech switch won’t be available separately on the market very soon, nor at the delivery of the Wooting one. It’s not in our hands but as soon as we’re able to, we will sell them separately.

This is also why we’ve added the Premium package that includes all the available switch types (Blue and Red).

Are all keys analog?

Every single key is analog. The entire keyboard is analog. Meaning that we can read how far and fast you press each and every key on the Wooting one.

Does the analog function of the keyboard influence normal typing?

No, the analog will not influence typing at all. The analog does give you an extra option to set your actuation point, among other things.

What is an analog keyboard?

Analog versus Digital input. Digital input means the keyboard can only send an on/off signal. Analog input means the keyboard can send multiple levels of input ranging from 0 to 100%.

The  Wooting one can read exactly how far down you press a key and translates this into analog input. You can use this in similar ways to how an analog stick on a controller works.

Do you support “my language”?

Language input is arranged by your PC. The keyboard layout is available in both ISO and ANSI form factor. Per standard, we deliver ISO keyboards with UK language keycaps or Nordic language keycaps and ANSI keyboards with US language keycaps.

For other (ISO) languages, we provide additional keycaps  that you can use to transform the UK language layout to your own language layout.

As a small company, it’s the only option we have to offer your language. We’re not able to stock many languages nor can we produce a very small quantity of one language.

If your language is not available in the shop. You can send an email to social@wooting.nl.

iso vs ansi

Do you ship to my country?

There is free shipping in the USA and in nearly the entire European Union (EU). If you’re from outside these regions, there is a shipping fee. We ship from The Netherlands, The USA and Taiwan.

If you’re shipping outside the USA and EU please beware for your country’s local sales tax and import duties.

When will you deliver my pre-order?

Last Updated: 2016 December

The current estimated delivery is in February ’17. This is not guaranteed, delivery at door, but it is keyboards on its way.

This is subject to change. Stay up to date through our blog or one of our social channels

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