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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.

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 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 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. In the photo above switch number 1 is on the left and up is ON.

Swifty Mode Settings
DIP Switch  
1 2 USB Device   Outputs  
ON ON Mouse Left Right Middle*
OFF ON Joystick Btn1 Btn2 Btn3*
ON OFF Keyboard Enter Space Tab*
OFF OFF 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.

Set Switch 3 to ON when using a single switch. Set Switch to OFF when connecting two switches using a stereo adapter. Starting with Model SW2 switch 3 can be ON or OFF, Swifty will automatically determine if a stereo adapter is in use.

Switch 4 is used to disable the infrared receiver.

Download the User's Manual here.

To use two external switches, purchase the splitter. Not all splitters will work with the Swifty. You must use this  type of splitter that breaks the signal into a left and a right channel.

To eliminate cords going directly into the Swifty, add the Beam.

Please note these are manufactured as orders are placed. Please allow additional time, particularly for bulk purchases which have an average processing time of 10 business days.

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Warranty Information

1 year
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