BackgroundIt doesn't matter which experiment generator you use to run your computer-based Psychology experiments the Black Box ToolKit hand-held USB response button helps improve your millisecond reaction time (RT) accuracy in custom applications or where a BBTK USB response pad cannot be used.
Truly plug in and play as our USB response button appears to your computer as a second keyboard and each external button press produces a standard key press!
Millisecond accurate hand-held USB response button key features
Simply plug into a USB port on your PC/Mac/Linux system and our hand-held button will appear as a second keyboard. Also works on any platform including Apple iPads, Android tablets and phones with appropriate adapter. Press the button and a standard keystroke will be sent to your experiment.
No need for drivers, no need to recode! Works out of the box with E-Prime, SuperLab, Presentation, Inquisit, PsychoPy or any other software or platform that can accept standard keyboard responses.
The hand-held response button is intended for custom applications where our 1-8 button USB response pad cannot be used.
Our response buttons aim to reduce inconsistencies and improve your Response Time accuracy compared with using standard keyboards, mice or competitors devices.
*Remember although our hand-held USB response button hardware is millisecond accurate and helps reduce RT variability in your experiments it cannot automatically correct for any mistimings that are inherent within the experiment generator or other hardware you use.
For example, if your experiment generator presents an image and does not check for a response in a timely fashion, your OS intervenes, or an anti-virus check runs, your Response Times will remain inaccurate regardless of the quality of the response device. What | Why | How
Typical usesThe hand-held response button is used in custom applications where high accuracy and reliability is required and our 1-8 button USB response pad is unsuitable. It has a single high quality push-to-make button/momentary switch housed in a rubberized ergonomically designed grip.
For larger orders you have the option of changing how the cable terminates rather than using an adapter for tablet or phone platforms. Maximum cable length is 5 m as per USB 2.0 specifications.
*Remember although our hand-held USB response buttons are millisecond accurate and help reduce RT variability in your experiments they can't automatically correct for any mistimings that are inherent within the experiment generator you use. Hardware capable of sub-millisecond accuracy. Timing accuracy tied to PC or experiment generator used.
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