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Thursday, November 20, 2014
PageFlip FireFly & Cicada
The PageFlip Firefly is a wireless Bluetooth/USB pedal designed to meet the needs of musicians and people with disabilities who struggle with the challenge and inconvenience of page turning.
The Firefly is PageFlip's newest premium pedal. It takes PageFilp's popular Cicada pedal and incorporates a whole set of features suggested by their own Cicada users: illuminated pedals, programmable pedal modes, independently programmed external pedals, longer inactivity period before entering sleep mode, wireless and wired connectivity options, ergonomic design, and more heft for rugged use. It also offers completely silent pedal action and is more rugged than the Cicada.
PageFlip Firefly works exclusively with digital documents, web pages, and image collections on any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. It even works with iPads and Android tablets under select apps that accept keyboard commands. By simply tapping the dual pedal of the PageFlip Firefly, the digital content can now be flipped or scrolled in either the forward or reverse directions for convenient hands-free reading.
The PageFlip Firefly emulates a standard keyboard and works with any software that uses keyboard strokes to navigate through digital files. For added versatility, the user may select among five modes for the dual pedals: PageUp/PageDown, Left/Right arrow, Up/Down arrow, Left/Right mouse click, and Space/Enter. Changing modes is as simple as pressing a button.
The Firefly now offers the user the option to reprogram the five preset modes so that each pedal can now transmit any desired key press or hotkey function. Simply download PageFilp's free software, pair the pedal to a Windows computer using Bluetooth, and run the downloaded software to reassign the pedal functions. Just press the Mode Reset button on the rear of the pedal to restore the factory settings anytime.
The PageFlip Firefly works with iPads under select keyboard-compatible apps such as forScore, unrealBook, Deepdish GigBook, MusicReader, Music Podium, OnSong, NextPage, Avid Scorch, Sheet Music Direct, Scorecerer, Set List Maker, Steinway Etude, Virtual Sheet Music, Teleprompt+, and Online Planning Center.
The PageFlip Firefly also works with any Android tablet under select apps such as MobileSheets, MusicNotes, SongBook, Fakebook, Lyrics Flipper+, Moon+ Reader, EBookDroid, Cool Reader, and ezPDF Reader.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!