The Award Winning
"Work Saver" Keyboard

MCK-142 Pro Keyboard

The "Work Saver" Quality Keyboard !

Unbelievable!    142 keys!!

MCK-142 Programmable

...for persons seriously concerned about how long it takes to get a job done ...

who need to simplify and save time!

Quality - Great Feel - Time Saver!

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What can I do with those 24 programmable keys?

Launch your favorite programs with just one key press! Program macros, formulas, CAD key combinations, text intros and salutations, paragraphs, multi key stroke combinations, functions ... in fact anything where you may need to reduce multiple key strokes to one key press.  Great for data entry!  Every time we publish this site we have to type in our account name and password.  We have it programmed on 1 key!  Now signing on takes just 1 key press!  Pop up programs inside of other programs like calculator, notepad... any program you desire just 1 key press!  The possibilities are endless!  How Easy to Program?

Great with Solomon IV, MAS90, IBM, AutoCad, Office 97, Windows '95-'98-NT, Word, Word Perfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Excel, Access, VC++, VB5-6, Back Office, Delphi, MSDOS, Linux, UNIX, Adobe, Micrografx, Semantic and all of today's popular Windows and non Windows programs!

Save Work!   Reduce tedium!   Work faster!   Work smarter!

"I personally use the MCK-142 "Work Saver" Keyboard every day.  This has got to be the best keyboard I've ever used and I've been using keyboards since I built my first Z-80 computer in 1976!" (Jim Faliveno, President)

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  • Work Saving  24 Extra Programmable Function keys PF1 - PF24

  • Up to 320 programmable keystrokes per key

  • Great solid, "clicky feel" for keyboard users who recognize quality!

  • 2 sets of function keys F1 - F12 (at top and left)

  • 8k Ram total with internal lithium battery backup (non volatile memory)

  • 8 way cursor keys; Fast Repeat Key

  • Caps Lock and Ctrl keys can be swapped under Windows '95-98

  • Works with any IBM AT compatible computer

  • Software included to save programming to disk and restore to keyboard

  • From a company staffed by people who care about customer satisfaction!


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How tough is it to program?  Piece of cake!

Simple Example: Let's say your favorite password is "4 Score & 7 Years Ago"


This is how we program 4 Score & 7 Years Ago into the PF-1 key:

  1. Press the Select key twice

  2. Press the PF-1 key (to designate that this is the desired key to program)

  3. Type in 4 Score & 7 Years Ago

  4. Press the Select key once (to signal that you are finished)

That's all there is to it!  Instantly programmed!

Now when you need to type 4 Score & 7 Years Ago, just press the PF-1 key!


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Our Customers Say . . . .

"I like to setup shortcuts in Windows for Explorer, the Calculator etc.  For the Calculator I setup Ctrl-Alt-C to pop it up.  Then I put that key combination on the "Work Saver's" PF 24 key.  When I'm in the middle of a spreadsheet or 'Word and need a calculator, I just press PF24 and there it is!  Same with Explorer and other programs..."
"I put passwords on my programmable keys!  Saves looking them up!"
"I always sign my email messages with my name, email address and web site address.  I have these three lines  programmed on the 24th key and when I finish writing my email text, I just hit key 24!  It's really convenient!"
"In one of our CAD programs, to print the whole page to a laser printer it is necessary to enter this key sequence:
DP,5,3,1,8,2,laser3,3,7.  The "Work Saver" makes this into a 1 keystroke command!"
"In the CAD program we use, to outline a drawn object requires the entry of a number of "snap parallel" commands such as LI,SA,@,,1.25,click.  With the "Work Saver" keyboard, we just program this onto one key, point to the object on the screen and press a key....point and press...point and press.   The outlining is done in no time at all!  It saves hours of work!"
"I am a programmer and I have to run Windows and Unix on the same machine.  The cut and paste between the two doesn't work for me.  I bought the "Work Saver" last week and it saved me 3 hours in one day alone!"
"I've been looking all over for a keyboard with the function keys on the left.  Please enter my order for 3 more!  The first one I ordered has worked out just great!"
"I know that this sounds silly but as a programmer you use what works for you and to heck with what everyone else says, right?  I have a hard time with mis-spelling the name of variables.  When I write a new routine, I list the variables and program the correct spelling on the programmable keys on my MCK-142 keyboard.  When I have to insert the name of a variable in my program, I just press the correct PF key ( I use  l_o_n_g  descriptive variable names :) )
"When I first got my "Work Saver" keyboard, I played with it every day.  Then when the newness wore off it got to be a pain like everything else and I kind of forgot about the programmable keys. But I kept using it because I liked the feel and everyone in my office thought I was a whiz or something because I had this impressive keyboard.  When they asked me what the keys were for I told them that it was "classified" ... I could tell them but then I'd have to kill them!  Then one day the boss gave me one of those projects that everyone just loves where you have to type in the same thing over and over and over...  I thought I'd go nuts!  Then I remembered the programmable keys.  I did the job so fast that I had to wait an extra day before I turned it in so she wouldn't think the job was too easy or something....."Free800
"Sometimes, I come up with an idea while sending email that I would like to send to others but I don't have their address.  As I'm typing the idea into the first email, I record (program) it onto a PF key and save.  Then, when I locate another person's email address and I want to send the same message, I open an email message form, click in the text area and press the PF key.  Sure, there are other ways to do this and many are much more effective ... if you are that kind of organized person.  However, when thinking on the fly, nothing could be faster and easier.  I often think of it as a "keyboard record and playback device". "

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April 1998 BYTE Magazine reports.......

"Spring is around the corner, and the Orchids and Onions are sprouting in Dr. Pournelle's garden."

"A few months ago, I wrote about the Avant Stellar keyboard from Creative Vision Technologies . It's a great keyboard, and I still recommend it."
"But the User's Choice Award for keyboards goes hands down to Ortek Technologies ... for their MCK-142 Pro. The MCK-142 has the heft and feel and keyclick of the old Northgate OmniKey. It has function keys across the top and on the side as well. Above the keyboard are 24 keys you can program to do almost anything, including address and signature, and opening programs with parameters; essentially, any text string you like at the touch of a button. The MCK-142 feels good and is as solid as a rock. It doesn't have the "Windows" key, but then that's nothing more than control-escape anyway."
"My Northgate OmniKey keyboards are old, and several have broken down. Now I don't worry about that so much. If you liked the Northgate OmniKey, you will like the Ortek MCK-142."

BYTE Magazine - April 1998 / Pournelle / Good Enough Is Good Enough

April 1999 Jerry Writes about it in Byte Again!

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