Yet another affordable gadget for accessibility goodness – a 3 pedal USB Footswitch from PCSensor ! Cost roughly around USD 20-40 depending on the promotion, you can also purchase it in Amazon or other major online shopping sites.
Length of the USB cable is around 6 feet and the software can be downloaded here http://software.pcsensor.com/pc_en.html
FYI: my Q button in this pedal, is to trigger an AutoHotkey script available in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzWbtxt2XGM When you pair this with AutoHotKey , you can write a combination of key press sequences with it.
Software Issue / Bug Found
The software won’t work when the device is plugged into a hub instead of an actual USB port. If you encounter that your software isn’t detecting the device don’t panic. Just plug it into the USB port instead of a hub and it should work. (well at least true to the version I’m using which is 6.9.6). Note: You can replug it into any hub, after reprogramming is done.
Also to take note, I placed my pedal on a special foot rest to allow my feet to stay up in the air in a more relax manner. The foot rest is then placed on facing the wall, like the picture below. It also helps in stopping the chair from rolling over the footpedal.