Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Pedal Review

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In my recording/audio booth, I’m constantly finding ways to make things a little more efficient in such a tiny, 5×5 foot space.  I like to keep my hands free when recording, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try out the Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Pedal.

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I was immediately struck by how heavy the Savant Elite2 was.  This is no cheapy pedal.  This is one solid piece of kit.

Compatible operating systems

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Chrome

Dimensions

  • Width: 6.50 inches
  • Depth (front-to-back): 7 inches
  • Max height: 1.25 inches
  • Weight: 1.625 lbs
  • Shipping weight: 2 lbs
  • Cable length: 9 feet 1 inch

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I verified the weight on a scale.  It weighs in at over a pound and a half.

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On the flip side you’ll find four non-slip feet and a few other surprises.  Note the hole above the Kinesis sticker that hides the recessed program/play switch.

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I wasn’t expecting this, but each pedal has it’s own individually adjustable tension screw.  This is serious stuff!

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My recording/audio booth has a tiny fanless PC, so I followed the printed instructions by setting the pedal into “program” mode.  A small green LED blinks between the pedals.

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The drivers/apps are stored in memory in the pedal.  Although my pedal only has two switches, the window that appeared showed three.

I use Audacity for voice recordings, so I mapped the left pedal for Pause (“P”), and the right pedal for Record (“R”).  You can also map the pedals for mouse clicks as well.

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Now I don’t have to turn my body to look at the keyboard/screen!  And, if I should change my mind, I could always repurpose the Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Pedal for some other purpose I haven’t even thought of yet.  I am really impressed how well built the pedals are.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Kinesis. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to price check / order.

 

Product Information

Price:$149
Manufacturer:Kinesis
Retailer:Amazon
Requirements:
  • USB port
Pros:
  • Very sturdy, very well built. All drivers/apps stored in memory aboard the pedal via USB.
Cons:
  • Expensive (but worth it)
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