CME Xkey Air 25


Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard

  • 25 Standard keyboard keys with very short key stroke
  • Wireless operation with Mac, iPhone and iPad via MIDI over Bluetooth
  • Compatible with numerous professional and free apps
  • Class Compliant: is recognised immediately without driver installation
  • Brushed aluminium body
  • The keys can be triggered over the entire length
  • Touch dynamic with real polyphonic aftertouch
  • Two pressure sensitive pitch bend buttons (+/-)
  • Pressure sensitive modulation switch
  • Sustain button
  • Two octave shift buttons (+/-)
  • Scope: -3 to +3
  • With a free "Xkey Plus" app, a comprehensive custom configuration is possible; Each key can be assigned with a different MIDI command
  • Internal lithium battery for more than 10 hours of continuous wireless operation
  • Three info LEDs: activity, connection status and battery charge status
  • Micro USB connection for wired operation, recharge the battery and firmware upgrades
  • Prerequisite for wireless operation: Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) or newer
  • System requirements: OS X Yosemite or iOS 8.x or later
  • Micro USB cable included
  • Dimensions: 388 x 135 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 610 g
Available since March 2016
Item number 383319
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Aftertouch Yes
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 0
Fader (Amount) 0
Pads 0
Display No
MIDI interface No
Sustain Pedal Connection No
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation No
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes
Width in mm 388 mm
Height in mm 16 mm
Depth in mm 135 mm
Weight in kg 0,6 kg
Special Features Bluetooth, battery powerd, polyphon aftertouch
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19 Reviews

It looks lovely and feels nice, but it's too fragile
Shinyuu Wolfy 12.04.2019
It's clearly designed after the apple bluetooth keyboard, down to the feel and finish. The keys have the exactly same distance as on your casual keyboard but are smaller themselves to facilitate for the frame. It feels slightly odd at first but you can easily adjust to it.

Bluetooth connectivity feels like magic. You press a button on the keyboard and then select it in your OS'es MIDI settings – or an iPhone – and then it just works. Instant boost to on-the-go creativity.

The pitch/mod controls done as buttons are tricky and you really need to get used to those. I'd be happier if the keyboard was just a notch narrower myself.

Now onto the sad part. It's VERY fragile. I got the official case and had it in my backpack twice (and the backpack wasn't even full – just the notebook and the keyboard). Somehow that was enough for the keys to start falling off and once they are off it's really non-trivial to clip them back on (and they feel more wobbly afterwards).

It's super slim, nice looking, and neat. Go for it if you want a stylish keyboard of your cramped desk but it's not fit for travels.


Keys easily fall off
Lewis-- 09.08.2017
This looks like a handy travel keyboard, but it has one major flaw - the keys can very easily snap off when the bag is in a backpack as they are protruding and are loosely attached. Once they've snapped off, there's no way to get them back on - it's broken.
I would not recommend this keyboard.


Handy and totally wire less.
ric_lord 30.03.2020
Its plug and play (at least with a mac), no fuzz keyboard.

Looks great, the chassis is robust, the keys are fine, but the speed sensors are a bit finicky. There are lots of options to tweak if desired but it doesn't make much difference.

After trying this and the CME Air 37 keys, I would say that this is the better option by far because it's lighter and smaller, easier to move around. The 37 keys is an object that will use both hands to move it around safely most of the times. This one is manageable with one hand.


Looks nice, but not so useful.
AleksanderXL 22.08.2021
I've bought it for doing music if I'm traveling with my macbook air.

Nice style that associated with apple brand. But the mostly for me was bluetooth connection, that (!) isn't work with Apple Macbook M1.

The 2-rd is velocity. It didn't work properly. I have 2 other keys, that I can use as controller for drums, synths (Moog and Korg) - and these are have a very nice velocity touch. If I use CME Air 25 the velocity works very strange - almost 100%. If you need play softly or with relative touch - you need to do "a preferences on your fingers".

At all - very good idea but not useful at all )


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