Overview

What is Genius Smart Keyboard

Genius Smart Keyboard brings you a solution for the input efficiency. When you have a Genius Smart Keyboard, it will assist you to edit 12 function keys for your habited web app or app functions. This customizable function could meet your daily usage and shorten the input steps with one keystroke. Even could boost your typing efficiency by at least 50% or more on routine repeated tasks!

What is Genius Mouse

Genius Mouse brings you a customizable mouse for your habit. From left hand or right hand, from fast move or slow move, from fast click or slow click, Genius mouse is designed to create a mouse which works perfectly for you. By customizing middle click button to Zoom function, you can easily zoom documents and web pages for your great efficiency.

What is GX-Gaming Devices

Besides acting as Genius Smart Keyboard and Mouse, Genius GX-Gaming Keyboard and Mouse has advanced physical and customizable features.

The buttons of Genius GX-Gaming Keyboard and mouse can be customized with advanced Macro function to help you play and win gaming easily.

Advanced performance and lighting customization provides you a great and cool Keyboard and Mouse for your gaming experience.

What is SmartGenius

SmartGenius is the Genius Smart Keyboard and Genius mouse engine. It helps you customize your keyboard and mouse and create a personalized keyboard and mouse.

SmartGenius could detect if you are using a Genius Smart Keyboard or Mouse and serves you immediately with the corresponded setting when you are using different applications without any remind or action. Save your time and tedious input on routine repeating tasks.

Get Started

After SmartGenius installation, you need to restart your computer to make SmartGenius fully functional.

For SmartGenius settings to be automatically applied to the device, SmartGenius will run in the background. Once your Genius device is plugged in, SmartGenius enable the support for this Genius device.

To configure your devices with SmartGenius, please open SmartGenius UI with App shortcut on dashboard. Also you can launch SmartGenius UI window with following ways:

  • Windows User
    • Go to system tray (besides notification area of Taskbar) and drag SmartGenius icon into notification area.
    • Windows Tray
    • Double click SmartGenius icon Mac Tray
  • Mac User
    • Go to Menu bar
    • Mac Tray
    • Click SmartGenius icon Mac Tray
    • Click Open

System Requirement for SmartGenius

The SmartGenius App is compatible with computers running OS as:

  • Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.9 and higher

From hardware perspective, following specification are recommended:

  • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 4GB as minimum and 8GB is recommended for 64-bit OS system.

If your computers are not running with specification above, SmartGenius may not work properly as expected.

Supported Devices

SmartGenius support following Genius mouse and keyboards:

  • GX-Gaming Mouse
    • Scorpion M6-400
    • Scorpion M6-600
    • Scorpion M8-610
    • X-G600
    • Ammox X1-400 latest version
  • GX-Gaming Keyboard
    • Scorpion K10
    • Scorpion K6
    • Scorpion K220
  • Genius Mouse
    • ECO-8015
    • ECO-8100
    • Slimstar 8008
    • Slimstar 8006
    • Micro Traveler 9000R latest version
    • Micro Traveler 900S latest version
    • NX-9000BT
    • NX-7015 latest version
    • NX-7010 latest version
    • NX-7005 latest version
    • NX-7000 latest version
  • Genius Keyboard
    • Slimstar 8008
    • Slimstar 8006
    • KB-128
    • Smart KB-100
    • Smart KB-101
    • Smart KB-102

Explore Genius Smart Keyboard

Browse Smart Keyboard Features

With SmartGenius, you can customize Genius Keyboard F1-F12 keys with your daily routine functions, which help your increase daily productivity.

Genius Smart Keyboard

You can customize any F1-F12 for your daily routine with following functions:

  • 1 Key to access Web Address
  • 1 Key to access App & Files
  • 1 Key to access App sub-functions
  • 1 key to multimedia function
  • 1 key to other system function

You can associate each of your frequently used App with different F1-F12 settings. We collect and store these application-specific settings in unique configuration called App profile. When the App is in foreground use, the App profile is applied to Smart Keyboard automatically.

In case you forget the setting, you can launch Genius Key Bar to get Smart Keyboard settings help.

Customize to Web Address

You can customize any F1-F12 keys with a Web Address which you use in daily routine. The Web Address can be an online report, a most visited website URL or most used web app internal functionality.

To customize a key with Web Address, please follow the steps:

  • Click any F1-F12 icons in Smart Keyboard home page.
  • Choose Web Address category
  • Paste or input Web Address to be Launched.
  • Input Function Display Name
  • Click OK button to apply your setting
Genius Smart Keyboard - Web Address

Customize to App & Files

You can customize any F1-F12 keys to open a file, to launch an App and even open a file with specific App.

If you just want to open file or launch App, simply select the file or app path. Eg, to open a TODO list file, simply input file path as "C:\\My Documents\MyTodoList.txt"

If you want to open a file with specific App, then make sure input Path as two parts: first part is App path, and second part is File path. Both parts should be double quoted and be separated with spacebar. Eg, to open a TODO list file with Notepad App, input App & File Path as "Notepad.exe" "C:\\My Documents\MyTodoList.txt"

To customize a key with App & File function, please follow the steps:

  • Click any F1-F12 icons in Smart Keyboard home page.
  • Choose App & File category
  • Click Select button to navigate App or File path, or manually input the path as rule above in App or File Path to be Launched.
  • Input Function Display Name
  • Click OK button to apply your setting
Genius Smart Keyboard - App & File

Customize to App Sub-functions

You can also use this function to simply execute long character output. Eg, you can get complete email footer output with 1 key press.

Most of sub functions or system functions can be finished with composite keys. You can combine multi composite keys together to finish a series of functions with one key press. Eg, you can input multi keys as "Alt, L, W, G " to create a new Gradient Layer on Adobe Photoshop.

You can also use this function to simply execute long character output. Eg, you can get complete email footer output with 1 key press.

To customize a key with Multi Keys function, please follow the steps:

  • Click any F1-F12 icons in Smart Keyboard home page
  • Choose Multi Keys category
  • Press physical keyboard keys to input composite keys or paste long characters in Composite Keys of Functions or Characters
  • Input Function Display Name
  • Click OK button to apply your setting
Genius Smart Keyboard - Multi Keys

Customize to Multimedia Functions

You can simply customize any F1-F12 keys as multimedia key, which save you all costs for a special multimedia keyboard.

To customize a key with Multimedia function, please follow the steps:

  • Click any F1-F12 icons in Smart Keyboard home page.
  • Choose Multimedia category
  • Choose any multimedia function from list
  • Click OK button to apply your setting
Genius Smart Keyboard - Paste for multikeys.


Genius Smart Keyboard - Sample Email for multikeys.

Customize to System Functions

You can also customize any F1-F12 keys as other system functions, including invoke Genius Key Bar, switch SmartGenius Profile and other system functions.

To understand more about Profile and Genius Key Bar, please refer to next description.

To customize a key to switch to a specific Profile, please follow the steps:

  • Click any F1-F12 icons in Smart Keyboard home page.
  • Choose Switch Profile category
  • Choose any profile from list
  • Click OK button to apply your setting
Genius Smart Keyboard - Switch Profile

Smart Switch per App

You can associate different F1-F12 settings for different applications with App Profile. To understand how to manage Profile, please check here for more details.

After you create a profile for an App and make it enabled, then once the App is in foreground use, the App Profile is applied automatically.

If there is no related Profile for the App, then enabled Profile for All Apps are applied automatically.

Genius Key Bar

In case you forget Smart Keyboard settings for one app, you can simply launch Genius Key Bar which can show the Smart Keyboard settings for the App.

To launch Genius Key Bar, you just press keyboard keys Ctrl and ~ together. If your keyboard has Genius Key, plese just press Genius Key. Press same key again, the Genius Key Bar is hidden.

In Genius Key Bar UI, you can click any key icon to execute related function.

Genius Smart Keyboard - Genius Key Bar

Explore Genius Mouse

Customize for Your Habit

SmartGenius can customize your mouse for your habit, so you can create a mouse which can work perfectly for you.

Genius Smart Keyboard - Genius Key Bar

You can customize Genius mouse for left hand or right hand. As default, the Primary Button is set as Left Button for most right hand usage. By selecting Primary Button as Right Button, the mouse is customized for left hand usage.

Most of SmartGenius supported mice have multi DPI levels for customization. You can adjust DPI level based on your screen size and your preference.

You can also adjust Pointer speed, Scroll speed and double-click speed for your best fit.

Please check Appendix to understand how to optimize mouse performance settings.

Enable Zoom

SmartGenius can customize the middle button (scroll button) click behavior. By enabling Enable Zoom as On, the zoom function of middle button is enabled. Pressing, holding and scrolling the middle button, you can zoom in or zoom out when web page view and other document processing.

Battery Low Alert

Besides the customization above, SmartGenius add more for Genius rechargeable mouse. When the battery is low, SmartGenius will alert you with a notification and you can check the battery status from the SmartGenius UI. Never worry battery running out to impact your normal work.


Explore GX-Gaming devices

Browse GX-Gaming Device Features

Genius GX-Gaming devices include GX-Gaming Mouse and GX-Gaming Keyboard. Genius GX-Gaming device has the Genius Smart Keyboard or Genius Mouse functions, while it provides more capability for gaming play.

GX-Gaming Mouse commonly has additional Macro keys, and can be customized to has advanced button, performance and lighting settings.

GX-Gaming Keyboard can configure functions keys with Macro.

Macro Management

Macro is designed to convert complicated or repeated gaming actions with one button press. You can have multi Macros for different gaming actions. SmartGenius provides Create, Edit and Delete functions to manage your Macros.

Macro Management
  • Create Macro
  • To create Macro, please follow the steps:

    • Click Macros menu
    • Click + button
    • Input Macro Name and Options (Please notice that Scorpion mouse does not support repeated option.)
    • Choose if to enable Default Delay and update Default Delay value.
    • Click Record button
    • Press physical Mouse and Keyboard buttons for expected steps
    • Click Stop button
    • Click Save button
  • Edit and Delete Macro
  • After Macro is created, you can edit Macro properties or update delay for selected Macro. You can even re-record Macro content.

    Click menu Delete for every Macro, you can delete the Macro also.

  • Apply Macro into buttons
  • The created macro can be assigned to mouse and keyboard buttons. Please refer to Set Buttons with Macro function section.

Customize Gaming Mouse

  • Buttons
  • Most of Genius gaming mouse include Left button, right button, middle (scroll) button and DPI Switch button. Advanced gaming mouse include some additional buttons for customization.

    You can customize all these buttons to mouse functions, Shortcut or Macro functions. For any mouse, you have to keep one button for left click function.

    GX-Gaming Button
    • Set Buttons with Mouse function
    • Button Function

      Mouse functions include left (single) click, right menu, scroll (middle) click and DPI switch. DPI switch is used to switch mouse DPI to different DPI levels on the fly.

      You can set mouse button to any one of functions. Every mouse have to keep a Left Click function. Some mice may lock one button with DPI switch functions also.

    • Set Buttons with Macro function
    • Button Function

      SmartGenius can set mouse button with Macro function. You can choose one defined Macro, or create a new one. To create new Macro, similar steps should be followed as Macro management.

    • Set Buttons with Multi Keys function
    • Button Function

      SmartGenius define a list of Shortcut function of OS system. You can set mouse function as one of predefined Shortcut. You also can create a new Shortcut for OS system or specific Application. To create a new Shortcut:

      • Choose one mouse button from UI
      • Select Multi Keys tab
      • Input Function Display Name and Composite Keys by pressing keyboard keys together
      • Click OK button
  • Performance
  • GX-Gaming Performance
    • What performance settings to customize
    • Most of GX Gaming mouse support DPI value customization and you can choose which DPI is applied in device. For some of gaming mice, you can adjust DPI levels also with More settings.

      Besides DPI, you can also optimize Pointer Speed, Scroll Speed, Double-Click Speed and USB report rate. Please check Appendix to understand how to optimize these performance settings.

    • How to adjust DPI levels by using advanced Settings of DPI?
    • When playing game or drawing, switching DPI settings of device on the fly will be much helpful for different usage cases. Under Performance category setting of every profile, the DPI show current enabled DPI levels, which can be applied to device DPI button for switching on the fly. If the number of enabled levels or values of every level are not good enough for your usage, you can change the settings by clicking More. Inside the popup window, you can enable with at most 8 DPI levels or at least 1 DPI level for on the fly switching. following are details for how:

      GX-Gaming Performance
      • First, plan for how many DPI levels you want to enable for on the fly switching and what is the value for every DPI level.
      • Second, before the 8 DPI level drop-down boxes, enable those levels which are close to your expected value and disable others.
      • Third, If you want to change the value of one DPI level slightly, clicking the up and down arrow to change the value. Another way is to slide the color block in the bottom slide bar to the expected value.
      • Also, if you want to adjust X-Y direction DPI values differently, you can enable X-Y DPI and adjust the values separately.
  • Lighting
  • For Scorpion Series Gaming mouse, you can optimize device Lighting settings.

    GX-Gaming Lighting
    • What is Wheel light
    • M Series mouse is designed to have a Wheel light besides the middle click button. Once mouse is plugged in computer, the light is On with different color which maps to the mouse's current DPI level. When you switch DPI levels, the light color is changed accordingly. This feature is especially useful when you switch DPI levels on the fly while gaming. Please refer to the mapping of DPI level and color through section for More settings of DPI?

      If you just want to enjoy the performance without light, you can turn off the Wheel light in Lighting settings of SmartGenius UI.

    • What is Logo Light?
    • The Logo light in the back of mouse provides cooler user experience with LED display. You can customize the Logo light as your preference.

    • What is Logo Effects
    • The Logo light can set as Breath effect or Solid effect. When Logo light is set as Breath effect, then it breath with specified color. When Logo light is set as Solid effect, then it always show one color specified.

    • What is Breath Speed and Color?
    • After you set Logo Effect as Breath, You can change the breath speed with three different values:

      • Fast
      • Normal
      • Slow

      If you set Logo Effect as Breath, you can customize the breath color with 7 predefined colors. You can enable any number of predefined colors for Logo light breathing.

      If you set Logo Effect as Solid, you can customize the solid color with any color. Mouse Logo light will keep the color selected.

      If you just want to enjoy the performance without light, you can turn off the Logo light in Lighting settings.

Customize Gaming Keyboard

SmartGenius can customize Gaming Keyboard as you customize Genius Smart Keyboard. Please check Here for more details.

Besides acting as Smart Keyboard, Gaming Keyboard can also customize keys as Macro function. Please check Here for more details.


App specific setting - Genius profile

What is profile

A profile represents a set of customized settings for a device. A profile is associated with one application or is applied for all applications. The profile settings are applied to device automatically when the associated application is running in foreground.

A profile can have Enabled or Disabled status. For Enabled profile, the profile will be applied to device automatically when the associated application is running in foreground. For Disabled profile, the profile will not be applied automatically, unless you set it as Enabled.

Profile Group

When to create profile

As default, SmartGenius predefine a General Profile for the device when one device is identified by SmartGenius. You can customize it to your preference for most of application usage.

If you want have different device settings for one application, you can create a profile for this application only.

You can create a profile for your most used application, Eg, Excel, and configure some most used actions within this app to some buttons. With this, your productivity is largely improved.

You can create a profile for your gaming app, Eg, LOL, to customize the device with multi LOL specific technique or usage. You can have one button to finish complicated or repeated gaming actions.

To represent different settings for different roles in gaming app, You can create multi profiles for one Application. Anyway, only one profile is enabled at a time and the enabled profile is applied when the app is running in foreground. To apply other profile for the Gaming App, please manually enable the profile or set a key function as switching to one profile.

SmartGenius provide three ways to create a profile.

  • Add a profile with default settings
  • Download profile from Genius Profile Center
  • Import profile from an exported file

Add Profile with default settings

Profile Add

To add profile:

  • Open SmartGenius UI
  • Select the device
  • Click + icon
  • Choose Start with default settings
  • In the profile dialog:

    • Select Application for this profile or choose All Apps
    • Input a name for the profile
    • Click OK
  • Choose enable the profile Now

With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with default settings and apply to device immediately. You can start to set buttons etc for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.

Download Profile

Download Profile

SmartGenius aim to help you winning gaming and improve your productivity. With that, SmartGenius provide the profile settings for most popular applications so you can start the optimized profile immediately. To enable a profile from Genius Profile Center:

  • Open SmartGenius UI
  • Select the device
  • Click + icon
  • Choose Download from Genius Profile Center
  • Select Profile you are interested and click it for profile details
  • Click Download button
  • In the profile dialog:

    • Select Application for this profile or choose All Apps
    • Input a name for the profile
    • Click OK
  • Choose enable the profile Now

With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with optimized settings from Genius Profile Center and apply to device immediately. You can optimize settings for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.

Export and Import Profile

Sometimes you may want to share the profile across different computers or share profile from another same model device. Export and Import profile are designed for such purpose. To export profile:

  • Open SmartGenius UI
  • Select the device
  • Choose the profile you want to export
  • Click Profile menu icon and select Export
  • Save profile to a file

To Import profile:

  • Open SmartGenius UI
  • Click + icon
  • Choose Import from my previous export
  • Choose the file exported from system
  • In the profile dialog:

    • Select Application for this profile or choose All Apps
    • Input a name for the profile
    • Click OK
  • Choose enable the profile Now

With the steps above, a profile is created for selected application with exported profile settings and apply to device immediately. You can optimize settings for this profile and try it by making the application running in foreground.

Profile Status and Edit

If a profile is with green icon, then it is enabled. Otherwise it is disabled. You can click the green or grey icon to change the profile status with dropdown list.

You can also change it to Enabled or Disabled by profile menu Set Enabled or Set Disabled.

You can also change profile name by clicking profile menu Properties.

If you do not need this profile, choose to delete it with profile menu Delete.

Profile Enabled and Disabled

SmartGenis Support

Firmware Update

Updating your devices with new firmware gives you a lot additional values. SmartGenius provide firmware update capability for part of devices:

  • Scorpion M6-400
  • Scorpion M6-600
  • Scorpion M6-610
  • Scorpion K10

You are reminded if there is a new version available for update.

To update your firmware :

  • Open SmartGenius UI
  • Click About Device button
  • Click Update button
  • Wait the update finish. Please not plug off hardware or close App during update.

App Update

Updating your App gives you access to the latest features and improves app stability. You are reminded if there is a new version available for update.

App New version

To update App when you receive an update reminder:

  • Open SmartGenius UI
  • Click About menu
  • Click Update button
  • Wait until the update package download is finished, the installation wizard is started automatically. Please not turn off computer or close App during download.
  • Follow the installation wizard and finish new version installation.


Trouble Shooting

  • I have Genius device plugged in, but it is not shown in the App UI.
  • SmartGenius support part of Genius devices. Please refer to here to check supported list of SmartGenius.

    If your devices are in the support list and you still have problem to work well with SmartGenius, please send us a feedback and include debugging information.

  • Somehow, the settings configured on device cannot work correctly.
  • It can be that SmartGenius App is not syncing with your Genius device. Please check if SmartGenius is running in background first. You can try to plug in your devices again and restart SmartGenius. If it is still not working, please send us a feedback and include debugging information.

  • I have a Scorpion M series mouse. When I set Macro with Options with repeated times and assign it to one of mouse button. When I press the button, I find that the Macro function is not repeated.
  • For Scorpion M series mouse, the repeated options cannot be applied. We will add the support for future versions.

  • I have a NX-9000BT mouse. After I set DPI to a different version, it seems not apply to device.
  • Please try not to move mouse when you are setting DPI for NX-9000BT. If DPI is not applied still, please turn off device and turn on again.

  • I have Wireless Slimstar 8008 or Slimstar 8006 combo. Every time I click refresh, one of keyboard or Mouse is not found automatically.
  • Because Slimstar 8008 and 8006 mouse and keyboard share a receiver, so after refreshing devices, only one is found at a time. Press spacebar or move cursor to wake it up so that SmartGenius can find another device.


Feedback

  • When should you use Feedback in App?
  • We appreciate your usage for SmartGenius App and look forward to provide better service for you.

    Feedback

    If you have any questions for SmartGenius App itself and cannot find an answer with this document, please let us know.

    If you have any suggestion to improve SmartGenius, please send a feedback to us. Here is how:

    • Open SmartGenius UI
    • Click Feedback menu
    • Input your feedback as guided. Please put an email address so that we can find you later. We suggest you include the debugging information so we can solve your problem. Please notice that SmartGenius does not collect your privacy information.
  • How to contact Genius back if I have issues for Genius device itself?
  • Genius Website provide multi ways to help you diagnose your device problem or support. Please go to http://www.geniusnet.com/support. By selecting your product for more detailed support information or contact Genius support, you get better support for Genius device itself issue.


Appendix

  • What is DPI?
  • "DPI" (Dots per inch) is a measurement of how sensitive a mouse is. Higher DPI means greater precision and smoothness for your mouse movement. The higher the DPI setting is, the faster the mouse detects movement and the more intervals you have. This results in smoothness and precision.

    It is not always better to use a higher DPI. You don’t want your mouse cursor to fly all the screen when you browse information line by line. On the other hand, a higher DPI setting helps your mouse detect and respond to smaller movements so you can point at things more accurately. For example, when you play a shooter game with zoomed in sniper rifle, a high DPI could be valuable by allowing you to smoothly aim with small mouse movements. When playing the game without a zoomed in sniper rifle, too high DPI may be too sensitive. For this reason, you can setup different DPI levels for a profile and map a mouse button for on the fly switch.

  • What is Pointer Speed?
  • Pointer Speed is how far you have to move the mouse so that the pointer move a particular distance. A higher speed means that very small movements will shoot the cursor a large distance.

  • What is Scrolling Speed?
  • Scrolling Speed is how much you have to flick the wheel button so that the page vertically moves to a particular position. A higher speed means that less flicking will scroll page up and down to a specific position.

  • What is Double-Click Speed?
  • Double Click is about how long the delay time is between the two clicks. A higher value means that it allows shorter delay time between the two clicks, which means you have to click twice very fast.

  • What is USB Report Rate?
  • Report Rate is how often mouse reports its position to a computer. A higher report rate could decrease the lag that occurs between when you move your mouse and when the movement shows up on your screen. On the other hand, a higher report rate will use more CPU resources as the CPU has to query the mouse for its position more often.