hard key

hard key

A keyboard key with a dedicated purpose. Computer keyboards and most other keyboards have only hard keys. Contrast with soft key.
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Predator Galea 311 foldable gaming headset: precision-tuned 50 mm drivers featuring Acer's TrueHarmony, hard key mutable mic, comfortable foam ear cushions and a 3.5 mm headphone jack connector.
The original Galaxy S5 comes with a hard key (Home) and two soft keys (back and task switcher), whereas the sturdy Galaxy S5 Active features hard keys for all three buttons.
Facebook seems especially important for the Q5C as there's a dedicated hard key for it just below the left menu button.
Most other scanners tested either offer a generic scan hard key, or nothing at all, forcing users to make selections from the driver.
It also has easy-to-use buttons, a clear and loud speakerphone, a dedicated hard key for camera options and audible keys, which has an option to provide audio with numeric key strokes to enable mistake-free dialling for those with limited sight.
It is worth mentioning that, the original Galaxy S5 comes with a hard key (Home) and two soft keys (Back and Task Switcher).
It contains WAV (waveform audio format) file audio feedback, a built-in microphone, an amplified speaker option, and a faceplate containing 12 programmable "hard key" pushbuttons.
Whether hard key or card access, the new system could be implemented as the renovated floors are reopened, giving the hotel staff time to gradually get used to the new system.