The PageFlip Firefly is a wireless Bluetooth/USB pedal designed to meet the needs of musicians who struggle with the challenge and inconvenience of page turning. The Firefly is PageFlip's premium dual pedal. It is great for hands-free triggering of app functions (e.g., page turning). The Firefly features:
- two illuminated pedals for use in dim venues
- five programmable pedal modes for added versatility
- two aux outlets for optional external pedals
- programmable external pedal modes for quad pedal use
- 30-minute inactivity period before entering sleep mode
- wireless (Bluetooth) or wired (USB) connectivity options
- totally silent pedal action
- ergonomic design and added heft for rugged use
- operates for about a year on two AA batteries or use with AC adapter
The PageFlip Firefly works with iPads and Android tablets under select apps that accept keyboard commands. By simply tapping the dual pedal of the PageFlip Firefly, digital sheet music can now be flipped or scrolled in either the forward or reverse directions for convenient hands-free reading. The pedal also works with any software on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. The pedal emits a keypress with each tap so any app that responds to a Bluetooth keyboard will also work with our pedal. A list of compatible iPad and Android apps can be found here.
Dimensions: 6.8" (W) x 5.8" (H) x 1.4" (D)
Weight: 15.2 ounces (431 grams)
Battery Life: 200 hours of continuous turning or approximately 200,000 page turns
Connectivity: Wireless operation using Bluetooth 3.0, or wired operation using USB cable
Sleep Mode: Enters sleep mode after 30-minute inactivity period. Press pedal to awaken within 3 seconds.
Pedal Modes: PageUp/Dn, Left/Right arrows, Up/Down arrows, Left/Right mouse click, Space/Enter
Programming: The five preset modes can be reprogrammed using our Windows 7+ (64-bit) or MacOS 10.9+ software.
Power: 2 AA batteries or supplied USB cable (input: 100V-240V, 50/60 Hz; output: 3V, 40 mA)
USB: Supplied power/data cable plugs into USB ports or any iPad/iPhone USB AC adapter
Warranty: One year
Includes: Firefly pedal, USB power/data cable, Quickstart guide in English/French/German/Spanish
Shipping: Free in US/Canada, $20 (Europe/Australia), $30 (elsewhere)
The PageFlip Firefly emulates a standard keyboard and works with any software that can interpret keyboard strokes to navigate through digital files. The pedal emits key presses, such as up/down arrow, with each tap of the left or right pedal. Users may select among five preset modes for the dual pedals: PageUp/PageDown, Left/Right arrow, Up/Down arrow, Left/Right mouse click, and Space/Enter. Changing modes is as simple as pressing a button. Most compatible apps use the up/down arrow mode to move from page to page. Since that is the default pedal mode, the user won't even have to make a selection.
Reprogramming the pedal
The Firefly offers the option to reprogram the five preset modes so that each pedal can now transmit any desired key press combination or hotkey function. Simply download our free software, pair the pedal to a Windows or Mac computer using Bluetooth, and run the downloaded software to reassign the pedal functions. Just press the Mode Reset button on the rear of the pedal to restore the factory settings anytime.
Compatible iPad apps
The PageFlip Firefly works with iPads under select keyboard-compatible apps such as forScore, OnSong, unrealBook, Deepdish GigBook, MusicReader, Music Podium, Newzik, NextPage, PowerMusic, Avid Scorch, Sheet Music Direct, Scorecerer, Set List Maker, Steinway Etude, Virtual Sheet Music, Planning Center Online, Teleprompt+, Kindle, iBooks, and more. Additional compatible iPad apps can be found here.
Compatible Android apps
The PageFlip Firefly also works with any Android tablet under select apps such as MobileSheets, SongBook, Fakebook, Lyrics Flipper+, Moon+ Reader, EBookDroid, Cool Reader, ezPDF Reader, and EP45 Pro. Additional compatible Android apps can be found here.
The PageFlip Firefly pedal also works with any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Try PowerMusic Software for superior sheet music display and annotation on Windows platforms.
If your computer does not have Bluetooth, no problem. You can either purchase a Bluetooth USB dongle from us that you can plug into your computer's USB port for instant wireless Bluetooth support, or you can use the USB cable (included) for wired connectivity!
People with disabilities can easily connect their favorite external switch to the PageFlip Firefly to trigger page turns. Sip-and-puff (breath-controlled) devices or Ablenet Jelly Bean pushbuttons are examples of popular switches available to people with disabilities. Musicians will, of course, prefer to tap the PageFlip Firefly, or a connected external pedal, with their foot rather than take their hands (and their focus) off their instruments.
Once you try the PageFlip Firefly pedal you will be amazed by the convenience of hands-free reading!
Frequently Asked Questions
PageFlip Firefly manual (English)
PageFlip Firefly Quickstart Guide (English/Francais/Deutsch/Espanol)
Our survey on page turning solutions for musicians: "Page Turning Solutions for Musicians: A Survey", George Wolberg and Irene Schipper, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 37-52, January 2012.