PageFlip Firefly

Premium Bluetooth/USB Page Turner


The PageFlip Firefly page turner is a Bluetooth/USB pedal designed for musicians who struggle to turn their sheet music pages while they're playing their instrument. The Firefly page turner is PageFlip's premium dual pedal, supporting wireless Bluetooth connectivity to your tablet as well as wired USB operation. It is great for hands-free triggering of app functions (e.g., page turning). The Firefly features:

  • two illuminated pedals for easy use in dimly-lit areas
  • five programmable pedal modes
  • two aux outlets for optional external pedals
  • programmable external pedal modes for quad pedal use
  • automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • wireless (Bluetooth) or wired (USB) connectivity options
  • entirely noiseless pedal action
  • durable design for rugged use
  • operates for about a year on two AA batteries or use with AC adapter
Download free Windows/Mac software to reprogram pedal modes.

The PageFlip Firefly automatic music page turner works with iPads and Android tablets under various apps that accept keyboard commands. By simply tapping the dual pedal of the PageFlip Firefly, digital sheet music can be flipped or scrolled in either the forward or reverse directions, so you never have to interrupt your music just to turn a page. The pedal 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 the PageFlip Firefly 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 use or roughly 200,000 page turns
Connectivity: Wireless operation using Bluetooth 3.0, or wired operation using a standard USB connection.
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 shipping in the US and Canada, $20 to Europe/Australia, $30 worldwide.

How it works
The PageFlip Firefly acts like a standard keyboard and works with any software that can read keyboard strokes to navigate through digital files. The pedal emits key presses, such as up/down arrow, as users tap the left or right foot pedals. Most compatible apps use the up/down arrow mode to turn pages and this is the default pedal mode, so the user won't even have to make a selection on which pedal mode to use.

Reprogramming the pedal
The PageFlip Firefly automatic music page turner 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 page turning device works with iPads under 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.

Desktop software
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!

External pedals
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!

Download our free Windows or Mac software to easily reprogram your device's pedal modes.

Simply the best!!
By Jesse Luke on May 15, 2016
As a professional pianist for 35+ years, averaging 500 to 700 shows / year at times, I highly recommend the PageFlip Firefly. I had tried all the available options and this was my final choice for several reasons:
- most dependable to actually turn the page at the exact moment needed.
- fantastic customer service.
- company responds quickly to technology changes, so I can trust going forward with this company.
- easy to set up - turn on, set on floor, and play.
- all in one, no cables to plug in, minimal chance of damaging during gig.
- LONG battery life ... & I use the light feature.
- multi use options available - external foot pedals, programming, etc.
- quick & easy, 1 press, keyboard up button.
I can't recommend it enough!

Great aid for pianists
By L. Crosswell on May 10, 2016
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I purchased this for a musical that I recently played. My score was roughly 450 pages long - that is a lot of page turning! The PageFlip Firefly was a life-saver. It synced to my iPad quickly and was perfect during the show, not missing a single page turn. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Outstanding product
By Abbott on February 2, 2016
Very substantial feel and weight to this pedal. Bright LEDs to guide you in the dark. Works flawlessly on my MAC both USB and Bluetooth.
Well done PageFlip!

Great device!
By Mark Freeman on May 18, 2015
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Just used the Firefly at a gig for the first time -- worked great. iPad Air 2, ForScore app, using default switch 3 (up/down arrows).
Setup was simple: paired it with the iPad - quick and reliable. A few minutes to figure out that PgUp/PgDn does not work with ForScore (or the other apps I tried), but once I seleted either Left/Right Arrows or up/down arrows I was set.
I'm a guitarist so I set it next to my pedalboard. Triggering with my foot was very reliable and predictable.
PageFlip has really thought through all the features and needs of musicians -- I like the intuitive easy setup, the option to plug in external switches, the selectable LED lights, simple on/off switch, and config switches 1 thru 5 for flexibility without needing to configure from a computer (but also giving you that option). All that, plus users' good experiences convinced me to buy the Firefly over the AirTurn units. Glad I did.

Love it! Durable
By Pastor H. on September 20, 2014
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Love it! Durable, fast, cool looking, easy to see while playing (led's on pedals), easily configurable for different apps... I use with Songbook on a Samsung Tablet while playing worship music in church, and also with a teleprompter app for recording Bible teaching videos.

Beats the competition in every way. Don't consider any page turner product BUT this!
By John on August 22, 2014
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I did a good bit of research on page turners before making this excellent purchase. I tried one of the other well-promoted products before discovering this newly improved Cicada design. There are a number of articles (and videos on youtube) which compare and contrast designs from the 2 major players for this type of product. I received a defective project from the competitor company, they made it good by swapping it, but it was awkward to turn on and off, harder to program and sync, and although silent - the pressure required to cause a page turn felt strange, stiff and non reliable. The PageFlip Firefly has listened to the musicians who previously owned earlier models of these products and have designed the best of all of them (and then some) into this product. I have found it to be excellent in every way. It is easily programmed/synced, lightweight, small, has LED lights, a simple slide on switch, runs a LONG time on 2 AA batteries (other options possible), turns itself off after a period of non use, completely reliable (so far) in every way. It is a joy to use, revolutionizes playing music on an iPad vs paper sheets and books. I cannot imagine any way to improve this product and am happy to recommend it as being superior in every way.

Excellent product!
By Jonathan W. on May 16, 2014
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The PageFlip Firefly is an excellent product! I used the MusicPad Pro for many years before it finally died. Since then, I have been using a tablet PC with the Airturn BT-105. I did not especially like the Airturn particularly because I found the pedals to give poor feedback and also because it was a pain to pair via Bluetooth. I ended up selling my Airturn in favor of a wired pedal system which worked better, but I still was hoping to find a wireless solution.

When I heard about the Firefly, I decided to give it a shot, and I have been very pleased with the result. I find it to be significantly superior to the Airturn for many reasons. 1) Turning the thing on and off couldn't be easier. I never was comfortable with the process of turning the Airturn on/off. 2) One can operate the Firefly both wirelessly or wired. Strange things happen with Bluetooth from time to time, so this is a nice little feature. 3) I got very accustomed to using my Roland keyboard pedals with the MusicPad Pro, and now I can use them again with the Firefly via external inputs.

I have already used the Firefly in performance, and I plan on doing so many times in the future!