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KeyPhantom USB Corporate (product code: KP-USB-302)

Product upgrade notice: This product has been upgraded to the "KCU402 ()". The new product is superior; these pages are provided for customer support only.
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The KeyPhantom records everything typed on any USB keyboard.

Key Features

  • Tiny device records USB keystrokes at a hardware level. View hardware vs. software comparison.
  • Software free - plug'n'record. View demo.
  • Installs in seconds.
  • Installs even if the computer is switched off.
  • Record everything typed - protect yourself from data loss.


  • Any machine with a USB keyboard, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, DOS, OS/2, Solaris.

Storage capacity

  • 1,000,000 typed keys (1024KB).

Firmware Upgrade

Firmware upgrade for the KeyPhantom USB Corporate (KP-USB-302).

  • Upgrade your device with new security and features.

  • Simple 4 minute procedure.
  • "Firmware upgrading" allows you to upgrade the software, or operating system, contained inside your KeyPhantom.
  • This procedure allows extra features and/or security updates to be applied to your product.
  • You can upgrade the firmware in your KeyPhantom by running a special Windows™ utility (see the steps below).
  • This procedure takes 3-4 minutes.
  • This procedure is straightforward, and very safe.

Step 1: Download The Windows™ Utility


Filename: "KeyCarbon USB Windows Toolkit v4.0.0.exe".
Filename: "KeyCarbon USB Windows Toolkit v3.1.0.exe".
Operating System (OS) requirement: Windows 2000/XP. Not tested under Vista.

Step 2: Install the Windows™ Utility

Click "Next" on the wizard, until the software is installed under Windows.

Step 3: Execute the Windows™ Utility

Select "Start > All Programs > KeyPhantom USB Windows Toolkit > KeyPhantom USB Firmware Upgrade".

Step 4: Apply Firmware Upgrade to Device

  • Click "Next" until the utility has upgraded the firmware contained in your KeyPhantom USB.
  • You may notice that the caps lock/num lock lights flash during the upgrade. This is normal; it is the method used to verify the firmware upgrade.

Step 5: Verify Version Upgrade

The firmware version should be newer, as shown in the diagram below.

keyphantom firmware version


  • For your reference, you can download and install older versions of the KeyPhantom Firmware Upgrade utilities, v2.0.3 and v2.1.2. These utilities only work on Windows 2000 or XP.
  • If your unit is not recognized, you can force it into "emergency firmware upgrade mode" by shorting a pin on the circuitboard at bootup, for more information see emergency firmware upgrade (this page refers to the newer KeyCarbon USB; the same information applies to the KeyPhantom USB).
  • To force a low level reformat of the flash, load v2.0.3 of the firmware into the unit, followed by v2.1.2 (see links above). If this does not work, contact technical support.