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PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key

You Pay: $38.00
Product Highlights
  • USB Key for Storing Authorizations
  • Portable
  • Can Hold Over 500 Authorizations
  • Immune from Updates and Crashes

Designed to address the needs of the professional audio community, the iLok2 from PACE is a portable, convenient, hassle-free USB software authorization key for storing multiple software authorizations. A single key can hold authorizations from multiple developers and is cross platform compatible.

The 2nd generation product has a more compact form and allows the user to insert iLoks side by side in adjacent USB ports.

iLok makes it easy to move authorizations from one computer to another whether at home, the office, the studio, or at a friend's house
Capable of storing all iLok-enabled software authorizations on a single key, regardless of publisher
Immune to upgrades, disk maintenance, or hardware and software failures
Works on both Windows and Macintosh operating systems with licenses for both platforms stored on the same iLok
System Requirements Available USB port
Mac OS X 10.5 and later (Intel only)
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8
PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key
  • Two (2) Year Warranty
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    PACE Anti-PiracyiLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          A must have!

          I have been shopping for professional reverb plugins for the last several weeks now and noticed that many of the top names in reverb require an iLok2 key to demo their products. So I...Read complete review

          I have been shopping for professional reverb plugins for the last several weeks now and noticed that many of the top names in reverb require an iLok2 key to demo their products. So I purchased an iLok2 key from B&H and within a few days I was demoing all the top reverb plugins.

          The iLok2 key is easy to install and easy to set up. It only took me a few minutes. Now, if I purchase a reverb plugin or any other product that requires an iLok2 key I am ready to go.

          Thanks B&H for your prompt delivery and competitive prices!

          Gary

          VS

          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          ILok2 support does not exist!

          Most manufacturers need to copy protect software, so some sort of dongle protection is understandable. After creating an ILok account online I tried to run the ILok manager on my desktop machine and no...Read complete review

          Most manufacturers need to copy protect software, so some sort of dongle protection is understandable. After creating an ILok account online I tried to run the ILok manager on my desktop machine and no text showed up in the application! I contacted Pace the ILok2 manufacturer. It has been 7 days without no response!!! After contacting the plugin manufacturer Lexicon they said Pace was the only one who could help me with authorizing the software on my ILok2. This is brand new software! At this point I may never buy another piece of ILok2 protected software. I'm warning all buyers to do the same. Only by voting with dollars will software manufacturers "get a clue". Seek any other non-ILok2 alternative first which there are many. Waves, Overloud, IKMultimedia etc are all companies that do not require ILok2 and register their software on "their websites". That gives one piece of mind sleeping at night that their software purchase will never go away unexpectedly with the lack of support!

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          5.0

          A must have!

          By Gary

          from Seattle, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy to set-up

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

            I have been shopping for professional reverb plugins for the last several weeks now and noticed that many of the top names in reverb require an iLok2 key to demo their products. So I purchased an iLok2 key from B&H and within a few days I was demoing all the top reverb plugins.

            The iLok2 key is easy to install and easy to set up. It only took me a few minutes. Now, if I purchase a reverb plugin or any other product that requires an iLok2 key I am ready to go.

            Thanks B&H for your prompt delivery and competitive prices!

            Gary

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            4.0

            Necessary Evil

            By JonHotDad

            from Indianapolis, IN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Set Up
            • Sleek Little Design

            Cons

            • Easy to lose
            • Manufactured Necessity

            Best Uses

              Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

              I am not a huge fan of the whole concept of iLok. Seems to me just another way to squeeze a bit more money out of you for a product who's necessity is completely created by the retailer. All that aside however it is easy to use and I had no problems setting it up. It's really only worth it if you just "have to have" some plugin that requires an iLok. Now I just have to make sure I don't lose it.....

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              3.0

              It works

              By ninjaroach

              from Minneapolis

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                    I needed to get this in anticipation of upgrading Pro Tools to version 11. It does it's job. All my licenses transferred and work without fuss.Pace's new license management software works well. Transferring licenses is drag-and-drop now.B&H has the best price on the iLok2 at the moment. I got it for about $ cheaper here than anywhere else I looked. It's still more expensive than Steinberg's key, but not as frustrating to work with as Propellerheads' key.

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                    5.0

                    A great product!!!

                    By Zach

                    from USA

                    Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                    This product is good for the price that you pay. It came within a week, and I've had no problems with it! I would definitely recommend this.

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                    5.0

                    Greatest service online!

                    By Tibinz

                    from Margate, FL

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                          This ilok hold all my authorization codes, it is one of the smallest thing in size but its worth more than its size, it's priceless!

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                          5.0

                          Great product at a low price

                          By L J K

                          from Lancaster Tx

                          Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                          I received my order very well pack and in about three days. I tried other dealers but found B&H to have the best price and great shipping so thanks B&H

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                          5.0

                          Just what i need

                          By regiobip

                          from South Texas

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                No attachments and affordable

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Streamlined functionality and safer?

                                By colin

                                from mill valley, ca

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Was It Really Needed

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Ease of Use

                                  Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                  It's easier to move your licenses around and supposedly has better security.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  It works

                                  By Steveh

                                  from Excelsior, MN

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                        Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                        Required for Pro Tools 11, works.

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                                        • No

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                                        1.0

                                        Still struggling with it.

                                        By Manny

                                        from Burlington, VT

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                              Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                              It won't install. The iLok website offers a solution, which doesn't work. I will keep trying. I assume I will get it to work eventually, but it's been a long time since I have had a product this difficult to install. Others have had the same problem, as indicated on numerous website posts.

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                                              1.0

                                              ILok2 support does not exist!

                                              By Dead in the Water

                                              from W of San Fernando Valley

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Zero Ilok2 Support

                                                Best Uses

                                                • None

                                                Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                Most manufacturers need to copy protect software, so some sort of dongle protection is understandable. After creating an ILok account online I tried to run the ILok manager on my desktop machine and no text showed up in the application! I contacted Pace the ILok2 manufacturer. It has been 7 days without no response!!! After contacting the plugin manufacturer Lexicon they said Pace was the only one who could help me with authorizing the software on my ILok2. This is brand new software! At this point I may never buy another piece of ILok2 protected software. I'm warning all buyers to do the same. Only by voting with dollars will software manufacturers "get a clue". Seek any other non-ILok2 alternative first which there are many. Waves, Overloud, IKMultimedia etc are all companies that do not require ILok2 and register their software on "their websites". That gives one piece of mind sleeping at night that their software purchase will never go away unexpectedly with the lack of support!

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                simple and inexpensive

                                                By tenorsax1

                                                from Boulder, CO

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Take It With You Wherever

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                    As simple as plugging into a USB port and downloading the free iLok Manager software can hold up to 500 licenses.Old version did not need the iLok manager software so that is an extra step but once it is in your computer you never have to download it again- as close to set it and forget it as it comes

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Works great! looks great!

                                                    By Raul C.

                                                    from New York, NY

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                                                          Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                          Plastic usb cover not the strongest, also wouldnt reco using the keychain loop.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          iLok2

                                                          By New Learner

                                                          from OC California

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                          Not sure WHAT to say about this product, if you know what it is and what it is used for it works great and B&H has the best price

                                                          Very glad I bought it from B&H, because of their pricing and customer service!

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                                                          4.0

                                                          A necessary evil.

                                                          By Teach Hart

                                                          from Washington, DC

                                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                                Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                                There is not much you can say about a product like this. It was made in an effort to thwart piracy, giving developers an inkling of hope that they will see revenue from all those who use it. The operative word being: inkling

                                                                It works as it should. I'm not giving it five stars because you basically bid farewell to a USB port on your machine.

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                                                                5.0

                                                                It's an ILok...at a better price!

                                                                By Tom

                                                                from Lexington, KY

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • price

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Ilok

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                                  Standard, run of the mill ILok, but significantly cheaper than the ILok website (or anywhere else, for that matter!)

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Works great

                                                                  By yipDog

                                                                  from Mesa, AZ

                                                                  Verified Buyer

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                                                                        Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                                        I used to hate the iLok's but since more and more companies are adopting them it actually makes life a little easier. I can have the software installed on multiple computers and just take the key with me to the whichever I need to work on.
                                                                        Since using iLoks I have always had a short usb extension cable which has probably saved the ilok and usb port on my computers from being damaged. highly recommended, especially on a laptop where bumping the ilok can be a really bad thing!

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                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Quite simply... IT WORKS!

                                                                        By CruiseVO

                                                                        from Pompano Beach, FL

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Modernized Look
                                                                        • Storage Increase

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • None yet

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • Plugins That Require Ilok
                                                                        • Pro Tools
                                                                        • Pro Tools 11

                                                                        Comments about PACE Anti-Piracy iLok2 - 2nd Generation USB Software Authorization Key:

                                                                        I'm a Pro Tools user so I've been using iLok for many many years. The upgrade to iLok2 was very simple and all my rigs seem to work perfectly. I like the new modernized look and the fact that the storage got a nice bump too.

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