Get started with your Tobii EyeX Controller

What do I have to do to get my Tobii EyeX up and running?

Installing, Running and Updating Tobii EyeX Controller


For Tobii EyeX Controller we recommend the following minimum system requirements:

  • USB 3.0 
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • 2.4 GHz quad core 
  • Intel i5 or i7
  • 8 GB RAM memory
  • Graphics 60 MB VRAM
  • Pixel shader 2.0 or higher
  • 150 MB free disk space for the installation of the Tobii EyeX controller software
  • .NET 4.5 must be installed

Mounting & installation

1. Clean the center area below the screen of the computer or monitor frame with the cleaning wipe.
2. Remove the protection from the adhesive on the mounting plate.
3. Attach the mounting plate to your computer or monitor. 
5. Fasten the Tobii EyeX controller to the mounting plate. 
4. Press and hold mounting plate for 60 seconds to allow the adhesive to fasten tightly. 
You will hear a clicking sound when the Tobii EyeX Controller attaches itself to the mounting plate


6. Connect the USB cable to the Tobii Eyex Controller and to the USB 3.0 or SS USB port on your computer.


7. Go to and download the Tobii Eyex SW.
8. Run the Tobii Eyex SW installer. 
9. Read and Accept the end User License Agreement.


Install EyeX

10. Select the Next button.
11. Select the Finish button when the Tobii Eyex SW has been installed.  

EyeX Installed


12. If there are Firmware updates available, the Firmware update will automatically be downloaded and installed.

Congratulations! Your Tobii EyeX is now installed and ready to be used.


Running the Tobii EyeX SW

Software Update

Tobii regularly releases updated versions of the Tobii EyeX SW. If the computer is connected to the Internet, the Tobii EyeX SW will automatically check for updates.
To manually check for new updates of the Tobii EyeX SW.

Firmware Update

If there is a new Firmware update, the new Firmware will be downloaded together with the Tobii EyeX SW. The Tobii EyeX Controller Firmware will automatically be updated when the Tobii EyeX Controller is connected to the computer.

Device Setup

Before you mount the Tobii EyeX Controller, first follow these 4 easy steps: 

  • Make sure the surface of your screen is clean.
  • Glue the magnetic adhesive mounting to your screen, make sure it’s straight and not tilted.
  • Secure the Tobii EyeX Controller to the adhesive strip.
  • Connect it to a USB 3.0 port.

Maintenance of the Tobii EyeX Controller

  • Always use a clean cloth to wipe its surface.
  • Protect it from smudges.
  • Prevent it from getting scratched.
  • Do not bend the USB cable.