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4.0 out of 5 stars MS Sidewinder X4 Keyboard, 10 July 2011
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This is a reasonably priced MS Keyboard. It has a number of
programmed game settings.

It appears to be well made, and compared
to my last keyboard, feels heavy, and substantial.

The keyboard is otherwise as a "normal type" keyboard, which can
be used for day to day use.

The keys have a back light, which has a number of settings, from a
normal orange light, to dimmer settings.

The only feature that could be improved upon, is the length of the
board, I would like to see the numeric part of the keyboard, detachable.

Otherwise this is a very good & reasonably priced product.
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Initial post: 20 Aug 2011 00:25:03 BDT
D Stainsby says:
" I would like to see the numeric part of the keyboard, detachable." then buy the X6 - simples

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2011 06:55:46 BDT
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I will get right to the point.

This is a gaming keyboard. It was designed with gaming in mind and is its key selling feature.

First off I will state what another reviewer already pointed out (F. Leite). This is the US version and as such some of the characters are out of place (@, ", etc) Very annoying and takes a lot of getting used to. I would also like to point out that the Esc key is not in the usual place which is also very frustrating.

Back to the gaming side of the keyboard. A lot of games require the use of 3+ key combinations, examples of this would be games such as CSS and Cod4.
This keyboard will not let you to use 3 keys at once if ctrl is one of the keys. For example in Cod4 if I want to Crouch, move forward and reload (hold ctrl,W & R) It does nothing, other than anger me. This may not sound like a major problem but for most gamers this is a major flaw.

Please If you are considering this keyboard do some research, I have just sent mines back for a refund as its not on par with most gaming keyboards.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2011 09:28:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Aug 2011 09:31:02 BDT
Owned says:
Presumably you and F. Leite bought this keyboard from a Marketplace seller, because the version I got (direct from Amazon) has a UK keyboard layout.

I do agree with your last sentence btw. The build quality just isn't there. Capslock on mine fails to register frequently, and the keys are losing their black paint. (I uploaded a pic of this.) I've only had it four months.
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