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The Microsoft SideWinder X4 is a wired keyboard released in March 2010 especially for hardcore gamers.

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Pros

high speed key scanning - in turn leads to low latency between your fingers and the on screen reaction

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3 rows of 6 programmable macro keys for up to 18 macros per profile

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3-year limited warranty

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affordable price considering its complicated multi-touch / anti-ghosting technology

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variable brightness backlight

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in-game macro recorder

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accepts up to 26 keystrokes at once - many times the average keyboards limit

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custom profiles with automatic application detection / profile switching

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

inflates the importance of multi-touch - really not an issue for the vast majority of people

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Windows only

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loses the much more luxurious volume and backlight knobs of the older X6

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fixed keypad - the older X6 had a removable keypad that could be mounted to either side of the board

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Microsoft SideWinder X4 is a wired keyboard released in March 2010 especially for hardcore gamers. It features Applied Sciences Groups’ advanced anti-ghosting technology, which ensures that every key press is correctly detected regardless of how many other keys are pressed at the same time. This allows gamers to use complex key combinations as they play a video game. Included also is macro recording for stringing together multiple keystrokes into one simple press of a button; automatic macro repetition for repeating the macro; and mode/profile switching for customizing the keyboard for various games and users.

Features
  • Wired USB Keyboard
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting Technology
  • Programmable Macro Keys
  • In-Game Macro Record Button
  • Automatic Macro Repetition
  • Mode/Profile Switching
  • Backlit Keys
  • Media Keys
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • WINDOWS ONLY
Specifications
  • Part #: AAA-00088
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited
  • Compatibility: Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Requirements: USB Drive
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