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The SideWinder X6 is a keyboard by Microsoft geared towards gamers.

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Pros

unique two-color backlighting - differentiates programmable keys from standard keys

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backlight illumination for each individual key - with volume and light control via large knobs

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soft keys - easy to type on

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lots of macro keys (30) - up to 90 programmable actions

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Numpad is detachable and can switch from right to left side of keyboard - improves ergonomics with mouse placement

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capable of being programmed from within game

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good rubber feet assure it stays in place

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

can't press more than 3 keys at a time - not suitable for some games

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palm rest is not removable - not good for keyboard trays

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no USB ports - must connect your mouse directly to the PC

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uncomfortable materials / design

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no adjustable height or angle

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no tilt feet - can't be ergonomically adjusted

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designed for use with Windows only

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non-standard key placement - takes some getting used to

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volume adjustment has a delay - can be hard to make changes on the fly

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The SideWinder X6 is a keyboard by Microsoft geared towards gamers. While the X6 does not come with an included LCD screen for assistance with macros, it does feature the same backlighting on otherluxury gaming keyboards. With the X6 macros are very easy, and can be created from within the game with a macro key: tap it once, complete the action and tap it again to save. Another big feature is the hot swapable number pad, which can be detached and reattached on either side of the keyboard from within any game.

Features
  • Full macro support: up to 30 programmable keys that can allow up to 90 options within an assigned game profile. Assignable from within the game.
  • Cruise control setting, for when repetitive action is required.
  • Red backlight
  • Full assortment of media keys, volume and LED backlighting control
  • Dimentions: 20.2" by 9.22" (513 x 234 mm)
  • Requires Windows Vista/XP
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