Reviews and Problems with Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
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Bought it as a gift...want one for myself now!
3 July 2014
Summary: I bought this keyboard as gift for my boyfriend. I haven't used it personally, but from opening the package I saw that it was in excellent condition. The keys are very nice and not loud like the gaming keyboard he has now. The set up looks easy; it's just a USB cable and comes with an easy to read manual. I highly recommend this product for gamers looking for a decent keyboard.
Awesome overall keyboard, but the backspace key is irritating.
3 October 2012
Summary: Pros: keys are not as high up as some keyboards, nice size imo, keyboard is sleek with nice gloss mixed with matte look, too many pros to label individually, but I really like the LED's, macro capability, and there's a little calculator button that starts the calculator app which is cool. Cons: This is specific to me, but the backspace button was sticky. Looks like the lube for the hinge wasn't applied or was rubbed off so it is slow to press and rise.
Without a doubt, the best keyboard I have ever owned.
Cameron McLean, Amazon
4 November 2014
Summary: I bought this keyboard back in January 2013 to replace a faulty one. Sadly the Sidewinder X4 is no longer available on Amazon but if you can find it available anywhere else I strongly recommend purchasing it. The size and length is perfect for me (large hands) and all the various function are keys placed in logical positions making them accessible and easy to reach. There is a non detachable wrist-bar rest which helps provide extra comfort.
Summary: This is a very good keyboard. After years I am still using it and happy about it. The only problem I have experienced with this keyboard is the calculator button. For some reason, whenever I push that button, my computer goes crazy. It did not do in the beginning but after a while. So I think there is a problem with the software. Nevertheless, it was one of the best budget keyboards and I would definitely suggest it to all.
Summary: This is a cracking keyboard for anybody not wanting to pay for a mechanical keyboard but still after something decent for gaming. The back light is nice and adjustable brightness means you can turn it down and not just on or off. The bar at the bottom is comfortable to rest your wrist on and the keyboard has thrown up no other issues too.
Spacebar getting stuck or not registering only 18 months down the line.
Mr. L. Riley, Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: It's okay when it works but I'm thoroughly disappointed by the switches. Though the keys are not mechanical they feel quite nice but unfortunately after about 18 months, my space bar repeatedly gets stuck. Upon popping the space bar off, one of the arms to hold it in place broke, which is stupid because you are unaware of how foolishly Microsoft has secured the key in place until you try to remove it to clear any fault that may be occurring.