Reviews and Problems with Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
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Do you really need a screen on your keyboard? Buy this f cking thing. It's ideal.
Eric B., Newegg
16 March 2016
Summary: The keyboard still lights up, I've never had a key to stop working. It feels brand new. Doesn't feel cheap. It doesn't feel like typing on a cloud, which I, frankly, don't give a f ck about anyway. I haven't even fully utilized it either.
Pros: Great keyboard. I've had it for a long time, well over 5 years. Literally no issues. I've spilled sh t all over it. Oil, soda, beer, you name it. Keyboard is built like a tank. It has brightness settings. I've kept mine at full brightness since day one. Has the side number keys, which I like. Big...
Summary: I have had this keyboard for over 4 years, as has my roommate and friend. I have seen their keyboards drink more than a few beers in their time and still function without issue. This keyboard is resilient, it's a shame they don't make them anymore.
Pros: Non offensive, led back lit keyboard 3 levels of brightness programmable macros Long life span Quieter than most keyboards
Cons: Only one color led Macros operate at the speed you input them
Summary: I bought this keyboard about 4 years ago for the sale price of $30. Multiple people I know bought it as well and loved it. This is a great keyboard but for the price I paid, not the current price of $265. I honestly don't know what the deal is with the price going up so much.
Pros: -Nothing has failed after almost 5 years -macros and media buttons -it has been dropped, stepped on, spilled on and in general taken a beating over the years and not a single thing broke. It will last a long time. -backlit -not mechanical, but the keys still feel nice
Cons: -After a while, the coating on the keys I use most (WASD) has worn off and the letters are now giant smudges. It's not a big deal to me and it's the only quality issue. -The media buttons don't work in some programs, and tend not to work when in a fullscreen application or game. -Software is not ...
Summary: I'm willing to sell mine...near perfect condition... for only 50% the current asking price if you are interested.... :) hahaha
Pros: I purchased it at Newegg on 02-01-2013 for ~ 16.5% the current asking price as of 11/01/2015. It is still working without any issues. The customization features are nice for game play and multimedia. The price I paid for it. It has gained in value as it is now selling for $268.99.
Cons: It is a bit noisy. The color adjustment is bright, medium, dim off. One color only.
Summary: I've been using the keyboard for about two years. The only drawback is the small esc/function keys (annoying if you use vim, or a game that uses function keys a lot). The backlight is a bit dim in good room lighting, but in the dark it's great.
Pros: Backlit, has macro keys Keys feel crisp compared to other non-mechanical keyboards Price (two years ago)
Cons: Function keys/esc are a bit small Backlight is a bit dim compared to other backlit keyboards Price (now)
Pros: goin on 4+ years thought a couple times of getting a different one not because there was anything wrong this one just because getting tired of looking at this one...I had other "gaming" boards fail within a year not this one this one will not give up def a strong board
Cons: cant think of any this board never gave me any problems
Summary: Good for somebody who isn't too demanding, not so much for power users. Definitely not worth the new 300 dollar price tag, a value at 25-35 bucks
Pros: The red backlighting is a bit easier on the eyes at night, and the dim functions worked well to put it at a reasonable brightness level Media keys are nice and work seamlessly
Cons: Low profile keys don't feel right to me on a desktop. Not much resistance in the keypad, doesn't come close to a log1tech g series keyboard, let alone anything with mechanical switches. Keys wear fairly quickly
Pros: This keyboard was seriously awesome! I used it for several years and I never had a problem with it! The macro keys weren't overly difficult to manage and program. The keyboard also comes with various degrees of a red LED backlight so you can still see your keys in the dark. This was a pro for me,...
Cons: Not really a con, but the keyboard does need to have driver software updated periodically. But then, what doesn't these days?