Reviews and Problems with Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
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Summary: Could not justify the $60 price when I can get a regular keyboard from work for free but for $30 I finally jumped on a backlit keyboard with Macro buttons etc... Love that its wired for gaming, love the backlights, the macros I have not used yet but its nice to have. Comfortable, everything works.
Pros: Half off on Cyber Monday, backlit, macro keys, WIRED.
Cons: Esc key takes a bit of getting used to but not enough to get rid of an egg. Little pricey IMO but if you catch it on sale, jump on it.
Summary: I was a huge fan of this keyboard when I got it. Eventually the black wears off the keys so that you can't read the letters though! Not a big problem for me since I don't look at my hands when typing but it doesn't look pretty in the dark anymore :-(
Summary: Not mechanical, but it functions pretty well. Adjustable brightness on the back-lighting is big plus. Moving from a regular keyboard to this takes a little while to get used to as you'll sometimes press a macro key instead of ctrl when playing games. The palm rest is not detachable but is more comfortable than it looks.
Lots of features and kind of a disappointing keyboard
Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias", Amazon
24 January 2013
Summary: I'll admit up front that I'm not a gamer and spend most of my time using a keyboard for boring stuff like typing. I bought this based on the reviews, because it's backlit (I like that), and for the macro keys that I plan on setting up to speed workflow when I process photos. The big problem for me is that the keys are a bit... muddy. My previous keyboard was a Logitech G11 and it was just too big for my desk. I briefly tried a Logitech K750.
Summary: This is the second one I've purchased. First one was a couple years ago and I spilled milk on it....I use mechanical keyboards at home and work so this keyboard isn't really something for me personally, but my Fiancee loves it. The keys are fairly stiff for a rubber dome key mechanism, and overall the build quality is fairly high all things considered.
Keys are too small and simply not where you would expect to find them. This means death in gaming!
The keyboard that never came out of the closet, Amazon
26 October 2012
Summary: As I gamer, you know that you can't be looking for a key. Taking your eye off the screen to figure where the F4 key "went" is death. The function keys are ridiculously tiny. They are not positioned where you would expect to find them. I am constantly messing up, hitting Esc instead of F1, hitting F5 instead of F4, and must always search for F8. Useless. And, deadly. If I take my hand away and put my fingers back, I end up typing gibberish.