Reviews and Problems with Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
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Great product for the price I paid 4 years ago
Andrew B., Newegg
23 November 2015
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
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?
Pros: nice low profile keys, not exactly silent typing, but that's not why I bought this keyboard. I've run through a few backlit keyboards before, and this is definitely the best so far. Its over 3 years old and doesn't show any real signs of wear, apart from a splotch of ketchup and where I spilled a...
Cons: I like the red led colors, but would be cool to see blue as an option
Pros: I spent about thirty bucks, and it CANNOT be beat at that price. - nice macro options - adjustable backlight is really really nice to have - although can't compete with mechanical, I really like the feel of the keys
Pros: Keyboard isn't mechanical and that's why it's 30-40 bucks. However it's lasted me for over two years and the red LED has two or three settings on a specific button that toggles it. Can't complain, it isn't loud when I'm recording audio but it's good enough to be used in FPS and other PC games. I'...
Summary: I purchased this laptop for a second PC in our house. I had been using the Logitech G110 and after buying this keyboard I kind of wish I had bought it for myself. This thing just looks a lot better in person. don't hesitate to buy it if you're already considering it.
Pros: Affordable for what it is hot-keys back-lighting sleek looking comfortable