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Microsoft SideWinder X6

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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
7.5
Construction 9
8.5
Functionality 9
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Appearance 9
9.0

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Benchmark Reviews
7 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The Microsoft Sidewinder X6 is packaged and presented like most Microsoft products in a box that gives a lot of information on the product and shows the product in a large picture. You're given everything you need to get up and running and you're not left wondering what the product is about. The Microsoft Sidewinder X6 looks like a gaming keyboard with a lot of sharp corners and a fair collection of auxiliary keys.
  • Pros: 90 Macro Keys, Switchable number pad, Solid, hard plastic, Good skid resistance, Backlit keys, Media keys
  • Cons: No extra USB ports, A few awkward keys
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Overall 9
9.0

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gamer Keyboard Review

DragonSteelMods
20 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Aesthetically the SideWinder X6 is a well designed and sleek looking keyboard. For the price there are a lot of extras that other keyboards do not have or cost much more. The ability to use up to ninety Macros is unfathomable to me but for those who play games such as World of Warcraft and their ilk that may actually not be enough. The backlight is luminous at full power but can be easily toned down using the Lighting Dial.
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Overall 10
9.8
Design 10
9.9
Value for money 10
9.6
Features 10
9.9
Performance 10
9.9

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard and Sidewinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse

Hardware Pacers
19 April 2009
  • Summary: The Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard and Sidewinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse are superb and have all the elements of what a gaming system would need. From phenomenal performance and sensitivity from the wireless mouse to full packed features with programmable buttons on both the mouse and the keyboard, hard core gamers cannot go wrong with this winning combination.
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Microsoft SideWinder X6

Everything USB
30 January 2009
  • Summary: This is a great gaming / casual keyboard for the control-freak in all of us with real-time macro recording functionality, an admirable design and color scheme, and deserves credit for improving on its predecessor.
  • Pros: Good key sensitivity, Control dials for volume & back-light level, Great software package, Calculator shortcut key on Numeric keypad, Relocatable / detachable Numeric keypad
  • Cons: Non-removable wrist rest, Badly positioned Escape (ESC) key, No height adjustment, No integrated USB hub for mice, No official MacOS X, Linux support, No USB cable storage compartment
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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard Review

Hi-Tech Reviews
7 December 2008
  • Summary: The Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard has all the features one would want except for being a wireless. The tactile feedback on each of the keys is nearly perfect with a very soft click with each keystroke. The overall size of the keyboard is about the same as the average when measuring the length of the keyboard, but the width from top to bottom will be a bit larger than most due to wrist pad along the bottom edge.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
30 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Thanks to its movable number pad, the Microsoft SideWinder X6 keyboard may be a dream come true for gamers who use lots of macros. Gamers not into macros should still appreciate the X6's gaming prowess.
  • Pros: Even backlighting, Tons of macros, Swappable number pad
  • Cons: No internal memory to store macros, Lacks USB, mic, and headphone ports
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Overall 8
8.0

Gaming keyboard with 90 programmable macro keys and a detachable number pad.

Good Gear Guide.au
2 September 2009
  • Summary: A pretty impressive gaming keyboard; for macro freaks, the 90 programmable keys should prove very enticing and the host of controls combined with the detachable number pad make for a very flexible unit.
  • Pros: Detachable number pad, 90 programmable macro keys, media controls, short keys make for a fast typing experience, cool cruise control system
  • Cons: No USB ports, no stands on the base
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Overall 7
6.7

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

PC Authority
8 August 2009
  • Summary: A great keyboard let down by small faults and a large price.
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Expert Review

SystemShock
17 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Supplier: Microsoft Brand: Microsoft Website: www.microsoft.com RRP: R859 Star Rating: 5/5 Review By: NAG Magazine (January 2009) MICROSOFT’S LATEST SALVO INTO the gaming keyboard wars is the new SideWinder X6, and right off the bat, this keyboard gives the G15 a run for its money. This just might be the most intimidating-looking keyboard ever made. If Batman were to build himself a gaming rig, this would be his weapon of choice.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

PC Pro
30 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Gamers demand more from their keyboards than most. Not only do they require indestructible build quality to withstand frantic key bashing, but they also want macro recording, media keys and, if possible, some superfluous LEDs to add interest. Microsoft's latest ticks all of these boxes, plus it has an unusual trick: the number pad, attached to the main device magnetically, can be pulled off and moved to the other side of the Qwerty keys.
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