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Microsoft SideWinder X6
6.9 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X6

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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 9

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Benchmark Reviews
1 June 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.
  • 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

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gamer Keyboard Review

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...
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Overall 10
Design 10
Value for money 10
Features 10
Performance 10

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...
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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

9 April 2009
  • Conclusion: So after a few weeks living with the Sidewinder X6 keyboard I can say with confidence that it is a good keyboard. Of course its not without its faults, I was disappointed there is no ability to tilt the keyboard.
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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.
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Overall 7

Microsoft SideWinder X6

26 November 2008
  • Summary: With its 30 programmable buttons, the Sidewinder X6 is solid choice for PC gamers who demand total customization. Its removable keypad is also sure to draw in the gamer who wants control over ergonomic preferences.
  • Pros: Thirty programmable keys; profile switching; nice selection of vanity keys; automatically loads custom game configurations.
  • Cons: Not very comfortable for everyday typing; no adjustable height and angle; wrist pad isn't soft and can't detach from keyboard.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

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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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

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

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

Good Gear Guide.au
4 June 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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