Mode Switching Manually toggle the keyboard from standard mode to either of two gaming modes. Along with the dedicated bank of six keys down the left, the numpad can be used for an additional 18 keys within which to store macros that can either be recorded live through the keyboard by pressing the macro record key, created and edited through Microsoft’s Intellitype software, or a combination of the two. I have gotten TONS of use out of this keyboard and realize I should probably re-evaluate the amount of time I spend in front of a monitor. I like a lot of space for my mouse and honestly don’t have a large desk area for it. The six programmable keys on the left side of the board you can use all 12 settings if you press the little button under the column – or set them for another application or user are very handy to re-center and to manipulate the view. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Swappable numpad gives flexibility. Available from these sellers. I rarely write reviews, however after 4 years of perfect use I figured that if any product deserves a review this keyboard does. Hopefully we will see Microsoft re-design the Sidewinder brand with this included since it should only have keboard a small tooling cost to the keyboard case. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. Pro-gamers looking for an upgrade to the previously mentioned gaming keyboards may want to stick to their current weapons of choice as there are few features to be gained overall but a lot of minor evolutions in function.


Plus, at the touch of a button, it doubles as your high-performance keyboard for everyday computing. I’ve dropped probably close to a kilo of cigarette ash into the keys, I’ve dropped huge amounts of rolling tobacco in there too, I’ve spilled softdrinks in there, beer, food There’s a volume knob to annoy your house mates with, as well as full media controls so you can kick out the jams all night long.

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Review You are here: Up to 72 storable macros. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Product Description Ready for the next dimension in gaming performance, custom tuning, and action?

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You can also leave the keypad off altogether for a slimmer, lighter keyboard. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The Function keys are also sizably bigger on Reclusa which helps when shortcut functions are mapped in applications to these keys. Subscribe to our Newsletter.

This feature allows you to virtually hold down a button for repeated keystrokes without actually physically doing so. The hardware also comes with a Quick Launch feature, which will instantly open the Microsoft Games Explorer in Windows when pressed.

Read reviews that mention number pad left side gaming keyboard macro keys volume control volume knob numeric keypad escape key backlight cruise control getting used wrist rest escape key function keys detachable keypad great keyboard space bar even though get used right side.


Sidrwinder SideWinder X6 Keyboard review: Page 3 [I find your lack of faith disturbing].

Good for lefty’s – numeric keypad switches left to right or you can remove it entirely if keyboard tray is small 6. Microsoft Wired Keyboard Black.

You can use Cruise Control with up to four keys at a time. Genres like MMOs typically have players pressing the same gaminy multiple times to perform an in-game action. Quick access keys are real buttons. Get to Know Us. International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping.

Excellent Very nice Item, it is my second X6 and is excellent for gaming. This item is not eligible for international shipping. I have used this keyboard extensively for the last 4 years spending honestly probably more time on my computer then I really should have. This software is compatible with systems from Windows Vista on up.

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The Microsoft keyboard manager software is fairly kehboard to work with allowing users to customize the keyboard shortcut key functions and to specify macros in-depth for the assigned macro key. Switch between standard key pad and macro pad in gaming mode.

I got this keyboard to use at work — because it has programmable keys and I’m a geophysicist running GeoProbe daily.