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The Microsoft Sidewinder X4 features an anti-ghosting technology that ensures even the most complex key combinations will be recognized by the computer, allowing up to 26 keys to be pressed at once -- a valuable feature for you button mashers.
Optimized and less expensive gaming keyboard option.
Plug-and-play functionality including multimedia keys and backlight.
Advanced functionality (macros).
Hardware AntiGhosting technology performs as presented.
Comfortable palm rest.
Works well in games (antighosting and fully backlit).
Doesn't have the Microsoft unique detachable number pad or Cruise Control.
Less than ideal tactile feedback on keys.
Play/pause driver issue.
Only red backlighting.
They got rid of the “knobs” from their previous Sidewinder keyboard.
No USB hub.
Looks basic compared to its older brother, the X6.
Overpriced when comparing features.
By ITP.net on November 01, 2010
While the X4 isn’t as feature rich as the X6, its anti-ghosting gives it an edge that make it a worthy gaming buy....
By Hardware-Pacers on July 18, 2010
The Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Gaming Keyboard and Sidewinder is a superb product and have all the elements of what a gaming system would need. From phenomenal performance to full packed features with programmable buttons on the keyboard, hard core...
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
The X4 is good choice for any gamer who wants the important stuff and not so many...
By GadgetSpeak on May 13, 2010
While many games support the use of a gaming console, some users are not comfortable with this type of approach and would prefer to use their keyboard as their main control method....
By AsiaOne on April 28, 2010
The X4 gets the job done, but is missing the extras that made the X6 truly...
By Maximum CPU on April 27, 2010
The SideWinder X4 is probably the most efficient “anti-ghosting” keyboard available, and it’s a fine keyboard outside of that context. In principle, every keyboard should be “anti-ghosting”, but the truth is that it’s...
By HEXUS.net on April 23, 2010
Overall, this is a brilliant keyboard! There’s the little niggle with the drivers and media functions, but that could easily be fixed by Microsoft. It has a very sleek and modern appearance and just looks stunning. Although the glossy parts do...
By Bit-tech.net on April 18, 2010
While you might spend a fortune on the hardware inside your PC, the way you interact with it is just as important as silky smooth frame rates; it pays to equip yourself with a decent keyboard.The Microsoft Sidewinder X4 is the latest contender to...
By Metku.net on April 05, 2010
Overall then the Sidewinder X4 is a good keyboard. The main things for a good gaming keyboard are there, the good typing touch, support for more simultaneous key presses than an average human has fingers, macro keys and an easy-to-use software....
By Tech Arkade on March 30, 2010
I have to say that I am a little disappointed with the Sidewinder X4. Much of the design flair and features that are present on the X6 are gone, as to be expected from lower model. Potential macro keys are reduced from ninety to eightteen. The...
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