Microsoft Sidewinder X6

  • Microsoft Sidewinder X6
82
Based on 37 scores, 58 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    16
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Great design and comfort.
  • Switchable key pad.
  • Profile modes for convenience.

Cons:

  • The wrist rest is not removable.
  • Take some time to get used to the smaller keyboard keys.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hi Tech Legion on

The Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard is a great keyboard. It has a quality build, design and features that make it unique. The gaming features are a major selling point with the switchable key pad, the 30 programmable macros and one standard profile...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 88

This is a good gaming keyboard that should perform admirably for any game...

By TechReaction.net on

The Sidewinder X6 is one of Microsoft’s first gaming keyboards. Compared to a regular, basic, Dell one, it’s quite the fancy spectacle, with back-lit keys and a detachable keypad! Now, let’s take a look at the packaging.The keyboard is...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

Unfortunately, you can’t adjust the height of the Sidewinder X6, so it’s not particularly comfortable to use. All told, it’s a disappointingly poor showing from a manufacturer that has made some excellent keyboards over the...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

The programmable keys were outstanding while playing MMOs and RPG-style games that could make good use of them, but the uniformity of the keypad and subsequent finger placement issues would occasionally put a damper on trying...

By Craving Tech on

SideWinder x6 at nightMicrosoft SideWinder X6 is a macro heaven for hardcore gamers who know how to effectively use Macros in their gaming sessions (apparently if you look at my examples, I haven’t fully utilized the use of macros in my games)....

By DragonSteelMods on 90

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...

By Tech Arkade on 90

Overall I have found this to be an enjoyable keyboard to use, but it does have some room for improvement. In a revision, Microsoft could shorten the space bar to the normal length, ending at C instead of X. They also might consider adding a USB...

By Hardware-Pacers on 98

The Microsoft Sidewinder series gaming mice and keyboards are top of the line gaming products that are excellent additions to any gamer's computer system. The Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard is packed full of assignable keys that can be programmed...

By LanOC Reviews on

the X6 is a good keyboard, on par with keyboard from both Logitech and Razer.Share and Enjoy: ...

By GeekSmack on 80

Along with the widely-used Windows operating system, Microsoft is also known for making hardware products, primarily peripherals and webcams. In this review, we will be taking a close look at yet another offering from Microsoft Hardware: The...

By techcrunch.com on

YT option) The rebirth of the Sidewinder brand is, I think a good thing for Microsoft. Their flashy, chunky game gear is functional and actually different — witness the X5 mouse, big enough for a Kodiak, and its upcoming big brother the X8, which...

By FutureLooks on 85

Microsoft seems to be doing better and better when it comes to their SideWinder line of gaming peripherals. They’ve taken in a lot of feedback, and have definitely improved their products. The SideWinder X6 keyboard, is a great effort on their...

By PC Pro on 67

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....

By Everything USB on

MS Sidewinder X6 is a great gaming/casual keyboard for the control-freak in all of us with an admirable design and color scheme, and deserves credit for improving on its predecessor. If you're in the market for an upgraded keyboard with real-time...

By Pocket-lint on 90

As far as gaming keyboards go, Microsoft’s SideWinder X6 has claimed the top spot with unique...

By Atomic MPC on 77

A great keyboard let down by small faults and a large...

By cnet on 70

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. Specifications: Dimensions (W x D x...

By TechTree on 90

If youre a fan of RTS and MMORPGs and have a hard time remembering key combinations, then this is the keyboard for you. Its a good move from Microsoft to exclude an LCD screen since it helps bring down the cost. Whats sad is the missing USB ports...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

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....