Microsoft intros SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard

By Matthew ยท 9 replies
Feb 1, 2010
  1. With a growing affinity for gaming and media-related hardware, Microsoft has introduced the SideWinder X4 keyboard. Redmond claims the SideWinder X4 gives gamers more control over their gaming experience with the "industry's most advanced anti-ghosting technology."

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    How come no one makes an ergonomic gaming keyboard??
  3. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Exactly my thoughts once I saw the pic of the keyboard :D
    Some nice features tho especially anti-ghosting...
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    26 keys at once?! The only time I use that expression is when I face-plant my keyboard because some l33t hax0rz sniped me through the walls and my my spawn point, again. I can't think of a helpful macro to run in that situation. But for shorter key combinations, I'll be set with this baby!
  5. ToGGoT

    ToGGoT TS Rookie

    Bah, Anti-ghosting does NOT mean full N-key rollover. Yes, you can press UP to 26 keys at once, but its the 26 keys THEY have decided you can do that with... You can guarantee that as soon as you start mapping the keyboard for more complex games you will find two keys that dont work together.

    On a UK keybaord i find that "\" and the Left shift are usually an issue.
  6. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Will this keyboard stand my frustration when I lost? I love punching the keys, but the problem is that they come out so eassly and then they don't fi it properly, and the legs alwasys break in the first heat. ARe you guys aware of any proof-punching keyboard?

  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Punch it to your heart's content.
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    -1 for originality. Looks like a stripped down G15
  9. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    Lol nice!
  10. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173

    Dont know of a keyboard that does, but I saw a review of a laptop a while back that survived being shot by a .22 and being mangled by a tiger, and stepped on my an elephant
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