The pad attaches quickly and securely to either the right or the left side of the device. I actually really like this keyboard. With a macro, you can automate a series of tasks to one button, giving you an edge over the opponent. I used and abused my first X6 for over 8 years. The Wrist rest is just divine, perfect size and shape. You can also leave the keypad off altogether for a slimmer, lighter keyboard.

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Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard and SideWinder X5 Mouse for Gamers

This feature allows you to virtually hold down a button for repeated keystrokes without actually physically doing so. Sameer Kotian – Dec 24, 0.

Show less Show more. The numeric keypad on the side of the device lets you position it where it’s most comfortable for you.

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To further enhance your gaming, this device comes with three different modes. Show More Show Less.

Do not underestimate the convenience of a Volume wheel, they are hands down the best volume control method and the positioning of it on the X6 couldn’t be better they absolutely nailed it. I actually really like this keyboard. I used and abused my first X6 for over 8 years. Logitech K Wireless Keyboard – Black This item doesn’t belong on this page.

These media buttons let you play and pause any video you watch on your PC. It replaced another that I have had for several years and used to play the Call of Duty series games. The X6 keyboard boasts feature like Cruise Control that enables continuous action without having to hold down the key or keys assigned to the action. Sameer Kotian – Dec 28, 0.


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 When you’re ready to decimate the competition in online warfare, there are two modes.

The volume control dial lets you set your sound to the exact volume you want. The mouse also features adjustable sensitivity switching up to 2, DPI, five customizable buttons, and a Quick-Launch button that instantly launches the Windows Vista Games Explorer.

For example, a macro in a first-person shooting game will allow you to crouch and shoot with just one press.

This desktop keyboard lets you take your gaming to the next level with 90 programmable macros. Since then I’ve bought many fancy top-end mechanical and membrane keyboards- all of which fell epicly short of expectations and weren’t even close to widewinder the reliability, the comfort, ergonomics and ease of use as the X6 Sidewinder.

Microsoft has some good news in store for gamers. A gaming profile is your SideWinder setup for a particular game. For normal typing and usage, there is the standard mode.


Turn it up all the way, and this Microsoft device could light up even the darkest room. Best keyboard in Existence! The X6 is the best gaming and general use keyboard I’ve ever used.

Also, it’s heavy so it doesn’t move around much during hectic matches, which I like.

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The SideWinder uses 30 programmable keys to let you create 90 macros. Keyboards like this are in a lot of ways like old-school executive sieewinder chairs- You know the ones that had many more functions, features and comfort than any modern chair has today?

On the other hand the in-game macro record button allows gamers to record any sequence of keystrokes. This software is compatible with systems from Windows Vista on up. The device will glow a particular color to indicate what mode you’re using.

I’ve literally washed it under the tap with soapy water many times. This device has an LED backlight for your late-night multiplayer sessions.