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Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • 11/23/2015 3:33:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product for the price I paid 4 years ago

Pros: -Nothing has failed after almost 5 years
-macros and media buttons
-it has been dropped, stepped on, spilled on and in general taken a beating over the years and not a single thing broke. It will last a long time.
-backlit
-not mechanical, but the keys still feel nice

Cons: -After a while, the coating on the keys I use most (WASD) has worn off and the letters are now giant smudges. It's not a big deal to me and it's the only quality issue.

-The media buttons don't work in some programs, and tend not to work when in a fullscreen application or game.

-Software is not the best. But it's not the worst

Other Thoughts: I bought this keyboard about 4 years ago for the sale price of $30. Multiple people I know bought it as well and loved it. This is a great keyboard but for the price I paid, not the current price of $265. I honestly don't know what the deal is with the price going up so much. DO NOT PAY MORE THAN $60 FOR THIS PRODUCT.
Overall it's probably one of the best non-mechanical keyboards out there for someone who is a gamer but also needs to type the occasional essay.

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  • 11/1/2015 12:22:18 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSideWinder x4

Pros: I purchased it at Newegg on 02-01-2013 for ~ 16.5% the current asking price as of 11/01/2015.
It is still working without any issues.
The customization features are nice for game play and multimedia.
The price I paid for it.
It has gained in value as it is now selling for $268.99.

Cons: It is a bit noisy.
The color adjustment is bright, medium, dim off.
One color only.

Other Thoughts: I'm willing to sell mine...near perfect condition... for only 50% the current asking price if you are interested.... :) hahaha

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  • 10/31/2015 11:21:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid keyboard

Pros: Backlit, has macro keys
Keys feel crisp compared to other non-mechanical keyboards
Price (two years ago)

Cons: Function keys/esc are a bit small
Backlight is a bit dim compared to other backlit keyboards
Price (now)

Other Thoughts: I've been using the keyboard for about two years. The only drawback is the small esc/function keys (annoying if you use vim, or a game that uses function keys a lot). The backlight is a bit dim in good room lighting, but in the dark it's great.

Overall, it's a solid keyboard that I'd definitely recommend at its original price of $45 or so. If you're not dead-set on getting mechanical switches, it's hard to find a backlit keyboard with macro keys for less from a reputable manufacturer.

But for some ridiculous reason, it's showing up for >$100 now. That's more than a high end mechanical keyboard packed through the roof with features. This keyboard is nice, but it's not worth >$100. Just get a nice mechanical keyboard if you're going to pay that much.

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  • 10/21/2015 9:15:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWHAT A TANK

Pros: goin on 4+ years thought a couple times of getting a different one not because there was anything wrong this one just because getting tired of looking at this one...I had other "gaming" boards fail within a year not this one this one will not give up def a strong board

Cons: cant think of any this board never gave me any problems

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  • 10/13/2015 8:49:56 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot Worth Price

Pros: Backlit
Fairly Durable
Some good drivers

Cons: Not Mechanical
Cannot Change the Backlit colors
Still has some Ghosting issues
No Decent driver support for Windows 10. Fancy that being its a MICROSOFT BRANDED item.

Other Thoughts: I had the keyboard since it half a year after its release got it for $30 black Friday at best buy 2010. Now newegg asking $299 for a non mechanical discontinued pile of made in china plastic. My board fried today as I write this was a small crackle in the usb wire and fried the microprocessor on the board. After tearing it apart its just as cheap as any made in china gaming board you can buy for less then $30 that is backlit. My recommendation is if you want to pay for something get a Steel Series mechanical, Logitech G510, or a Razor Blackwidow because they are fraction of the price Newegg is asking for this.

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  • 10/13/2015 2:39:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSo-so quality in a pretty package

Pros: The red backlighting is a bit easier on the eyes at night, and the dim functions worked well to put it at a reasonable brightness level
Media keys are nice and work seamlessly

Cons: Low profile keys don't feel right to me on a desktop. Not much resistance in the keypad, doesn't come close to a log1tech g series keyboard, let alone anything with mechanical switches. Keys wear fairly quickly

Other Thoughts: Good for somebody who isn't too demanding, not so much for power users. Definitely not worth the new 300 dollar price tag, a value at 25-35 bucks

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  • 8/24/2015 10:41:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Gaming Keyboard!

Pros: This keyboard was seriously awesome! I used it for several years and I never had a problem with it! The macro keys weren't overly difficult to manage and program. The keyboard also comes with various degrees of a red LED backlight so you can still see your keys in the dark. This was a pro for me, but to each his own, but there are no annoying white washed WASD or arrow keys. I've seen lots of gaming keyboards with those, and at least for me, they drive me nuts. What else can I say? I used this keyboard for years and it always worked great for me till the day I had to sell my computer system!

Cons: Not really a con, but the keyboard does need to have driver software updated periodically. But then, what doesn't these days?

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  • 8/24/2015 6:49:59 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Board for Cheap

Pros: This is a solid keyboard with red backlighting for relatively little cash. Also, while certainly not "silent" by any means, it is much quieter than the depth charge that is mechanical key switches.

Cons: Occasionally, I'll get a random non-response from a key press, but I think this is probably a driver issue.

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  • Pygard
  • 8/12/2015 12:58:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: I bought that keyboard 4 years ago, dropped a few beers on it and never ran into a single problem.

Backlid

Great level of customization.

Excellent value

Cons: The software is kind of a pain in the neck.

When you stop using your macros for a few minutes, it can take up to 3-4 seconds before you get any response after pressing them!

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  • 8/3/2015 1:32:44 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid LED backlight keyboard

Pros: nice low profile keys, not exactly silent typing, but that's not why I bought this keyboard. I've run through a few backlit keyboards before, and this is definitely the best so far. Its over 3 years old and doesn't show any real signs of wear, apart from a splotch of ketchup and where I spilled a beer one time.

I don't use the macro keys as I'm a console gaming guy, but its great to have media player controls and LED dimmer switch

Cons: I like the red led colors, but would be cool to see blue as an option

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