Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Review - A top class Gaming Keyboard

Hey Gamer, what are looking for? A Gaming Keyboard! If yes, then stop and read the review of Microsoft's Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard which is packed with many useful features required for high end gaming.

The best gaming keyboard can differentiate between an average and hardcore gamer. How many times your team lost because your keyboard just won't respond quickly to your commands?
If you don't want to repeat the same mistake again, then you should have a gaming keyboard like Microsoft Sidewinder X6. Why? Read on.

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Technical Specs :
  • Price : $385 at Amazon.
  • Supported OS : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • Height : 1.80 inches.
  • Width : 20.20 inches.
  • Depth : 9.20 inches.
  • Weight : 1350 grams.
  • LCD : No LCD screen.
  • USB : High Speed USB 2.0.
  • Manufacturer : Microsoft.

Review :

Known for its top notch software, Microsoft proudly presents Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard adding versatility with style to your gaming arsenal.
The games have become very demanding and you have to be at the top of your vigilance to stay ahead of your enemy. This comes with a good selection of gaming gear of which a good gaming keyboard is a must. Microsoft Sidewinder X6 is a sturdy gaming keyboard that boasts a unique feature called cruise control.
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard Review

Cruise control is a very useful feature that allows you to repeat an action. It comes in handy when you have to keep pressing a certain key for an extended period of time like running or just about any other action that would otherwise require you to press the key for the whole duration of gameplay.

Another great feature that distinguishes this keyboard from other good gaming keyboards is automatic profile switching. I'll come to it in a minute. Note that you can set different profiles, having your own set of programmed keys for different games. This gives you more control on customization of Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard.

With automatic profile switching, you do not have to worry about manually selecting a profile that you had set for a particular application. Let the keyboard do that for you! This is a feature for those who find themselves constantly switching back and forth among different applications.
Detachable numpad/keypad make this keyboard one of the best gaming keyboards. The numpad can be attached to either side of the keyboard without disrupting normal mouse functions. It's merely a personal preference. The keys on the keypad can also be programmed.

An back-lighting key allows working in poor lighting conditions. The back-light has two colors, red for all the keys and amber for programmed keys. Although, this keyboard lacks ability to choose from different back light colors but that should not scuttle your plan to buy one of the best gaming keyboards. You can, however, change the brightness of the back light to your personal liking and control the level of glow on the keys.

Other features include a fully functional array of media control keys, Anti-Ghosting ability, Gaming mode that locks the Windows key, a total of 90 macros key which can be programmed on the fly during a game.
The only downside of this keyboard that many have expressed is non-detachable wrist rest but again that should not be a problem since it enhances comfort.
Pros :
- Switchable/detachable Keypad.
- Programmable Keys.
- Simulate multiple key press with just one key (cruise control).
- Highlighted WASD keys.
- Adjustable back light brightness.
- Media Controls.
- Automatic profile switching.
- USB 2.0 port.
Cons :
- Non-detachable arm rest.
- No LCD display.

In a nutshell, its among the top gaming keyboards and a must buy for all gamers.

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Guest Author: Allosius14 Feb 2015

Really good information shared in this article about the Microsoft Sidewinder X6. What is the latest model of Microsoft Sidewinder X series device?

Author: Sameer25 Mar 2015 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Hi Allosius,
I just checked the Microsoft's website. It looks like they have not released any new Gaming Keyboard in the Sidewinder X series. The last/latest keyboard in the Sidewinder X line is X6.

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