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Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard
alaScore 86

691 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 691 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and build quality are generally positive. The reliability and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, reliability, build quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 76 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 KeyboardMicrosoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, reliability, build quality, design

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard with USB PortOEM Sidewinder X6 Keyboard.3PKMicrosoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard - USB - English

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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

With the Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard, Microsoft aims at the serious PC gamer who demands programmable keys and customized functionality for various situations in gaming. The keyboard's unique removable keypad is definitely a luxury that some may find...

Thirty programmable keys; profile switching; nice selection of vanity keys; automatically loads custom game configurations.

Not very comfortable for everyday typing; no adjustable height and angle; wrist pad isn't soft and can't detach from keyboard.

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.

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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Keyboards were created as a way to interact with the computer, making it the first and still the essential method to go with. Even with the advancement of capacitive touch technology, such as tablets and phones, the keyboard is still king of the hill,...

Great design and comfort ; Switchable key pad ; Profile modes for convenience ; 30 programmable macro keys ; Multimedia dial and buttons

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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...

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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

 

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 in a standard...

Overall, this is a well-constructed case. It has some really good features and is a step in the right direction for case construction. The amount of fan possibilities is a nice touch and they are positioned in key areas and will be able to keep the...

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Lightning Review: Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

The Gadget: Microsoft's SideWinder X6, their first ever bona fide SideWinder gaming keyboard, designed especially for Sith Lords with red adjustable backlighting, a pisston of macros and a hot swappable number/macro keypad.

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Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gamer Keyboard

 

So let's see if the SideWinder X6 isthe keyboard to rule them all. Lets get started...

Well built ; Switchable Side Keypad ; Plenty of programmable Macro buttons ; Multiple user profiles ; Excellent backlighting

No flip down legs for angling theSideWinder X6 ; No side USB ports

Aesthetically the SideWinder X6 is awell designed and sleek looking keyboard. For the price there are alot 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 forthose who play...

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Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

 

I don't care what anyone says about them, I like Microsoft, and for the most part they release quality products (*cough* Windows ME *cough*).  Now I remember back when I got my Sidewinder Gamepad 1.0, and later having a Sidewinder 3D Pro Joystick. ...

Massive number of macros ; On the fly macro recording ; Adjustable multicolor backlight ; Solid construction ; Responsive keys ; Moveable / Removable 10-key pad unique and useful

Made for RPG not FPS ( Only bad for some people) ; No USB ports

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 port...

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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard and Sidewinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse

 

TheMicrosoft 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 with...

The Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard and Sidewinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse are superb and have all the elements of what a gaming system would need. From phenomenal performance and sensitivity from the wireless mouse to full packed features...

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Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard

 

Earlier this week I looked at Microsoft's Sidewinder X5 Gaming Mouse, as it turns out they make more than just mice with the Sidewinder name. The Sidewinder X6 is the first gaming keyboard created from the ground up by Microsoft, there previous...

So after a few weeks living with the Sidewinder X6 keyboard I can say with confidence that it is a good keyboard. Of course its not without its faults, I was disappointed there is no ability to tilt the keyboard. I also found the software to be lacking...

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Review: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard

 

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 looks even...

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Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

Now that Microsoft has two gaming mice in their newly resurrected SideWinder line, they can rest easy right? Wrong! Any gamer knows that the mouse is only half of the ...

Excellent feedback ; Keys feel normal, in a good way ; Bright easy to see backlighting ; Lots of macros and additional features

Key layout problems with Esc and Space ; No USB or audio ports ; Lower corner key layout is cramped

The package included with the Microsoft SideWinder X6 keyboard looks fairly small, but it contains what you would expect with a keyboard. There is a quick setup guide, full users manual (yes, for a keyboard), and a software disk containing the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:No / Not Applicable
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB:USB 2.0 / USB1.1
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Keyboard
Type of Connection:Cable
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