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Buy this keyboard! 06/27/2012
This review is from: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - Retail
Crazy good value for money
Cool red backlighting
Crisp keypresses (Harder, no flex once you hit bottom like cheaper keyboards)
Media/volume adjustment keys are useful
Keyboard looks really cool
Real antighosting. I tested, and you can press every key on this thing and they'll all register.
Keypresses are slightly loud because of the crisp keypresses.
Macro keys are placed awkwardly, making them useless in games where hitting them quickly is important (FPS, action)
You do need to do a manual driver update if you want the media keys to work with iTunes. Intellikey 8.2 on Microsoft's site, if anyone's interested. Takes 30 seconds.
The cons are really nitpicking - this keyboard is perfect for anyone who wants a comfortable, accurate, backlit wired keyboard.
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