Use the included software to assign games and applications to the keyboard, and when you activate that application in the future, the keyboard will automatically detect it and switch to the custom profile you created for it. The macro feature lets you assign up to 90 functions, using 30 macro keys to automate your most commonly-used commands. The in-game macro record button lets you create macros on the fly.
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Switchable Key PadThe Microsoft SideWinder X6 features a switchable key pad that can be attached either to the left or right side of the keyboard for the ultimate flexibility. The key pad functions as a standard numeric pad in normal keyboard mode, and doubles as a programmable macro pad in gaming mode.
Two-color Dimmable BacklightingThe Microsoft SideWinder X6 features two-color backlighting - red color for standard keys that are not programmable, and amber color for macro keys in Game mode, helping you get immersed in the game. A backlighting control dial allows for easy adjustment of the brightness during gaming.
Macro KeysProgram up to 90 macros per game with the help of 30 custom-programmable macro keys for the ultimate customization.
Media KeysWith the multimedia hot keys, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
Cruise ControlWith the Cruise Control feature, stay in the action without having to hold down the key or keys assigned to the action. You can use Cruise Control with up to four keys at a time.
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OS / System Requirement
Operating System Supported
Windows Vista/Windows XP
1 USB Port; CD-ROM Drive
Switchable key pad: Flexible design, choose right side or left side configuration. Switch between standard key pad and macro pad in gaming mode. Two-color adjustable backlighting dial: Keyboard keys are red, and key pad and Macro keys are amber in Game mode. Lighting dial adjusts the brightness of the keyboard and key pad. Macro keys: Up to 30 programmable keys that can allow up to 90 programmable options with an assigned gaming profile. Mode switching: Manually toggle the keyboard from standard mode to either of two gaming modes. LEDs show the selected mode. Cruise Control: Use Cruise Control to continue an action without having to hold down the key or keys assigned to the action. You can use Cruise Control with up to four keys at a time.* (* Cruise Control does not work with programmable macro keys.) In-game macro record button: Record any sequence of keystrokes—even standard chat messages. Macros are stored on your hard drive and can be easily shared. Automatic profile Switching: When a game or application profile is assigned using the software, the keyboard detects the game or application you are running and applies your custom profile to the application. WASD gaming keysWASD gaming keys: Have front-face lighting for enhanced visibility. Media keys: Play/Pause, Previous Track, Next Track, and Mute.