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Microsoft SideWinder X6

Microsoft SideWinder X6
alaScore 90

478 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 478 reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X6. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft SideWinder X6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and durability. The design and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X6 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The durability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, durability, size, design

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

Apr, 2020

Recommended!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard

 

Microsoft makes a return to form with a great gaming keyboard.

Microsoft's SideWinder X6 is a fantastic return to form for the company. It feels great to type on, has as much macro-ing functionality as anyone will ever need and the ability to swap the numpad from left to right is a real masterstroke. If you're in...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jani 'Japala' Pönkkö (metku.net)

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse and X6 Gaming Keyboard Review

 

In this review we will be focusing on Microsoft's latest gaming peripherals. The X5 gaming mouse lends its design from the previous SideWinder Gaming Mouse. X6 Gaming Keyboard on the other hand is a completely new product.

Easy to use software, Accurate tracking, Rubberized sides, Easy to use software, Adjustable backlighting, Rotary knobs, Same size, more keys/functions, (Un)mountable numpad

Feels a bit "cheap", Feels a bit "plastic", No height control at the back, No USB hub

It is just plain hard to judge certain types of hardware. Mice is one good example of these. What fits ones hand can be terrible to another. What makes ones gaming experience more intense and "productive" may make another gamer to shoot his/hers on...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Sidewinder X6

 

Gaming keyboard with 90 programmable macro keys and a detachable number pad.

Detachable number pad, 90 programmable macro keys, media controls, short keys make for a fast typing experience, cool cruise control system

No USB ports, no stands on the base

A pretty impressive gaming keyboard; for macro freaks, the 90 programmable keys should prove very enticing and the host of controls combined with the detachable number pad make for a very flexible unit.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard review: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

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.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard

 

Simple layout doesn't overcomplicate or clutter. Good key response. Up to 72 storable macros. Quick access keys are real buttons. Swappable numpad gives flexibility.

Intellitype software needs a little tweaking to remove unsupported functions.

The X6 is an excellent gaming keyboard, providing innovation and useful features while keeping things simple.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard review: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

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.

Nov, 2008

GOLD

Expert review by : Jonathan Wong (hitechlegion.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Krab (techreaction.net)

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...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

 

A great keyboard let down by small faults and a large price.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : matt buchanan (gizmodo.com)

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.

May, 2009

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