Computer Keyboards: the New Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard
Computer keyboards are an important part of our computing experience and there are many we can choose from, such as: geeky computer keyboards, wireless keyboards, a customized keyboard and also some for gaming. For those that have waited for a new gaming keyboard, the software giant Microsoft, is releasing the new SideWinder X6, which is a great gaming peripheral many would love to have.
Microsoft has recently announced the launch of a new keyboard addition to their SideWinder Product line. At the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Microsoft hardware debuted the SideWinder X6 Keyboard – the most versatile gaming keyboard on the market with the first ever switchable keypad. The keypad may be attached to the left or right side of the keyboard for ultimate flexibility and make it a left or right handed gamer’s personal choice of keyboard.
The SideWinder X6 is the first gaming keyboard created by Microsoft from the ground up, and the only gaming product on the market with the switchable keypad. In addition, instant mode keyboard shortcuts allows gamers to move between an Excel spreadsheet and their favorite games in a snap, and the modes are differentiated through the LEDs displayed. The set of dedicated macro keys accompanies the fully programmable keypad and enable gamers to record up to 90 macros PER game, and X6’s two-color adjustable back lighting helps set the mood to achieve total immersion.
A few other notable features of Microsoft SideWinder X6 gaming keyboard are:
1. WASD gaming keys or keyboard shortcuts: the most commonly used keys for gamers have front-face lighting for enhanced visibility.
2. In-game macro record button allows gamers to record any sequence of keystrokes – even standard chat messages. Macros are stored on the PC hard drive and can be shared easily.
3. Quick-Launch key gives one-touch access to Windows Vista Games Explorer, allowing gamers to quickly see the games in their PC’s game library.
4. New Cruise Control feature continues an action without having to hold down the key or keys assigned to the action. Gamers can use Cruise Control with up to four keys at a time.