Microsoft Unleashes SideWinder X4 Keyboard
This Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard will give you the edge over your opponents in any 3D games. It features advanced anti-ghosting technology which allows you to press up to 26 keys at once (although we have no idea if there is anyone who can actually press that number of keys altogether).
The SideWinder X4 Keyboard is designed to give gamers more control with advanced anti-ghosting technology. This new technology ensures gamers’ most complex key combinations will be recognized by the PC. Other advanced gaming features include macro recording, mode and profile switching, and adjustable backlighting.
The advanced anti-ghosting allows gamers to press up to 26 keys at once. Because each key is scanned independently by the keyboard hardware, each key press is correctly detected regardless of how many other keys are being pressed at the same time. With mode switching, you can manually toggle from standard mode to other gaming modes. Automatic profile switching also detects the application that is running and applies the custom profile to the application.
Programmable macro keys let gamers switch among three banks of six keys to assign up to 18 macros per profile. In-game macro record button makes it easy to record a sequence of keystrokes, and macros are stored on the hard drive and can be easily shared. (Internet access is required.)
Pricing and Availability
The SideWinder X4 keyboard will be available in February for an estimated retail price of S$89.90
The SideWinder X4 is backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty, and more information about this and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.
To use the SideWinder X4 Keyboard, consumers will need the following:
- Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP PC
- An available USB port
- Internet access for software installation