Microsoft SideWinder X4 Illuminated Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X4

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The X4 SideWinder sees Microsoft release a smart looking keyboard in the below 40 market. The little brother of it's predecessor the X6 Sidewinder Keyboard, the X4 aims to deliver on the essentials whilst also throwing in some neat features. Where the X6 was overladen with features and buttons this X4 keyboard is a diet version...keep everything good and give it a slick design.

So what does the X4 SideWinder pack? Well to look at it you can tell it will sit nicely on your desk. With bright red backlit keys (adjustable) you know when using it your desk will look a whole lot better. For those gamers out there you'll be happy to find anti-ghosting built in, macro keys for intelligent gameplay, macro recording and media controls. Microsoft has also provided a comfortable wrist rest for those late night sessions and a lengthy 3 year warranty.

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Full Specification

  • Product Name (Part #): Sidewinder X4 (JQD-00006)
  • Manufacturer: Microsoft
  • Connection: Wired (USB)
  • Localisation: English - United Kingdom
  • Warranty: 3 years (manufacturers)
  • OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 (exc Win XP 64bit)
  • Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height): 48.2 x 19.3 x 2.5 centimetres


  • Strong back lit illumination: Illumination on each individual key plus a master control to adjust brightness or turn off altogether.
  • Advanced anti-ghosting: Up to 26 keys can be pressed at any one time without ghosting. Great for intense gaming.
  • Profile Switching: Create default keyboard profiles depending on your game or application. The keyboard then loads the correct profile when the application is loaded!
  • Macro keys: Use 6 of the X4's programmable macro keys to save 18 profiles
  • Macro Recording: Record your sequence of keystrokes and save to your computer. You can also share them with your friends.
  • Media Keys: Easily control your music & video with play/pause, previous/next and mute buttons

Reviews and Ratings

"It might have taken Microsoft a few tries, but the Sidewinder X4 is an all round excellent offering. Smart looks, good build quality and some useful features make it a great choice for those looking for a solid and affordable keyboard for gaming." -

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