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Maybe, how do they get in the way though when they're right at the edge of the keyboard? Do you just mean you might press one by accident?
To squeeze those button onto the side of the keyboard the other keys have to an extent been "shifted" to the right. This means that they take a bit of getting used to.

In both cases the X4 and Alienware Tactx keyboard which I have used I was pressing the M buttons instead of the escape button a couple of times for the first few hours of use.

But you soon get used to it, it might be slightly harder with the G110 keyboard because it has two rows of G keys.

Usually the keys affected by this are esc, ctrl, left shift, caps lock and tab.
post #22 of 29
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Maybe, how do they get in the way though when they're right at the edge of the keyboard? Do you just mean you might press one by accident?
Yeh exactly, I mainly play UT2004 online (probably the fastest paced fps I own) which involves me furiously tapping the ctrl, shift, tab and` keys so having extra buttons there will be awkward.
    
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There are backlit keyboards which do not have the M/G buttons on the side within the £40 budget, but they tend not to be advertised as gaming keyboards and may have ghosting e.g.
Trust LED Keyboard
KeySonic keyboard
Labtec Illuminated Keyboard
That Trust keyboard looks great actually, but doesn't come with a wrist rest.

Edit: According to the reviews, doesn't have a proper Enter key either :\\
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That Trust keyboard looks great actually, but doesn't come with a wrist rest.

Edit: According to the reviews, doesn't have a proper Enter key either :\\
Yeah, it is a half height enter key. The size of a traditional backspace key from what I've seen.

I'm of the impression Mac style keybaords have a similar problem. However since the keys are spaced out the smaller enter key footprint isn't a problem.
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Is the X4 plug and play? Or do you need to install bloated Microsoft software to use it?
    
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post #26 of 29
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Is the X4 plug and play? Or do you need to install bloated Microsoft software to use it?
I believe the keyboard is plug and play in terms of lighting and usage. However to make use of the programmable keys you will need to install software for it.

But since you keep bashing those keys and you wont be using them, maybe just ignore the software?
post #27 of 29
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I believe the keyboard is plug and play in terms of lighting and usage. However to make use of the programmable keys you will need to install software for it.

But since you keep bashing those keys and you wont be using them, maybe just ignore the software?
The good thing is it isn't bloated software, I've seen the driver thing for it and it's really basic. Personally I might not bother anyways, unless I ever have a need for those macro things in the future.
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post #28 of 29
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Went out today to buy the Sidewinder X4 at PC World after reserving one online, I get there and they tell me it's the last one and it's the display model (I didn't buy it) so now I'm gonna have to wait till next week to get it, tried it out in the store though and it's nice, the wrist rest is no problem at all.
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post #29 of 29
Damn that sucks, if I was in your position I would have tried to get it at a lower price on the basis of it being a display model.

But I can understand the frustration especially after reserving it. On the plus side you got the chance to play with the board so you know that by ordering it online you're getting something you will be able to use without any problem or discomfort.
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