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post #1 of 17
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I have read some people stating that the plastic used for the keys on this keyboard just dont feel good... like they feel cheap or something. I have also read that the spacebar is very uncomfortable and kind of crappy feeling. People also say that the keys are very small and too close together. Anyone have an experience with this board and care to shed some light on these statements?
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nobody has any experience with this board?
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I had a sidewinder x4 for about a week before i decided to return it. The keys just felt crappy too, im not sure if it was the plastic or membranes but i didnt like the feel of them at all. My other problem with it was the back lighting was terrible. Unless you were sitting in a pitch black room it was pink and not red, even at the highest setting. I think for $50 you get can a better keyboard.
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I got one, but I scored it on sale a while back for $29.99. Its decent and still works fine (had it for about 9 months or so), I don't think I would have bought it for more though. It does its job though and nothing including key paint coming off has happend to it yet.
 
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post #5 of 17
Like what? seriously what is better?
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post #6 of 17
I advise on a unexpensive mechanical Keyboard like the SteelSeries 6gv2. I've switched from a sidewinder x6 to the steelseries and the touch-and-feel is amazing.

Link: http://steelseries.com/products/keyboards/steelseries-6gv2
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post #7 of 17
I have the x4 and really like it. I upgraded from an oem keyboard and haven't had much experience with other gaming keyboards. It took me a while to get used to it.
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post #8 of 17
I've got a X4 as well, and I really like it, definitely alot better than any crappy OEM stuff I've had. The typing experience is plenty pleasant with a good key profile - in that it's not slim keys like a laptop, but it's not chunky like OEM if you know what I mean.

It's effective for well, typing and input during games! thumb.gif
post #9 of 17
It looks nice, is a pleasure to type on, and has 28KRO so you don't have to worry about keys locking up and not registering when FPS gaming.

If you can get it for cheap, go for it! Initially the plastic keys did feel kind of cheap, but after a year of usage is doesn't bother me.

I also thought the palm rest would be annoying, but I have rather large hands so it acts like a cushion for my pinky knuckles
post #10 of 17
I owned an X4 for a few months and had no issues with it, it did not feel like a cheap keyboard to me.
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