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I really miss the dedicated calculator button haha, by far the most used feature in my experience.

Hah! I can imagine it actually being quite useful...we'll have to wait and see biggrin.gif at least it means I can unpin the program from my taskbar
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I love the x4, wish they would make a blue LED version. I know there is a DIY guide, but I don't trust myself with that haha.

It would be nice to be able to change colours depending on the game - Red for hardcore FPS games, Green for fantasy, Blue for working...I know that you can do that same thing on the Cyborg keyboards:

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but something like this would sure be pretty...

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post #12 of 16
The X4 is incredible. I've had mine for over a year now and the only issue I've had is that the membrane under the space bar would stretch, preventing the space button from rebounding. I fixed it with a piece of tape though and everything is good again.

I wish they'd make a mechanical version of it though. I don't like the key caps on most mech keyboards, so if they replaced the membrane with Cherry Browns or Reds and kept the layout the same with the same 16KRO tech, similar to the Corsair K60/K90 I'd buy it even if they had to triple the price.
    
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post #13 of 16
its a very nice keyboard, easy to type/game with and looks great! I love mine thumb.gif
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post #14 of 16
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The X4 is incredible. I've had mine for over a year now and the only issue I've had is that the membrane under the space bar would stretch, preventing the space button from rebounding. I fixed it with a piece of tape though and everything is good again.
I wish they'd make a mechanical version of it though. I don't like the key caps on most mech keyboards, so if they replaced the membrane with Cherry Browns or Reds and kept the layout the same with the same 16KRO tech, similar to the Corsair K60/K90 I'd buy it even if they had to triple the price.

I've never tried a mechanical keyboard, but it would be nice to see some in their line up of stuff as this keyboard is such good quality anyway at such a low price! I think they'd have the market cornered if they did make one
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post #15 of 16
I have this keyboard as well and its awesome. I love the media and calculator buttons. Have yet to use the macros though. Sadly after 2.5 years it is starting to die (occasional key presses are off). Been debating for the last couple weeks whether to get another one of these or a Filco. For anyone looking for a nice cheap keyboard, this is the way to go.
    
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post #16 of 16
Sorry bumping so old topic but thank you for your great review and all others opinions too.
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