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http://www.tested.com/news/microsoft...re-again/1929/

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Microsoft is expected to announce the end of its SideWinder gaming peripherals. First launched in the early 90s, Microsoft’s SideWinder series included a number of gamepads and joysticks for PC gamers. It was eventually cancelled in 2003 and then revived in 2007 with a new range of products in collaboration with Razor. Since 2007, Microsoft has only released four mice and two keyboards under the SideWinder banner.
Maybe it'll make a comeback like Family Guy did.

But it won't be as good the third time around
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Well, I don't really mind. Their mice were sub-par (probably due to Razer's half-assed engineering and QC) and their keyboards had nubby controls all over them.

I was hoping to see an updated Sidewinder keyboard without the giant thumbknobs on the top, but all is for not it seems. :/
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I had that gamepad!
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I had a Sidewinder X4 keyboard, it wasn't too bad for a rubber dome, really.
    
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I hope they come out with Xbox-branded mechanical keyboards. That would be the epitome of... of... I'm not sure what, but something roflcopter-licious.
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I hope they come out with Xbox-branded mechanical keyboards. That would be the epitome of...
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still have the first sidewinder game pad here
I use it too
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Well, I don't really mind. Their mice were sub-par (probably due to Razer's half-assed engineering and QC) and their keyboards had nubby controls all over them.

I was hoping to see an updated Sidewinder keyboard without the giant thumbknobs on the top, but all is for not it seems. :/
The Sidewinder x4 doesn't have them knobs. And the only differences between the x4 and the x6 were the knobs, a crappy wristrest, the detachable numpad, and marginally better lighting.

Definitely wasn't worth the 20$ more. I like my x4 though. It works.
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having this X4 seems like a worse and worse idea by the day
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post #10 of 51
I have the X6. I like it. I'm sure there are better keyboards out there but it does the job. Paid $40 for a refurbished one that had an issue. I told Microsoft about it and they sent me a brand new one free of charge. It's been working great.
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