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post #11 of 51
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
having this X4 seems like a worse and worse idea by the day
You mean for resale? Who knows maybe they'll become collectors items.

Hell mine still has the clear plastic on it because otherwise it would get dusty as hell, like my cousins.
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Yea, I love my x6. I wanted some type of gaming keyboard that would fit in my slideout tray for my kb/mouse. The x6 has that removable numpad, so it's absolutely perfect.
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post #13 of 51
Sidewinder series closing down? Finally, some good news today
post #14 of 51
X6 is pretty good keyboard, I especially like that you can move the numpad around. If they really are going to yank the carpet out under that series I might get myself one extra X6. X8 (the mouse) was kinda crapish. Felt kinda cheapish and squeaky.
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post #15 of 51
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
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. :/
I concur. I still have that 2nd gen Sidewinder gamepad with that gameport plug and it was amazing at the time compared to the others. Their Habu mice was a start, and then came their whole X-series model lineup years later to compete against Razer and Logitech. Their X-series lineup were ok, but didnt like the build quality (X8 and X6) compared to Logitech's lineups.

Hopefully one day, they are able to bring back the SideWinder lineup in the future with a strong emphasis on higher grade quality to really distance themselves from their competitors.
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post #16 of 51
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I had that gamepad!
Me too! I remember playing the early season need for speed and mech warrior games with it.
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post #17 of 51
I was hoping for a update. I have both the X6 and X8 and i am happy. Now need to finds a new lineup to move too.
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post #18 of 51
Thank god. Their mice were pretty horrible and got showed up by first generation optical technology found in the M$ Intellimouse 1.1/3.0 and WMO.
post #19 of 51
I had the old sidewinder Joystick back in the day,

I also am actually using the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard, I bought it for 20$ this christmas.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823109191
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nooo


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