February 1st 2010 2:45 pm

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Tom's Hardware says:

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Unless you’re a pro gamer who must press at least six buttons at a time when gaming, stick with Microsoft’s flagship X6. On the off-chance you are a pro gamer, you’ve now got a budget keyboard option. quote


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Critic reviews

6.6
3 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    6.0
  • Tactility / button-feel
    7.3
  • Design and form factor
    5.0
  • Noise
  • Configurability
    7.9
  • Portability
    8.0

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9.0
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7.0
Gizmodo Mar 10, 2010

Its older, more capable brother costs a few nickels more and is well worth the extra scratch. So if you can find the X4 for $20 in a bargain bin in a couple months and need a basic gaming, then it'd be a solid buy. In the meantime, if you're gonna get a gaming keyboard, step up to the X6.

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6.0
Tom's Guide Feb 23, 2010

Unless you’re a pro gamer who must press at least six buttons at a time when gaming, stick with Microsoft’s flagship X6. On the off-chance you are a pro gamer, you’ve now got a budget keyboard option.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 24, 2010

If you have highly trained fine motor typing skills, then you won't have an issue but, for us, the main keys are just wrong - too cramped, to high set and the surfaces too easy to miss ... That aside, Microsoft has come up with a very good peripheral.

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9.0
Kenworth Kenworth

I have tested many, many keyboards from Logitech, Razer, and multiple other "gaming keyboard" manufacturers. I settled on this keyboard as my main keyboard mostly for its gaming feel but is also well suited for everyday use. The keys are short and crisp in use even for a rubber...

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10
CommandoAir CommandoAir

I have had this keyboard for +2 years and would not think to switch to another. The wrist rest is extremely comfortable and prevents you from scratching yourself on sharp desk edges. While it does reduce portability a little since it is not detachable, that makes it very rigid. The rubber pads...

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10
Pascal5333 Pascal5333

Best keyboard i've even seen, I own one and with 7 years of usage it's still working perfectly. Backlight keys with three levels of illumination plus off, 3 modes of keyboard including 18 programmable keys (S1 to S6 on the right side).

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9.0
lennynilsson lennynilsson

The best gaming keyboard I ever had! Bad stuff: The non-blocking feature can trigger accidentally key presses. The key column to the left can by feeling alone be confused with the left most column of generic keys.

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