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    News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    Microsoft's first SideWinder keyboard is official, and it's said to be built from the ground up with gamers in mind.
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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    That mouse looks pretty damned cool. All chunky and evil looking

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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    That mouse looks pretty damned cool. All chunky and evil looking
    and right handed. No use to me I'm afraid. It may well be a fantastic mouse but us lefties can't have one.

    Mind you, all this Sidewinder hardware coming out makes me hopeful that they might see their way to bringing out a replacement for my trusty Sidewinder joystick. Still the best joystick you can get all these years after it was discontinued.
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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    What are those big ugly round things on the keyboard?

    Not impressed by the looks myself i think these things are pretty ugly.

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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    That mouse looks pretty damned cool. All chunky and evil looking
    Er, the mouse looks like a less featured Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse. Just like mine but with a rubber wheel (mine's metal (or metal looking)) no LCD display, no red bits and no macro button.



    As for the keyboard though, me wants! I haven't been taken in by any of these "gaming keyboards" that a completely different to a normal keyboard. This one looks the biz.
    Last edited by koocha; 20-08-2008 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    Wow I want one now

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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    if i had one of these i would eat a cat

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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    I love the idea of being able to have the keypad/macro pad on either side.
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    Re: News - Microsoft gets official with first-ever SideWinder keyboard

    That's one intresting looking mouse!

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