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    News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Microsoft's second SideWinder gaming keyboard arrives with the promise of the industry's "most advanced anti-ghosting technology".
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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    This might be a dumb question, but what is "anti-ghosting technology"?

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    I used to enjoy overloading the keyboard buffer with an accidental keyboard smush during an intense deathmatch... taptaptapBEEP.
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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Yes, because need to press 26 keys at the same time using all 10 of my fingers while playing some l33t game

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    TWENTY SIX KEYS ?!!?

    Wow, i can finally play left4dead with an entire team, and only need one keyboard.

    If only we could have 4 independent mice now..

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemikemi View Post
    This might be a dumb question, but what is "anti-ghosting technology"?
    Its just something in "decent" keyboards, that means you can press more than 3 keys at a time, without your computer (no matter how powerful) spazzing out, because you have filled the keyboards send buffer, as Steve said above.

    Crouch walking diagonally while reloading (q + c + (a or d) + r) for example, in counter strike, or maybe in a driving game, accelerating, while turning into a handbrake turn

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    I'm sorry, but I don't have enough digits to press 26 keys at once.

    ...and more to the point, I can't think of any circumstance where I'd need to, not even playing an all singing, all dancing flight sim.

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Technically, you actually could.

    1+2+q+w, 3+4+e+r, 5+6+t+y, etc. etc.

    32 with thumbs to spare

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    I must have read/seen wrong. Price tag of $59.99 (excl taxes obv), nice features, red illuminated glow...

    That's everything I could ask for? (Ok, well I prefer a free keyboard ) Can't wait till this comes out, gonna buy it straight away

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Well, better to make it support 26 now, then do 10 and have people still comlain

    Looks good, as does the price!

    Just wish it didn't have the keys down the left hand side......that was one feature that meant I wasn't very gutted when I spilled a drink on my G15
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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Any idea if this has a USB hub built in? If I change my keyboard, I'd quite like a keyboard that does.

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Well, better to make it support 26 now, then do 10 and have people still comlain
    I'm sure you'd only get complaints from angry german kid.
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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Looks OK but find it odd using (what looks like) laptop keys or thin buttons, I prefer the thicker buttons on the G15 or G19...

    Also I don't rate the quality of some Microsoft "Gaming" keyboards, like the nob on the Reclusa just felt loose & the space bar made a plastic cheap noise when pressed...


    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Well, better to make it support 26 now, then do 10 and have people still comlain

    Looks good, as does the price!

    Just wish it didn't have the keys down the left hand side......that was one feature that meant I wasn't very gutted when I spilled a drink on my G15
    All you needed to do was set the Logitech profiler up to stop G5 key acting as F5. But you love it when it refreshed the web page after writing loads (LOL) !

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post

    Just wish it didn't have the keys down the left hand side......that was one feature that meant I wasn't very gutted when I spilled a drink on my G15
    G15 is riddled with problems, wish I had never brought mine. The G key are soo in the wrong place, keep pressing them in error. The escape key in the wrong position, only by 5mm but its a pain. The screen serves little purpose other than to load dodgy drivers onto your system. Very over rated keyboard.

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    I need that... I regularly press 10 keys at once with both hands and then headbutt the others.

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    Re: News - Microsoft SideWinder X4 keyboard lets gamers press 26 keys at once

    Suppose I'll have to wait for the v3 to be able to press 30?

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