Two prominent dials take care of the back-lighting intensity level and volume control. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. While the back-lighting is intense there is little to no light leakage at any location on the keyboard where you would not expect it. We can’t guarantee the Logitech M mouse will boost your productivity, but at this price If you prefer typing on a laptop to type on a standard keyboard you will probably like this keyboard.

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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. See questions and answers. They are not totally flat with almost 0 travel like laptop keys but they are also far from the full size long travel keys that are more conventional.

See all reviews. Let me start out by admitting that I’m not a gamer. While there are more elegant solutions for home media center type applications including the Logitech DiNovo Mini, manufacturers should take into consideration that the average computer user does not enjoy juggling multiple keyboards, mice and remote controls to manage his home entertainment.

Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. Design and Features Microsoft has recently expanded its SideWinder gaming range to incorporate a cut down version of its original SideWinder mouse, the X5, a new version, the X8 due next yearand a keyboard, the X6.

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If you prefer typing on a laptop to type on a standard keyboard you will probably like this keyboard. Rubber feet on the bottom keep it from sliding esp if you’ve propped it at an angle by placing stacks of post-it notes under the back corners.


With enough attention to the macro key input there are virtually no limitations on what the macro can do for you. Key characters are well lit and easy to find in complete darkness and retain their usual key shapes.

However, we don’t doubt that in time, many operational glitches will be solved with a driver update or firmware patches. I’ve now used this keyboard for several months. The Sidewinder X6 is built with a strong black plastic frame and no detachable parts which means it should rarely if ever have any parts that fall off.

It can take a little while to get used to lgoitech it is nice that they are just a tad wider than c6 normal F keys. Get to Know Us. See All Buying Options.

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The advantages of this keyboard over others is the detachable numeric keypad and large dials to control both volume and back-lighting. Up to 72 storable macros. Another clever use of macros relates logitec the use of macro definitions within your operating system to predefine access to certain directories or performing a set process in your favorite application.

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Adobe Photoshop is one of those applications where the use of a macro can help to automatically launch filters to previously used values. I am just starting to use all the functionality that this keyboard offers – programming the keys logitdch setting dials to manipulate zoom, etc.


My poor carpel tunnel arm is so happy to have a comfortable keyboard to use.

Readers looking for an upgrade from a standard non-feature rich keyboard should seriously consider logitefh the move to gaming keyboards with the arrival of the Sidewinder X6.

The first thing of note is the swappable numpad, which can be placed on the right, left, or removed altogether via a strong magnetic system.

Record any sequence of keystrokes—even standard chat messages. I have gotten TONS of use out of this keyboard and realize I should probably re-evaluate the amount of time I spend in front of a monitor. The Function keys are also sizably bigger on Reclusa which helps when shortcut functions are mapped in applications to these keys.

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I don’t think I will ever buy another keyboard that does not have this feature, that is how awesome it is. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in To complement the ease of accessing and programming sirewinder a Cruise Control key is also located in the top row of the keyboard to allow any depressed key combination to run indefinitely until the Cruise Control key is pressed again.