Sidewinder X5 and X6 Mouse and Keyboard from Microsoft
There’s been word for a while that the big M would be launching a SideWinder-branded keyboard by Autumn this year andÂ the Redmond-based folksÂ are keeping the hypeÂ alive with an all new September-boundÂ board and mouse 1-2.
The SideWinder X6 is hailed as the “first gaming keyboard created by Microsoft from the ground up, and the only gaming keyboard on the market with a switchable key pad.”
Â When notÂ being used for hardcore gamingÂ the key pad transforms into a fully programmable macro pad.
It’s also packingÂ two-colour adjustable backlighting, mode switching and a $79.95 price tag.
The X5 mouse has no less than nine buttons (five of which are customisable), a 2,000DPI laser tracking engine, six DPI settings (totally adjustable on the fly) and a $59.95 asking price.