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Can't find anywhere selling Microsoft Sidewinder X4 UK

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May 17, 2014 8:05:58 PM

Hello,

I know this is a kinda stupid question but i just cant seem to find anywhere to buy the X4 or x6 in the uk Amazon says £800 so that cant be right. Can someone link me to one ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-JQD-00006-Sidewinder-...

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May 18, 2014 2:06:09 AM

Yea, that's a private seller hoping to get a sucker.

Some bad news though http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1919466/microsof...

Unless you want to buy the used one from ebay or something, you might be out of luck. I'm not sure how much shipping from EU countries would be even if you did find one.

You might just have to look for another keyboard :( 

Edit: depending how badly you want it, it'd be around $90 to ship from the US.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-SideWinder-X4-Keyboar...
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May 18, 2014 5:38:46 AM

jaraldo said:
Yea, that's a private seller hoping to get a sucker.

Some bad news though http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1919466/microsof...

Unless you want to buy the used one from ebay or something, you might be out of luck. I'm not sure how much shipping from EU countries would be even if you did find one.

You might just have to look for another keyboard :( 

Edit: depending how badly you want it, it'd be around $90 to ship from the US.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-SideWinder-X4-Keyboar...


I thought something was up. So that being said is there any keyboards in the £40 price range that you would recommend ? with the same nice features and looks at the x4
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May 18, 2014 6:16:04 AM

I've heard nothing but great things about the sidewinder, it's really kind of a top pick.

You can try reviewing these threads for something similar. The k70 from corsair seems to be an alternative; it's a real mechanical keyboard unlike the x4 so that's why it's more expensive.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1720048/microsof...
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=30649.0
http://www.team-dignitas.net/articles/blogs/Starcraft-I...

G110/G15 might be alright as well.

The Logitech G105 is similar to the X4. It's close in price and features but I don't think you'll get 100% same quality of the X4 in it. After this searching, it almost makes me want to buy an X4 since I can get it for $40 (I feel bad for you :(  )

Edit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Cyborg-V5-Keyboard-PC/dp...

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May 18, 2014 6:19:38 AM

jaraldo said:
I've heard nothing but great things about the sidewinder, it's really kind of a top pick.

You can try reviewing these threads for something similar. The k70 from corsair seems to be an alternative; it's a real mechanical keyboard unlike the x4 so that's why it's more expensive.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1720048/microsof...
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=30649.0

G110/G15 might be alright as well.

The Logitech G105 is similar to the X4. It's close in price and features but I don't think you'll get 100% same quality of the X4 in it. After this searching, it almost makes me want to buy an X4 since I can get it for $40 (I feel bad for you :(  )


Yeah its a shame that they discontinued it as it had great reviews. I will check out the ones you suggested thanks a lot :) 
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May 18, 2014 6:23:34 AM

I'll mention that I only have researched the X4 and k70 and both seem great. I'm replacing a g110 with an k95 as we speak :)  (1 more week to wait!). The G110 was alright, the key spacing was a bit odd but I got used to it quickly.

Edit: added 2 links to my last message, didn't see you beat me to the reply :p 
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May 18, 2014 6:33:27 AM

jaraldo said:
I'll mention that I only have researched the X4 and k70 and both seem great. I'm replacing a g110 with an k95 as we speak :)  (1 more week to wait!). The G110 was alright, the key spacing was a bit odd but I got used to it quickly.

Edit: added 2 links to my last message, didn't see you beat me to the reply :p 



Yeah I will upgrade in the future to a better keyboard but for now I'm not to bothered about mechanical ones. I have seen this Steel Series Apex Gaming keyboard it had great reviews also it looks very smart. any good ?
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May 18, 2014 6:59:50 AM

Ryzouk said:

Yeah I will upgrade in the future to a better keyboard but for now I'm not to bothered about mechanical ones. I have seen this Steel Series Apex Gaming keyboard it had great reviews also it looks very smart. any good ?


http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2143263/buy-keyb...
It was one of the boards I was going to get :) 
I only read about some ghosting issues with it, if you don't game too hard, it might be a really great choice.
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May 18, 2014 7:38:35 AM

jaraldo said:
Ryzouk said:

Yeah I will upgrade in the future to a better keyboard but for now I'm not to bothered about mechanical ones. I have seen this Steel Series Apex Gaming keyboard it had great reviews also it looks very smart. any good ?


http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2143263/buy-keyb...
It was one of the boards I was going to get :) 
I only read about some ghosting issues with it, if you don't game too hard, it might be a really great choice.



Yeah i was about to get the one from Germany until i noticed it had German keys. Thank for searching

What do you think of this deal as I Also need a mouse and headset as im building my New gaming pc. As i play Xbox i have nothing.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SteelSeries-Gaming-Mega-Bundl...

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May 18, 2014 8:02:06 AM

hmm well, some research on the apex RAW version might be needed. I thought there was some differences between it and the original version. (possibly some issue)
If there isn't much difference, then i think it could be a great deal. Some comparison pricing on each item would be good to.

I have the 4HD mat, and if the 4D is similar, you will enjoy it. Depending on what games you play, the mouse might not be the best if you need extra keys. http://www.engadget.com/products/steelseries/kinzu/

As for the headset, no idea about it.

If all these things look good to you though and seem issue free, it's a damn good deal imo.

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May 18, 2014 8:24:49 AM

jaraldo said:
hmm well, some research on the apex RAW version might be needed. I thought there was some differences between it and the original version. (possibly some issue)
If there isn't much difference, then i think it could be a great deal. Some comparison pricing on each item would be good to.

I have the 4HD mat, and if the 4D is similar, you will enjoy it. Depending on what games you play, the mouse might not be the best if you need extra keys. http://www.engadget.com/products/steelseries/kinzu/

As for the headset, no idea about it.

If all these things look good to you though and seem issue free, it's a damn good deal imo.




Yeah the deal seems a little to good though as the headset is like £50 on its own.

The RAW version is different from the original as it only has a white backlight and has less macro keys. Think there are some other small features but for an extra £20 its not worth it to me. The mouse pad seems a little small for me and i would upgrade maybe but for now it's fine. Same with the mouse it has three programmable buttons. I think that means right and left click though as i cant see any others. This is also fine for just now and later i can upgrade to something a little better. The headset it nice as i have none and have been looking at buying a cheap one for £15 so this could help a lot as it seems great for the price.

So the price is £75

Headset - £50
Mouse - £19
Pad - £6
keyboard - £40

Seem like a good deal but Am I missing anything ? Do i get all they items for the price ?

Thanks
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May 18, 2014 4:55:27 PM

Yeah it's a tough call. The dealer looks pretty reputable by his rating though.

The headset: http://www.amazon.ca/SteelSeries-Gaming-Headset-Tablets...
Just based on some reviews on amazon, seems like a "good enough" approach to the product. Only the guys buying $300 headsets really said they were crap but if you aren't picky with sound being perfect they seem to be alright. Keep in mind that steelseries might not be as big here in north america as they are in UK (they are a euro brand) , this can lead to some negative reviews to.

The Mouse- If it says it has 3 programmable buttons, it looks like it means the middle button, and the scroll wheel(spinning) and the scroll wheel being a button to push down to.

Keyboard - The sidewinder didn't have many features either, so I think this RAW version won't be too bad.

Mouse pad - well, if it's too small, it's not hard to find a decent one for £10 anyways.

I think they just bundled them to try and get rid of the mouse/mousepads since those models would sell slower. Looks like a good deal to me overall.
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May 19, 2014 9:05:23 PM

The Razer Chimaera is expensive but it is a really great gaming headset. You can get the Piranha if you want; it lasted me 2+ years before it broke.
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May 19, 2014 9:29:10 PM

Hey, I think the Tom's update deleted my reply, but it looks like a good deal to me. The mouse/mouse pad are only mediocre but they are just add-ons anyways.
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