Editors Liked

  • Optimized and less expensive gaming keyboard option
  • Stylish keyboard
  • Plug-and-play functionality including multimedia keys and backlight
  • Advanced functionality (macros)
  • Hardware AntiGhosting technology performs as presented
  • Comfortable palm rest
  • Works well in games (antighosting and fully backlit)

Editors Didn't Like

  • Doesn't have the Microsoft unique detachable number pad or Cruise Control
  • Less than ideal tactile feedback on keys
  • Play/pause driver issue
  • Only red backlighting
  • They got rid of the “knobs” from their previous Sidewinder keyboard
  • Feels plasticky
  • No USB hub
  • Looks basic compared to its older brother, the X6
  • Overpriced when comparing features