Microsoft has some good news in store for gamers. No, it’s not about Xbox 360. Rather the software giant has introduced its SideWinder gaming peripherals. The latest series includes X5 Mouse and X6 Keyboard.
The X6 keyboard boasts feature like Cruise Control that enables continuous action without having to hold down the key or keys assigned to the action. Gamers can use Cruise Control with up to four keys at a time. On the other hand the in-game macro record button allows gamers to record any sequence of keystrokes. These Macros are stored on the PC hard drive so that gamers can easily share it.
Further, realizing that WASD are the keys used by gamers very often, the X6 has front-face lighting for these keys for enhanced visibility. While the Quick-Launch key gives one-touch access to Windows Vista Games Explorer, and let gamers see the games in their PC’s game library quickly.
On the other hand, the X5 mouse delivers a fast and powerful performance required for exciting gaming sessions. The mouse also features adjustable sensitivity switching up to 2,000 DPI, five customizable buttons, and a Quick-Launch button that instantly launches the Windows Vista Games Explorer.
“We know that consumers don’t want to pull out and set up a second keyboard for a gaming session, so we created a device that was perfect for both gaming and regular computer use,” said Kevin Flick, user researcher for Microsoft Hardware. “With the switchable key pad, gamers will have a fantastic, customizable experience whether they’re playing their favorite game or creating Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations.”
The SideWinder X6 Keyboard and SideWinder X5 Mouse will be available in the US market at the estimated prices of $79.95 and $59.95 respectively.