Microsoft intros SideWinder X4 anti-ghosting gaming keyboard

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Microsoft has unveiled its latest keyboard designed specifically for gamers.

The SideWinder X4 claims to handle the problem of ghosting — where it’s impossible to determine exactly which of multiple keys have been pressed — by detecting up to 26 keys at any one time.

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Quite who can press 26 keys in one go is another matter, but the facility is there in case you have two friends round to help you.

In addition, the keyboard offers macro recording, allowing gamers to record a series of commands to a single key, in addition to a macro repeat feature.

There’s also adjustable backlighting, so you can set a comfortable level no matter how much light there is in the room, and mode / profile switching for calling up different settings for each game.

Developed by Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group, the Sidewinder X4 will be available from March priced $59.95.

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