Microsoft SideWinder X6 USB Keyboard £34.99 Delivered @ Play - HotUKDeals
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Wasn't really looking for a keyboard in particular, but came across this and seem to be the cheapest (next cheapest - PCWorld £40.49 collect from store).

Anyway, anyone who's a MacDonald fan will know that they are doing a promotion with Play.com which you can get £1 voucher codes when you buy their meals (not 100% guarantee you will get the voucher code, but very likely), so you can probably get this for £33.99. Also, don't forget 0.5% Quidco (17pence) or 2% from TopCashBack (70pence).

Specification:

* Flip 3D Key - Experience this dynamic Windows Vista feature by pressing the key to display a 3D overlay of all open windows and cycle through them
* "My Favorites" Keys - Customise these 5 keys to instantly bring up the folders, files, and Web pages you use most.
* Media Keys - Control your media activities with the touch of a button
* Hot Keys - One-touch access to e-mail, Home, Calculator, My Documents, instant messaging, and photos.
* Enhanced Keys - Perform common commands from your keyboard
* Windows Live Call Button - The easiest way to start a video call
* Gadgets - One-touch access to weather, stock quotes, and more
* Zoom Toggle - Easily zoom in and out of digital pictures, maps, and other documents.
* Windows Start Key - Press to launch your Start menu. If you have Windows Vista installed, search your PC or the Web right from there
* Translucent Border and Polished Racetrack - Brings the subtle elegance of Windows Aero to your desktop.
* Comfort Curve with Quiet Touch Keys - Your hands sit more naturally on the quiet, responsive, thin-profile keys for comfortand productivity
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#1
I don't know where play got the description from, but some of those claimed to be buttons like Windows Live Call are just functions you can assign to the macro keys. Some slightly annoying things with it are the numpad lifts the main keyboard off of its rubber feet on the side its attached to.

I don't use my numpad so it isn't much of an issue. There's also no export/import for the macros which are stored in the software.
#2
I have one of these and I love it (the numpad is dumped in a drawer to save space tho).

The only snag is there's no feet to angle the keyboard up (wouldn't work with the detachable numpad says Microsoft) - but otherwise the keyboard is a beaut.
#3
Klyken
Some slightly annoying things with it are the numpad lifts the main keyboard off of its rubber feet on the side its attached to.
Mine doesn't do that - I'd humbly suggest your desk isn't level and the longer keyboard is just causing it to 'float' in the middle???
#4
Klyken
I don't know where play got the description from, but some of those claimed to be buttons like Windows Live Call are just functions you can assign to the macro keys. Some slightly annoying things with it are the numpad lifts the main keyboard off of its rubber feet on the side its attached to.

I don't use my numpad so it isn't much of an issue. There's also no export/import for the macros which are stored in the software.


Mine doesnt do that either..... on either side of the keyboard, and yes you can plug the numpad on either side of the main keyboard so great for Leftys Im guessing.

Im not a Microsoft Fanboy by a long way but they definitely got it right with this one.

The play.com decription is totally wrong for the product, guessing someone added the description from a different keyboard by mistake.

I was looking for a logitech keyboard when I found this at full price and snapped it up.

Back lit keys sounds a bit boy racer but dead useful for late night movie sessions.

Also has volume dial on the keyboard, two columns of full programmable keys, either can learn in by you typing the key sequence and recording it or by coding them.

Keyboard is pretty heavyweight, very comfortable to use (and yes I normally tilt my keyboards but dont ever have a problem with this one not tilting) and most importantly has survived me much longer than most keyboards ever had

Snap it up..... Rep added good spot!
#5
I guess mine must have an inferior thickness of rubber feet on the keyboard compare to yours then. I can assure you it's not the desk as it's an inch thick from when I used to have a 42kg CRT on the upper tier and you can see the height difference before you clip it on.

Perhaps I will try MS support. I had thought of reducing the hard feet on the numpad.

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