If you are a hard core gamer, then you probably already know having all of the high end peripherals are necessary, such as a good mouse and keyboard. Today, Microsoft announced the latest addition to their lineup of gaming keyboards, the SideWinder X4, which boasts anti-ghosting technology. Essentially, many keys can be pressed at once and all of them will register, allowing players to use complex combos.
The Applied Sciences Group is responsible for the new technology in Microsoft’s latest product. The keyboard can register up to 26 different keys being pressed at once, just to give you some perspective on how well the anti-ghosting technology works. Players can associate one key with a combination, called macro recording. If you keep pressing that single button, the combination saved will continue to occur. Similarly, automatic macro repetition will repeat the same macro as many times as you wish. In addition, users can switch between different profiles with ease, in case you switch between different games throughout the day. The backlighting is also customizable to your specific needs.
It is set to be available sometime in March 2010 for $59.95, it will be available on Amazon for pre-order sometime this week as well.