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Microsoft SideWinder X5

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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Construction 9
Functionality 10
Appearance 9

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Gaming Mouse ARB-00001

Benchmark Reviews
14 July 2009
  • Conclusion: The packing of the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 goes beyond the traditional or regular packaging, certainly making it stand. It's less of an eye-popping display and more of a novel design for cardboard. Like most Microsoft products, the packaging is very professional looking and contains all the necessary information that is needed to make an informed decision.
  • Pros: On the fly dpi switching with settings up to 2000dpi., Laser tracking sensor, Large ergonomic design, 5 customizable buttons including two side buttons, Crisp feeling mouse buttons.
  • Cons: Annoying LEDs on the back of the mouse, Shortcut key that cannot be customized., Dpi setting buttons uncomfortable to reach
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Overall 8

Microsoft SideWinder X5

24 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Back in the day, shopping for gaming peripherals meant sifting through a ton of Microsoft's SideWinder products to find what you needed. Everything from SideWinder controllers, to joysticks, to force-feedback steering wheels lined hardware stores; to say that they dominated the market would be spot on. Eventually the entire range started phasing out and the series was all but forgotten.
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Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse Review

14 November 2008
  • Excerpt: When we last looked at Microsoft's revitalization of the Sidewinder peripheral line , we weren't very impressed. Though the mouse was technologically sound, it was painfully uncomfortable to use. We weren't alone in that assessment either; sites all over the Internet penned the Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse as a rodent.
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Review: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

28 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Microsoft has been making gaming gear for a while now and they have been getting pretty good at it. Microsoft’s first serious gaming mouse was the SideWinder , which came after a collaboration with Razer to produce the Habu . The original SideWinder looked great and performed well, but never felt right to some users (myself included).
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Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse

1 October 2008
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Overall 7

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse

1 October 2008
  • Summary: The price for the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 is Rs 2,867, which is only a little better than the earlier Sidewinder which was priced around Rs 3,000.
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Overall 7

Microsoft Sidewinder X5

maximum pc
29 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Sporting an ever-so-slightly trimmed-down shape compared to the original Sidewinder gaming mouse, along with a stripped down featureset, the Sidewinder X5 delivers great performance at a very reasonable price. Like the original Sidewinder, the design works great for gamers who use either a claw or a standard grip (or who like to change between them), but it’s not particularly comfortable for people with small- to medium-size hands.
  • Pros: Sensor is super-accurate. Top-and-bottom thumb buttons kick ass. Love the three button sensitivity adjustment.
  • Cons: Still too honkin’ big. No reason to install the software, unless you want to make sensitivity adjustments. Sidewinder button is useless.
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Overall 5

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Gaming Mouse

PC Authority
22 October 2009
  • Summary: The perfect complement to the X6, or just another mousing also-ran?
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Overall 8

Simple but effective gaming mouse.

Good Gear Guide.au
22 June 2009
  • Summary: Microsoft's Sidewinder X5 might not be the most advanced or feature-filled gaming mouse on the market, but its combination of precision, customisable buttons and comfortable design makes it a worthy choice nonetheless.
  • Pros: 2000 DPI sensor is precise, on-the-fly DPI adjustment, lots of programmable controls
  • Cons: Lacks some of the bells and whistles of other models, sensitivity not as high as some competing units
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Expert Review

12 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Supplier: Microsoft Brand: Microsoft Website: www.microsoft.com RRP: R629.00 Star Rating: 4/5 Review By: NAG Magazine (January 2009) MICROSOFT’S NEW X5 SIDEWINDER mouse is actually a downgrade from the original SideWinder gaming mouse. Where the original SideWinder was very similar in function to the G9, the X5 has trimmed off a bit of the fat.
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