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Microsoft SideWinder X5
7.5 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X5

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Overall 8
8.0

large

Adrian M., Newegg
14 January 2016
  • Pros: very accurate when playing games
  • Cons: pretty big but i got used to it eventually died but i guess they all do
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Overall 10
10

I love this mouse specifically for the way the forward and ...

Robert Lane, Amazon
14 July 2014
  • Summary: I love this mouse specifically for the way the forward and back buttons are up and down, no chance of hitting the wrong one in games, also fits my hand well. Would recommend to most.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good stuff

Daniel K., Newegg
3 June 2014
  • Summary: Might not have the best specs, but for it's price (I got it for around $30 back in the day), it's very nice. Much more comfortable than the deathadder.
  • Pros: VERY comfortable for people with bigger hands (guy hands, wouldn't recommend for most girls). On the fly DPI settings is very convenient. Despite what people say, it's not that heavy at all; in terms of actual weight, Razer Deathadder is noticeably heavier. Flat surface scroll wheel makes it easy...
  • Cons: None. Although while I was using another mouse and had this in storage, the mousewheel somehow got sticky... rubber may have melted or deteriorated.
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Overall 10
10

Strong

Daniel M., Newegg
15 May 2014
  • Summary: Still going strong and takes a beating after all these years so I am quite surprised. Logitech makes some nice mice but none have outlasted this thing. I never like to say anything nice about Microsoft but some of their gear does stand strong.
  • Pros: Decent price
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad, I guess?

J Photography "John", Amazon
5 May 2014
  • Summary: This product is alright. I replaced it with a CM Storm a few months after purchasing it. It feels cheap and somewhat awkward, though I think that's just a matter of opinion.
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Overall 6
6.0

disintegrating mouse wheel

Tanner, Amazon
6 March 2014
  • Summary: This otherwise fantastic mouse has a serious flaw: the rubber mouse wheel turns to goo after around 12 months and became virtually unusable by month 24. Also, right out of the box the indexing notches for the mouse wheel were not very firm and before too long the wheel started slipping between...
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Overall 10
10

Good for gaming and everyday use

Nathan Docken, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: This mouse is great. The three speed buttons is actually more useful than you might think it would be. The only downside is that it can be easy to accidentally switch speeds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Are you indecisive?

Philip H., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: Great first mouse for me, i am still using it today. Worth getting.
  • Pros: -Lasted me over a year -Nice Easy Drivers -Nice DPI -Responsive
  • Cons: No interchangeable weights Matte Finish is coming off (very little) after 1+ years
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Overall 4
4.0

Unpredictable button presses

William Hunter, Amazon
14 December 2013
  • Summary: I gave it a good try, never got the right feel and seemed like button presses either took too long to register or missed altogether. I replaced it with a G9 mouse and have been happy since.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointment - but maybe I should have been more specific when shopping.

Jonathan Ellis, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: Does not have optional weight compartment like my old sidewinder mouse, nor are the feet replaceable (that I can discern). Might be solid for a new gamer, but it's too light-weight for me. The inability to replace the feet when they wear out doesn't bode well for longevity.
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