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Microsoft-sidewinder-x5.33476803
7.3 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X5

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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 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 notches, essentially turning on its own. On the plus side the mouse is easy to disassemble and clean.
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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 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. It also requires software install (does so automatically when you plug it in) - and I don't like junking up my system with more applications that have to run all the time, especially for a product as...
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Overall 10
10

Bought this in 2010 and still works incredibly well.

V. Then, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: Bought this in 2010 and still works incredibly well. I'm really glad I bought it when I did, it appears to have TRIPLED in price! It does everything I want it to do and slightly more. I hardly every change my sensitivity but i'm glad to have the red buttons that allows me to do that when I play games which isn't too often.
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Overall 10
10

Wish I could buy another one for the deal I got

The guy, Amazon
22 October 2013
  • Summary: This mouse rocks! $25 for an amazing gaming mouse. Only thing is it's wired. Other than that, extremely good. I love how you can switch the DPI if you are changing to Sniping or something.
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Overall 2
2.0

Size is nice, otherwise a terrible mouse at this price.

Consumerist, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this mouse a while ago to backup a Logitech G9. The G9 finally died after over 4 years and I hooked this mouse up. I was excited to use it as I have a Sidewinder X6 keyboard which I really like (despite its lack of mechanical keys). Here's the good news. The mouse is big and fits bigger hands well. My hands are not huge but they are larger than average and its fits me naturally. I expect smaller hands would be very uncomfortable though.
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Overall 10
10

Underrated

Derek, Amazon
28 July 2013
  • Summary: Very underrated piece of equipment. While not perfect, has fit my needs for a year and a half, only basic maintenance needed. Wiped off as normal, stripped down to components and thoroughly cleaned only once in 1.5 years. Hard pressed to beat this mouse for a reasonable price vs your needs.
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