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Microsoft SideWinder X5
7.5 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X5

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft SideWinder X5

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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.
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Overall 2
2.0

GINORMOUS BULKY

Nerissa B., Newegg
14 July 2013
  • Summary: Terrible mouse, software offers little improvement and it just is such a big mouse that your hand barely fits over it unless your an OGRE. Perfect mouse for an elephant.
  • Pros: Fast Durable Built like a tank
  • Cons: Heavy HUGE and makes you stretch your hand like a mug. No grip Doesn't slide well Side buttons are too easy to push accidentally not much customization
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Overall 2
2.0

Scroll wheel falls apart!

MrMephy, Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: I have had this mouse for years, it does have nice features... but BE WARNED! Microsoft used a terrible rubber for their scroll wheel and after about a year of gaming, the mouse wheel's rubber turns into a melting sticky semisolid that will fall apart and come off of the wheel if you aren't gentle...
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Overall 2
2.0

sucked

Eric Chavera, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: worked for 6 months then went to hell while it worked it was fine but after a few months it slowly crapped out
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped Working after 10 days

Darrick McCowen, Amazon
14 January 2013
  • Summary: This device stopped working after only10 days. Doesn't track correctly. I will have to send it back for warranty repair.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nice idea but no, more trash hardware from microsoft

John N., Newegg
28 December 2011
  • Summary: I don't change dpi on the fly because it makes no sense to me - I know some people like that feature but I would rather use the buttons in game instead. Center wheel is deteriorating all over my desk 1 year and 1 month after purchasing.
  • Pros: * large mouse for larger hands * good thumb buttons & great placement * well built undercarriage *sale price
  • Cons: * frantic clicking of the LMB can actually set off a middle click * cheap feeling LMB and RMB * center wheel has loosened a bit and is now rubbing and deteriorating * laser does not work well on semi-translucent surfaces, on black & white print, or on clean white paper (dark mouse pad required) *...
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Overall 1
0.5

Great all rounder

Jaxlb, Overclock
11 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This mouse has been great since day one. I bought it from a ebay store for $60 AUD about half a year after it came out. The things I love about this mouse are the on the fly DPI buttons and the placement of the forward and back buttons.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad laser, don't buy this.

Dominique F., Newegg
30 November 2010
  • Summary: The side buttons take some getting used to, but they work when you're used to them.
  • Pros: Light weight isn't too bad. Very fast on highest setting.
  • Cons: I had this mouse no more than 2 months before the laser crapped out on me.
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Overall 2
2.0

horrible, simply horrid...

Anonymous, Newegg
25 August 2010
  • Summary: i'm never going to buy another microsoft mouse again.
  • Pros: the four 'dimple' points where your finger rests are pretty comfortable and helps secure your hand in place. i'm right handed. i'm not sure how a left handed person would hold it since the two protruding side buttons would make contact with the side of your hand.
  • Cons: wow. where to start. i have this mouse all of 4 hours (only used it for about an hour). i got it as a replacement to my logitech g5 mouse. this mouse 'rocks' in a way that it lifts the front portion of the mouse slightly up in the air. which is very, very annoying. the g5 never did this. also, it...
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Overall 2
2.0

POOR ergonomics, thumb won't reach the side buttons

TTP3317 "Go Sooners", Amazon
12 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought one of these to test before requisitioning some for image editing use at work. I checked it out at a retailer and found its size comfortable so I odered one from Amazon for $25 less than the retail price. I hooked it up at home and started playing Battlefied 2.
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