Size is nice, otherwise a terrible mouse at this price.
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.
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...
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) *...
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...
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.
Summary: When I opened up the box, the mouse looked like it had already been used. I'm 100% sure this Sidewinder X5 was used before I recieved it.
Pros: Fast, On the Fly DPI settings, Nice rubber scroll wheel
Cons: A huge con here for those of you who don't know, The wire on the mouse is extremely stiff and feels like if you bend it too much, the rubber wire sheath will snap. Other than that huge con it feels cheap, clunky, big, and Light. Mine has a horrible rocking motion in the back as well but again may...