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Microsoft SideWinder X5
7.3 out of 10

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 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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Overall 2
2.0

Got a used one

Adam R., Newegg
30 July 2010
  • 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...
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