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Microsoft SideWinder X5
7.5 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X5

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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 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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Overall 6
6.0

not worth the price

T. Williams, Amazon
4 May 2013
  • Summary: The mouse works fine but to me it is too light. I wanted a x8 which has weights and is heavier but I could not afford 200.00 for that mouse. the x5 is a lot cheaper built and not worth the 110.00 I paid for it. It is more of a 49.00 class mouse. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Overall 6
6.0

well build mouse

thomas martin, Amazon
2 May 2013
  • Summary: well built basic gaming mouse. there's nothing special here but it gets the job done if you don't need a bunch of macro buttons.
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

Mr. Tom Lee Fox, Amazon
14 January 2013
  • Summary: the mouse was ok then it gots old did not last and it fall a part on me but ya good price and fast shipping
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Initial Quality.

Ryan M., Newegg
30 December 2012
  • Pros: Works well Comfortable
  • Cons: Too light Rubber scroll wheel breaks down and gums the mechanism up after a year or two.
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Overall 6
6.0

Only if you can't afford better.

V.S., Amazon
18 September 2012
  • Summary: I was particularly fond of the Logitech MX518 gaming mouse, but after going through three of them in about 18-24 months of use, I thought it might be best to say goodbye to Logitech and see if I could find a more durable product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be a lot better

Marsha J., Newegg
11 August 2012
  • Summary: I bought it open-boxed off of a certain auction site that I'm pretty sure everyone knows about, for the price of $23.00. I got it to replace a cheap chinese-brand mouse with a broken scroll wheel, and to match the Sidewinder X6 keyboard that I love.
  • Pros: - On-the-fly DPI settings - Cool LED lighting - Easy to install - Accurate, and built to last
  • Cons: - Awkward "lumpy" shape that's slightly uncomfortable to hold - Side buttons stick out like warts - Adjustable weights don't do much at all for the overall weight of the mouse - "Sidewinder" button is non customizable and only opens the Windows Games folder - Macro recorder is pretty useless, esp...
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Gaelen K., Newegg
1 May 2012
  • Summary: Would not have bought it if it was not on sale.
  • Pros: Good price if on sale. Good looking. Good feel for people with fat hands. Acceptable button placement. Good length for the cord.
  • Cons: Too light. Feels weightless when you first start using it. Plastic feels cheap. Left click is not always responsive. You have to click fairly hard.
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