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7.3 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 notches, essentially turning on its own. On the plus side the mouse is easy to disassemble and clean.
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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 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

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. I didn't have a lot of money, so the Sidewinder X5 seemed like a cheap alternative to the MX518, with basically all the same features. But the X5 was not an adequate replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wheel will crumble away after about a year

L. Bennett "Omega", Amazon
18 March 2012
  • Summary: The thing works well believe it or not. Its sturdy but not heavy. However if it weren't for the poor decision to go with a soft rubber wheel, it would be a much better product. The wheel disintegrates after about a year of use. Of course the other parts of the mouse are still usable, but you WILL miss using the wheel. Heed this warning, Buy something else.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disapointed

Julie Shafer-Roberts, Amazon
16 February 2010
  • Summary: ok, so i have had this mouse about 2 weeks and am highly disappointed with it. i noticed when i took it out of the box that the right click wasn't as responsive as i would like, but i thought maybe that was simply because it was cold. it warmed up and the click got sharper it seemed, so i forgot all about it and was quite content til recently. well now 2 weeks later, the right click sticks, isn't fast at all, and i am truly upset that i spent money on this.
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Overall 6
6.0

MS Sidewinder X5

B. DEB "Real Prince", Amazon
4 April 2010
  • Summary: The mouse is ok but it is a bit heavy.Also I think the clicks are pretty loud.
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