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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.