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Microsoft SideWinder X8

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Microsoft SideWinder X8

The SideWinder X8 has 2.4 Giga Hertz wireless connectivity, as well as play and charge capability. The Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse, offers a tracking engine with Microsoft BlueTrack Technology and wireless freedom that is built for lag-free play. The newest mouse to join the SideWinder line, the SideWinder X8 offers the high frame rate, speed and acceleration and a tracking range from 250 dots per inch (dpi) to 4,000 dpi. Geared towards the gaming community, the Sidewinder …

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Microsoft SideWinder X8

The SideWinder X8 has 2.4 Giga Hertz wireless connectivity, as well as play and charge capability. The Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse, offers a tracking engine with Microsoft BlueTrack Technology and wireless freedom that is built for lag-free play. The newest mouse to join the SideWinder line, the SideWinder X8 offers the high frame rate, speed and acceleration and a tracking range from 250 dots per inch (dpi) to 4,000 dpi. Geared towards the gaming community, the Sidewinder X8 provides wireless capability that doesn’t compromise on performance. The SideWinder X8 Mouse joins the Microsoft Explorer Mouse and Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse that uses BlueTrack Technology which is a tracking technology that works on virtually any surface.

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The SideWinder X8 Mouse has several features that allows it to deliver wireless gaming performance. These include BlueTrack Technology, which with an image processing of 13,000 frames per second, 75 g maximum acceleration and 120 inches per second maximum speed offers almost lag-free play; as well as 2.4GHz wireless capability – providing almost no latency functionality; and play and charge - allowing users up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge, or use the play-and-charge cable for nonstop usage. This is done by unwrapping the cord around the storage box and snapping itonto the underside of the mouse, thus enabling charge up while the mouse is being used. The SideWinder X8 Mouse is available end February for an estimated retail price of $99.95 (U.S.). More information about this can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.

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  • Syncing Sidewinder X8

    Bought the Sidewinder X8 the other day and was wondering if there is a sync button on it. I installed the cd and plugged it in but i'm not getting any response from the mouse. Not sure if mine is just broken or if I need to sync it somehow

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