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Microsoft SideWinder X8
7.1 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X8

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Overall 10
10

Was good while the middle mouse button lasted

Paul K., Newegg
30 April 2013
  • Pros: Worked amazing. Buttons have a good click to them, and the it felt nice in my large paws. Microsoft refunded my purchase price because of the failure.
  • Cons: Middle mouse button failed after two years.
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Overall 10
10

5 years old an still working great

Brandon M., Newegg
14 April 2013
  • Summary: I have never had a problem with this mouse, people say WiFi an Bluetooth mess with it even now it's sitting only 2 ft from my route and phone an never a problem. If Microsoft still manufactured it when this one finally dies i would buy one
  • Pros: the high dpi is great for multi-screen gaming with not a lot of room to move around, an the macro keys are great even for every day use
  • Cons: the Teflon pad on the mouse will ware a spot on your desk if no mouse pad is used (not a big deal if you ask me)
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Overall 4
4.0

Wireless issues

Jeffrey A., Newegg
28 March 2013
  • Summary: It was cool at first, but any strong wireless signal messes it up.
  • Pros: Different feet that you can replace, making it smoother or rougher. Well placed buttons.
  • Cons: Whenever there is a microwave or any WIFI signal, the mouse goes nuts. It is very sensitive, even with a router being across the room. Really not worth the hassle. This mouse makes me want to have a wired one again.
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Overall 10
10

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Black 12 Buttons Tilt Wheel 2.4GHz Wireless 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse

Alexander O., Newegg
26 December 2012
  • Summary: 3 years.......awesome saus
  • Pros: 3 years.......awesome saus
  • Cons: 3 years.......awesome saus
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful

Trevor R., Newegg
29 November 2012
  • Summary: Don't buy this
  • Pros: It looks nice
  • Cons: Buggy as hell, has major recharge issues (it will fail to recognize it's plugged in even when it is), laser malfunctions often causing jumping cursor, half the function buttons stopped working after 2 months. Awful awful mouse, I went back to my cheap $30 logitech mouse and never had a problem ag...
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Overall 4
4.0

Rip microsoft sidewinder x8 :(

Tony G., Newegg
1 November 2012
  • Summary: Nows its in the drawer along with my other useless electronics. Replaced it with a G500 and havent looked back.
  • Pros: Was good back in the days.....
  • Cons: anything wireless would make it act up, contacts on charger would only work a certain way. Really hate it dying during gaming, had a wired mouse on standby which was used often o_0
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Overall 2
2.0

has issue with Wifi signal

Anonymous, Newegg
28 October 2012
  • Pros: wireless
  • Cons: -uncomfortable -has issiue wifi signal , and become laggy if you have wireless router -middle button non funtional after 1 year usage
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not perfect

Jeffery H., Newegg
29 August 2012
  • Summary: Nonetheless the sidewinder is a great mouse that isn't absurdly expensive. For the price you get what you get and I do believe it is a pretty good offer. However, for purely gaming use I believe there are definitely better options out there.
  • Pros: 3 DPI settings on the fly - comes in handy in games. I really like the look of the mouse it is aesthetically pleasing to my eyes and when seen by others may not be as tacky as the Razer Deathadder. The mouse wheel feels nice and the tilts on the wheels are not to shabby.
  • Cons: The handling of the mouse isn't as great as my Razer Deathadder it sometimes bugs out and doesn't register movements (rarely does this, but is obviously quite annoying when it happens). The charging is a little strange at times. Ocassionally it says its low on battery and charging seems to not wo...
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Overall 2
2.0

The WORST mouse I have ever used

Justin P., Newegg
10 August 2012
  • Summary: PLEASE, do not waste your money on this awful product. I've used plenty of mouse from traveling to gaming and i really didn't think someone could make a product this bad. I thought it was me that bought a defected one but really from the awkward form to the poor base design, I'm convinced that this...
  • Pros: 3 dpi settings
  • Cons: I don't really know where to start so please bear with me. First of all the the feel is very awkward, and the 4 corners in the bottom aren't padded so the way it moves on the surface is very rough and it tore up my desk. The mouse sometimes randomly click on its own. Thumb buttons on the side die...
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Overall 4
4.0

Seemed OK at first

Jerry E., Newegg
24 July 2012
  • Summary: Will not buy another MS mouse. This thing was stupid expensive and lasted 1 month past the warrenty.
  • Pros: Tracked well and fit hand well
  • Cons: Acts wild and crazy for no reason. Suddenly will act like the drunk guy at the party, flies wildly or wont do anything. Have to pull the battery and may start working again for 2 min or 50....
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