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Microsoft SideWinder X8

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Overall 1

"Doesn't work if you use WiFi."

nanite2000, CNET
13 February 2012
  • Pros: Comfortable fit.
  • Cons: Interferes with WiFi signal, wrecking it's usability. Blue light is actually worse than (previous) red lights.
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Overall 3

"Mouse wheel breaks, scrolls up or down randomly"

DavyBoyWonder, CNET
5 December 2011
  • Pros: - good for those with bigger hands - great for when it works - magnetic power connector makes charging the mouse easy
  • Cons: - mouse wheel broke in less than 9 months, now mouse will scroll one more "click" even though you have stopped scrolling, about 5 to 10 seconds after your last scroll - feels slightly cheap on the build quality
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Overall 5

"Looks good, but not worth it"

rlkp, CNET
10 August 2011
  • Pros: blue-tracking is really accurate, there are 3 speeds which is useful or on the fly switching DPI speeds, nice placement of macro and forward/backward buttons, has a wired/wirelss mode where you can recharge solely by using the "puck" that comes with it.
  • Cons: only 1 thing..... the recharging contacts for most people become defective within the first month or two. that means you will now have to manually change the batteries yourself so its a bit of pain...
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Overall 7

"NOT left handed!"

Lensman_1, CNET
21 February 2011
  • Pros: The mouse is well built, works flawlessly, the scroll wheel is just fine and the dpi switching is superb. Also I had a charge from flat via the cable in less than 12 minutes.
  • Cons: There is zero chance of any left handed user, as I am, using this mouse. The design is so right handed as to be almost an insult. The back/forward buttons are exactly where a left handed users little finger sits and the bosy is not grippable.
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Overall 10

"Best mouse i'v had"

killer-mm3, CNET
2 February 2011
  • Pros: Fits my hand perfectly, perfect weight, can track on almost any surface, there arent any unnecessary buttons in the way.
  • Cons: Its hard to get the tiny amount of dust that gets stuck in the hole at the back of the mouse.
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Overall 5

"Doesn't Live up to the Hype"

Vulcannomad, CNET
28 March 2010
  • Pros: Lithium battery and charger, additional feet. Programmablilit when it works.
  • Cons: Mouse Wheel, terrible, forefinger slides off of wheel, wheel get stuck, anything but smooth rotation. Customization doesn't stay, you have to keep re-initiating it. Programmable side buttons rarely work.
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Overall 7

"Not as good as the Logitec Revolution"

svenist, CNET
28 August 2009
  • Pros: Recharge method. Response time. "Instant" DPI change. Looks like it could eat your mom & still have room for the rest of your enemies.
  • Cons: Button configuration is limited. Configurable buttons are limited. Not ergonomically designed. Charging station is clunky, making it bad for laptops. Scroll wheel doesn't free spin.
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Overall 9

"Very good mouse, does the job well"

thewunderbar, CNET
5 June 2009
  • Pros: wireless, long battery life, good thumb buttons, on the fly DPI change and multiple sets of feet ensure good customization
  • Cons: very big, scroll wheel not fantastic, no battery charge indicator
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Overall 8

User Review

Mitch Brooks, Cnet.co.uk
25 May 2013
  • Summary: Macro button doesn't work without cable and charge cable breaks easily, but is the best mouse I have owned.
  • Pros: Size,feel,weight,buttons
  • Cons: macro button doesn't work without cable and charge cable breaks easily.
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Overall 8

User Review

26 June 2012
  • Summary: Nice mouse, best feature is the magnetic charging cable. The only reason I never used wireless mice before this one was having to replace or recharge batteries constantly. So, that's good, mouse feels great, relatively high quality. Unfortunately have had to send my first one in because it wouldn't charge anymore, but got a replacement after a few weeks.
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