Summary: i've had 3 of these mice. they only warrantee it for 6 months for a reason. they break-down quickly, but I use my mouse a lot as a heavy gamer. the bindings for the extra buttons are quick and easy. the batteries seem to burn out right at 6 months, so i ordered a pack of the same thing that comes with this, from amazon. great mouse, I just wish it was a bit more durable. I will order another 1, as after you play a pc game with it, you will never want another mouse.
Send me 180 dollars and buy a 20 dollar mouse instead.
14 March 2013
Summary: I bought this mouse on sale, I want to say it was around 40 dollars, but this was several years ago. I was awfully excited to get such a "great deal" on the mouse, so when it arrived I hooked it up right away planning to be much better at FPS games. It comes with cheap plastic feet that come out of the mouse... apparently in case you want to replace them? I've never had to replace a mouse because the feet wore off.
Summary: I bought My Sidewinder through a friend's account two years ago, and it's still going strong. I looked at the Microsoft branded mice when my 2 year old (insert brand here) mouse started acting up due to use, and all the oldest working computer mice I have seen have the Microsoft name on them. The BluTrack eye was neat, but not important.
Summary: I have used this mouse for a long time. They had issues with the right click but I found out why. The right click electronics inside the mouse has a cold soldier joint and I fixed it and it has been working ever sense.
Summary: Used it for 3 years with no issues untill the battery died out and I got A Razer Mamba. Microsoft should make a newer model of this as it was an outstanding peice of machine. Worked on any surface, loong bat life and good design.
Summary: This WAS a good mouse, solid build and very precise. However, after 5 months of use it started to show some erratic clicking and problems while recharging. I can use it right now but everytime I need to recharge it, the headache starts. After plugging it to the magnetic cord it will start charging but once I take it out for wireless use it is not recognized by windows anymore.
Summary: I've had this mouse over two years now using it ~10 hrs a week as a gaming mouse. It's been great for that. I bought it because it has the up/down thumb buttons which I use for movement in WoW. I didn't really want 10 thumb buttons or whatever the Naga has. It looses two stars because of how the extra features tend to interrupt what I'm doing.
Design flaws mar what could have been a nice mouse
Robert Ward "Bob", Amazon
1 May 2012
Summary: The pros: Large and sturdy, feels solid Scroll wheel feels nice when new Fast surface on bottom Great laser works on glass and reflective surfaces Pointer speed buttons are very useful for gamers The cons: Scroll quickly wears and becomes too "fast" Side buttons are too easy to hit accidentally Changeable pads are a gimmick The game button is not programmable and only opens the Windows game folder. What a waste. Right in the center of the mouse too.
Summary: I thought the mouse was nice at first. It has a great design, and seemed to be working fine. However, after two days of use, It started functioning erratically and clicking randomly. It would not register half of my clicks, and began moving as if it wasn't controlled by me. This would happen on and off throughout daily use. After reading online, I saw this was a common problem with this mouse. Do not buy it and expect it to work well for long.