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Microsoft SideWinder X8
7.2 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X8

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Overall 6
6.0

Good ideas, but...

David C., Newegg
15 July 2011
  • Summary: I have purchased 2 of these in the last 5 months. I was very happy with them at first. I use them for ECAD work and SC2. Responsive, wireless, good weight. The batteries stopped charging about a month ago.
  • Pros: Wireless. Replaceable feet with various textures to choose from. Vertical side buttons.
  • Cons: Battery charging fails. Always 'twitchy' regardless of how low you turn the DPI.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gaming Mouse

CHRISTOPHER S., Newegg
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Overall impression: "Meh." I probably should have saved 20 or 30 bucks and gotten a standard mouse.
  • Pros: - Not terribly ugly - Excellent range - Comfortable
  • Cons: - Price - Seems to be having weird seizure moments when browsing in Firefox 5. For some reason it it thinks it hits the 'back button' (I have my thumb buttons designated for 'forward' and 'back' when browsing) half a dozen times even when I don't touch it.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Lance B., Newegg
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Loved this mouse for the money, I think I may have gotten a bad product because everyone else has very good reviews about this mouse.
  • Pros: -Very smooth when sliding across anything -Very sleek design as far as buttons and LEDs go -Wireless -On the fly DPI settings
  • Cons: When I first got this mouse I thought it was one of the best mice I've ever owned. I've owned it for a couple of months now and it seems to me that the tracking is way off. For example, I'll be in the middle of a very intense game and my cursor will skip across the screen, preventing me from pull...
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Overall 6
6.0

Waste of Space

Alan A., Newegg
2 July 2011
  • Summary: Please note that this review is based on the fact that I was using it with a laptop. I think this mouse is more designed for desktop users.
  • Pros: Please note that this review is based on the fact that I was using it with a laptop. -The mouse is accurate with high DPI -Macro buttons are convenient to set
  • Cons: -The mouse wasn't that comfortable to me but it's personal preference I guess -The scroll wheel feels cheap -The biggest con is the huge hockey puck which acts as the charger and wireless receiver. Thus this thing must be plugged at all times which creates a lot of clutter on the desk. It totally...
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Overall 6
6.0

pretty alright

Nicholas P., Newegg
2 July 2011
  • Summary: I got this mouse with the sidewinder x4 keyboard as a deal from here.I didn't really need a wireless mouse but I figured I can't go wrong and I didn't.But some advice I can give will be this.Don't get wireless unless you're going to actually need it.Also some lag issues are cause by the wireless...
  • Pros: Dpi on the fly buttons are easy to set and the lcd shows which setting you are using. Changeable feet to allow smooth tracking on all surfaces,2 additional buttons on the mouse wheel.easy to use charger.
  • Cons: sometimes the tracking likes to slow down or works when it wants to.I've done some research that lead to the type of feet you use,the type of mouse pad,and any wireless devices that are near by.I changed the feet on mime and it seemed to fix the issue,but I have a feeling that it will come back.A...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Isiah T., Newegg
21 June 2011
  • Summary: It's a decent wireless mouse for its price compared to the mamba. With all the cons put aside its comparable to the more expensive mamba. Right now I just use it for my laptop, other than that I use the deathadder for gaming on my desktop.
  • Pros: -inexpensive gaming mouse -customizable buttons -macro recording -adjustable DPI -rechargeable battery -interchangeable mouse feet
  • Cons: -other wireless devices can interfere with the signal(Xbox controllers, iphone, etc.) -rechargeable connector is flimsy. Stopped working only after a few months) -won't really be able to use all 12 buttons. can only use 7 at most
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Overall 6
6.0

Less than Perfect

Corbin S., Newegg
21 June 2011
  • Pros: This is a responsive mouse and the buttons to quickly change the DPI can be very useful in gaming. Further, it has some programmable buttons that can be helpful in many situations.
  • Cons: Not as many programmable buttons as claimed but far more annoying than that: the detents on the scroll-wheel have broken after just a couple months of use.
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Overall 6
6.0

hmm...

taejoo c., Newegg
19 June 2011
  • Summary: I just hope Microsoft to do better than this.....
  • Pros: Wireless. That's it. Seriously.
  • Cons: It's quite heavy w/ battery inside of the mouse. The mouse does not have the weight adjust feature, so my only way to adjust the mouse weight is take out the battery from the mouse and connect the mouse w/ mouse charger. It is quite annoying since I wanted to play with 'wireless' mouse and I stil...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

James T., Newegg
18 April 2011
  • Pros: Smooth, nice feel.
  • Cons: Record macro key can not be locked out. Accidently bumping this & not noticing can lead to the "mouse moving & acting by itself" syndrome. Left main button has become sticky.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anthony W., Newegg
17 April 2011
  • Summary: Start having squeezing noise/feeling from left click button. Microsoft support only offer replacement for either wirless mobile 4000 or 6000
  • Pros: Rechargable Comfort Instant change DPI
  • Cons: Squeezing from left click
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