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Microsoft-sidewinder-x8.3056710
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Microsoft SideWinder X8

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Overall 8
8.0

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
8.0

Very good

N. Spraggon, Amazon
19 January 2013
  • Summary: Very good mouse I particularly like the way the side mouse buttons are positioned. If you like using a claw grip you might not like this mouse as it is quite big and more suited to palm grip.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

pricespy.co.nz
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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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

schnitzer, Cnet.co.uk
14 February 2012
  • Summary: all in all a great mouse, comfortable on the hand, and works anywhere. LCD display shows what the current dpi is set to and also, when the battery is going low. macro button is simple to use and works like a charm.
  • Pros: on the fly, dpi buttons are perfect for fps game when u need that extra bit of accuracy(mostly sniping) and the interchangeable feet are a brilliant idea, i play on a wooden surface so the standard feet gripped too much, so i swapped them out to the grey ones, and hey presto.
  • Cons: no matter what computer i use the mouse on there seems to be a delay on the left and right mouse wheel clicks. this only happens when they haven't been clicked for around 30 mins, so not a massive problem, and you cant really call it a wireless mouse, especially if the battery warning light comes on after an hours use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mouse, but.....

Mr. C. Broughton ".", Amazon
16 January 2011
  • Summary: Now, I have been putting this review off for a while, mainly because I'm at odds with this mouse. While I love the looks and feeling of it, I have had a few problems. My Sidewinder worked brilliantly for ages, smooth and precise just as you would expect. Then all of a sudden, the mouse would fail to work, and tracking became horrendous. I sent the mouse back and got a new one about a week later. This one also went wrong, sent it back and finally got one that works.
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Overall 8
8.0

Big Mouse

J. I. Mcalister "kindbear", Amazon
24 October 2010
  • Summary: The majority of wireless mouse now seem to be of the mini laptop variety. I was looking for a standard size quality mouse with forward and back buttons and a good scroll wheel. This mouse seemed to tick all the boxes, so although quite pricey I ordered one. I was immediately impressed with the high build quality, especially the scroll wheel which was metalic and had click stops, which I like. You can customize it any which way.
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Overall 8
8.0

Truely Awesome Experience

iZian, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • Summary: Grip: Plenty Size: Larger than most mice; good for larger hands; maybe not so great for small hands? Appearance: Not entirely as pictured; but it still looks like a piece of space gear. Accuracy; Table-Excellent; Mousemat-Great; Glass table-Bit stuttery here and there (normal laser mice cant operate on this table) Functionality: Can program every button (apart from the macro button and the "game" button on the top) to do almost anything you like; including macros or...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good mouse, bad advertising

H Viecili, Amazon
14 February 2010
  • Summary: The mouse is very good, zero lag, the battery life is good and works well with Mac OS (square and macro buttons don't work on Mac OS) The bad is the way Microsoft fools the buyer by 'photoshopping' the advertisement pictures. The glowing blue in the picture is by far too bright, maybe in a complete dark room you could be able to see that glow. The red display is indeed red, but it's a simple red rectangle, not the arrow-shaped display pictured in the ad.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good mouse

marmaduke, Amazon
17 December 2009
  • Summary: Firstly it's big mouse,in fact it can feel a little bit cumbersome,so it's particularly important to get the sensitivity settings right,especially for games.Secondly there's a gap on the back between the mouse top and lower sections for the lcd light whitch seems to gather grime,bad design.On a more positive note,the blu track is cool and works really well,the battery charging cable attaches magnetically to the mouse,cool indeed...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good, but not 100%

Alger Ortín Castellví, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: I've had the X8 for a couple of months now, and while I'm very happy with it, there are some features I miss. Pros: - The wired/wireless system is awesome: forget about batteries or charging docks. - The 3 different speed buttons are very useful when playing, specially on shooters. - I like a lot how the buttons feel: It's almost impossible to hit a button accidentally. - Very good response time even for a wireless mouse.
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