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Microsoft SideWinder X8
7.1 out of 10

Microsoft SideWinder X8

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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 8
8.0

Meh

Severin K., Newegg
15 August 2011
  • Summary: Good mouse, just bad batteries :(
  • Pros: Metal scroll wheel feels nice Mouse 4 and 5 (buttons on the side) are very nice for FPS to set as Grenades
  • Cons: Original battery didn't work, bought brand new energizer batteries but they won't charge and will only work for 3 hours max, ended up having to use duracell batteries, non rechargeable :(
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Overall 8
8.0

feet!

Nick H., Newegg
20 July 2011
  • Pros: i just found out that the hockey puck opens up and there are 2 other sets of feet!
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

AMAZING!

Nick H., Newegg
20 July 2011
  • Summary: knocked one egg off so new egg will get the idea that i dont wanna wait 2 weeks for a mouse
  • Pros: AMAZING MOUSE ALL TOGETHER! came in great packaging and works flawlessly... so far:P
  • Cons: took 2 weeks to get here
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Paul L., Newegg
7 July 2011
  • Summary: One of the best mice I've had the pleasure of using, and as far as the wireless aspect goes, I haven't experienced any lag at all.
  • Pros: It looks fantastic Amazing feel. Very accurate even at 4,000 DPI
  • Cons: LCD display and glow are red, not blue. Doesn't match as well with my PC, but that's just superficial. Feels great, although not really what you'd expect for an 80 dollar mouse. However I got it on special at 40, and it's a steal at that price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mouse for the price

Terrence W., Newegg
30 June 2011
  • Summary: This is kinda weird, the programmed macro only activates when you let go of the programmed mouse button, so if you made the macro type "hello", you would press on the programmed button, and not until you removed your finger from the button would it actually type "hello".
  • Pros: Tons of features, on the fly DPI settings, programmable macros, only payed $38, nice weight, cool lights, high quality scroll wheel, play and charge, LCD, its great.
  • Cons: If I had bought it for the retail price of $80 I would have given it a lower rating. It just doesn't feel like an $80 mouse. I mean, it's plastic construction with the exception of the scroll wheel. But for $37, definitely worth it. Also, there's a square button on the top of the mouse that can't...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good mouse but not great.

Charles E., Newegg
18 June 2011
  • Summary: The Mouse works well but my G9 is much better in all areas for me other than being wired. The X8 is wireless and the battery charge lasts forever. That's the only reason I'm using it. Don't get me wrong though. It is a good mouse.
  • Pros: Nice looking. Superior battery life. Can be attached to wire for charging and be used while doing so. Works great. Software isn't needed but if wanted it works well. Thumb buttons make sense.
  • Cons: One of the biggest 'Pros' on this mouse is also a Con IMO. The thumb buttons are great but I'm still not used to it. Sometimes I miss the old style.
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Overall 8
8.0

Huge receiver / very neat for 50 bucks

Julio G., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Summary: if you have a desktop PC you wont have a problem with the receiver cuz its likely u have space... since i guess you have a desk to put that in
  • Pros: Ideal DPI (too much DPI sawks) 7 Buttons + Macro Button + on the fly DPI swiches... whats not to like? the only competitor for me would be the Razer mamba and its twice the price...
  • Cons: HUGE and i mean ENORMUS receiver... there are so may ways to make it smaller, the could have just separated the receiver from the cable and the mouse feet storing case and include one small receiver, a NORMAL one like any other laptop mouse has.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great gaming mouse!

FRANCINE S., Newegg
14 June 2011
  • Summary: Who uses the 4,000 DPI? A crazy setting for both gaming and desktop browsing.
  • Pros: -Feels great -Looks great -Plays great
  • Cons: -My hand gets sweaty with this mouse. -The customization of the DPI is in set intervals, meaning I can't set it to a certain number such as 1200, 1800, etc. . .
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price

Richard C., Newegg
20 May 2011
  • Summary: Good for the price
  • Pros: Solid mouse Dpi on the fly Bluetrack awesome
  • Cons: Big receiver
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