Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse is a nice mouse capable of adjusting to meet
gaming needs. Variable weight, virtual variable cable length (using cable
anchor), and variable glide configurations (3 sets of foot pads with varying
degree of smoothness) give this mouse endless configuration...
Pros: 5 programmable buttons, Variable combinations to make many different types of
mouse, Many useful features, Cable Anchor
Summary: A mouse is not something I usually get very stoked about, but
after using the Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse that has changed. To
start off I love the size of the mouse as it slightly larger than a normal mouse
and for a guy with large hands like mine it feels prefect in hand.
Excerpt: Microsoft has been overdue in putting out a really high tech gaming mouse. They already have mice like the Habu and Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 and the Recluse keyboard, but once Logitech released the G9 we all knew that a competitor was on the way.
Conclusion: Facts are now laid out and it is time for judgement. I have to say that for me the SideWinder was a mixed package. It felt perfect on some areas but let me down on others. I believe that in my case, most of the problems were caused by the dimensions and the shape of the mouse.
Pros: Tuneable weights, LCD Screen, Easy to use software, Replacement feet
Cons: Button placement, "Only" five configurable buttons
Conclusion: Overall the Microsoft SideWinder mouse is pretty good, its up there with the other top gaming mice such as the Logitech G9, the main problem I have is that it doesn’t work too well in small hands, its just a bit too much.
Pros: Customizable, High Speed, Accurate
Cons: Not Ambidextrous, Not Enough Programmable Buttons