Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
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Works great while it lasts
Tove W., Newegg
22 October 2010
Summary: As of now, i hate this mouse. I cant believe i got two bad ones. Its wouldn't be so bad if i could just fix the issue but i cant. I wont trust Microsoft to make any accessories for my computer again.
Pros: Feels great, weights are nice and easy to swap. Mouse feet are also easy to swap. Plenty of buttons. Looks cool with LEDs and color. Finish feels nice and doesnt slip.
Cons: Works for a short time. I have had two now and the first one started getting jittery on me and random times so i sent it back, the new one now is starting to do the same thing. Terrible mouse, really i am very disappointed in the mouse. I thought it would be great but it has let me down. I cant p...
Cons: Started having same problems as others. Right mouse button evolved a mind of it's own. Would auto set to "macro". I would roll back to default setting and it would be fine for an hour or so then it would just go haywire.
Summary: The back of the mouse is too high causing pain on my wrist after a few days of use. I had to return it. Lost some money, but it is better to having to keep a mouse that I can't use. Thanks newegg for leting me return.
Pros: Customisable dpi setting dpi setting can be change on the mouse Customizable weight
Cons: Came with 3 different feet but they felt the same. The back of the mouse is too high for my liking. DPI setting only goes up to 2000 while other gamming mouse are much higher.
Summary: I originally thought this was a good mouse; until one day it fell off my desk and hit the floor. Pieces fell of that should have not and it started doing a hold on mouse clicks.
Pros: Lots of bells and whistles. Allowing for greater user customization.
Cons: Poorly designed. Key tolerances are to tight so that if anything happens to the mouse buttons lock of hang.This shifting of hardware inside the mouse, makes it useless environments prone to dropping of rough usage.
Pros: Excellent gaming mouse and very responsive to input.
Cons: After less than a year of owning this mouse, the right mouse button started malfunctioning. I spent a month waiting for warranty service. Microsoft will offer you the lower quality and less featured Sidewinder X5 as a replacement as this mouse is considered obsolete.
Pros: Works great for a little while. Weight is nice, cord wrangler is a nice touch, thumb buttons are great.
Cons: Middle button slowly faded away starting about 2 months in, finally fading completely after a mere 3 months of normal use. I've never had a mouse (even the cheap $5 ones) lose a button so fast. There is no easy way to disassemble to clean (gaming mice get dirty, it's a fact of life)
Summary: The mouse is no more responsive than any other mouse I have played with. It has poor button placement. It is not even a comfortable mouse compared to others I have used.
Cons: There are only 5 programmable buttons. That includes the main left and right buttons. The three buttons down the middle are only for DPI changing. The far thumb button turns the DPI indicator light on and off. The thumb buttons are not easy to use. It is hard to click only one.
Cons: the IntelliPoint software is junk !!! after some time after nstalling this mouse with software eventually would get "ipoint.exe - no disk" errors. would then have to remove the software, then re-install it. Microsofts response was to use IntelliPoint 6.1, instead of 6.3, but 6.1 does not support ...
Summary: I was actually forced to give this mouse a 1 egg rating but it isn't even worth that. This mouse is just another Microsoft scam to empty out your pockets. Oh and one more thing, im not sure who ripped off who but Logitech also has this exact same mouse...immagine that!
Pros: Only pro I found was the nice little box the counter weights and mouse feet came in....real nice HA!
Cons: True this mouse has 9 buttons but what they don't tell you is that only 3 are actually programable, unless you include left/right click and NO ONE changes that. 3 buttons for so called 'dpi on the fly', worthless, a macro button which is also worthless considering most online games contain their ...