Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
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Great ideas, poor performance
18 September 2010
Summary: I've been using this mouse for 9 months now. I received it as a Christmas present in 2009. The experience has been mixed, to say the least. The good stuff: I like how the mouse feels, it fits my hand pretty well, even though I have medium sized hands.
Summary: This mouse could have been so much better. There are a number of issues which keep this good mouse from being great. I own a Logitech G7 which has been serving me well, but I decided to give the Sidewinder a try primarily because of the additional button on the side.
Summary: Overall I like the looks of this mouse. Without the LED's, this mouse would almost look executive. It is a big mouse at 3 inches wide, 5 inches long, and 1.75 inches tall. I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it starts feeling heavy after a while, and that is without the extra weights.
Excerpt: I first got this mouse about three/four years ago now when I used to game more on my desktop pc. Before this I had never owned an expensive mouse before and was wondering, like you probably are, are more expensive mice really worth it?
Pros: responsive, well - made and has loads of features
Summary: This could be a good gamers mouse if they would only sort out a couple of issues. The side buttons are not in the best position to be reached naturally when holding the mouse. You have to stretch to use them. My other issue is that the middle wheel is made of cheap metal.
Excerpt: Went from a Logitech MX Rev to one of these (No idea why, silly move). It has adjustable on the fly sensitivity, which is nothing special, it's been about on Logitech's mice for years. It has a small LCD display telling you what it's currently on.
Pros: FAIRLY comfortable, looks ok, comes with extras
Cons: Some buttons awkward to use, who uses Macros on a mouse?
Summary: Oh MS, why do you tease me! The MSM could have been so good. The precision is good, the buttons feel good when you click them and the colours are great, including the lights. The weight is good too! (empty or not) The scrolling wheel is fantastic! The bad things. A)Uncomfortable design.
Summary: I just got this mouse today from another site, damn I overpaid. Anyway I'm not sure if I like it yet. My primary reason for buying it was the 2 nice thumb buttons on the side. Like the previous reviewer I wanted to use them in games like COD 4 for ducking and grenade toss.
Excerpt: I'VE USED THE SIDEWINDER PAD IN THE PAST TO ATTACK PEOPLE ON KILLING SPREES. IT HAS BEEN A USEFUL, IF SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT UTENSIL FOR MY MURDERING NEEDS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT TAKES A WHILE FOR ME TO KILL A MAN WITH THE SIDEWINDER, AS OPPOSED TO A GUN WHICH WOULD PUT THEM OUT IMMEDIATELY, OR A KNIFE...