Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
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Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse
Otto Glenewinkel, Amazon
10 September 2011
Summary: First off some demographics Male 38 Married One Child Home Owner Some College I purchased this product with the intent to use the mouse to complement my ZBoard Gaming KeyBoard. The mouse was very straight forward to setup and the extra weights make the experience of using this gaming mouse wonderful. I like the options of being able to adjust the dpi of the mouse on the fly. (400,800, and 2000) I use the lower setting when I play flying sims. This mouse has held up well.
Summary: Great mouse in terms of customization and gaming. Also, it's made for medium to large hands as I have large hands and it fit very comfortably. My main issue with the mouse is that it has a pretty short wire. For people with their tower or USB port right next to your computer, it shouldn't be an issue, but mine is about 3-4 feet away and the cord at that distance is a bit of a stretch. It left me with little room to move my mouse or use it comfortably.
Summary: First the cons so you know what to beware of: - The programmable buttons don't have the option of just being extra mouse buttons, like button 4 and 5. Instead the software gives you the option of reprogramming them to be other keyboard bindings like alt, backspace, and a few other slightly gimmickey buttons. I programmed mine to alt and middle-mouse so I don't have to click the scroll wheel.
Summary: This mouse is pretty good but I found that the software that came with it interfered with one of the games I played (League of Legends). Basically, while the software was installed, my character would move wherever the mouse was since the mouse was automatically clicking for movement even though I wasn't clicking it at all? I would recommend installing the software, however, to do so only for changing the DPI options you want for the 3 buttons.
Summary: I purchased this mouse after reading many reviews and comparing it to the competition. Also, I still had a $15 credit from a Microsoft class action suit, so it was a no brainer. I must say it is at least 200 times better than the standard mouse that came with my PC. I have big hands so it suits me fine, I could stand it to be even bigger.
Summary: This mouse was actually purchased as a gift for a good friend who's huge into gaming and was yapping about this mouse for ages. So I bought it. Although it was intended as a gift, I HAD to check what it was all about. So, I used it... ...and I might just have to get one for myself.
Summary: It's a nice mouse but if you are planing on using it for online gaming be sure the game doesn't have something like game guard that prevents you from using macros. Before I bought this mouse I was unaware that the macro buttons wouldn't work in my online game until I actually tried using them in the game. The reason I bought this mouse was to use it in my online games so I was pretty disappointed about that.
Summary: This is the sidewinder laser mouse, it's not one of the X-series, so if you are trying to order that, this isn't it. That being said, this has a lot of the features that you will find in the X-8 mouse, just an earlier version. The mouse is a little bulky, and probably best used for a guy. Had the wife try it out, and she prefered her smaller mouse. The features are pretty neat on the mouse, but not sure if I really will utilize them to their full potential.
Summary: I have major trouble finding good peripherals. I go through keyboards like candy and mice like Gatorade after a long bike ride, so I was really glad to finally get my hands (literally) on a keyboard ( Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard ) and mouse that I'm happy with. A wired mouse was a must for me as the RF connection hiccups that occur occasionally, no matter how rarely, bug me horribly (though with the Bluetooth setup on my Mac I've had no real issues).