Like the earlier SideWinders, the X8’s thumb buttons have a stacked, vertical layout. Throw in Microsoft’s souped-up BlueTrack sensor technology, a well-sculpted design for right handed people , and a handful of other features, and the SideWinder X8 fits comfortably among the gaming mice elite. That might sound inconsequential to nongamers, but we expect the first-person shooting twitch crowd will approve. You also get three sets of different feet for the X8, which lets you tailor the tactile feel of the mouse to whatever surface you choose. The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity.

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From the makers of Natural Ergonomic Keyboard and the Explorer Mouse comes the latest gaming phenomenon: Throw in Microsoft’s souped-up BlueTrack sensor technology, a well-sculpted design for right handed peopleand a handful of other features, and the SideWinder X8 fits comfortably among the gaming mice elite.

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Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi. The X8 delivers bone crushing dots-per-inch dpi designed for one thing only—to tally up a high body count.

That might sound inconsequential to nongamers, but we expect the first-person shooting twitch crowd will approve. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. BlueTrack debuted in a few Microsoft mice last year, and it offers better sensitivity and performance than traditional optical or even laser mice.

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Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate among serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups. Holding siewinder SideWinder in your left hand feels comfortable enough, but the two side buttons on the left side of the mouse were obviously tailored with your right thumb in mind. Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse review: A cross-hatch of metal ridges along wheel are supposed to provide some extra grip, but they don’t get the job done, which results in a less certain, “soft” feeling to the scroll wheel than on other mice.

This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. You also get three sets of different feet for the X8, which lets you tailor the tactile feel of the mouse to whatever surface you choose. Review Sections Review Prices Specs. Post a Comment Comment.

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The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Continue to next page 01 Like the earlier SideWinders, the X8’s thumb buttons have a stacked, vertical layout. The X8 includes a charging plug that easily snaps onto the mouse so that you can continue using it without putting it out of commission. Bandersnatch is here to cap sideqinder twisted We’ve changed, we promise. As a bonus to those more evolved, the wheel can be tilted to the left or right for horizontal scrolling.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich We can’t guarantee the Logitech M mouse will boost your productivity, but at this price The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity.

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Right-handers will appreciate the layout and design of the two side-buttons. As you can probably tell, the level of customization is very high—perfect for the hordes of gamers out there with varying tastes.

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This design lets you simply rock your thumb up and down to press the buttons, minimizing the need for a discrete thumb motion that takes you out of primary control flow. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length.

The SideWinder Sudewinder has an attractive, futuristic design that’s smoothes out some of the rough edges from earlier incarnations of Microsoft’s new generation of SideWinder mice.