Microsoft Sidewinder x8

Microsoft's latest Sidewinder mouse, the X8 combines the latest in optical sensors with a wireless design. Microsoft has developed a proprietarty "Blue Track" sensor that will allow this mouse to work on just about any surface, plus, it has a slick blue laser, instead of the typical red ones found on other mice. Add to that some excellent button placement and you should have a winner right? Wrong.

The Microsoft Sidewinder x8 is made for people with larger than normal hands. For a younger user, or someone with smaller hands it's just too wide and tall to use. After hours of use, my hand began to fee cramped. So, unless you have large hands, go with another mouse.

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse
List Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $209.99
Used From: $229.96


Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - 4000 dpi - Play and Charge - 13000 FPS - Wireless


  • Play and Charge - Up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge, or use the play-and charge cable for non-stop action.
  • BlueTrack Technology - World┬┐s most advanced tracking technology for gaming with image processing of 13,000 frames per second.
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless - Built for lag-free play.
  • DPI Switching - Instantly switch sensitivity between high, medium, and low with one click.
  • 7 Programmable Buttons - Customize 5 programmable main buttons, plus left/right tilt, to your preference.

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