Get to Know Us. This makes them a lot harder to accidentally press. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Overall it’s a great mouse, and for this price-point it is the best gaming mouse that you will find. The original SideWinder looked great and performed well, but never felt right to some users myself included. If you are looking for a budget mouse, the X5 is the mouse to get.

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Microsoft felt these features were non-essential for a gaming mouse, but they did leave in what is important: Page 3 [Pimped out tie fighters]. View our privacy policy before signing up. Their last mouse that I reviewed, the SideWinder Mouse, was a good attempt at a high end gaming mouse but I found it to be This site sidewnider earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.

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At the same time they are still extremely accessible and responded well during our testing. By Tech2 on October 20, 70 The back end of the mouse is designed in a rotund manner that fit right in the cavity of my palm, as if it was designed for it. International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. I would have gone with Logitech, but I have had too many friends having to replace their Logitech gaming mice every couple of years.


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Gone are the silver side buttons, replaced with some black ones to complete the look of pure malevolence. The big button at the back of the mouse is completely unconfigurable.

Showing of reviews. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. I was excited to use it sideqinder I have a Mss X6 keyboard which I really like despite its lack of mechanical keys. Dpi can be dipped as far down as dpi, and as high as dpi, which is plenty fast, and slow, for the versatile gamer. The side buttons are placed well and are one of the better arrangements I’ve had on a mouse.

Installing the drivers and plugging the mouse in, it’s instantly recognised as the X5 mouse. The mouse is big and fits bigger hands well. With detent clicking action. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at siedwinder time. Here’s the good news.


Despite its size, the unit is extremely light, weighing 20g less than the older Sidewinder. There is also a button further back that brings up the Windows Games menu in Vista, but we found this to be mostly useless.

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Review – ExtremeTech

The cord is long, though this is now standard on gaming mice. Gamers looking for an alternative to Logitech or Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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My hands are not huge but they are larger than average and its fits me naturally. Post a Comment Comment.

One of them I use to talk on Ventrilo, the other I use for voice chat inside certain games. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The first test run I used it in was Bad Company 2. View Slideshow See all 6 slides.