Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Microsoft really thought of everything here, so if you are a fan of previous SideWinders, the X8 is worth checking out. CNET may get a commission from these offers. The Bottom Line Microsoft’s SideWinder X8 isn’t the only mouse that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes; however, between its BlueTrack sensor and its on-the-fly macro recording capability–not to mention a competitive price–we imagine few PC gamers won’t want to get their hands on it. The software actually augments the Microsoft Mouse application with Microsoft Intellipoint features. The feet are replaceable and two extra sets made of materials with slightly different textures some are slicker than others are included, hidden away in the wireless transmitter.
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Holding the 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. People that it does fit will find the mouse easy to navigate and the buttons accessible. A wooden desk, a book, and a marble sheet proved equally reliable. Microsoft’s feature-heavy SideWinder X8 solves that problem with a hybrid design that lets you swap almost seamlessly between wired and wireless connection.
The specifications are top-notch: 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. Finally the mouse has a lot of power on board—in addition to being able to write macros on-the-fly, it handles fps image processing, can tak 75G maximum acceleration, and up to IPS inches per second of movement.
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. A lot of this comes down to person preference, but it has always seemed like Microsoft decided on the feature set and then designed the product, as opposed to building up a great mouse and then finding a way to get the right features inside. Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi.
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. That’s a respectable range for a gaming mouse, and while it’s not quite as high as the pricier, 5,dpi Razer Mambawe suspect few gamers will actually push either mouse that far. The SideWinder X8 tweaks the design of the X5 while going wireless and moving from a dpi sensor to dpi.
This software will also allow for program-specific settings, for example different games you might want to customize for. At the most basic level you set a mouse button to something like Shift or Ctrl, and on the more advanced side you can trigger a macro.
Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation It also had a customizable weight, which the X8 does not had.
The X8 is very similar to the previous two, but some changes were made and we now have a more angular mouse than in the past. The X8 uses a 2. Sidewinderr Bottom Line Microsoft’s SideWinder X8 isn’t the only mouse that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes; however, between its BlueTrack sensor and its on-the-fly macro recording sidwinder to mention a competitive price–we imagine few PC gamers won’t want to get their hands on it.
Beyond the button layout, Sidewiinder distinguishes the SideWinder X8 most uniquely with its proprietary BlueTrack sensor. The X8 also has had its LCD restored so users can one again see what dpi setting they are running, andby default.
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BlueTrack debuted in a few Microsoft mice last year, and it offers better sensitivity and performance than traditional optical or even laser mice. The included software sidewijder not take the normal approach of adding on a new programs to your computer. We’ve changed, we promise.
This part plugs into your computer using USB and, when you want to charger your mouse, you unwrap the cord from the middle of the device. By Sal Cangeloso Swapping sets takes just a few second per foot. Also include with the mouse is the sidswinder transmitter, the design of which was clearly inspired by the yo-yo.
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