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Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

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  • 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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.4 x 2.8 inches ; 14.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001FA1SIM
  • Item model number: 3HA-00001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Overview:

The Ultimate Gaming Mouse System
Grab hold of the Microsoft® SideWinder™ X8 mouse and experience gaming thrills and performance that will blow you—and your opponents—away! This addition to Microsoft’s award-winning line of SideWinder gaming products is a complete desktop gaming system that features breakthrough Microsoft BlueTrack™ Technology, 2.4 GHz wireless, USB charging while you play, an advanced design for precise handling and fast action, adjustable feet, custom tuning—and much more.

Features:

     
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, with improved tracking on carpet, granite, and even wood surfaces.
  Quick Launch Button
One-touch access to Microsoft PC gaming features. 
 
           
     
Vertical Side Buttons
Top/bottom design makes locating side buttons easier and reduces inadvertent actuation risk.
  Engineered for Speed
Shape designed for quick, balanced, precision gaming action.
  Scroll Wheel with Tilt
Better feel and response with detents for precise control.
 

Additional Features:
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless - Built for lag-free play.
  • LCD Display - Quickly view DPI settings and macro-recording icons on the mouse.
  • DPI Switching - Instantly switch sensitivity between high, medium, and low with one click.
  • Replaceable Mouse Feet - Choice of 3 different materials for glide preference.
  • 7 Programmable Buttons - Customize 5 programmable main buttons, plus left/right tilt, to your preference.
  • Macro Record - Easily record macros while in game with the dedicated button.

Specs:

  • Resolution: 250–4000 dpi (BlueTrack™ Technology)
  • Image Processing: 13000 frames per second
  • Max Acceleration: 75 G
  • Max Speed: 120 inches per second
  • USB Reporting: Full-speed, 500 Hz
  • Feet: 3 sets of different mouse feet (for glide preference)
  • Wireless Play: Up to 30 hours
System Requirements
  • Windows Vista®/Windows XP
    • 100 MB
  • USB Port
  • CD drive
 

 

   
 

 

   
 

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Product Description

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

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The mouse is pretty big, so people with smaller sized hands wouldn't like this at all.
K. Childers
I would buy this mouse again, because I think its the best mouse currently out there, but they could have made it so much better.
T. Johansen
So, the only buttons that are very useful to remap are the thumb buttons and, possibly, the left/right wheel click.
Justin Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Green on March 11, 2009
This mouse is the best mouse I have owned and I like it better than any Logitech mouse. There I have said it.
To start off with this matches and compliments my Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard. While this mouse is not for small hands, my hand is of normal size and the mouse feels good. The mouse comes with the Intellipoint software where you can really gear the mouse up as you would like. The X8 Mouse is a gaming cordless USB drive mouse with a round disk with one end plugged into a USB slot and then it gives a cord that rolls out from the disk that you attach to the base of the mouse when you want to recharge or use it as a corded mouse. It is the best of both worlds. No more swapping or changing batteries as the mouse can recharge from this method while you use it. When the included AA rechargable battery needs to be recharged the mouse pulsates its red color to let you know that it is time to recharge. There is even an On/Off switch to conserve batteries.
I have put this round disk that contains the wire to run or recharge the mouse out of sight under the opening I have at my desk. I even tested the mouse out on different surfaces form a desk to a rug to a bed and the mouse performs very well without missing a beat. There are different feet for the mouse, but I can not tell that there is much difference in the way the mouse performs or feels, but as stated the movement is fine without changing the feet on the bottom. On the front of the X8 you have three LCDs to change your DPI on the fly. This feature works very well and there is a noticable difference so it conforms to what your needs will be whether you use it for gaming or as just use it as your mouse of choice all of the time. It has up to 4000 DPI. The mouse itself has many buttons that are well laid out.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Renaissance Man on March 21, 2009
I've had the Microsoft Sidewinder X8 for about a week now and so far I've been liking it. I previously used a Logitech MX518, and although it wasn't a bad mouse, it started wearing off and felt that it was time to get a new one. My top priorities for a new mouse were decent DPI, fits big hands well and relatively new with up to date technology. Through various reviews and browsing forums I concluded on getting the Microsoft Sidewinder mouse (its precursor). However, just when I was about to purchase the mouse, I heard Microsoft was coming up with an updated version next month. So I waited.

The major differences between the Sidewinder X8 and the Sidewinder are increased DPI (from 2000 to 4000), wireless, and lack of adjustable weights. I was quite surprised to not see adjustable weights but it is not something I worry about. Some gamers might question the wireless on a gaming mice due to lag but Microsoft has stated they did intensive testing and found no difference in latency between wired mouses and the Sidewinder X8.

Installation of the software was a breeze. Once that was completed, I plugged in the USB and as soon as I started using the Sidewinder X8 I noticed a significant tracking improvement over the MX518--it's much more precise and this was at 2000 DPI. The vertical side buttons are as good, if not slightly better than the horizontal ones. I've rarely used them on the MX518, but on the Sidewinder X8 I use it much more often. But they may take awhile getting used to them. The rest of the buttons work great and haven't had a problem with setting up a macro on the macro button. The LCD screen showing the battery metre and DPI is a nice touch as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 14, 2011
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Overpriced, poor batt life, dicsontinued by microsoft so no support upon calling about charging battery issues, and not comfortable compared to the logitech g700 if you have standard length fingers--IF ya got long alien fingers this mouse is for you.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By T. Gardner on April 9, 2009
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Received in 2 days , pluged in and worked flawlessly, but for my hand size(med-large), this mouse was very uncomfortable. It is a little flatter than I am used too, with no hump in the middle to provide support,and I found my handing gravitating toward the back of the mouse. I had to 'claw' grip this mouse, with thumb and pinky finger having to grip sides of the mouse and it soon became very uncomfortable.

I would suggest you test drive this mouse at a retail store to check for comfort.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eric S. Kientzy on June 9, 2010
I recently purchased this mouse to replace my Logitech 518. So far I really like it and love the vertical thumb buttons as opposed to the more common horizontal thumb buttons. I only have one possiable major concern. I have found while playing BF:BC2 that if you click the right mouse button on the edge closest to the center of the mouse, the button sticks. Now this as any FPS gamer can tell you can be fatal and a major problem when playing games that require quick button presses. I don't know if anyone else has had this issue and if you click the right mouse button anywhere else it works fine, only if you click it on the edge next to the center of the mouse.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Siqueira on February 20, 2010
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It was a really long way for me to decide which mouse should I buy. Suddenly I came across this one. The mouse is great. It has 2 dedicated buttons for macros and customized actions, but all its 12 buttons, icluding click and scroll are full programable. Let's go by parts. The comfort is great, especially when you have big hands. WARNING: Don't try to use this mouse if you are left-handed. It's really comfortable for people who use the right hand, but definitely not for left handed people. It has 3 sets of feet which allow the user to choose the one that feels better. (They have (not so) different surfaces)
The scroll is very accurate. Not only up and down, but left and right too. The sensibility goes from 250dpi to 4000dpi. A very good range. It has 3 dpi switching buttons, on-the-fly. Well, now the best part. Wireless and batteries ! Microsoft had me on this feature. The battery is very good, I played for a week without problems, but the best about the mouse is that you never have to change batteries or stop playing to charge. You just have to conect it to the wire (magnetic, really cool) and you have a wired mouse AND you are charging the battery. You never have to stop. About the Blue Track technology, it really works in almost all surfaces and really well. Some reviews say it doesn't work well on cloth pads. Not true for me. I use it with a Mantis Control, and it's fine.
Well, thank you for reading my review. Forgive me for my poor english, I've probably made several mistakes since the beginning of the review.
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