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Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse


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  • On-the-Fly DPI Switching - Three buttons instantly switch between DPI 400, 800, and 2000 or you can customize settings using special software
  • LCD Display on a Mouse - DPI settings and macro recording icons are displayed on the mouse to reduce on-screen interference
  • Cable Anchor & Accessories Storage Box - Enjoy wired performance with the feel of wireless
  • Quick Launch Button - One-touch takes you to Games Ex in Windows Vista
  • 5 Programmable Main Buttons - Customize your main gaming buttons to your preference
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 2.8 x 9.1 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000TTQFIS
  • Item model number: HKA-00001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 22, 2007

Product Description

Product Description

Welcome to a revolution in gaming mouse performance, handling, and custom tuning. Microsoft SideWinder Mouse introduces one-of-a-kind features like veritcal side buttons, an LCD display, and a unique shape designed for quick and super-precise action.

From the Manufacturer

The Performance Gaming Mouse System
Welcome to a revolution in gaming mouse performance, handling, and custom tuning. Microsoft SideWinder Mouse introduces one-of-a-kind features like veritcal side buttons, an LCD display, and a unique shape designed for quick and super-precise action.

Gaming System
  • First LCD display on a gaming mouse.
    DPI settings and macro recording icons are displayed on the mouse to reduce the on-screen interference.
  • Cable anchor and accessories storage box.
    Adjust your cable length for a wireless feel; holder doubles as a storage box for accessories.
  • Quick launch button.
    One-touch access to Microsoft PC Gaming features.

Performance Handling
  • Vertical metal side buttons
    The top/bottom design makes locating side buttons easier and reduces inadvertent actuation risk.
  • Wide Metal Scroll Wheel
    Better feel and response with detent clicking action.
  • Engineered for Speed
    Shape designed for quick, balance, precision gaming action.

Custom Tuning
  • On-the-Fly DPI Switching
    Instantly switch sensitivity between high, medium, and low with one click.
  • Adjustable Mouse Weights
    Select your preference for mouse weight.
  • Changeable Mouse Feet
    Choice of three different materials for glide preference.
  • Macro Recording
    Record in-game macros using a dedicated macro record button.
  • Quick Turn
    Check your perimeter with the click of a button.
  • 5 Programmable Main Buttons
    Customize your main gaming buttons to your preference.

Additional Features and Benefits
  • Shape and button positions engineered for fast, comfortable, precise gaming action
  • Instantly switch sensitivity between high, medium, and low with one click
  • DPI settings and macro recording icons are displayed on mouse
  • Adjust your cable length for a wireless feel
  • Cable anchor doubles as accessories storage
  • Check your perimeter with the click of a button
  • Record in-game macros using a dedicated macro record button
  • Adjustable mouse weights allow you to select your preferred mouse weight
  • Replaceable mouse feet with 3 different materials for glide preference
  • Get maximum flexibility with 5 programmable buttons plus special function buttons

Customer Reviews

Overall a very well designed mouse.
Othy
I'm buying a spare as it seems every time I find something I really like, it ends up being part of a whole product line that is discontinued.
C. Van Vorous
I have large hands so this mouse fits comfortably in my hand.
Gregory L. Phillips

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Term8r on March 6, 2008
This mouse is not perfect but I would have given it a 4.5 so I upgraded it to a 5.

For my large hands this mouse feels just right. It moves well on my nylon mat that I use for a pad and I have tried it on a hardwood desktop with good results. The mouse has very good yaw and pitch movement and it is easy to adjust dpi setting on the fly.

It has a quick turn feature that works very well in first person shooters. you assign one of the buttons for quick turn around and as your playing if you want to check who's behind you click the button and you turn 180 degree's. If you need to change your direction fast because you can see your out numbered ahead it comes in mighty handy.

The top buttons have a good responsive click to them and I had no problem with learning the over and under side buttons, which I perfer over my old Logitec MX518 foward and aft configuration.

The weight of this mouse without adding extra weights feels about the same as the MX518. I choose to add 5 grams of weight to it and perfer it that way.

The mouse wheel has a micro feeling touch and a little too light for my taste, but I got use to it fairly quickly. The one feature I think would have made this a great mouse would to have put side push switching on the wheel for adjusting look around corners.

I think this mouse is well constructed and will hold up for a long while.

If you running windows/vista than it has two other buttons that bring up the game file and macro changing, useful but not really must have feature.

All in all a confident and very good gaming mouse.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joe Johnson on December 27, 2007
This is a reasonable gaming mouse, but has some problems which may be dealbreakers for you.

Pro:
-adjustable weight (I like mine heavy)
-adjustable sensitivity, whether you like to twitch your wrist or engage the whole arm, you can create settings that feel good to you.
-BIG, It's massive, one thing that always bugged me about the Logitech G5 was that my hand wrapped around it, the Sidewinder is enormous, and my hand rests atop it, quite comfortably I might add.
-Detent scrolling, many mice have switched to smooth scrolling which is much less useful for weapon selection in FPS games.
-Macro button allows you to create macros in game, on the fly

Con:
-detents in the scroll wheel don't have as much resistance as I would like
-would like more weight (included weights allow addition of 30g max.)
-no tilting scroll wheel, my previous mouse had a tilting wheel which I used for leaning left and right in F.E.A.R. , however, as few games implement this feature, this isn't a major issue. However, I also used wheel tilting to switch between tabs in my browser (Opera), so I still use that G5 for general use and browsing, and have the Sidewinder strictly for gaming.

The addition of a tilting wheel would have easily boosted this to 5 stars. If you like tilting wheel mice for browsing, as I do, consider a logitech G9, which has an almost identical feature set, minus the macro button.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Analog Cocktail VINE VOICE on April 23, 2009
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I have major trouble finding good peripherals. I go through keyboards like candy and mice like Gatorade after a long bike ride, so I was really glad to finally get my hands (literally) on a keyboard (Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard) and mouse that I'm happy with.

A wired mouse was a must for me as the RF connection hiccups that occur occasionally, no matter how rarely, bug me horribly (though with the Bluetooth setup on my Mac I've had no real issues). I also have trouble with occasional wrist pain - a minor carpal tunnel issue - so finding a comfortable mouse was very important to me. And while the SideWinder mouse isn't perfect, I'm keeping it.

The first things that struck me about the mouse were the size (it's big) and the shape (it's weird). But for me, they work well: the unconventional size and shape allow me to shift my grip throughout the day while still being able to reach all the controls. This keeps the pain away better than any other mouse I've ever used, particularly those that force me into holding my hand in the same position all day long.

The scroll wheel and forward/back buttons are next up: I've found the buttons a bit too far forward for me (my hands aren't HUGE), though not far enough to make their position a deal-breaker. The scroll wheel is graduated, meaning it doesn't spin free like some others, but has excellent feel and weight to it. It also doubles as a button; I've mapped mine to the Vista Flip 3D function that shows all open windows. This is a function I got addicted to on my Mac (where I use expose mapped to a scroll-wheel press) as I tend to have a lot of windows open at once and can get a bit lost.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Craig Hall on October 11, 2007
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Sidewinder just feels good. Customizable weights make your pointer swoop across the screen with predictible accuracy. The 360 view feature gives my World of Warcraft character a great advantage with situational awareness. Thumb buttons are very easy to find. A well thought out mouse for gaming.

Took a bit to set it up, but works like a charm now.
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