Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse

  • Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse
77
Based on 23 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • On the fly dpi switching with settings up to 2000dpi.
  • Laser tracking sensor.
  • Large ergonomic design.

Cons:

  • Annoying LEDs on the back of the mouse.
  • Shortcut key that cannot be customized.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 80

A responsive and comfortable entry-level gaming mouse, but better-featured models are available for just a little more....

By LanOC Reviews on

So before I took a look at the Sidewinder X5 I wasn’t really a fan of previous Sidewinder mice. I can say now that I’ve spent more time with it that I can see why it is a popular mouse. The mouse does have two thumb buttons, underlighting,...

By Pocket-lint on 70

A decent mouse, but not the best on the market for the true gamer...

By Atomic MPC on 71

The previous Sidewinder had the who’s who of gaming mouse features. It had optional weights, an LCD readout to display DPI changes, interchangeable feet... the list goes on. The X5 uses the same basic design – though it is much comfier now...

By FutureLooks on 85

Well this ended on a much more upbeat note then the last Microsoft peripheral review I wrote. The SideWinder X5 is mostly able to repent the sins of its father. The mouse is actually comfortable to use, and it doesn’t feel at all chintzy. It has...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

Microsoft’s Sidewinder X5 might not be the most advanced or feature-filled gaming mouse on the market, but its combination of precision, customisable buttons and comfortable design makes it a worthy choice nonetheless....

By CNET Australia on 63

Microsofts pared-down SideWinder X5 Mouse is supposed to offer PC gamers a lower-cost version of its award-winning higher-end model. Instead, it comes across as flimsy and overly stripped down. Other mice deliver better control for the same price....

By Geek.com on

Microsoft has been making gaming gear for a while now and they have been getting pretty good at it. Microsoft’s first serious gaming mouse was the SideWinder, which came after a collaboration with Razer to produce the Habu. The original SideWinder...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

The packing of the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 goes beyond the traditional or regular packaging, certainly making it stand. Its less of an eye-popping display and more of a novel design for cardboard. Like most Microsoft products, the packaging is very...

By I4U on 80

The SideWinder X5 Mouse is a decent gaming mouse. For very close to the same money you can get much more sensitive mice. However, the macro recording capability is nice and the mouse works very well. Gamers looking for an alternative to Logitech or...

By Tech2 on 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. In other words, this mouse is ideal for those who like resting their palm and fingers on the mouse. The other sect of mouse...

By Gaming Nexus on 69

Microsoft isn’t letting up these days with their resurrected SideWinder line offering more gaming peripherals lately. 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...

By GWN on 70

While the Sidewinder X5 performs its duties capably, there are simply better options at this price...

By techcrunch.com on

The hot new Sidewinder Microsoft gaming gear has hit. You’ll see a review of the freaky X6 keyboard next week, but as it is Mouse Review Week (at least where I am), I’m just going to be covering the enormous X5 gaming mouse. It’s big....

By DigitalVersus on 60

The good news first: Microsoft has created a more affordable version of the Sidewinder, their mouse aimed specifically at gamers.And now the bad news: given that the original Sidewinder was released in 2007, its price has gradually fallen and it is...

By Metku.net on

Feels bit "plastic" No height control at the back No USB hub Gold...

By GamePlanet on 80

A great mouse that enriches your gaming experience. Brilliant design and attention to detail, Microsoft has once again given Logitech something to think...

By Electronista on 90

For most people, the Sidewinder X5 should be a considerable upgrade from the mouse bundled with their PC. It has design quirks that need adjusting to -- namely its right button -- but the customizable response of the X5 is amazing, and for some...

By Maximum PC on 70

Sporting an ever-so-slightly trimmed-down shape compared to the original Sidewinder gaming mouse, along with a stripped down featureset, the Sidewinder X5 delivers great performance at a very reasonable price. Like the original Sidewinder, the design...

By ExtremeTech on 70

The X5 will make gamers happy with its dpi buttons and number of buttons. For a better deal, however, look for the original model. Using the X5—H...