Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

  • Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse
83
Based on 37 scores, 64 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Three on the fly DPI adjustment buttons with LCD.
  • More ergonomic than the old SideWinder mouse.
  • Easy to use magnetic charging cable.

Cons:

  • USB receiver and recharging cable "puck" is big and heavy.
  • No adjustable weights like the old SideWinder.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Gaming...

By Yet Another Review Site on 80

Before I started looking at gaming mice, I had a small, cheap and perfectly fine wireless mouse. It was fine for work, but had a few problems when playing fast games, as it had a tendency to jump a little.This being the case I was not all that shocked...

By Tom's Guide on -

We tested nine mice to find out which one is the best for each type of gamer. Each mouse has been scored, but we come away with the opinion that each mouse was well-built, well-thought-out, and well-designed. The Razer Orochi, Razer Naga, and...

By Craving Tech on -

There are lots of things to cover, but overall the mouse gives superb performance when gaming both wirelessly or wired. If you are still skeptical about gaming wirelessly like I did, stop right now. The SideWinder X8 has proven that wireless gaming...

By Notebook Review on -

The Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse is a fantastic upgrade to the older SideWinder gaming mouse. The X8 offers improved ergonomics, better accuracy with BlueTrack technology, and it's finally wireless. On the other hand, the new SideWinder lacks the...

By ActiveWin on 91

Gaming mice have been released over the past few years to little fanfare, most of them are overly complicated as well as pretty ugly looking. Most of the decent ones have all been wired (Which isnt a bad thing) with very few attempts at Wireless...

By Maximum PC on 50

Can a tasty new sensor save Microsoft's lumbering design? Microsoft’s latest Sidewinder mouse, the X8, combines a wireless design with the latest in optical sensor technology. Sporting a proprietary BlueTrack sensor, the X8 will work on most...

By CNET UK on 80

Microsoft's SideWinder X8 Mouse isn't the only mouse that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes. But, with its BlueTrack sensor and on-the-fly macro-recording capability -- not to mention a competitive price -- we imagine plenty...

By TechCentral on -

As mentioned earlier, this mouse is firmly targeted at gamers with big hands and if you have small hands like mine, then you should just skip the X8. That being said, if you have large hands the Sidewinder X8 should warrant serious consideration —...

By Atomic MPC on 93

We’re ditching our X5 in favour of the X8 – ‘nuff...

By Metku.net on -

The Sidewinder X8 is exactly what it says in the tin, a high-end wireless gaming mouse. If youre looking for a new gaming mouse, and think having a wireless would be nice, then there arent all that many good choices to pick from. There arent any...

By Tech Arkade on 100

I have been using this mouse for about three weeks now. I have to say that it is by far the best mouse I have ever used. I have all of the response of a wired mouse, but the convenience and freedom of my wireless unit. The gentle slant and large...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Sidewinder X8 is the new version of the original Microsoft Sidewinder. The main change is the sensor technology, which is now based on Microsofts proprietary BlueTrack system, rather than lasers or LED.BlueTrack mice are not too different from...

By The Gadgeteer on -

Game-O-licious Dont’ try it, buy it. While I miss the posh and sophisticated surface on the original Sidewinder and its metal buttons and extra wide scroll wheel, the wireless freedom and performance of this mouse more than make up for it. I...

By Geek.com on -

Microsoft’s SideWinder gaming gear has been around for close to two years now and line has expanded from a single mouse to a few different products. We have looked at a lot of it in the past and while it all always looks impressive on paper, I...

By CNET Australia on 79

Microsoft's SideWinder X8 is a marked improvement to the series, but there's more work to do yet, especially when it comes to the...

By BrightHub on 80

As the ultimate in Microsofts wireless gaming mouse offerings, the Sidewinder X8 has found a niche for itself in hardcore gaming. Based on Microsoft Bluetrack Technology, the Sidewinder X8 is claimed to be much better than other contemporary...

By Hardware-Pacers on 98

The Microsoft Sidewinder series gaming mice and keyboards are top of the line gaming products that are excellent additions to any gamer's computer system. The Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard is packed full of assignable keys that can be programmed...

By Swedish Tech Report on -

It is an excellent mouse. I have permanently attached it to my desktop. Playing games on this mouse is a breeze and I am loving the fact that it works so excellent for me. I am loving Rainbow Six Las Vegas and Assasins Creed with this mouse....

By GamerWok on -

If I didn’t have to send this mouse back, I would be using it right now and putting my G9/G5 in the closet. Even though it’s slightly heavier than your average gaming mouse, it’s still the lightest wireless gaming mouse I’ve...