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Three on the fly DPI adjustment buttons with LCD.
More ergonomic than the old SideWinder mouse.
Easy to use magnetic charging cable.
Great thumb button placement.
Good for people with large hands.
Many customizable buttons.
BlueTrack technology works better than laser technology.
The clever charging cable.
Spare glide feet.
Wireless with wired performance.
Rechargable (30 Hours per charge aprox.)
USB receiver and recharging cable "puck" is big and heavy.
No adjustable weights like the old SideWinder.
Right hand only.
Poor battery life.
Jumpy sensor, especially at high resolutions.
Limited DPI Settings
Uncomfortable for extended use.
Needs more separation between programmable thumb buttons.
No adjustable weights.
Slippery scroll wheel.
Scroll wheel issues from conflicting 2.4GHz frequencies.
By TechSpot on June 11, 2010
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Gaming...-
By Yet Another Review Site on February 22, 2010
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...80
By Tom's Guide on December 18, 2009
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 October 28, 2009
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 September 21, 2009
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 September 09, 2009
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...91
By Maximum PC on August 28, 2009
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...50
By CNET UK on July 21, 2009
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...80
By TechCentral on June 25, 2009
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 June 24, 2009
We’re ditching our X5 in favour of the X8 – ‘nuff...93