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Throw in Microsoft’s souped-up BlueTrack sensor technology, a well-sculpted design for right handed peopleand a jouse of other features, and the SideWinder X8 fits comfortably among the gaming mice elite. That might sound inconsequential to nongamers, but we expect the first-person shooting twitch crowd will approve. Post a Comment Comment. Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation Review Sections Review Prices Specs. Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate among serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups.
Microsoft’s feature-heavy SideWinder X8 solves that problem with a hybrid design that lets you swap almost seamlessly between wired and wireless connection. Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi.
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse is wireless
We’ve changed, we promise. The compact, smooth-operating K is a desktop wireless keyboard replacement that connects Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. Continue to next page 01 You also get three sets of different feet for the X8, which lets you tailor the tactile feel of the mouse to whatever surface you choose. Right-handers will appreciate the layout and design of the two side-buttons.
The Bottom Line Microsoft’s SideWinder X8 isn’t the only sidewinedr that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes; however, siddwinder its BlueTrack sensor and its on-the-fly macro recording capability–not to mention a competitive price–we imagine few PC gamers won’t want to get their hands on it. The X8 delivers bone crushing dots-per-inch dpi designed for one thing only—to tally up a high body count.
The metallic scroll wheel registers very distinct tactile and audible clicks, perfect for weapon selection and accurate line-by-line vertical scrolling.
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse is wireless – SlashGear
This design lets you simply rock your thumb up and down to press the buttons, minimizing the need for a discrete thumb motion that takes you out of primary control flow. We can’t guarantee the Logitech M mouse will boost your productivity, but at this price That’s a respectable range for a gaming mouse, and while it’s not quite as high as the pricier, 5,dpi Razer Mambawe suspect few gamers will actually push either mouse that far.
Best Computer Accessories for The SideWinder X8 has an attractive, futuristic design that’s smoothes out some of the rough edges from earlier incarnations of Microsoft’s new generation of SideWinder mice.
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The X8 includes a charging plug that easily snaps onto the mouse so that you can continue using it without putting it out of commission. Be respectful, keep sidewiinder civil and stay on topic. As a bonus to those more evolved, the wheel can be tilted to the sidedinder or right for horizontal scrolling. The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse review: The X8’s two primary buttons perform as expected, but we don’t love the metal scroll wheel.
A wooden desk, a book, and a marble sheet proved equally reliable.
Like the earlier SideWinders, the X8’s thumb buttons have a stacked, vertical layout. As you can probably tell, the level of customization is sidewinedr high—perfect for the hordes of gamers out there with varying tastes.
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