Holding the SideWinder in your left hand feels comfortable enough, but the two side buttons on the left side of the mouse were obviously tailored with your right thumb in mind. I was happy that they finally included side scrolling; most gaming mice don’t include this helpful feature. Overall Being a wireless gaming mouse the X8 has the challenge of overcoming the lag and short battery life of most wireless mice, all while sporting the added features of a gaming mouse. In our few weeks of testing, we can recall hitting these vertical buttons about five or so times by accident—though those with smaller hands will not encounter this mistake as often. We’ve changed, we promise. Inside you will find the mouse, charge station, battery, and box with the manual inside.
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The scroll wheel on the X5 had a rubber coating; on the X8 they replaced it with a metal scroll wheel. When you do finally have to charge the X8 it’s as simple as connecting the magnetized cord.
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse –
Beyond the button layout, Microsoft distinguishes the SideWinder X8 most uniquely with its proprietary BlueTrack sensor. 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. Since you can record a variety of keystrokes, with time delay between them, you can really sit back and enjoy the macro do its work. Being a wireless gaming mouse the X8 has the challenge of overcoming the lag and short battery life of most wireless mice, all while sporting the added features of a gaming mouse.
Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. I found the LCD to be interesting but mostly unnecessary. Turns out that our Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard, which was turned off dead batteryyet with its receiver still plugged in, was the culprit.
So this is useful to know in case you run into a similar problem. They must not have been paying attention when I miceosoft about the scroll wheel; the metal scroll wheel looks amazing but does not grip my finger, making it hard to scroll in and out of game. The lift-off distance is average—only a small cursor jerk when lifting the mouse off the mousepad.
A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. In place of all of the random game characters on the packaging this time around its all Maser Chief from Halo, according to Microsoft the mouse was styled with Halo in mind.
This design helps your hand fall into a natural grip.
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse review: Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse – CNET
It doesn’t get much simpler than that! The winding cord management system offers easy charging — simply unwrap the cord from around the storage box and snap sidewimder onto the underside of the mouse.
We tested the BlueTrack sensor on marble, granite, and other rough surfaces and were pleased with its responsiveness—absolutely no cursor jerkiness or instability.
Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Mouse. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in When the cord is not in use it wraps around the weighted charge station. The button is far enough out of the way it won’t ever be bumped, but it’s still easy to get too when needed.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted With great performance, you would think that battery life would be short. Software Micfosoft spoke about how much I liked the software on my review of the Sidewinder X5, to my surprise the X8 uses the same software, all you have to do is choose the X8 out of the drop down menu. After looking like a crazy man trying to use the mouse on anything I could I wasn’t able to find anything it wouldn’t track on.
I spoke about how much I liked the software on my review of the Sidewinder X5, to my surprise the X8 uses the same software, all you have to do is choose the X8 mous of the drop down menu.
BlueTrack debuted in a few Microsoft mice last year, and it offers better sensitivity and performance than traditional optical or even laser mice. Its weight, added by a battery, also makes it heavier to whip around.
Microsoft SideWinder X8 BlueTrack mouse out this week
Scroll Wheel with Tilt Better feel and response with detents for precise control. With the ability to tune the mouse as far down as dpi and as high as dpi, the SideWinder X8 is up to any task imaginable.
Play and Charge Up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge, or use the play-and-charge cable for non-stop action.
The mouse was smooth on every surface I could find.