It’s surprisingly easy with Lenovo’s range, customizations, and deals. Dell Latitude 2-In-1 Review: We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Affordable, Dead-Silent Media Streaming. Microsoft originally announced the 4,dpi, wireless, Microsoft BlueTrack Technology-based, gaming mouse last September, and promised that it would be available by February it looks like Microsoft will deliver it on time with just days to spare. Page 1 of 1.

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Don’t show this again. It is not perfect, however, as its hefty size would, in all likelihood, make it uncomfortable for those with smaller-sized hands.

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.

The most obvious potential problem with the X8 is the unimpressive battery life. The SideWinder X8 has a unique, ergonomic sidewineer at least if you are right-handedwhich was in part inspired by ” Master Chief from ‘Halo’ and the Mazda Senku concept car.

With a sudewinder, more ergonomic shape and on-the-fly DPI switching, is the SideWinder X8 the best wireless gaming mouse on the market?

$100 MS SideWinder X8 Gaming Mouse Available

The Dark Knight A gamer regards the mouse highly. Have feedback on the sidewnder for the editorial team? Page 1 of 1 – Breaking the Wireless Taboo.

For that very reason, if there were anything gamers avoid like the plague, it’s wireless mice. Beyond the button layout, Microsoft distinguishes the SideWinder X8 most uniquely with its proprietary BlueTrack sensor. Finding your perfect notebook match It’s surprisingly easy with Lenovo’s range, customizations, and deals The ultimate mobile gaming performance The all-new Razer Phone 2. Although its shape allows for left-handers, the placement of the side buttons means that lefties have no choice but to use their pinkies to trigger them.


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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. The transceiver includes a cable that unwinds and magnetically attaches to the mouse similar to Apple’s MagSafe connectorso that the mouse can be recharged, but still be used while it is charging Microsoft calls it a ” play-and-charge ” cable. The new shape of the SideWinder is perfectly balanced for right-handed users and offers a much more comfortable, rounded shape than the previous SideWinder mice.

But Microsoft wants to change your mind. For the hardcore gamer, performance is of utmost importance and latency is a killjoy. Regarded by gamers as slow and unresponsive, they have long shunned wireless mice. Acer Predator Helios Review: Fortunately, Microsoft listened to that criticism and the new X8 has a much smoother feel in this area.

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Continue to next page 01 The Siewinder Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity. Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Visit our network of sites: Lower Cost, Many Core Beasts. It also includes an LCD screen that displays the dpi mode the mouse is set to; Microsoft also claims that the LCD screen ” helps you record macros in-game, reducing on-screen interference ,” but we have yet to find any documentation that explains this in any detail.


It is an exceptionally well thought-out mouse with everything you might possibly need. 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.

Fortunately, the Sidweinder SideWinder X8 looks like it means business.

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse Review

The SideWinder X8 comes with a single rechargeable AA battery and we found it to be good for over a week of use on a single charge. That improved performance lets you use the X8 and other BlueTrack mice on an expanded range of surfaces, including marble, carpet, wood, or most anything except for transparent or sidewinxer glass.

Additionally, the SideWinder X8 is powered by Microsoft’s proprietary BlueTrack technology, which allows the SideWinder X8 to track over virtually any surface except glass and other mirrored surfaces.

The X8 features a hard angled midsection encapsulated by an elegant series of curves that offer logical resting spots for each finger. The LCD which also uses a red back light displays the current DPI setting and macro recording icons to reduce the need for on-screen displays that crowd your desktop or get in the way of a game.

The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich Review Sections Review Prices Specs.