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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
alaScore 83

231 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The build quality and size are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 231 reviews)

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Microsoft has always offered a plethora of mice but has never made a true hardcore gaming mouse (Razer partnership aside), until now. With its new SideWinder gaming mouse, the company has shown that it can compete with the best from Logitech and Razer....

Excellent tracking ability; great features; snazzy LED

A bit large; macro creation is confusing

Microsoft has a winner on its hands here.

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Microsoft's solo effort is a hit, but it might be too much mouse for small hands. Still, its features are through the roof and can do the trick for gamers.

On-the-fly dpi switching. Good customization options. Comfy scroll wheel. Macro capabilities. First ever LCD

May be too large for some users. Not ambidextrous. Number of programmable buttons limiting

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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse Review

 

Those who have been around gaming for a while will remember the venerable line of Sidewinder gaming peripherals from Microsoft. This product line started with a well known gamepad, and expanded into joysticks, more gamepads, and other purpose-built...

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Lots of options and an unusual (but ultimately comfortable) design make the SideWinder Mouse an excellent choice for any gamer.

Extremely customizable; macro recording; on-the-fly dpi adjustment

Needs more programmable buttons; tough to use without practice

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Very uncomfortable mouse, only positive thing about this mouse is the 2 side buttons which was a nice change. Other then that, yes very uncomfortable, ALL BUTTONS ARE NOT CUSTOMIZABLE, only 5 are, thats right, only 5, so forget all those nice extra...

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

This mouse is great for gaming with the weights and the cable holder. and there are up to 6 buttons that can be macro.

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Hi I bought the sidewinder mouse buy Microsoft it's an awesome mouse seems' to please me because I have big hands it's comfortable and the LCD display is awesome it has three awesome buttons to change your DPI speed instantly which is a good key factor...

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

When I first saw the mouse, I said “what the” to myself, simply because the shape of the mouse really looked like a damn Quake2 rail gun with titanium pistons sticking' out of the sides.

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Very uncomfortable mouse, only positive thing about this mouse is the 2 side buttons which was a nice change. Other then that, yes very uncomfortable, ALL BUTTONS ARE NOT CUSTOMIZABLE, only 5 are, thats right, only 5, so forget all those nice extra...

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

 

Great deal for 30$.

Great if you've got big hands ; Adjustable weight ; Doesn't feel too cheap for something bought for $30 (in sale)

Adjustable DPI lacks customization possibilities, it's limited to presets (say, 400-800-1000-1400-1600 dpi, you can't get anything between that (say, no 1250 dpi))

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: Yes
Scrolling Type:2-ways
Scrolling Wheel: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: Yes
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Optical Laser
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:PC Mouse
Type of Connection:Cable
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