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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
alaScore 85

238 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. People really like the reliability and durability. The design and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, design, durability, reliability

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Reviewers really like the price and durability. The reliability and size also get good feedback.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015


Expert review by: Josh Norem (

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.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (

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

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jason Landals (futurelooks)

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...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Hardware Pacers (

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse


The Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse is a nice mouse capable of adjusting to meet gaming needs. Variable weight, virtual variable cable length (using cable anchor), and variable glide configurations (3 sets of foot pads with varying degree of...

5 programmable buttons, Variable combinations to make many different types of mouse, Many useful features, Cable Anchor

Corded mouse may create cable bunching

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Active Network (

Microsoft SideWinder Mouse


Customizable, High Speed, Accurate

Not Ambidextrous, Not Enough Programmable Buttons

Overall the Microsoft SideWinder mouse is pretty good, its up there with the other top gaming mice such as the Logitech G9, the main problem I have is that it doesn’t work too well in small hands, its just a bit too much. Having to over-reach for the...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Hi-Tech Reviews (hi-techreviews)

Microsoft Sidewinder USB Gaming Mouse Review


A mouse is not something I usually get very stoked about, but after using the Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse that has changed.  To start off I love the size of the mouse as it slightly larger than a normal mouse and for a guy with large hands like...

Jan, 2008

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Expert review by: Rich Grech (

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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Dec, 2007

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Review: Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse review


A mouse that goes like a missile

Actually comfy ; Sliding weight tray ; Customisable through software

A touch pricey

Feature packed and comfier than its jagged edges suggest, this is a welcome return to PC kit design from Microsoft’s peripherals team.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse


Microsoft resurrects the SideWinder for this feature packed gaming mouse. Does it set a new benchmark for gaming mice?

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


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 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