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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
alaScore 84

241 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews of Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The durability and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, size, durability, design, 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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 People really like the design and usability. The price and size also get good feedback.

durability, size, price, usability, design

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

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Feb, 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

Editor's Choice!

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

Expert review by: (

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

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


Microsoft has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this mouse in an attempt to offer more features than the competition. While they don't all work, this is still a solid gaming peripheral with an impressive level of customisation. However, some...

Huge array of features, customisable parts, responsive buttons

Slightly cumbersome, certain features are a bit pointless

Dec, 2007

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