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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
alaScore 86

233 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 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 are impressed by the reliability and durability. The design and size also get good feedback.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse


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 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on People are impressed by the price and durability. The reliability and size also get good comments.

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

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Jeremy Atkinson (

Microsoft SideWinder Mouse


The cold war of gaming mice heats up with Microsoft's latest secret weapon: the SideWinder. Key features: a built-in LCD and in-game macro recording, plus a bunch more.

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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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

Expert review by : Jon_Valjean (

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse (PC) - Gameplanet Review


A solid effort by Microsoft, the custom features make this a worthy addition to any gamer's inventory!

Great value, highly customisable, very precise 2000dpi resolution, cable anchor an excellent accessory

Thumb positioning a little awkward

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
Display Type:LCD
Form Factor:Right-hand

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable


Cable Length:72
Customizable weight: Yes

Input Device

Buttons quantity:10 / 11 / 5
Device interface:USB
Movement detection technology:Laser
Movement Resolution:2000
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons: Yes
Recommended usage:PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows Vista & Windows XP / Windows Vista/ XP/ 2000 (SP4)
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):3.06 x 5.08 x 1.66
Number of products included:1
Product dimensions (W x D x H):3.06 x 5.08 x 1.66
USB required: Yes


Power Source:Cable

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:1.06 / 5.71
Weight note (metric):1.06 / 5.71