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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
alaScore 84

241 reviews

Dec, 2014

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. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The durability and size also get good opinions. Views are divided on 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

(Based on 241 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

durability, size, price, usability, design

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

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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

 

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

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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...

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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...

Editor's Choice!

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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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Review: Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse

 

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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse review

 

A mouse that goes like a missile

Actually comfy ; Sliding weight tray ; Customisable through software

A touch pricey

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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

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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