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Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black
alaScore 86

579 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse - Mouse - optical - 7 button(s) - wireless - 2.4 GHz - USB wireless receiver - black from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and reliability are overall positive. The design and size are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the price.

usability, size, design, reliability, durability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft SideWinder X8 MouseMicrosoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Microsoft Sidewinder X8

 

Microsoft's latest Sidewinder mouse, the X8, combines a wireless design with the latest in optical sensor technology. Sporting a proprietary BlueTrack sensor, the X8 will work on most any surface, including granite and marble, which are problems for...

Enormous; jumpy sensor, especially at high resolutions

Enormous; jumpy sensor, especially at high resolutions

Aug, 2009
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Expert review by: Peter Brown (cnet.com)

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse review: Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

 

Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate among serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups. Microsoft's feature-heavy SideWinder X8 solves that problem with a hybrid design that lets you swap almost...

Hybrid wired/wireless design eliminates downtime between battery charges; BlueTrack sensor expands mousing surface options; easy on-the-fly macro recording; 4,000dpi maximum.

Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity.

Microsoft's SideWinder X8 isn't the only mouse that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes; however, between its BlueTrack sensor and its on-the-fly macro recording capability--not to mention a competitive price--we imagine few PC gamers...

Jun, 2009

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Expert review by: Michael Brown (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft SideWinder X8

 

Wireless mice are all well and good, but you'd never use one for gaming, right? Everybody knows wireless mice suffer from lag, skipping, and all sorts of other problems. Well, here's a situation where common wisdom is wrong. Microsoft has managed to...

Wireless; programmable; overall precision; ergonomically sound design

Slippery scroll wheel; adds to cable clutter despite being wireless

We never thought we'd see the day when we could recommend a wireless mouse

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Review

 

Microsoft SideWinder X8 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Microsoft SideWinder X8 and comparisons to other Computer Mice

Styling (if you're a gamer); Top-notch accuracy; BlueTrack works on almost any surface; Very customizable

Styling (if you're not a gamer); High cost; Some ergonomic miscues

Nov, 2009

GOLDEN GHOST AWARD

Expert review by: Chad (techarkade.com)

Sidewinder X8 Gaming Mouse

 

The Microsoft designers attend everything from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to fashion shows in Milan for inspiration for new products.  The Microsoft User Research team interviewed hundreds of gamers from all around the world...

Wireless with wired performance ; BlueTrack ; Rechargable (30 Hours per charge aprox.)(Can use while charging) ; Adjustable DPI on the fly ; Convenient programmable buttons ; On the fly macro recording

Limited DPI Settings

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (geek.com)

Review: Microsoft SideWinder X8 Gaming Mouse

 

Microsoft's SideWinder gaming gear has been around for close to two years now and line has expanded from a single mouse to a few different products. We have looked at a lot of it in the past and while it all always looks impressive on paper, I...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Preetam Kaushik (brighthub.com)

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Review - The Ultimate Gaming Mouse by Microsoft

 

As the ultimate in Microsoft's wireless gaming mouse offerings, the Sidewinder X8 has found a niche for itself in hardcore gaming. Based on Microsoft Bluetrack Technology, the Sidewinder X8 is claimed to be much better than other contemporary...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Bill (maximumcpu.net)

Read Microsoft Sidewinder X8

 

The Microsoft Sidewinder X8 presents itself as Microsoft's new flagship gaming mouse. Having been a Logitech user for years, I am eager to try the X8, and to see how the BlueTrack technology performs.

BlueTrack sensor ; Ample controls ; Ease of use (hardware and software) ; Excellent range of sensitivity settings, on-the-fly changing

Uncomfortable for extended use, but your mileage may vary

Microsoft's Sidewinder X8 was pleasant to use and provided a functional, high-performance, user experience. I will personally use it as a portable gaming mouse, but cannot foresee extensive desktop use because of how the mouse holds my hand. It is my...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: garfi3ld (lanoc.org)

Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Mouse

 

Last week I looked at both Microsoft's Sidewinder X5 mouse and Sidewinder X6 keyboard. Both surprised me with their near perfect windows integration along with quality construction. To cap off our coverage of the current sidewinder lineup Microsoft...

Of course I haven't even talked about the most important feature of the mouse, no wires.. Wait, a wireless gaming mouse? My first concern with the X8 was noticeable lag that I experienced with my last wireless mouse. It didn't take long in game to...

Apr, 2009

RECOMMENDED!

Expert review by: Stephen Fung (futurelooks)

Microsoft Sidewinder X8 BlueTrack Gaming Mouse

 

Try and try again must be Microsoft's motto when it comes to gaming mouse design. First, they brought us the original Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse which had looks that killed, ...

Very much improved over previous products ; Wireless convenience without the wireless lag ; Great tactile response from all buttons ; A joy to use in FPS shooters and very fast and accurate

There is no loitering on this mouse if you want to avoid discomfort (RTS, MMORPG and heavy web surfers can move along)

With the twist of the lid, the wireless receiver/charging puck reveals two additional sets of feet for the Sidewinder X8. The least slippery ones are installed (black) while the white ones are the most slippery. In all honesty, the difference in...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

The SideWinder X8 Mouse offers wireless freedom with wired performance with a 2.4GHz wireless connection that is built for lag-free play. The SideWinder mouse features an innovative play-and-charge system to ensure a nonstop gaming experience - with no need to stop the game to change batteries. The SideWinder X8 Mouse is a top performer thanks to Microsoft's proprietary BlueTrack technology that gives this mouse the best frame rate, speed and acceleration on the market.

Configuration

Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included:USB Charging Unit
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: Yes
Scrolling Type:4-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:Bluetrack / Bluetrace
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:PC Mouse
Type of Connection:Radio Transfer
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