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Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse
alaScore 86

643 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 643 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and build quality are generally positive. The usability and design also get good opinions.

value for money, design, usability, build quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, size

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft Sidewinder X5 (PC)

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, size, build quality

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft SideWinder X5 MouseMicrosoft SideWinder X5 MouseMicrosoft Sidewinder X5 9-Button USB Gaming Laser Scroll Mouse w/Up to 2000 DPI, 3 DPI Settings & Macro Support

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Microsoft SideWinder X5

 

Back in the day, shopping for gaming peripherals meant sifting through a ton of Microsoft's SideWinder products to find what you needed. Everything from SideWinder controllers, to joysticks, to force-feedback steering wheels lined hardware stores; to...

The SideWinder X5 is priced at Rs 2840, which makes it a little expensive for an entry-level gaming mouse. While the mouse is ideal for those who game for many hours at stretch, the number of buttons is inadequate for most MMORPG players who love their...

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Microsoft Sidewinder X5

 

Sporting an ever-so-slightly trimmed-down shape compared to the original Sidewinder gaming mouse, along with a stripped down featureset, the Sidewinder X5 delivers great performance at a very reasonable price. Like the original Sidewinder, the design...

Sensor is super-accurate. Top-and-bottom thumb buttons kick ass. Love the three button sensitivity adjustment

Still too honkin’ big. No reason to install the software, unless you want to make sensitivity adjustments. Sidewinder button is useless

All told, this “budget” gaming mouse is an improvement on the more expensive Sidewinder original, but there are still cheaper, more comfortable budget mice out there. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: If you can’t palm a basketball, your...

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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...

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Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

 

Microsoft's new SideWinder X5 Mouse is a stripped-down version of last year's Editors' Choice-winning SideWinder Gaming Mouse . Where the original model was a packed-to-the-gills gaming powerhouse, the X5 feels flimsy and expensive for the $60...

Improved sculpt; moisture-resistant coating.

Competing Logitech mouse offers more mouse for the buck; lacks heft.

Microsoft's pared-down SideWinder X5 Mouse is supposed to offer PC gamers a lower-cost version of its award-winning higher-end model. Instead, it comes across as flimsy and overly stripped down. Other mice deliver better control for the same price.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse

 

In designing its new Sidewinder Gaming Mouse, we imagine Microsoft's product designers going over the features of the Logitech G5 and the Razer DeathAdder and asking "what else can we cram in there?" For a suggested price of $80, the Sidewinder...

Tons of hardware and software customizability; accessories box doubles as a cable management system.

Design needs some softening; superfluous LCD screen adds cost; dedicated hot button not customizable.

Microsoft took almost every popular feature of various high-end gaming mice and wrapped it into one highly customizable product. The design could use a little refinement, but otherwise the new Sidewinder Gaming Mouse would be a worthy addition to your...

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Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse

 

For years before I got into gaming I used my trusty ol mouse and keyboard, both being Microsoft products. The Intellimouse itself held up to multiple beatings without a hiccup. I know a lot of people who have stood by their Microsoft peripherals for...

So before I took a look at the Sidewinder X5 I wasn't really a fan of previous Sidewinder mice. I can say now that I've spent more time with it that I can see why it is a popular mouse. The mouse does have two thumb buttons, underlighting, and amazing...

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Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

 

This highly programmable gaming mouse gets it almost all right—which it needs to, considering the high price.

Easy macro programming, even from within games; seven programmable buttons; can be used as a wired mouse while charging; swappable glide feet

Designed for righties only; cumbersome receiver; needs more separation between programmable thumb buttons

At $99.99 list price, or $75 to $80 on the street at the time of this writing, the SideWinder X8 is pushing into the upper price reaches for enthusiast mice. A mouse this pricey has to get everything right to justify the outlay. Microsoft came very...

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Microsoft Sidewinder X8

 

Today, we take a look at the SideWinder X8, the latest addition to the team and a first for Microsoft as a wireless gaming mouse. Incorporating their newfangled BlueTrack Technology, the SideWinder X8 a blistering fast laser sensor capable of...

The Sidewinder X8 looks to capture the gaming peripheral market with awe by improving upon its original SideWinder mouse and tagging on several nice features. We loved the Play 'N Charge concept borrowed from the Xbox 360. This ensures that you'll...

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Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

 

When we last looked at Microsoft's revitalization of the Sidewinder peripheral line, we weren't very impressed. Though the mouse was technologically sound, it was painfully uncomfortable to use. We weren't ...

Smooth accurate movement ; Fully customizable feel and functionality ; Adjustable DPI that's quick to access ; Comfortable to use

Needs features of original SideWinder ; Software still shares problems with old SideWinder

Microsoft included a fairly simple package with the SideWinder X5. This isn’t surprising, given this mouse's positioning as a cheaper alternative to the SideWinder. Still they have included their full software package, which allows you to customize the...

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Review: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

 

Microsoft has been making gaming gear for a while now and they have been getting pretty good at it. Microsoft's first serious gaming mouse was the SideWinder, which came after a collaboration with Razer to produce the Habu. The original SideWinder...

Product Specifications

Elevate your skills with the revolutionary Microsoft SideWinder Mouse designed to provide you with unprecedented performance, handling, and adaptability. Customize your mouse with every game you play using advanced software and adjustable accessories. Use the first ever LCD display on a gaming mouse for macro recording and DPI settings to reduce on-screen interference during gameplay.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in/9.2in
Height:1.8in
Weight:2.9lbs
Width:20.2in/3in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:North America
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:X6
Packaged Quantity:1/3
Product Line:Microsoft SideWinder/Microsoft SideWinder Mouse/Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse/Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

Input Device

Buttons Qty:5/7/9
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):USB
Interface (DB):2.4 GHz/USB
Movement Detection Technology:Laser/Optical
Type:Keyboard/Mouse

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
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