Overall, the SideWinder X8 is a mixed bag. This design lets you simply rock your thumb up and down to press the buttons, minimizing the need for a discrete thumb motion that takes you out of primary control flow. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi. Continue to next page 01
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Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse review: Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse – CNET
Microsoft’s feature-heavy SideWinder X8 solves that problem with a hybrid design that lets you swap almost seamlessly between wired and wireless connection.
This design lets you simply rock your thumb up and down to press the buttons, minimizing the need for a discrete thumb motion that takes you out of primary control flow. The X8 features a hard angled midsection encapsulated by an elegant series of curves that offer logical resting spots for each finger. That’s a respectable range for a gaming mouse, and while it’s not quite as high as the pricier, 5,dpi Razer Mambawe suspect few gamers will actually push either mouse that far.
Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate among serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups.
Isdewinder the earlier SideWinders, the X8’s thumb buttons have a stacked, vertical layout. After you identify your mouse as the X8 an image of it will come up and you will be able to configure what certain buttons do left button, right button, wheel, bottom thumb, top thumb, wheel left tilt, and wheel right tilt.
As far as materials and feel goes, the X8 is very close to the X5—both still seem to be a bit of a step back siedwinder the original. Best Computer Accessories for Microsoft really thought of everything here, so if you are a fan of previous SideWinders, the X8 is worth checking out. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.
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By Sal Cangeloso At the most basic level you set a mouse button to something like Shift or Ctrl, and on the more advanced side you can trigger a macro. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The X8 is very similar to the previous two, but some changes were made and we now have a more angular mouse than in the past.
Overall, the SideWinder X8 is a mixed bag. A lot of this comes down to person preference, but it has always seemed like Microsoft decided on the feature set and then designed the product, as opposed to building up a great mouse and then finding a way to get the right features inside. This software will also allow for program-specific settings, for example different games you might want to customize for.
The X8’s two primary buttons perform as expected, but we don’t love the metal scroll wheel.
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It also had a customizable weight, which the X8 does not had. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s We’ve changed, we promise. We have looked at a lot of it in the past and while it all always looks impressive on paper, I generally have not been won over by the devices.
Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi. Beyond the button layout, Microsoft distinguishes the SideWinder X8 sidewincer uniquely with js proprietary BlueTrack sensor.
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The SideWinder X8 has an attractive, futuristic design that’s smoothes out some of the rough edges from earlier incarnations of Microsoft’s new generation of SideWinder mice. The X8 uses a button design like the original the X5 has nine with the layout being: The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity. sidewinddr
The compact, smooth-operating K is a desktop wireless keyboard replacement that connects Continue to next page 01 The specifications are top-notch: The software actually augments the Microsoft Mouse application with Microsoft Intellipoint features.
The Bottom Line 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 won’t want to get their hands on it. CNET may get a commission from these offers. You also get three sets of different feet for the X8, which lets you tailor the tactile feel of the mouse to whatever surface you choose.