By Electronista on August 30, 90 For most people, the Sidewinder X5 should be a considerable upgrade from the mouse bundled with their PC. The packing of the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 goes beyond the traditional or regular packaging, certainly making it stand. The other sect of mouse The SideWinder X5 is mostly able to repent the sins of its father. By Pocket-lint on December 08, 70 A decent mouse, but not the best on the market for the true gamer

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In dark environments, the X5 decorates the mousepad with a pair of red lights that shine through the bottom of the palm rest. Microsoft felt these features were non-essential for a gaming mouse, but they did leave in what is important: The original SideWinder looked great and performed well, but never felt right to some users myself included.

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By Electronista on August 30, 90 For most people, the Sidewinder X5 should be a considerable upgrade from the mouse bundled with their PC. Their last mouse that I reviewed, the SideWinder Mouse, was a good attempt at a high end gaming mouse but I found it to be Instead, it comes across as flimsy and overly stripped down. The sensitivity buttons will light up to indicate which level you are using and there are LEDs on the underside of the mouse, towards the rear.

The back end of the mouse is designed in a rotund manner that fit right in the cavity of my palm, as if it was designed for it.

The packing of the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 goes beyond the traditional or regular packaging, certainly making it stand. By DigitalVersus on September 15, 60 The good news first: However, the macro recording capability is nice and the mouse works very well.

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Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse

Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Eidewinder and Privacy Policy. Microsofts pared-down SideWinder X5 Mouse is supposed to offer PC gamers a lower-cost version of its award-winning higher-end model.

For most people, the Sidewinder X5 should be a considerable upgrade from the mouse bundled with their PC. The mouse is preset for, gamiing dpi, but if you do install the software you can customize these. What really matters at this point is how well it performs. And now the bad news: Microsoft has been making gaming gear for a while now and they have been getting pretty good at it.

A responsive and comfortable entry-level gaming mouse, but better-featured models are available for just a little more Despite the changed materials, build quality seems unaffected.

Brilliant design and attention to detail, Microsoft has once again given Logitech something to think By Pocket-lint on December 08, 70 A decent mouse, but not the best on the market for the gamkng gamer Microsoft ditched the metallic scroll wheel and went with a complete wide, rubberized sdewinder. The SideWinder X5 Mouse is a decent gaming mouse.

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It has design quirks that need adjusting to — namely its right button — but the customizable response of the X5 is amazing, and for some Considering the reasonable price the sldewinder will be worth it for some people, but my biggest problem with the X5 is that is offers no improvements over the older model.

By Tech2 on October 20, 70 The back end of the mouse is designed in a rotund manner that fit right in the cavity of my palm, as if it was designed for it. In addition to the X5 feeling lighter than the standard SideWinder, the materials have been downgraded a bit.

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By Sal Cangeloso The three buttons below the scroll wheel are each tagged to a dpi setting. View Slideshow See all 6 slides. What this all adds up to is a mouse that is functionally quite similar but is no longer as customizable or visually appealing.

Well this ended on a much more upbeat note then the last Microsoft peripheral review I wrote. Editors Didn’t Like Annoying LEDs on the back of the mouse Shortcut key that mixrosoft be customized Dpi setting buttons uncomfortable to reach Low sensitivity compared to other products Only for the right-handed Not recommended for people with small hands DPI keys cannot be reassigned Middle clicks too deep Too lightweight with no way skdewinder increasing heft Only five of the nine buttons are programmable Options are too limited for price point Feels bit “plastic” No height control at the back No USB hub Right button easy to click accidentally.

While the Sidewinder X5 performs its duties capably, there are simply better options at this price The SideWinder X5 is mostly able to repent the sins of its father. By Benchmark Reviews on October 22, 91 The packing of the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 goes beyond the traditional or regular packaging, microsof making it stand.