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This did not affect the side-to-side scrolling one bit, just vertical scrolling. The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity. 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. After the change I had access to set macro’s for the additional buttons. Worthy of mention is that gamers can specify certain mouse assignments for different programs. The mouse was smooth on every surface I could find.

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Continue to next page 01 Beyond the button layout, Microsoft distinguishes the SideWinder X8 most uniquely with its proprietary BlueTrack sensor.

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If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form. Comfort and Performance I found the X8 to be a major improvement over the X5 in the comfort department. The redesigned side buttons are still easy to reach but not as easy to bump into like the X5. The X8’s two primary buttons perform as expected, but we don’t love the metal scroll wheel.

The newest mouse to join the SideWinder line, the SideWinder X8 offers the best frame rate, speed and acceleration on the market and a tracking range from dots per inch dpi to 4, dpi, giving gamers ultimate control and precision. You sidewineer unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

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Of course I haven’t even talked about the most important feature of the mouse, no wires. In our few weeks of testing, we can recall hitting these vertical buttons about five or so times by accident—though those with smaller hands will not encounter this mistake as often.

In the Settings box, gamers can add different programs and choose what their buttons to do.

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A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. Worthy of mention is that gamers can specify certain on assignments for different programs. Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Mouse.

After the change I had access to set macro’s for the additional buttons. I found the X8 microsofg be a major improvement over the X5 in the comfort department.

The X8 features a hard angled midsection encapsulated by an elegant series of curves that offer logical resting spots for each finger. The metal wheel doesn’t grip very well compared to the old wheel. Plugging in any of these two peripherals, and perhaps others at the same frequency from Microsoft, pretty much kills horizontal scrolling. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Thankfully the battery life on the X8 is great, who would want to have their mouse die mid game.

Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Mouse – LanOC Reviews

When the cord is not in use it wraps around the weighted charge station. The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity. So this looks to be solely a Microsoft peripherals thing. Scroll Wheel with Tilt Better feel and response with detents for precise control.

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In place of all of siedwinder random game characters on the packaging this time around its all Maser Chief from Halo, according to Microsoft the mouse was styled with Halo in mind. It didn’t take long in game to realize this won’t be an issue. My first concern with the X8 was noticeable lag that I experienced with my last wireless mouse.

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Gaming Mouse Review

This is a must for a gaming mouse. Vertical side buttons Don’t make mistakes.

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse review: The ability to set a macro on the fly on a mouse is something I haven’t seen before and frankly it’s about time. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi.