A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. That might sound inconsequential to nongamers, but we expect the first-person shooting twitch crowd will approve. We tested the BlueTrack sensor on marble, granite, and other rough surfaces and were pleased with its responsiveness—absolutely no cursor jerkiness or instability. The metal wheel doesn’t grip very well compared to the old wheel. Microsoft has assured us that a new fix will be coming by way of a software upgrade.
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Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse – Mouse | eBay
Microsoft SideWinder X8 BlueTrack mouse out this week – SlashGear
Turns out that our Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard, which sivewinder turned off dead batteryyet with its receiver still plugged in, was the culprit. Being a wireless gaming mouse the X8 has the challenge of overcoming the lag and short battery life of most wireless mice, all while sporting the added features of a gaming mouse.
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This design helps your hand fall into a natural grip. The redesigned replaceable gliders help the X8 slide much smoother than the X5. Its weight, added by a battery, also makes it heavier to whip around.
Wait, a wireless gaming mouse? You can still move the mouse with your fingertips, but the large palm rest will rub against your hand at times.
Comfort and Performance I found the X8 to be a major improvement over the X5 in the comfort department. It didn’t take long in game to realize this won’t be an issue. We found our sweet spot around the dpi range, but nouse would often times depend on the game.
This should suffice for gamers, especially with a pair of thumb buttons. We tested the BlueTrack sensor on marble, granite, and other rough surfaces and were pleased with its responsiveness—absolutely no cursor jerkiness or instability.
Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse – Mouse
That improved performance lets you use the X8 and other BlueTrack mice on an expanded range of surfaces, including marble, carpet, wood, or most anything except for transparent or mirrored glass.
Throw in Microsoft’s souped-up BlueTrack sensor technology, a well-sculpted design for right handed peopleand a handful of other features, and the SideWinder X8 fits comfortably among the gaming mice elite. The newest mouse microzoft 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.
Inside the mouse is packed in an easy to open snap together clear package. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links micrpsoft this page. DPI Switching Instantly switch sensitivity between high, medium, and low oqn one click. Username Password Remember Me Forgot your password? Outside of the normal buttons, Microsoft included the ability to set macros on the fly using a button located mouwe in front of the two side buttons.
But after a second X8 arrived in our labs, we experienced the same issues and decided to dig a bit deeper. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Play and Charge Up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge, or use the play-and-charge cable for non-stop action.
If you are interested oen writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form. I’m curious if Razer and Logitech will be able to outdo them this time.
Software I spoke about how much I liked the software on my review of the Sidewinder X5, to my surprise the X8 uses the same software, all you have to do is choose the X8 out of the drop down menu. The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich Inside you will find the mouse, charge station, battery, and box with the manual inside.
I spoke oan how much I liked the software on my review of the Sidewinder X5, to my surprise the X8 uses the same software, all you have to do is choose the X8 out of the drop down menu.