This is basically the sensor technology that the mouse uses along with the use of blue LED lighting, instead of red. The X8 uses a button design like the original the X5 has nine with the layout being: Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. This design helps your hand fall into a natural grip. At first some of the other features will seem hidden, but by clicking on a buttons pull-down menu you will see that there are about 35 shortcut options that you can choose from.
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Like the earlier SideWinders, the X8’s thumb buttons have a stacked, vertical layout. BlueTrack debuted in a few Microsoft mice last year, and it offers better sensitivity and performance than traditional optical or even laser mice. The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The software actually augments the Microsoft Mouse application with Microsoft Intellipoint features.
Review: Microsoft SideWinder X8 Gaming Mouse –
Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Also include with the mouse is the wireless transmitter, the design of which was clearly inspired by the yo-yo. 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. 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.
Finally the mouse has a lot of power on board—in addition to being able to write macros on-the-fly, it handles fps image processing, can tak 75G maximum acceleration, and up to IPS inches per second of movement.
Overall, the SideWinder X8 is a mixed bag.
Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, eidewinder precise, smooth operation We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Your thumb fits naturally between the two side buttons.
People that it does fit will find the mouse easy to navigate and the buttons accessible.
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Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate among serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups. This site may earn sidewinfer commissions from the links on this page.
Best Computer Accessories for 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.
The SideWinder X8 tweaks the design of the X5 while going wireless and moving from a dpi sensor to dpi. The X8 features a hard angled midsection encapsulated by an elegant series of curves that offer logical resting spots for each finger.
The X8 also has had sidewlnder LCD restored so users can one again see what dpi setting they are running, andby default.
It also had a customizable weight, which the X8 does not had. With the details out of the way, what makes the X8 the X8, and not just a slightly updated X5?
This is basically the sensor technology that the mouse uses along with the use of blue LED lighting, instead of red. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length.
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. Continue to next page 01 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 from the original. The compact, smooth-operating K is a desktop wireless keyboard replacement that connects Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s We’ve changed, we promise.
The X8’s two primary buttons perform as expected, but we don’t love the metal scroll wheel. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted By Sal Cangeloso 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.