Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Reviews

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★★★★ 3.9
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Based on 26 reviews.
 

Microsoft Sidewinder X5

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Sporting an ever-so-slightly trimmed-down shape compared to the original Sidewinder gaming mouse, along with a stripped down featureset, the Sidewinder X5 delivers great performance at a very reasonable price.
Pros: 
  • Sensor is super-accurate
  • Top-and-bottom thumb buttons kick ass
  • Love the three button sensitivity adjustment
Cons: 
  • Still too honkin' big
  • No reason to install the software, unless you want to make sensitivity adjustments.
13 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Gaming Mouse ARB-00001

★★★★★ 4.6
Verdict: Figuring out what makes a good gaming mouse is always difficult. The mouse is definitely one of the most varied input devices around for computers. You find all sorts of different types of mice on the market for both gaming and regular usage.
Pros: 
  • On the fly dpi switching with settings up to 2000dpi
  • Laser tracking sensor
  • Large ergonomic design
  • 5 customizable buttons including two side buttons
  • Crisp feeling mouse buttons
Cons: 
  • Annoying LEDs on the back of the mouse
  • Shortcut key that cannot be customized
  • Dpi setting buttons uncomfortable to reach
12 years ago

Review: Microsoft Sidewinder X5 mouse

★★★★★
Verdict: The hot new Sidewinder Microsoft gaming gear has hit. You'll see a review of the freaky X6 keyboard next week, but as it is Mouse Review Week (at least where I am), I'm just going to be covering the enormous X5 gaming mouse. It's big .
10 years ago

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Review

★★★★★
Verdict: SLIDESHOW (6) Slideshow | All Shots The Batmobile is back. And no, we're not talking about The Dark Night. We're talking about the newest addition to the Microsoft SideWinder family: the X5.
Pros: 
  • Comfy
  • programmable buttons
  • fast and accurate sensor
  • on-the-fly dpi buttons
Cons: 
  • Still the same bulky shape as the older model
  • really only three buttons to program
  • side buttons still prone to accidental clicks
13 years ago

Review: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

★★★★★
Verdict: Microsoft has been making gaming gear for a while now and they have been getting pretty good at it. Microsoft's first serious gaming mouse was the SideWinder , which came after a collaboration with Razer to produce the Habu .
12 years ago

Microsoft SideWinder X5

★★★★★
Verdict: Back in the day, shopping for gaming peripherals meant sifting through a ton of Microsoft's SideWinder products to find what you needed. Everything from SideWinder controllers, to joysticks, to force-feedback steering wheels lined hardware stores; to say that they dominated the market would be spot...
12 years ago

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

★★★★★ 3.2
Verdict: Microsoft's new SideWinder X5 Mouse is a stripped-down version of last year's SideWinder Gaming Mouse . Where the original model was a packed-to-the-gills gaming powerhouse, the X5 feels flimsy and expensive for the AU$99.95 Microsoft wants you to spend.
Pros: 
  • Improved sculpt
  • Moisture-resistant coating
Cons: 
  • Competing Logitech mouse offers more mouse for the buck
  • Lacks heft
13 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Gaming Mouse

★★★★★ 2.5
Verdict: The perfect complement to the X6, or just another mousing also-ran?
12 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Gaming Mouse

★★★★★
Verdict: The previous Sidewinder had the who's who of gaming mouse features. It had optional weights, an LCD readout to display DPI changes, interchangeable feet... the list goes on. The X5 uses the same basic design – though it is much comfier now – and strips out a lot of those shiny extras.
12 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: After a hiatus from producing joysticks, gamepads and other gaming peripherals, Microsoft relaunched its famed SideWinder brand of gaming hardware last year with the release of the SideWinder gaming mouse.
13 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5

★★★★★
Verdict: Supplier: Microsoft Brand: Microsoft Website: www.microsoft.com RRP: R629.00 Star Rating: 4/5 Review By: NAG Magazine (January 2009) MICROSOFT'S NEW X5 SIDEWINDER mouse is actually a downgrade from the original SideWinder gaming mouse.
12 years ago

disintegrating mouse wheel

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: This otherwise fantastic mouse has a serious flaw: the rubber mouse wheel turns to goo after around 12 months and became virtually unusable by month 24. Also, right out of the box the indexing notches for the mouse wheel were not very firm and before too long the wheel started slipping between...
7 years ago

Pretty Good

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: This mouse is decent. I enjoy the fact that I can change the sensitivity on the fly with the buttons on the top, and it is a very robust mouse that serves your needs. I use it for gaming as well as every day things like web browsing and work.
10 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: good for gaming but its a bit light for me.
9 years ago

"Flawless mouse."

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Haven't had a single problem with this mouse, perfect size for a teen - adult hand with enough buttons to bind all sorts of goodies to! Although I did have trouble binding a key to the thumb button and having the same key work on ventrilo, it did work eventually though.
12 years ago

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse & X6 Gaming Keyboard

★★★★★
Verdict: Gaming related hardware and markets for them are booming. Gaming has become a type of electronic sport that has athletes competing against one another. If one believes that the hardware can give an edge over the opponent, one will use it without hesitation.
Pros: 
  • Easy to use software
  • Accurate tracking
  • Rubberized sides
  • Easy to use software
  • Adjustable backlighting
  • Rotary knobs
  • Same size
  • more keys/functions
  • (Un)mountable numpad
Cons: 
  • Feels a bit "cheap
  • Feels a bit "plastic
  • No height control at the back
  • No USB hub
13 years ago

CRAZY + but Pricey

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: it looks da partfeels REALL GOODcomes with customize boxand has LEDs Obut has will slide faster on curtain groundshas some not-useble buttons for gamingand is wired .PRETTY PRICEY
8 years ago

Great all rounder

★★★★ 1.0
Verdict: This mouse has been great since day one. I bought it from a ebay store for $60 AUD about half a year after it came out. The things I love about this mouse are the on the fly DPI buttons and the placement of the forward and back buttons.
10 years ago

Disappointed

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I used to own one of the original sidewinder x5s many moons ago, so was looking forward to receiving this one. However, I have to confess to disappointment upon opening the box and finding the new "improved" version within.
12 years ago

Review Microsodt SW X5

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Lo adquirí hace poco y hasta el momento se ha comportado muy bien, ha demostrado que Microsoft (en su intento de competir contra otras marcas con más bagaje en mouse para Gamming) está trabajando muy duro.
Pros: 
  • - Excelente en todo (rendimiento
  • dpi
  • diseño
  • software
Cons: 
  • - Tamaño (grande
12 years ago

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse Review

★★★★★
Verdict: When we last looked at Microsoft's revitalization of the Sidewinder peripheral line, we weren't very impressed. Though the mouse was...
Pros: 
  • Smooth accurate movement
  • Fully customizable feel and functionality
  • Adjustable DPI that's quick to access
  • Comfortable to use
Cons: 
  • Needs features of original SideWinder
  • Software still shares problems with old SideWinder
13 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5

★★★★ 3.8
Verdict: Sporting an intimidating all-black design, the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 is a somewhat simple but quite effective mouse for gaming enthusiasts. It doesn't feature a plethora of gimmicks like adjustable weight or an LCD display, but it does have on–the-fly DPI adjustment and several programmable...
Pros: 
  • 2000 DPI sensor is precise
  • on-the-fly DPI adjustment
  • lots of programmable controls
Cons: 
  • Lacks some of the bells and whistles of other models
  • sensitivity not as high as some competing units
13 years ago

MS Sidewinder X5

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: The mouse is ok but it is a bit heavy.Also I think the clicks are pretty loud. Does the job though
11 years ago

Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Mouse Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: The price for the Microsoft Sidewinder X5 is Rs 2,867, which is only a little better than the earlier Sidewinder which was priced around Rs 3,000.
13 years ago

Great mouse

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: I've been using this mouse heavily for about 4 years and everything works just like the first day.
Pros: 
  • 2 thumb buttons 3 dpi buttons wired
Cons: 
  • It's pretty big
  • Not really a con unless you have small hands
8 years ago

Microsoft SideWinder X5 mouse

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: After a number of gaming mice emanating from Microsoft intent on claiming the higher priced end of the gaming market, the SideWinder X5 is the first attempt at cracking the budget end of the mouse buying public.
Pros: 
  • Moisture resistant coating
  • constantly smooth movement
Cons: 
  • Bulky frame not for everyone
  • feels a little lightweight
13 years ago

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