The feet are replaceable and two extra sets made of materials with slightly different textures some are slicker than others are included, hidden away in the wireless transmitter. 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. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The X8 uses a 2. By Sal Cangeloso The SideWinder X8 tweaks the design of the X5 while going wireless and moving from a dpi sensor to dpi. Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation
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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.
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.
The X8 uses a 2. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.
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That’s a respectable range for a gaming mouse, and while it’s not quite as high as the pricier, 5,dpi Razer Mambawe suspect few gamers will actually push either mouse that ks.
But instead of the older models’ rounded nubs, the X8’s side buttons slope inward, providing a cradle for your thumb. The specifications are top-notch: Beyond the button layout, Microsoft distinguishes the SideWinder X8 most uniquely isdewinder its proprietary BlueTrack sensor. The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost sdiewinder feature-rich The software actually augments the Microsoft Mouse application with Microsoft Intellipoint features.
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.
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. The included software does not take the normal approach of adding on a new programs to your computer. This sidewlnder plugs into your computer using USB and, when you want to charger your mouse, you unwrap the cord from the middle of the device.
Swapping sets takes just a few second per foot. The SideWinder X8 tweaks the design of the X5 while going wireless and moving from a dpi sensor to dpi.
Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate siddwinder serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups. Review Sections Review Prices Specs. By Sal Cangeloso Bandersnatch is here to cap sidewindee twisted CNET may get a commission from these offers. BlueTrack debuted in a few Microsoft mice last year, and it offers better sensitivity and performance than traditional optical or even laser mice.
The biggest single factor is that the Sidewnder is wireless. The X8 features a hard angled midsection encapsulated by an elegant series of curves that offer logical resting spots for each finger. The feet are replaceable and two extra sets made of materials with slightly different textures some are slicker than others are included, hidden away in the wireless transmitter. The X8 also has had its 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.
We’ve changed, we promise. The Bad Scroll wheel needs a better grip; signal drop-off in wireless mode at high sensitivity. 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.
Perhaps more importantly to gamers than surface flexibility, the X8 offers a reasonably large range of sensor sensitivity, from dpi to 4,dpi. That might sound inconsequential to nongamers, but we expect the first-person shooting twitch crowd will approve.
A wooden desk, a book, and a sixewinder sheet proved equally reliable. Continue to next page 01 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 ks price–we imagine few PC gamers won’t want to get their hands on it.
The compact, smooth-operating K is a desktop wireless keyboard replacement that connects Your thumb fits naturally between the two side buttons.