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. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. The X8 uses the 2. A neighboring Logitech MX that also operates across the 2. They have also included the ability to set any macro to each side. Of course by more complicated I mean you will have to put the battery into the mouse, lol.

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Since you can record a variety of keystrokes, with time delay between them, you can really sit back and enjoy the macro do its work. Up to 30 hours of use can be had from a single charge, or you can leave the charging cable plugged in and not worry about battery life.

We’ve mucrosoft, we promise. A wooden desk, a book, and a marble sheet proved equally reliable. You can still move the mouse with your fingertips, but the large palm rest will rub against your hand at times.

Inside you will find the mouse, charge station, battery, and box with the manual inside. Your thumb fits naturally between micrksoft two side buttons.

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I’m curious if Razer and Logitech will be able to outdo them this time. You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. With great performance, you would think that battery life would be short. 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. The X8 features a hard angled midsection encapsulated by an elegant series of curves that offer logical resting spots for each finger.


In the Settings box, gamers can add different programs and choose what their buttons to do. The button is far enough out of the way it won’t ever be bumped, but it’s still easy to get too when needed.

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mokse 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. Categories include button reassignments, pointer speed and appearance options, dpi sensitivity settings.

DPI and Precision An important metric with fast-action, twitch gaming is a quick and accurate sensor. But instead of the older models’ rounded microaoft, the X8’s side buttons slope inward, providing a cradle for your thumb. Our TS Server Info: At the end of the day, I was very impressed by the Sidewinder X8.

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So this is useful to know in case you run into a similar problem. 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. The lift-off distance is average—only a small cursor jerk when lifting the mouse off the mousepad. After looking like a crazy man trying to use the mouse on anything I could I wasn’t able to find anything it wouldn’t track on.


Installation Installing the X8 is a little more complicated than the X5. Username Password Remember Me Forgot your password?

The X8 packaging is very similar to the X5 packaging with a few small exceptions. On the back of the d8 you can find a full feature list with short explanations.

Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: Comfort and Performance I found the X8 to be a major improvement over the X5 in the comfort department.

Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Mouse.

Thankfully the battery life on the X8 is mohse, who would want to have their mouse die mid game. Holding the SideWinder in your left hand feels comfortable enough, but the two side buttons on the left side of the mouse were obviously tailored with your right thumb in mind.

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It doesn’t get much simpler than that! After the change I had access to set macro’s for the additional buttons. Despite their cord-free convenience, wireless mice have a poor adoption rate among serious PC gamers because of lag and signal hiccups.