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bit-tech :Microsoft's Sidewinder gaming mouse
Posted by newsbot on October 15th 2007



Technically the Sidewinder is a good mouse and on paper it hasall thefeatures one might look for – on the fly DPI, thumb buttons and anergonomic design which isn’t entirely uncomfortableto use. On top of this it adds a load of features which range frompseudo-useful to the downright annoying, such as the weight system andGame Explorer button. The mouse even performs quite well and I tested it across a number ofgames in the week I had it on my desk, including the awesome Team Fortress 2.However, the mouse isn’t exactly the most comfortable to use and theIntellipoint software hinges on being needlessly elaborate. Some of thefeatures, the Game Explorer button in particular, are entirely stupidand do absolutely nothing for us. The overall look of the mouse is alsoa bit repugnant, which makes the price even more annoying. TheSidewinder costs around £40 in the UK or $65 in the US. At that price, the Sidewinder is starting to put itself out of themarket and for just a little bit more you can get a much better mouse,like the Logitech G5, or you could get a Razer Deathadder for the sameprice.

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