Precision gaming just got wireless
Onboard DPI adjustment is another feature. Users of Logitech’s gaming mice will be familiar with this feature, which allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the mouse on the fly.
Rather than taking you out of the action when your battery runs low, the Sidewinder X8 connects to the docking station via a tiny magnetic cable which allows you to keep playing while the unit charges.
Every element of the mouse’s design is built with the hardcore gamer in mind. The side buttons, for example, act more like a roller, with the thumb resting comfortably in the middle and simply sliding a little from left to right.
After several years of speculation, Microsoft has finally launched a wireless version of its popular Sidewinder gaming mouse. Featuring 2.4GHz wireless connectivity and the company’s brand new BlueTrack tracking technology, this is one serious piece of gaming hardware.
The scroll wheel has also received some attention. It is tilt-sensitive, giving you several extra button bindings which should prove valuable.
There is also a small LCD panel on the unit’s side that lights up and tells you the current DPI setting.
Utilising BlueTrack technology, the unit is able to track across a huge variety of surfaces: regardless of where you are you’ll be able to game with precision and speed.
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