• Microsoft To Discontinue SideWinder Peripheral Brand

    On this, the day Apple is expected to reveal the iPad 2, Microsoft is expected to confirm the death of the SideWinder range of PC gaming peripherals. It’s not the first time Microsoft has killed the SideWinder brand, but there does seem to be some finality about it this time. Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard

    Short version: A competent, but unremarkable keyboard. If you like Microsoft keyboards, spend the extra cash for the fancier and cooler X6. Read More

  • Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard lets you press 26 keys at once

    Using “the industry’s most advanced anti-ghosting technology,” Microsoft’s upcoming SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard “takes anti-ghosting to the next level by allowing gamers to press up to 26 keys at once.” And all for around $60! Read More

  • New Microsoft Sidewinder mouse looks sluglike, comfortable

    Microsoft mice are coming out like machine gun bullets! Well, not really, but we reviewed the chunky X5 back in September, the sweet and wireless but cloth-mouse-pad-intolerant X8 last month, and in between them we had the X6 keyboard. The newest gear from Microsoft’s new lineup is the X3, a smaller and less expensive version of their other Sidewinder mice. Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Sidewinder X8 gaming mouse

    Update: the skipping issue is a mousepad problem, I have confirmed on two mice. Too bad the best mousepads are cloth! Wheel still sucks. It was late last year when Microsoft started really putting more juice into their Sidewinder lineup. With the X6 keyboard and X5 mouse, they showed a new aesthetic and commitment to hardcore gamers. But driver files showed an upcoming X8 mouse &mdash… Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Sidewinder X5 mouse

    [ 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. I felt like I was Jack trying out the Giant’s mouse in his castle at the top of the beanstalk. Read More

  • Microsoft Sidewinder gaming mouse quick look

    Microsoft’s latest edition to the world of high performance gaming periphery is the customizable Sidewinder Gaming Mouse. The mouse boasts a resolution of 2000dpi, somewhat standard nowadays for high performance mice. Some other specifications include 7080 frames per second image processing, max acceleration of 20G and a max speed of 45 inches per second. But the most interesting feature… Read More