Microsoft announced a new wireless mouse for gamers with its new BlueTrack technology: the SideWinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse. The mouse features a 4000 DPI sensor and uses 2.4GHz wireless technology. The mouse delivers a battery life of up to 30 hours but features a storage box with a "play-and-charge" cable. The Microsoft SideWinder X8 mouse will debut in February 2009 for a bit less than $100.
Here's a look at its features:
Innovation for Gaming Performance
The SideWinder X8 Mouse is a top-performing wireless gaming mouse, with a combination of BlueTrack Technology tracking that provides the best speeds and feeds available, 2.4GHz wireless technology built for lag-free play, and an easy recharging system that keeps gamers in action.
BlueTrack Technology. The world’s most advanced tracking offers next-generation tracking technology for gaming with image processing of 13,000 frames per second, 75g maximum acceleration and 120 inches per second maximum speed.
2.4GHz wireless. The device is built for lag-free play with virtually no latency.
Play and charge. Get up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge, or use the play-and-charge cable for nonstop action. The winding cord management system offers easy charging — simply unwrap the cord from around the storage box and snap it onto the underside of the mouse.
Designed for Gaming
Comfort continues to be one of the main needs of PC gamers, and the SideWinder X8 Mouse features a unique, comfortable design that gamers will appreciate for extended sessions of play. Features include the following:
Scroll wheel with tilt. The mouse has better feel and response with detents for precise control.
Engineered for speed. The shape was designed for quick, balanced and precise gaming actions.
Vertical side buttons. The top and bottom design makes locating side buttons easier and reduces unintentional activation. The X8 also offers smart features to enhance the gaming experience, including an LCD screen on the mouse to quickly view dpi settings and macro-recording icons, and a Quick Launch button that provides one-touch access to Microsoft’s PC gaming features.
Gamers also like to customize their gaming mouse to fit their needs, which is why the SideWinder X8 Mouse offers the following adjustable features:
DPI switching. Instantly switch sensitivity among high, medium and low with one click, ranging from 250 to 4,000 dpi.
Replaceable mouse feet. Choose from three materials for glide preference.
Seven programmable buttons. Customize five programmable main buttons, plus left and right tilt.
Macro record button. Easily record macros while in game with the dedicated button.