Microsoft Sidewinder X8 mouse now available for $99.95

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 @ 19:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
It took them more than five months but the Microsoft Sidewinder X8 mouse is now finally available, you should be able to pick it up in retail stores this week for $99.95. This is the first mouse with BlueTrack technology, this sensor processes 13,000 frames per second and supports a maximum acceleration of 75g and a maximum speed of 120 inches per second.
The Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse, available on store shelves this week, offers a best-in-class tracking engine with Microsoft BlueTrack Technology and wireless freedom built for lag-free play. The newest mouse to join the SideWinder line, the SideWinder X8 offers the best frame rate, speed and acceleration on the market and a tracking range from 250 dots per inch (dpi) to 4,000 dpi, giving gamers ultimate control and precision.

“Many gamers have long desired a wireless gaming mouse that doesn’t compromise on performance, and Microsoft delivers with the SideWinder X8 Mouse,” said Bill Jukes, product marketing manager for Microsoft Hardware. “Combining the best tracking performance available with an innovative wireless solution, this mouse will change the way gamers perceive wireless performance.”
Special features of the Sidewinder X8:
  • BlueTrack Technology. The world’s most advanced 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.


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