Microsoft SideWinder X3 mouse to debut for less than $40

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 14 2009 @ 17:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Next month Microsoft will release its SideWinder X3 mouse for gamers, this ambidextrous, eight-button rodent has a 2000 dpi laser-tracking engine and will be priced at $39.95.
The SideWinder X3 Mouse is easy on the wallet, but it does not skimp on performance, offering gamers a full set of features and launching them ahead of the competition.

“Our research shows that in-game comfort continues to be the main consideration for PC gamers,” said Bill Jukes, product marketing manager for Microsoft Hardware. “We designed this mouse to be ambidextrous and small in size, providing comfort to a wider variety of people and making it ideal for gaming as well as everyday use.”

Like its siblings the SideWinder X5 Mouse and the original SideWinder Mouse, the SideWinder X3 Mouse has five programmable main buttons that are customizable to gamers’ preferences and tested for extreme gaming, with the main button life rated to 10 million clicks. Additional features include these:
  • IntelliPoint software to create and assign macros
  • Wide, detented scroll wheel for more precise click movement
  • Low-profile lateral side buttons for easy access during gaming and everyday computing
  • Wide-glide feet for smooth handling and a light, balanced feel


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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