A mouse may not seem like the typical gamer upgrade since mice are point and click hardware right? Wrong! For the really serious gamers, a good gaming mouse can really improve your gaming experience assuming that you make use of the gaming mouse features. To pre-order your own Sidewinder, Amazon is currently accepting pre-orders for $79.99. Check it out here.
The Sidewinder's main features from Microsoft:
Shape Designed for Handling
The unique shape and button positions are engineered for fast, comfortable, precise gaming action.
On-the-Fly DPI Switching
Three buttons instantly switch between DPI 400, 800, and 2000—or you can customize settings using special software.
First-Ever LCD Display on a Mouse
DPI settings and macro recording icons are displayed on the mouse to reduce on-screen interference.
Cable Anchor + Accessories Storage Box
Enjoy wired performance with the feel of wireless, easily adjust your cable configuration, and conveniently stow away your accessories.
Quick Launch Button
One-touch takes you to Games Explorer in Windows Vista. Easily access your games on your PC.
5 Programmable Main Buttons
Customize your main gaming buttons to your preference.
Advanced Gaming Software
Buttons and switches can be assigned on the fly, you can program macros and profiles, and game settings can be customized for fast action.
Engineered for Speed
- Resolution: 2000 dpi
- Image Processing: 7080 frames per second
- Max Acceleration: 20 G
- Max Speed: 45 inches per second
- USB reporting: 500 Hz
- Glide 3 sets of different mouse feet (for glide preference)
- Buttons (Left/Right): 9 million clicks
Choice of three different materials for glide preference.
Wide Metal Scroll Wheel
Better feel and response with detent clicking action.
Vertical Metal Side Buttons
The top/bottom design makes locating the side buttons easier and reduces the inadvertent actuation risk.
Adjustable Mouse Weights
Select your preference of mouse weight with the included 4 weights, giving you the choice to adjust your mouse weight anywhere between 5 and 30 grams in 5 gram increments.