The SideWinder X8 mouse from Microsoft operates on the 2.4 GHz wireless band, and offers up to 30 hours of use on a single charge of its internal battery. Geared toward gamers, it also boasts Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology that provides a fast frame rate of 13,000 frames-per-second,120” per second meximum speed, and 75g maximum acceleration, as well as a tracking range from 25 to 4,000 dots-per-inch (dpi).
Using the play and charge feature, you can plug the mouse in and continuing playing while its simultaneously charging up. The mouse’s scroll wheel has a tilt feature for better response when gaming, and vertical side buttons, located in such a way to reduce unintentional activation.
The mouse has its own LCD screen for viewing dpi settings and macro-recording icons. The Quick Launch button provides instant access to Microsoft’s PC gaming features. Features of the mouse are also customizable: one can switch between low, medium, and high sensitivity, and choose the ideal mouse feet for your preference. There are also seven programmable buttons on the mouse.The SideWinder X8 mouse will be available in early 2009 for an ERP of US$99.95 (Canadian pricing has not yet been confirmed).