Microsoft today announced the newest addition to its SideWinder Gaming range, the SideWinder X3 Mouse. This eight-button, ambidextrous gaming mouse delivers comfort for either hand along with the performance features fans of SideWinder products know and love. These include a 2,000 dots-per-inch (dpi) laser-tracking engine with on-the-fly dpi switching between high, medium and low sensitivity.

The SideWinder X3 Mouse joins a stable of powerful SideWinder gaming peripherals including the SideWinder X8 Mouse, the first mouse to offer best-in-class tracking with Microsoft BlueTrack Technology and the SideWinder X5 Mouse – a fast, powerful gaming mouse designed to help give mainstream gamers that competitive edge, the original Sidewinder Mouse and the revolutionary Sidewinder X6 Keyboard.

Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse

Like its siblings, the SideWinder X3 Mouse has five programmable main buttons that are customisable to gamers’ preferences and tested for extreme gaming, with the main button life rated to 10 million clicks. Additional features include:

  • 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

Pricing and availability

The SideWinder X3 Mouse will be available in May 2009 for a recommended retail price of $59.95.

Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse