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I was considering picking up a Sidewinder X8. They are currently on for $55 and it has the shape of the X5 (which I currently have and like very much) but higher dpi, polling rate and of course...

wireless.

I read several reviews on the mouse and all seemed quite fond of it but what I didn't see were any hardcore FPS gamers testing it (which is what I use my gaming rig for).

I've read that wireless mice create input lag between the mouse and the game. Is this a factor with the X8?
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Before the fact that it's wireless, the biggest issue with wireless and hardcore/competitive FPS gamers is weight. Even without weights, wireless mice tend to be heavy because of the battery. Some other wireless (and even wired in some cases) mice have an off-centered sensor, which makes for a different feel most don't like.

Those that own modern wireless mice claim they can't feel any noticeable input lag over wired mice. I can't argue either way, I've never used any "gaming" wireless mice.
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As far as I can see, mine doesn't have any lag. The only downside for me is hat it's made for the gripclaw method but i'm slowly getting used to it. Except than that, it's a great one.
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No noticeable lag at all with mine.
I only play FPS.
X8 only uses one "AA" sized battery. A bit heavier then wired mice, but you don't have the wire tug and it has a very low LoD.
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Originally Posted by th3l4st0ne;14356744 
As far as I can see, mine doesn't have any lag. The only downside for me is hat it's made for the gripclaw method but i'm slowly getting used to it. Except than that, it's a great one.

I'm confused? it's a clawgrip? Isn't it the exact same shape as the X5 I currently have?

I use the X5 as a palm grip (The mouse is pretty big for clawgrip style).
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post #6 of 6
I palm grip mine. My palm rests on the hump in the back and it keeps my wrist off the pads.
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