Microsoft blasted its mice into the next level yesterday with its BlueTrack laser tech, and one of the first out of the gate is this seven-button SideWinder X8 gaming mouse. Gamers will be skeptical of its wireless nature, fantasizing that their reflexes are faster than the X8′s 13,000 frames per second, 75g maximum acceleration, 120 inches-per-second maximum speed and 2.4GHz transmitter, but they may like the way it can last through 30 hours of nonstop gaming before it needs a charge. This oughta beat its predecessor handily.
That “4000″ festooned on its side boasts of the SideWinder X8′s impressive-sounding 4000dpi resolution, getting well into the spec-derby range and far beyond anything meaningful. Maybe numbers like that can help to justify its $99.95 price, or convince hard-core gamers to wait until February for its release.