First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

The first joystick I ever bought was a Msft Sidewinder. Some hands on time with their new mouse, the first ever to carry this brand, was very positive: it's worthy of the marquee and a is a well engineered pointer, even if it does look like a Darth Vader's Imperial interrogation droid-ette. Or a hydrofoil. First off, a button can be assigned to have your character spin 180-degrees to about-face the punk firing over your shoulder. Then, interchangeable weights can add up to 30 grams of heft under the mouse's center of gravity, and swappable pads offer 3 levels of glide. I've got a gallery of press shots and hands on, if you care to read on.

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)

First Look at Microsoft's Crazy Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Designed by Darth Vader)



(There are, I think 6 buttons total.) There's even an LCD that displays the currently selected DPI (up to 2000). The case those weights come in double as a cable organizer, keeping the cord out of your way during play. $80 in October. [Microsoft]