In , following a collaboration with Razer in creating the Microsoft Habu and Microsoft Reclusa, a gaming mouse and gaming keyboard sold under the plain Microsoft Hardware brand, Microsoft resurrected the SideWinder brand with an all-new SideWinder Mouse, designed from the ground up for high-end PC gaming. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Xbox Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Overall though, you should be able to get this to work with nearly everything on this beautiful planet in a matter of minutes, so it’s still a heap of a lot better than the parallel days. Azeez N Replied on February 20,

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Retrieved September 30, Only there’s one little glitch, namely that the game pad doesn’t actually glow, as shown on the cover on the box. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. It also comes with a complete black design with red “LED Jets” on the back to make it stand out from the original and better fit the X6 keyboard. Wanting to take advantage of the novice gamer and with the possibilities of packaging with new systems – Microsoft succeeded in making this device one of better creations coming from Redmond.

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Why would Microsoft get rid of two buttons, when every other controller in the world seems to be adding more buttons everyday? I know this is a loser gripe, but hardware manufacturers, please don’t make us geeks excited with visions of glow in the dark game pads if you aren’t going to deliver. Microsoft discontinued the product in Finally in Jedi Knight controller worked correctly even if I lost! To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive the voice pkay and channel functions, a Plkg connection was also required.


Using the Precision 2 design once again, Microsoft introduced a value-oriented SideWinder joystick, simply called the SideWinder Joystick. It was a simple two button, three axis joystick.

Well, it hasn’t, but things have definitely gotten easier.

In MarchMicrosoft released a second gaming keyboard, the Sidewinder X4. The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. The main features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch. Retrieved 27 May The puck also had its own volume control.


If the problem persist, your computer may be missing necessary components of this program. The driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using programmable macros.

Microsoft Sidewinder Plug N Play Game Pad PC Controller

Video gaming products by Microsoft. The Microsoft SideWinder’s button layout is very similar to that of the Sega Saturn controller, which was released over the same time period. As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was responsible for setting the overall pluv as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks.


Archived from the microsovt on December 16, The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Please reinstall the software.

As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or keyboards in the US. Show More Show Less. It was composed of two portions; there is a hinge between the two that allows you to rotate the right side up and down and from side to side. As we all know, everyone loves clear. However the lack of buttons only 6 will reduce the number of games in which you can use this game pad.

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Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play Game Pad

The buttons are also programmable, allowing the device to be used with other games and applications. Please click here for full terms of use and restrictions or read our Light Tower Privacy Statement.

It was very useful in maneuvering the players.