I'm surprised that nobody else though about it before. Microsoft has done a good job this time. And forget about the: it's a gamer mouse. That's for everyone who want a wireless mouse. I did not like the form of the Sidewinders mice, but I have to admit that it's not bugging me anymore. The form has not change though. It's a wireless mouse, lighter than the others because it only use 1 rechargeable AA battery (it come with it), and still offer 30 hours of wireless work. The RF pod, or puck, because it looks like a hockey puck, have a USB connector and another little, but long enough, cable wrapped around it. That is used to charge the mouse. When you need it, you unwrap the cable and simply approach the connector near the mouse and it clips beneath it with a little magnet. Then, you can continue working, or playing while charging. It's simple, quick, and it works wonderfully. The mouse also offers a high resolution of 4000DPI, if you can use it. That's to much sensibility for me but it's easy to change it and configure the three DPI buttons to suit your needs. And you get all the clicking, scrolling and settings that you can await from today's high tech mouse. You have 5 programmable buttons (2 special actions buttons and 3 for the DPI settings). And you also have the left/right tilt (on the scrolling wheel). And you also get 3 set of skates!?! Stored in the puck. That's to suit the kind of surface you use your mouse on. I fond this Sidewinder X8 mouse an amazing product, and more overall, because of the wise rechargeable magnetic cable.