Tech Extreme heeft een review geschreven over de Microsoft SideWinder Strategic Commander, een muis speciaal ontworpen voor strategie games. De muis heeft een hele lading aan knopjes waarvan zeven door de gebruiker geprogrammeerd kunnen worden, zelfs tijdens een spel. De reviewer was erg tevreden over de Strategic Commander, en kon als enig nadeel alleen maar de prijs van 60 dollar noemen:
When you take your first look at the Strategic Commander, you will immediately think it was ripped off from the set of a high-tech sci-fi action movie. In fact, the Strategic Commander closely resembles a throttle straight out of the Air Force’s high-tech fighter craft. The unit itself is not that heavy, but thanks to its four rubber feet and wide base, it won’t slide around at all during heavy use.
The unit is molded in Microsoft’s now standard black and dark gray color scheme, the same color scheme that has been used on all other SideWinder controllers and devices. It also has a very stylish and extremely comfortable contour that will help minimize hand fatigue during actual use. One caveat of the unit is the fact that it has been designed for use of the left hand exclusively, so left handed players will have a really tough time getting used to handling this little beast.
[...] There’s really nothing more that I can say about the Strategic Commander. It delivers completely on what it promises, the software is intuitive, powerful, and easy to use, and the unit is an absolute joy to use. About the only sour point I can come up with is its rather steep $60 price tag. Still, that price shouldn’t stop strategy gaming fans from gobbling them up in droves. Once you try one out on your favorite strategy game, you won’t want to go back to your old mouse\keyboard setup. It’s really strange that it took this long for a company to come up with a dedicated control unit for strategy gaming, and with the Microsoft SideWinder Strategic Commander, you won’t have or want to look for anything else.