HyperX Pulsefire Mouse Review

HyperX Gaming was predominantly known for their headsets, but it turns out their new mouse can stand on its own and live up to the peripheral company’s well-earned reputation.

Its first mouse, the Pulsefire, is a safe bet for HyperX. They took no risks with its design and they didn’t need to. It’s a standard gaming mouse—a little larger than most—with six buttons, a scroll wheel, and rubber side grips. It operates perfectly out of the box with no drivers or software to set up.

Its polling rate is fixed at a reasonable 1000hz and its DPI is adjustable through a button behind the scroll wheel: 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. It performed well, without any hidden mouse acceleration. Its buttons are Omron units and are purported to last up to 20 million clicks each.

All in all, the main selling point of the mouse is definitely its quick set up. Without firmware to install and with easy, varied presets it’s a versatile mouse with little hassle. It feels good, it has a solid sensor, and it’s precise. Its pricing is reasonable for what it is as well, making it a good entry level mouse for gaming. If this is the first mouse that HyperX brings us, well, we’ll be happy to see what the future holds. It’s looking bright so far.

Disclosure: A unit was provided for the purpose of this review.

Ergonomics: Right handed
Sensor: PixArt PMW3310
Resolution: 400/800/1600/3200 DPI
Speed: 130ips
Acceleration:  30g
Buttons: 6
Left / Right Switches: Omron
Left / Right durability: 20 million clicks
Backlight: Single color Red
Connection type: USB 2.0
Polling rate: 1000Hz
USB data format: 16 bits/axis
Dynamic coefficient of friction: 0.16µ1
Static coefficient of friction: 0.21µ11
Cable type: Braided
Weight (without cable): 95g
Weight (with cable): 120g
Cable length: 1.8mDimensions
Length: 127.54mm
Height: 41.91mm
Width: 71.07mm