Review: HyperX Pulsefire FPS

The new HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse reminded me of the Razer Deathadder at first glance. Not only does it look similar but it fits in your hand in a similar way. The new Pulsefire finishes off HyperX's peripheral line up, they can now supply you with a great headset, keyboard, and mouse for your gaming needs.

Specs and Special Features

Ergonomic: Right Handed

Sensor: Pixart PMW3310

Resolution: 400/800/1600/3200 DPI

Speed: 130ips

Acceleration: 30g

Left/Right Button Switches: Omron (Durability: 20 million clicks)

Connection Type: USB 2.0

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Weight (without cable): 95g

Dimensions: Length: 127.54mm Height: 41.91mm Width: 71.07mm Cable Length: 1.8m

Most gaming mice these days come with a lot of programmable buttons, RGB lights, different weights, tactile feedback, and the list goes on. HyperX decided to bring back the simplicity, the Pulsefire is a plug and play mouse that requires zero software to use. It has the standard two side buttons and a button on the top of the mouse that allows you to switch between four different DPI settings (400/800/1600/3200). After playing some Overwatch and Dota 2, the lack of features did not hinder the performance, I would say my performance using this mouse was either on par with my regular gaming mouse if not better. 

Aesthetics and Build Quality

HyperX definitely went the safe route with the design of the mouse. They went with a very standard look that was heavily influenced by top selling mice such as the Razer Deathadder and the SteelSeries Rival. I think the simplicity of the mouse makes it a very aesthetically appealing on the mouse pad. This mouse feels very light and comfortable to use whether you are using it for flick shots or fast movements in an RTS or MOBA. They did a great job with designing a light mouse without making it feel like it was poorly made or cheap. 

What It Could Do Better

The only thing that I am personally used to is a programmable mouse. I love the fact that you don't need software to use the Pulsefire but I am so used to playing MOBA games at 2200 DPI that it took some getting used to playing it at it's preset DPI settings due to the fact I couldn't fine tune my DPI. 

Verdict

Overall, I was very impressed with HyperX's first mouse. It is worth noting that the Omron switches on this mouse feel great. They provide you with fast enough of a actuation with giving the right amount of feedback. If you have enjoyed the Razer Deathadder or the SteelSeries Rival mice in the past I would recommend giving this mouse a shot. The Kingston HyperX Pulsefire has a MSRP of $49.99 and can be purchased at either HyperX , Newegg, or Amazon.

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