HyperX Pulsefire FPS – Hardware Review
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Developer: HyperX
Publisher: HyperX
Platform: PC

HyperX Pulsefire FPS – Hardware Review

Good: Design, Comfort, Affordable
Bad: Almost no options
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We know HyperX best for its internal hardware and its fairly expansive library of headsets. We’ve had the chance to try out many of said peripherals and other hardware, but shortly the brand is expanding its product lines with an original keyboard and mouse. We’ve already had the chance to try out the keyboard, which proved to be a great asset to your gaming rig, and now we finally have the chance to try out the Pulsefire FPS mouse, which hopefully will prove an equally valuable asset.

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Design

The Pulsefire FPS is a mouse that doesn’t have too many extras when it comes to the overall design. You’ll be treated to a fairly simplistic looking mouse, with two rubberized side panels, which have a somewhat gridded design. Other than that, the only ‘whistles and bells’ you’ll see are the somewhat thicker mouse wheel, which has LED lighting, the dpi on top and the HyperX brand name on the backside, which are also supported by LED lighting. The overall form is a bit more curved and tilted compared to many other mice on the market.

Comfort

While this mouse remains nearly as simple as Cooler Master’s MasterMouse Pro L, it has a few bits and bobs that increase the comfort factor of this device. The left and right side of  the mouse have a soft rubberized padding, with a gridded pattern on it, allowing you to have more grip on the device. The backside is also very tilted, making it rather low and it follows the shape of your hand perfectly.

Most of the mouse’s body consists out of solid plastic, which might show fingerprints rather rapidly, it’s also easy to wipe grime and dirt off the device, making sure you don’t have to bother too much with its upkeep.

As far as comfort goes, we only see one missed opportunity by the brand, namely even though the mouse is almost completely symmetrical, it misses two buttons on the right side, which it currently only has on the left side. Due to this, left handed gamers will not find any merits in this mouse, which could have easily been solved by adding the same two buttons on the right side. Nonetheless, the two buttons on the left side are placed perfectly to control with your thumb. The mouse wheel is also very light and a delight to use.

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Specs

  • 95 grams
  • 400 – 3200 dpi
  • Comfortable ergonomic design

Overview

HyperX’s Pulsefire FPS mouse is a device that comes with no hassle of having to install extra software, which is certainly handy for those who want to start playing in a matter of seconds. This sadly also means that the device comes without any proper customization options in terms of different dpi profiles and different LED lighting choices. The latter may not bother too many gamers, but the lack of personalizing dpi settings might be a bigger discomfort for gamers with more specific needs. Overall the device will meet your needs, but it’s just a sad fact that HyperX didn’t implement more options to compete with similar devices that offer the same quality, but more options. It’s a fact that many gamers often don’t use said extra options, but it’s always great to have a bigger ‘bang for your buck’, just in case you need it.

With the mouse’s dpi options ranging from 400 to 3200, you’ll be covered for most games, but you’ll have to make do with the four preinstalled profiles. These profiles consist out of the following options, namely: 400, 800, 1600 and 3200. The different profiles are marked by the color that comes from the small dpi button on top of the mouse. Sadly, only the button will change its LED color, and not the LED within the mouse wheel and the logo on the backside of the mouse.

Overall the mouse does what it sets out to do without having too many options to confuse casual gamers. Nonetheless, as mentioned above, it would have been nice to have a few extra features installed, or having the opportunity to further ‘pimp’ your mouse thanks to additional software.

Conclusion

The Pulsefire FPS is a valuable asset to a gaming setup, especially seeing it falls well within a reasonably low price range. There’s only one minor flaw to the device, namely the lack of customization options, which might deter many potential buyers. Nonetheless, the device offers quality, comfort, and enough preprogrammed profiles for many gamers to enjoy this device to the fullest.

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