Until a few months ago, HyperX was best known for its DRAM memory, flash/solid state drives, and gaming headsets. This year, they’ve jumped further into the gaming arena with their Alloy FPS gaming keyboard. More recently, they’ve introduced their first mouse and a second Alloy keyboard. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks playing with their Pulsefire First Person Shooter mouse. Is this gaming mouse a worthy addition to your rig? Without further delay, let’s take a closer look in this HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse review.
Key Features of the HyperX Pulsefire FPS:
- Ergonomic first person shooter design
- Four on-the-fly resolution settings with 400 to 3200 DPI
- Pixart 3310 optical sensor and Omron switches
- Six buttons configuration with two large skates
- Multiple surface materials for an excellent feel and grip
Per Marcus Hermann, Senior Business Manager, “HyperX is excited to offer our first gaming mouse. After extensive testing, our lab developed Pulsefire FPS to deliver the features gamers want at an incredible price point.”
HyperX Pulsefire FPS Mouse Review
Pulsefire FPS Design and Features
There’s much to like and hardly anything to dislike when it comes to this back-to-basics FPS mouse.
The shape of this mouse reminds me a little of the Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex mouse, but without the long-term pain.
This mouse is designed for the right-handed user, which is a drawback to a small percentage of you gamers. The Pulsefire FPS has half a dozen buttons from left and right click, go forward and back, wheel click, and DPI loops. These standard buttons are pre set and make audible sounds, especially the left and right buttons.
All six buttons fit my thumb, index, and middle finger well. The only bit of discomfort I had was two-thirds up the inside of my ring finger. I believe the transition from the mouse’s top to side where the ring finger meets both could have been less pronounced. Had the edge been smoother, then the fit of the mouse would be 100% perfect in my hand.
The mouse has many unique surface materials. Much of the left and right sides are rubberized and textured with an alternating pattern offering plenty of grip. The top, while smooth, provides a little grip. The resolution button has four different colors (white, red, blue, and yellow) representing the 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI settings, respectively. Where the base of your hand meets the mouse, there’s the red HyperX logo. And the scroll wheel feels terrific with its repeating S-tread pattern.
On the underside, there are two large skates (foot pads) which allow the mouse to glide across any flat surface.
Although we wish it was priced a little less, the HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse delivers the goods at a fair price of $50. There are plenty of gaming mice available with a variety of features, so shoppers will compare until they find the right mouse for them. If you’re looking for a no frills, back-to basics gaming mouse, then place this one on your short list.
All-in-all, this is a well-designed mouse which we continue to enjoy using.
The HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse is available for purchase at Best Buy, on Amazon (see link below) and the HyperX website.
What do you think of this HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse review? Do you agree or disagree with our verdict? Let us know in the comment section below or via social media. We’re eager to hear your thoughts.
Don’t hesitate to head over to the HyperX homepage to see their current line-up of products. The HyperX Pulsefire FPS gaming mouse comes with a 2-year warranty. Should you need to reach Customer Support, feel free to call one of these two numbers: 714-435-2639 or 800-435-0640 or check out their Support page.
FTC Disclosure: HyperX provided Beantown LLC with one (1) Alloy Pulsefire FPS gaming mouse sample for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
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