HyperX, a Sub-Brand of Kingston is well-known for making fantastic Gaming Headsets. Recently, they started making other gaming accessories like Keyboard and this PulseFire FPS Mouse. PulseFire is Hyper X’s first attempt at a gaming mouse. I have to say, PulseFire is pretty good and checks all the right boxes.
HyperX has chosen a clean design for Pulsefire. It has an all plastic design and comes in Stealth Black. It is medium-sized. Not too big, not too small allowing for a comfortable claw grip. The mouse has five buttons in total, with the two regular buttons, a profile switching button behind the scroll wheel and a couple of buttons on the left. The mouse has a textured rubber grip on both the sides. This grip helps when you’re moving the mouse around and lifting it.
It has LED on the scroll wheel, the HyperX logo on the back and the DPI switcher. The colour of the scroll wheel and logo is set to Red and cannot be changed. The colour of the LED on DPI switcher varies according to the DPI chosen. PulseFire has a long braided cable that comfortably connects to your computer via USB.
HyperX PulseFire makes use of Pixart 3310 sensor. This sensor has been used in mouse from other companies and is known to work without any issues. On the switch side, the mouse makes use of Omron Switches. I’m not sure if it’s durable since I’ve only used it for a month, but I have to say the tactile feedback is impressive. It is far better than the feedback I get on my Razer Deathadder.
Pulsefire is light, at 95 grams. Personally, I like my mouse to be heavy. But for FPS games where speed matters, a light mouse can give you an edge.
Here’s the thing about Pulsefire: There is no software to it. Everything is preset. The mouse has four preset DPI settings at 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI. The DPI switching button behind the scroll wheel changes colour to show DPI. White for 400 DPI, Red for 800 DPI, Blue for 1600 DPI and Yellow for 3200 DPI. Also, since there is no software to it, you cannot reprogram any of the buttons.
For most users, this may just work out. But if you want to have granular control over the DPI of your mouse, it’s not possible. Also, if you’re playing non-FPS games, you might want to reprogram the buttons on your mouse which is not possible.
PulseFire FPS mouse is meant for right-handed gamers only, like most of the mouse out there. I tested the mouse with various games over the past month, and I have to say, even though the buttons are not reprogrammable, there is an incredibly satisfying tactile feedback while clicking. I used 800 and 1600 DPI between games, and there were no missed clicks or jitters.
PulseFire is the first mouse from HyperX, and it is impressive. But the biggest problem is that there is no accompanying software with the mouse to reprogram it. The buttons are not programmable, and the DPI is set to four default configurations. If you want to have granular control over the DPI or play non-FPS games where you have to reprogram the extra buttons, this is not the mouse for you. But if you predominantly play FPS games, the HyperX PulseFire should be a good choice. It is light, had the perfect grips and felt great on hands! HyperX PulseFire costs Rs. 4,000 and you can get it from Amazon.