Kingston’s sub-brand HyperX is widely recognised for making RAMs and gaming headsets (see our lovely HyperX Cloud Stinger review for more on that). A couple of years ago, the brand started diving into gaming peripherals too and since then It has launched numerous products expanding its entire lineup. If you still go into the market looking for a budget gaming mouse, then you’ll definitely come across with HyperX Pulsefire FPS.
HyperX Pulsefire FPS was officially launched in India on somewhere around October 2017. The foremost question which pops up is – Is HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse a worth buy in 2019? Let’s find that out in this review of ours.
HyperX Pulsefire FPS gaming mouse is available on Amazon.in for a price tag of INR 3,194 at the time of writing this review. The mouse comes in a single colour option only i.e. Red/Black.
Build & Design
With Pulsefire FPS, HyperX hasn’t gone for all the RGB bells and DPI whistles imaginable. Instead, the Pulsefire FPS is all about the comfort, few tasteful red accents and that’s it. It is a straightforward gaming mouse with a budget price tag. HyperX Pulsefire FPS is made up of smooth plastic with mouse-wheel having a bright red light. There’s an HyperX branding at the read which also lights up red. That’s it, no excessive red accents.
Along the sides, you’ll notice soft rubber grips with crosshatch pattern giving you additional grip. Weighing just 95g, the mouse features two side buttons and a DPI sensitivity switch just below the scroll wheel. You don’t have to install any kind of software. Just plug it and get going. No software means no programmable side buttons so you’re stuck with limited forward and black clicks while browsing the web.
When compared with Razer DeathAdder, the buttons on Pulsefire FPS seems much normal and comfortable. The Pulsefire FPS is a lot similar to the Razer DeathAdder. It also is ergonomically designed for right-handed users. You’ll naturally fell into a palm grip with the Pulsefire FPS pro gaming mouse.
The one thing which I personally liked is the addition of braided cable with red highlights to give it a more gaming aesthetic. If you’re looking for a comfortable and lightweight gaming mouse, then you might like the HyperX Pulsefire FPS.
When it comes to a gaming mouse, I personally look at the four main points – shape, weight, sensor and buttons. We’ve already covered the shape and weight aspect so let’s jump right into the buttons and sensors. There are five on tap buttons on this mouse out of which all of them works pretty well with snappy response. It seems like the side buttons have less travel but it is small so that’ll work well enough.
The central DPI button has four presets – 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 with white, red, blue and yellow colour respectively. Again, you can’t pre-define the buttons due to lack of software. By default, the HyperX Pulsefire FPS is set to 800 DPI. You might want to switch to 1600 DPI for fluent everyday computing tasks.
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The Pulsefire FPS mouse uses the older PixArt 3310 sensor which is still the most popular sensor among the FPS players. This sensor is famous for its accuracy and low lift-off distance.
HyperX Pulsefire FPS is a great option for those who’re looking for increased comfort. I would personally switch to Pulsefire FPS gaming mouse because of its comfort, soft material and those rubber grips on the sides. One thing which is going to be a deal breaker for many is the lack of flexibility. If you’re more inclined towards the customisation, then this Pulsefire FPS would not be a decent choice for you.
At this price point, Pulsefire FPS is well worth a look for those who’re after a comfy gaming mouse with no frills. HyperX has done really well in its first attempt at gaming mouse. The mouse sits in a sweet spot between the Pulsefire and Pulsefire Surge.