Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
HyperX, which is a division of Kingston for their high-performance division of products. Where Kingston and HyperX are more widely known, it is for their memory, SSDs, USB drives, maybe even headsets, but not all that long ago they jumped into keyboards with the release of the Alloy FPS. We were pleased with what we found on that device, and with its functionality, while driver-less are why we awarded it so highly, that and the affordability. This is not much to build an opinion of, as we have only tested one kit of RAM and a single keyboard thus far, but we have used HyperX products in the past, without much to discuss where issues or dysfunctionality are concerned.
If you are part of the e-Sports scene, it is highly likely that you have seen some HyperX logos on players' jerseys. This is because HyperX has been a longtime supporter of professional gaming, but up until now, had not had the ability to deliver all of the most important aspects of professional gaming, such as the matched set of peripherals. HyperX has had headsets for a while, and even a mouse pad or two, but since they took the leap into keyboards, it only makes sense for them to complete the set, and jump into mice production as well.
This is why we have you all reading this today, as HyperX releases the Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse to the masses. To get to this step, HyperX worked in conjunction with professional eSports players, and developed a product that should be the culmination of everything good in mice, all wrapped up in one single device. Many factors about the new mouse will bring many to the table throwing money at HyperX, as this product is designed with all aspects of the professional gamer's life in mind. Everything from the shape, the grip, the styling, fancy LED lights, even the fact that there are no drivers to slow you down, for those wanting a great product without all the bloat, you may want to look to HyperX to fill that need.
The Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse is for right-hand users only, everything about it is black, and it is comprised of a plastic shell with rubber grips on either side. Dimensionally, the mouse is 127.54mm from front to back, it is 41.91mm tall at the highest point, and sits 71.07mm in width. The Pulsefire is based around the PixArt PMW3310 optical sensor for crisp and concise movement. There are four DPI levels set to the device, allowing the selection of 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI. The PMW3310 can read movements as fast as 130 inches per second, and with forces as high as 30 G's. This mouse from HyperX delivers six buttons, the two main buttons being Omron switch backed, while secondary buttons are backed with Kailh switches. As for the Omron switches, they will deliver a twenty million click lifespan.
There is backlighting, found in the scroll wheel as well as under the logo on the heel, and are lit with red LEDs. The DPI selector button is also backlit, where the 400 DPI selection is lit white, 800 is red, 1600 is blue, and 3200 is yellow. The Pulsefire is powered via a red and black braided USB 2.0 cable, and is set by default to poll for motion or clicks at 1000Hz. The coefficient of friction is listed where the force required to move the mouse while on the move is slightly less than that needed to move it from a resting state. The Pulsefire weighs in at just 95 grams, but including the cable, the entire thing is 120 grams in weight. Speaking of the cable, it is 1.8 meters in length, and terminates in a connector with the HyperX logo in it, and does not opt for a gold-plated connection.
At this time, while we write this review, there are listings for this device, even slightly ahead of its release to the world. You can already see the product page at HyperX Gaming, where the features and MSRP are shown, but at this time there are no specifications offered. We also see that Amazon and Newegg have listings, but Newegg shows theirs as Out of Stock, while Amazon sticks to the $49.99 MSRP set forth by HyperX. With what we know of this gaming mouse so far, we can say that on paper as well as when it comes to the lack of a dent put into your bank account, HyperX and the Pulsefire FPS are off to a terrific start.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS X99-E WS - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- CPU: Intel Core i7 5930K - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
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