HyperX PULSEFIRE FPS Pro RGB Gaming Mouse Review

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It has been quite some time since I have reviewed a mouse and what a way to bring in a new mouse.  HyperX released the new HyperX Pulse Fire FPS Pro RGB Gaming Mouse and sent us one to review for you.  A quick intro, so let’s get into the features and specifications.

Features and Specifications

  • Omrom switch
    • 20 Million Click Lifespan
  • 16,000 DPI Pixart PMW3389 Optical gaming Sensor
  • 50G Maximum Acceleration
  • 450 ips (inches per second)
  • 1000 Hz Polling rate
  • 3 Memory Profiles
  • Configurable up to 5 on the fly dpi settings
  • 1 RGB Lighting Zone
    • 4 Brightness levels
  • 6 Programmable buttons
  • 91 Foot cable
  • USB Type A
  • Weight: 130grams
  • Width: 71mm wide
  • Length: 127.60mm
  • Height: 41.90mm
  • 2 Year Warranty

Alright, let’s get to the mouse itself with an unboxing.

Aside from the manuals, there were no extras, and that’s OK.

Starting from the beginning, we find the USB plug.  It is a standard silver looking connection, not gold platted.  I have not personally noticed a difference between a gold plated and standard silver USB connection aside from potentially the price, have you?

Coming up from the USB connection, we find the black tightly branded USB cable.  Supposedly the braiding is to help the cables from tangling, I must be amazing because I can tangle any cable you put in front of me.  Aside from that, I do love the braided cables, they just look so much nicer.  This cable is 5.91 feet.

At the end of the cable, we find the mouse itself.  It looks pretty cool the way that those cut outs to the left and the right of the cable kind of look like propulsion systems.

Coming up the center, we find the scroll wheel, the wheel has a very nice feel on your fingertips.

The little ridges fit in between your fingers, it feels nice.  As you scroll, aside from the ridges on the wheel, the dips/bumps as you scroll feel very nice as well.  A very nice and tight scroll, not loose at all.

The white you see along the sides of the scroll wheel are LED lit if you choose but we will go over that a little later in this review.

Moving up a bit, we find the DPI selector button.  This is just a plain button, but it allows you to change the DPI to your preset or its own preset settings.  The DPI ranges between 100 and 16,000 sensitivity levels.  The defaults presets are 800, 1600, 3200.  When you install the driver, it makes things a little more interesting, but again we will see more about that later in this review.

Just to note, with its presets built into the mouse with its built-in profiles, installing the driver is not necessary.  The mouse will work fine without it, but you can take advantage of many more features with the software.

Zooming out, we can see the left and right mouse buttons, for the left and right click.  These are basic keys, no frills here but with something you have your hand draped over, you don’t get to see those frills very often anyway.  The 6 mouse buttons here are the left and the right buttons, the 2 on the side (Configurable Forward and Back), the DPI button and the scroll wheel that can be clicked downwards.

Along the back of the mouse, we find the HyperX logo, the HX.  This logo is backlit and is adjustable.  This is a little of the frills stuff and is more easily observed when you are typing or standing away from your keyboard and mouse.  These would be the only times your hand would not be over it.  I do at times while I am thinking of what to type look at the mouse, it is soothing with its breathing effect enabled.

The side has the regular back and forward buttons of which I so greatly appreciate.  While many like having tons of buttons on the side, I am happy with 2, but of course this is a preference.  There is a little something extra here on the side though.  Let’s get a little closer.

Aside from the buttons, we find anti-slip rubberized and textured pads to help you keep your grip on the mouse after hours of gaming.  After a few hours of gaming, your hands might get a little sweaty, no worries, this will keep your hands on the mouse without it slipping out of control.

The right side has no buttons but does have that anti-slip rubberized textured panel to keep your pinky and ring finger in check.  It’s a simple little thing, but it does help.

Along the bottom, it has 2 really large friction-less pads they call Skates whereas most mice have pads half the size of a dime.  These Skates help the mouse glide across most surfaces.  The Skates are slightly longer than 2 inches in length, the bottom one is 1 inch wide while the top one is almost 1 inch.

A close look at the sticker on the bottom shows the model number, power requirements, certificates and a few other things.

With the large Skates, the HyperX Fury S Speed Edition just makes it that much better.  This is a huge pad measuring 900mm in length, 420mm wide and 4mm thick.  The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro does not come with the mouse pad but I had to mention it since I was so impressed with this mouse pad.

You will also notice off on the right, the mouse is lit, so let’s get into the HyperX NGenuity software and it’s features.[nextpage title=”HyperX NGenuity software and features”]

Behind every good mouse there is usually a good software suite and I think HyperX did a great job with this software.  The mouse does not come with the software in the box, you will need to download it separately, and it can be found here: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/mice/pulsefire-fps-pro-rgb-gaming-mouse.

Let’s start it up

When you first start it up, the software comes up in an instructional mode, the first I have seen of this type of suite.  Since many don’t know how to use it when it first starts up, I think this is a nice touch.  To skip it, just click somewhere in the center and it will appear like this below.

On this screen you can select the Default Profile, change the lighting types, customize the default profile and/or create a new profile.

If you select the default or a newly created profile and click Customize, you will find this screen.  Here you can select the lighting, performance of the mouse and create macro’s.

You can select between Solid, Color Cycles, Breathing, Trigger or no lighting what so ever.

For Color Cycle, you can select displaying only 2 colors or a full color spectrum and then the speed of that transition.

Breathing, you can select to have a single-color breathing, transition from one to another color breathing or breath through a spectrum of colors.  I will go over these later in this chapter.

For Trigger, whenever you hit a key on the mouse, the mouse will perform a single, dual or spectrum of colors.  Once the trigger time has completed (the time it takes to display and/or transition between colors) it will revert back to a no color lighting sequence.

And none…. Of course will show no colors.

For performance, can select when each of the 3 profiles will be when you click on the DPI selector button.  You can add 2 more profiles if you like, but base is 3.

By clicking on the down arrow next to “Number of Levels” you can add to additional or reduce the total number of DPI profiles.  I added 2 more in this picture.  Once you add the, you can select what color those profiles are, and you can also move their DPI setting, if you don’t quite like 16,000, you can move it down as low as you would like.  They are all customizable.

Now under Macros,…. I could write a 3000-word article on its own so it might be best to show you how it works and how all of the HyperX NGenuity Software works in this video.  In this video I will show you from start to finish how to use the HyperX NGenuity Software.

The software really amazed me at how simple it was and even if you did not understand it, the instructions it provides will be good enough.  Aside from the written instructions, this video should help you as well, you know if you don’t want to read it all.

With all that, let’s go to Final Thoughts and Conclusion on this mouse.

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This has been the first mouse in a little while that I reviewed, the last mouse I had reviewed last year in November was the Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse AW958.  The HyperX PulseFire FPS Pro RGB Gaming mouse is leaps and bounds more comfortable, performs much better and is more affordable as well.  Prior to receiving this mouse though, I was using the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury which was my favorite mouse by far and while I still do like it, this HyperX Pulse Fore FPS Pro has won my heart.

The design is very familiar, I would compare it to the original Microsoft Intellimouse (Now called the Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse) only the PulseFire is more comfortable and much more customizable.  Out of the box, it looked to me like the Intellimouse, and even when I put my hand on it, it felt just like it.  When I actually started using it though the rubberized grip pads on the sides of the mouse, aided in the comfort of this mouse and the glide of the large frictionless pads helped the mouse just feel that much more comfortable.

The comfort did not stop with the glide but was accentuated by the HyperX Fury S Speed Edition.  The smooth glide was made smoother with this pad and the cushy feeling the mouse pad had with its 4mm thickness just made things feel so much smoother.  If you do end up getting this mouse, I do recommend this mouse pad and to go further, if you don’t like this mouse and want to use your own mouse or buy a new one, I would still recommend this mouse pad, it is that good.

This mouse is not very large and is not very small either.  It is a little smaller than the Intellimouse and is slightly larger than the Logitech G402 and writing this review, I put the G402 back in my hands and it still is very comfortable with its grooved-out body I think the G402 is slightly more comfortable.  While the comfort is better on the G402, the control on the PULSFIRE is tighter which is to be expected since it is newer and does offer higher resolutions.

Playing games with this mouse, everything worked perfectly as expected and felt so much nicer with its higher DPI.  To test it I played Players Unknown Battle Grounds but then I also played BattleField V, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout, Steel Rats, Dead by Daylight, Fortnite and other games I might have played in between and they all played just right.

So let’s jump into the Pros and Cons.


  • LED-Lit
  • Offers 5 modes of lighting
    • None, Solid, Breathing, Color Cycling and Trigger
  • 6 Programmable Keys
  • Strong build Quality
  • Very Comfortable and Familiar feel, even if you never used one
  • Ngenuity is great
  • Very high DPI Resolution
  • VERY Affordable


  • No Apple Support
  • Low button count for the Macro/MMO crowd

All in all, I felt this mouse to be a champion, with a very comfortable and familiar feel, no frills or thrills included, but are the really needed in a mouse?  What more do you need than the precise control of a mouse, the lights really only help when you don’t have your hands on the mouse.  The 2 down sides to this mouse is that there is no Apple support and only 2 side buttons.  This might be rough for the the MMO crowd and might be left a little broken hearted that they cannot have more buttons, could you look passed that?

Check out the HyperX Fury S Speed Edition on Amazonhttp://geni.us/SjPv3Dn

Check out the HyperX PulseFire FPS Pro RGB Gaming Mouse on Amazonhttp://geni.us/oMLP

Great job HyperX, this is an amazing mouse.

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