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.
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware’s acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.