HyperX Pulse­fire Surge Gam­ing Mouse

SmartHouse - - CONTENT - Writ­ten by ATHINA MALLIS

HyperX is a trusted gam­ing brand known for its gam­ing ac­ces­sories like head­phones, key­boards, mem­ory stor­age and of course, gam­ing mice.

HyperX has re­leased its Pulse­fire Surge, the brand’s first RGB gam­ing mouse.

Other brands like Razer have a slew of prod­ucts with the RGB fea­ture adding some pizazz to what a would be a pretty plain ac­ces­sory.

In the box you get the mouse and in­struc­tions.

DE­SIGN

The mouse has dy­namic 360-de­gree RGB light­ing ef­fects and comes with three core light­ing set­tings: solid red, colour wave and colour cy­cle.

The dif­fer­ence be­tween the colour wave and colour cy­cle is the RGB is shown all the time with colour wave, and the cy­cle is one colour slowly tran­si­tion­ing to an­other.

The hard­ware it­self is smooth, sleek and my hand fits per­fectly over it. This is mouse isn’t clunky or cum­ber­some to use. The only is­sue is the mouse has one DPI but­ton so you have to go through all the colour set­tings be­fore find­ing the right one.

HYPERX NGENUITY

The Pulse­fire Surge has com­pli­men­tary soft­ware, HyperX NGenuity where users can ad­just the mouse DPI set­tings, mon­i­tor per­for­mance and cre­ate and store macros and but­ton bind­ings.

You are also given gam­ing pro­files for the mouse that changes the RGB

set­tings so when you click on a game a cer­tain colour and theme will show on the mouse re­flect­ing the game.

For ex­am­ple, Fri­day The 13th has a red light slowly me­an­der­ing around the mouse and Fort­nite is pur­ple.

These pro­files can also be cus­tomised, you have sev­eral zones you can cus­tomise mak­ing each of them any colour you want.

You can also change the di­rec­tion of the light, the speed on which it is shown plus the logo can also be changed.

The soft­ware is user friendly and is easy to nav­i­gate with­out in­struc­tions.

PER­FOR­MANCE

On the tech­ni­cal side, Its fea­tures in­clude a pixart 3389 sen­sor, na­tive DPI up to 16,000, Om­ron switches rated for 50 mil­lion clicks, six pro­gram­mable but­tons.

The mouse is light weigh­ing at a tiny 100g. From us­ing a stock stan­dard mouse to the Pulse­fire

To use this mouse you’ll need Win­dows 10, 8.1 and 8.7.

HYPERX FURY S GAM­ING PAD

I was given the HyperX Fury S pro gam­ing mouse pad to use with the Pulse­fire Surge and made us­ing the mouse a smooth ex­pe­ri­ence.

I used the largest of the four op­tions, 900mm x 420mm.

HyperX says this mat has its sur­face op­ti­mised for speed, seam­less anti-fray stitch­ing and is de­signed for com­fort and sta­bil­ity.

I al­ways find a gam­ing mat to be use­ful es­pe­cially when your wrists are con­stantly rub­bing against the desk adding a pro­tec­tive layer.

Some mice need a mousepad or mat to work prop­erly but I didn’t find any is­sues us­ing the Pulse­fire Surge on the desk.

VALUE

The Pulse­fire Surge is priced at $109 which is a mid-range price con­sid­er­ing many gam­ing mice are around the $200-$300 mark.

For HyperX it­self, it is the most ex­pen­sive gam­ing mouse in the range with the other op­tion, the Pulse­fire FPS priced at $79.

OVER­ALL

This mouse is a great in­vest­ment for newer gamers or those who just want to add a bit of colour to their lives.

The HyperX NGenuity soft­ware is easy to use and you most prob­a­bly will get dis­tracted mak­ing var­i­ous pro­files.

It is a cheaper al­ter­na­tive to what brands such as Razer of­fer with that be­ing said does only have one DPI but­ton which is not re­ally a deal breaker for some.

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