HyperX is known for its headsets and other gaming accessories, if you're out there looking for a balanced gaming mouse that isn't hard on the pocket, the Pulsefire Surge is definitely worth considering. HyperX is a sub-brand of Kingston that is popular for PC peripherals.
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The Pulsefire Surge is specially designed for gaming, and to be precise it is built for first-person shooters. Here's our detailed review of the mouse.Design & Aesthetics:
It has a shiny plastic body that looks premium and feels grippy. The LED line completely wraps the body and consists of 32 zones, each zone being a little bit of the illumination glowing around the mouse's perimeter. Even the HyperX logo in the centre is lit and programmable.
In terms of size, it has an average length of 4.7-inches and weighs just 100 grams. The bottom has two large plastic pads that are smooth and ensure swift movement. The cable is braided and feels solid as well.
It misses out on a customizable weight system but considering the price, that's a con we have to make peace with. The scroll wheel has a rubber coating, making it very gripping and easy to control. The only extra buttons are a DPI switch behind the scroll wheel, which conveniently switches between sensitivity options. There are two programmable buttons on the left side, just a millisecond away from your thumb.
I've used the mouse for exceptionally long durations, including both gaming and work, and it has never disappointed. The lightweight combined with near perfect curve design is very ergonomic.Performance:
The Pulsefire Surge contains a high-quality Pixart 3389 sensor, which allows DPIs between 100 and 16,000. This is also similar to what you'll find in most competing high-end mice from competitors. The buttons are very tactile and satisfying thanks to 50M click rated Omron switches. The left and right mouse buttons are quick and snappy as well.
Out of the box, the three DPI presets, are set to only 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI, but with software, that can all change. Even though they are built for FPS games, the mouse can be used for any genre. Even if you are working around excel sheets, the comfort level is very high and the experience is intensely smooth on a 4K monitor.
The sensor is capable of reading movements of 450 inches per second, can still track with 50Gs of force, and all included, the mouse delivers six buttons to use.Features:
The mouse comes with HyperX's NGenuity software that lets you customize the LED strip, DPI profiles, secondary button shortcuts and more. The LED strip is distributed in 32 zones, each one fully programmable. By default, the mouse comes with a wave pattern. The HyperX logo also glows and the two buttons on the side can be easily assigned a shortcut, whether in-game or not.
I used the two buttons for reloading and aiming in CS: G0 and used the Copy/Paste shortcuts in the day to day usage. The mouse comes with three profiles that can be stored within the mouse, but others can be added and stored on the PC.
The Ngenuity software can also provide a helpful on-screen overlay prompt, letting you know which setting you've chosen with each press. There are many complaints on forums stating the software doesn't open or run at times, but I tested the mouse on four different machines and it always worked instantly.Conclusion:
This is the first time I'm giving a product a 5-star rating, and the Pulsefire Surge rightfully deserves it. The mouse is well designed, filled to the brim with features, and light on the pocket when compared to the competition. The high 16,000 DPI option wouldn't be practical on a normal display but is a charm on 4K.
I'd highly recommend this mouse, even for routine work. The comfort level is high, natively supported Windows shortcuts are supported, and the LED lighting is very cool.