HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse Review (HX-MC001A/AM)

For the FPS gamer, accuracy is life or death—in game, at least. To take your FPS skills to the next level, you need an FPS-oriented mouse designed to meet your FPS-oriented needs, which is the tip of the iceberg of what the Hyper X Pulsefire not-so-humbly offers.

HyperX Pulsefire Review

Features

FPS mouse with Pixart 3310 sensor

The HyperX Pulsefire is specifically designed for FPS (First Person Shooter) gaming. While standard mice are technically capable of enabling you to play FPS games, HyperX Pulsefire designthe HyperX Pulsefire is optimized solely for that purpose, and designed to meet the high accuracy standards, among other specifics, that FPS gamers have, which is why HyperX has chosen to use the Pixart 3310 sensor for its unrivaled precision and ultra-high degree of accuracy. The Hyper X Pulsefire’s unique FPS offerings are so spectacular in this regard, it’s even a go-to choice for professional FPS gamers.

Ergonomic

Ergonomic design is always important, but especially for gamers who tend to be on the computer night-long marathon gaming sessions. With this crowd, ergonomics isn’t just about comfort—it’s essential to your ability to continue to play at your current level (and improve), because it promotes wrist and hand health; non-ergonomic mice just aren’t built for long-haul gaming. Of course, your continued musculoskeletal health isn’t the only thing ergonomic mice like the HyperX Pulsefire have to offer; ergonomic design improves your ability to precisely control your movements, so your actions are more targeted and precise.

6 buttons and Omron switches

The HyperX Pulsefire has a total of six buttons with the left and right buttons being Omron switches, which are highly durable and incredibly responsive.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse (HX-MC001A/AM)
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The really cool thing about the buttons on the Pulsefire is you don’t have to slam the buttons to get a response. They response no matter how lightly or firmly you click, so light clickers still get their shots and firm clickers don’t have to worry about tearing up their mouse—best of both worlds. According to HyperX, the left and right buttons are good for 20 million clicks for ultra-durability.

Tactile and smooth

The Omron switches and the other buttons provide an immersive, tactile experience, which allows your gaming intuition to come forward organically, because the mouse isn’t even in your thoughts—it’s like it’s an extension of your hand. HyperX Pulsefire frontThe grips are textured so sweaty hands after long battles aren’t a problem. Meanwhile, the Pulsefire is also super-smooth. It has extra-large skates for easy gliding and the optimal weight distribution not only improves ergonomics, it also makes movements much more fluid.

DPI presets

The HyperX Pulsefire features four DPI presets from 400 to 3200 DPI. These presets are purpose-designed to match an array of FPS playstyles without interfering with your groove. More than being extremely convenient, they’re as reliable as the Pulsefire’s manual assets, making them very usable.

First impression

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse looks cool and sleek right out of the box. With a black, sleek and slightly futuristic design with red accents, it looks like the type of mouse gamers would want to use—especially those who like the kick of adrenaline that comes with FPS games. Heck, it looks just plain cool, period. HyperX Pulsefire sideYou don’t even have to be a gamer to respect this aesthetic; my brother wants one now and he’s not even a gamer.

Of course, the best thing about the HyperX Pulsefire—hands down—is that it’s specifically design for FPS. If you’re an advanced FPS gamer who’s been playing with a standard mouse, you know how frustrating it can be when your mouse isn’t responsive and just generally doesn’t do what you want and need it to do. The Pulsefire takes care of that frustration in one convenient package.

The four DPI presets are nothing to sneeze at. My playstyle varies a lot depending on my mood, so I got a fair amount of use out of them and found them to be just as responsible, trusty and convenient as HyperX claims.

The overall feel of the mouse is good. It feels good in hand, thanks to its extra-large build. ‘Extra-large’ might sound off-putting if you’re a woman or a young kid that still has a lot of growing to do, but rest assured, it’s not as bulky or unwieldy as the ‘extra-large’ description makes it sound. My girlfriend is of an average adult female height and, correspondingly has what we both feel like are average-sized hands for a woman, and she has no problem whatsoever using this mouse, so I definitely think most female gamers will be able to use it no problem despite its billed size. I, conversely, have large hands (I’m tall and lanky) and it feels a lot better and more ergonomic than puny mice I’ve had in the past, so I think the ergonomics help it fit a wide variety of hand sizes—if that makes sense.

Movement is flawless and ultra-responsive. I’d definitely recommend this one to my FPS friends.

Final verdict

The HyperX Pulsefire’s high degree of accuracy as well as FPS-oriented design make it a must-have FPS gaming mouse for any FPS fan.

Positives
  • Specifically designed for FPS (First Person Shooter) games
  • Four DPI presets from 400 to 3200 DPI to match and facilitate all FPS playstyles
  • Ergonomic, comfortable for marathon sessions
  • Textured grips
  • Even weight distribution for added comfort
  • Extra-large skates for smooth movement
  • Responsive
  • Tactile
  • Pixart 3310 sensor for unrivaled accuracy
  • Omron switches for ultimate durability
  • 6 total ultra-responsive buttons
  • Left/right buttons designed to last for 20 million clicks
  • Braided cable is both flexible and durable
  • Black mouse with red accents for cool, gamer aesthetic

Negatives
  • It’s a right-handed mouse, so it’s not a good option for lefties that haven’t trained themselves to do backwards mousing with their left hands. (Such as myself.) While that does blow, most lefties know by now that the mouse market is dominated by the righties, and you either have to adapt or just go buy a left-handed mouse.HyperX Pulsefire

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