As in every mouse review, we’re talking about the right hand of every gamer. Or left anyway, we’re not judging. With the Pulsefire Haste, HyperX has created a beautiful, sleek and lightweight mouse for intense gaming sessions while offering a relatively small range of features. Let’s take a closer look at what’s going on with this mouse:
A first look at the HyperX Pulsefire Haste
Opening the packaging, we see a translucent mouse that looks, and is, lightweight. Its body has its most universally symmetrical shape. It helps for any user’s grip and the hexagonal shape of the holes and their position, besides being beautiful, is convenient for the hand to breathe.
Speaking of the wired version, I can say that the cable was not a problem and it is quite flexible and sturdy. I personally don’t prefer wireless mice, so a good cable is almost the first thing I look at.
Quality of construction
It has 6 buttons total, left and right click, Scroll, DPI Control, and 2 buttons at the thumb position. These make it the minimum for macros and gaming use in general.
The weight of the Pulsefire Haste is 59 grams, putting it among the lightest we’ve seen. The size is 38mm long and 66.8mm wide making it convenient for the average and larger hand.
Its feet are very low friction making it noticeably very smooth. Inside the box, you will find the extra grip tapes but the spare feet in case you need to change. In the box, you are also given grip tape for those who grip the mouse harder and want the feel of a more robust contact.
Speaking of one of the first and most basic components, the Pulsefire Haste has a motion resolution of up to 16,000 DPI. Plenty enough for all types of games, even the most demanding ones. Its speed reaches 450 IPS(Inches Per Second) which makes it fast so you don’t lose speed when it comes to motion.
The mouse only has one onboard memory, which doesn’t allow you to save and switch profiles, but with the button below the scroll you can adjust the DPIs using HyperX’s presets.
The stunning Pixart 3335 sensor
Speaking of the mouse’s 16,000 DPI, it’s worth mentioning that it uses the Pixart 3335 sensor. As one of the best on the market, it sharply raises the quality of use of this mouse. This technology gives RAW information and has very good responsiveness. Being one of the most accurate optical sensors in the industry helps the Pulsefire Haste follow your every hand movement with precision.
User experience and RGB lighting
To start with, the buttons have a very balanced fit with no central point of contact, making them work flawlessly on every press from all points. The center buttons use TTC Golden micro-dustproof switches. To wit: the contacts are gold-plated to achieve the highest possible conductivity, which combined with the dust-free technology makes the mouse trustworthy on many levels, both in terms of life quality and the speed and quality that TTC switches offer. Clicks everywhere. Lots of good clicks!
Obviously, the RGB lighting couldn’t be missing from the Pulsefire Haste. Having lighting holes on the scroll and the bottom base of the wrist, the standalone lighting of each point is easily and vividly seen. All lighting adjustments and creating macros combinations are made through the company’s HyperX NGENUITY software.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste: Conclusion
The Pulsefire Haste is an extremely minimal mouse that is at a very good price for what it offers. Specifically, it’s available at 60€ at Public.gr, which I think is relatively cheap for the pen that it offers. Its balance is very, very good and offers a very smooth experience due to the excellent bases it uses.
The only thing I can say as constructive criticism in general, is that it doesn’t have a smaller amount of RGB than what we’re used to in other models, but then again I’ve never been a fan of the extended lights on the mouse since it covers the hand anyway. If someone is looking for a relatively budget mouse for competitive gaming and eSports use the Pulsefire Haste is one of their best options.
And if you want to complete the set with an excellent keyboard from the same company, you can take a look at our review of the HyperX Alloy Origins 65.
Many thanks to HyperX for providing the review unit we used.