The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is the company’s response to the current trend of superlight honeycomb gaming mice. It also checks a few boxes, unless you’re a huge fan of RGB lighting.
We’ve been working, surfing, and gaming with the Pulsefire Haste to give you our take on how this lightweight mouse compares to the competition.
|Number of Buttons||6|
|Sensor Maker and Model||PixArt PAW3335|
|Sensor Maximum Resolution||16000 dpi|
|Power Source||Wired USB|
|Warranty (Parts and Labor)||2 years|
Lightweight design and an agile frame
- Honeycomb design with 59g lightweight shell
- Hyperflex USB cable
- Dustproof TTC Golden Micro dustproof switches
- Virgin-grade PTFE feet
When we first started using the HyperX Pulsefire Haste, we noticed a few things that stood out. To begin with, it is one of the lightest gaming mice we’ve used, weighing only 59 grammes.
However, it is wired, which reduces the sense of independence. However, the floppy Hyperflex cable ensures that the USB connection does not weigh you down or interfere with your gaming experience.
Although the Pulsefire Haste isn’t the most visually stunning gaming mouse we’ve seen, it’s a satisfying mouse to use with a plethora of capabilities that make it tempting for the price.
Its body is close to being a decent match for medium to small hands – large-handed gamers may struggle with it – and we found it comfortable to use during our play sessions.
If you’re concerned about dust and dirt entry through the honeycomb shell, don’t be because the Pulsefire Haste has dust-proof switches. We’re also very certain that a squirt of compressed air would quickly clear the insides. We wouldn’t, however, recommend dropping a drink on it.
The outer shell also has a great PBT-like feel that makes it simple to grip and prevents it from slipping around in the hand. The accompanying textured grip tape, which can be put to the main mouse buttons as well as either side of the mouse, is a welcome touch. This tape is simple to apply, without the inconvenience of bubbles, and it also preserves the overall honeycomb look.
You also get some replacement PTFE skates in the box, so if and when those wear out, you can easily change them and revitalize the mouse.
RGB illumination is one area where the Pulsefire Haste falls short. We’ve seen much better-looking lightweight mice with more snazziness. The SteelSeries Aerox 3, for example, has some lovely RGB lighting that lights from within the honeycomb shell, however, the Pulsefire Haste lacks this feature.
The Pulsefire Haste only includes RGB on the mouse wheel, which may be customized via software. The way it changes when you vary the DPI level is where this really shines. As you move levels, the mouse wheel illuminates with different colors, letting you know what level you’re at a glance.
Gaming setup that is capable
- 1000Hz polling rate, Up to 16000dpi
- Speed: 450ips / Acceleration: 40G
- 6 programmable buttons
In terms of gaming, we found the Pulsefire Haste to be a breeze to operate. It’s easy to flick around the desk, like other lightweight gaming mice, making it ideal for fast-paced first-person shooters and battle royale games.
It’s also more than capable, with 450ips and 40G acceleration. We wish the PTFE feet were a little larger, as we’ve seen larger ones on other mice, but the HyperX mouse is typically easy to grip and much easier to move.
The top-mounted DPI switching button also makes it simple to establish and switch between multiple DPI levels within the HyperX Ngenuity software. You may also create macros, remap keys, and change other settings from there.
The software is a little barebone in comparison to Razer’s Synapse or Corsair’s iCue, but it’s simple to use and lets you to set up and change most things with ease. We found macros to be simple to record and set up, with the easy adjustment of delays and adjusting. However, macros do not appear to act as quickly as they do with other mice.
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste has been updated since our evaluation to enable Nvidia’s Reflex Latency Analyzer. This implies that if you have one of the top G-Sync compliant 360Hz monitors, you can use this system to analyze latency and improve your gaming experience. If you’re looking for a competitive advantage, the Pulsefire Haste is an excellent option right now.
Overall, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a nice lightweight gaming mouse. It’s not the most opulent we’ve seen, but it offers a number of highlights in terms of design aesthetics and specification.
It’s comfortable, capable, and nimble, which is an apparent plus in any mouse design, but it’s also so much more. If you’re looking for something light and appealing for your gaming sessions, the inexpensive price tag and overall finish of this mouse make it well worth considering.