HyperX Pulsefire Haste: The Lightweight Monster

Lightweight mice are becoming increasingly popular among gamers, especially those interested in titles where reflex and precision are paramount. And how well will the HyperX Pulsefire Haste perform here? Let's check it out! | sponsored
Hyperx pulsfire haste
Lightweight, but that doesn't mean not strong! | © HyperX

59 grams in weight, a flexible cable and a Pixart 3355 sensor supporting up to 16000 DPI. Okay, those sound like really high standards for a gaming mouse, especially when you add its compatibility with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 & 5 consoles. The HyperX Pulsefire Haste has been making a splash in the mouse market lately and eating up even the most established competitors. But is it actually worth it? I will try to answer this question for you from the perspective of a competitive gamer who is also pretty serious about his hardware.

General Information

To begin, let's check out what the official numbers say about the capabilities of this mouse in general:

StatValue
Weight59 grams
ConnectionWired
DPI Range200 - 16000
LightingRGB
Switch Reliability60m clicks
Maximum Speed450 IPS
Dimensions67 x 124 x 38mm
ShapeSymmetrical

So, this is pretty typical of what we find for lightweight gaming mice for ~$50. So, what does the HyperX Pulsefire Haste have that other gaming mice don't?

Construction & Comfort

The construction aspect of HyperX Pulsefire Haste is just top-notch. Although this mouse feels delicate and lightweight, you can really feel that it is made of solid material. Moreover, you have that honeycomb shell that doesn't cause any discomfort, unlike competing mice at this price point. The scroll button sticks out slightly outside the mouse, but you can feel that it puts up a gentle resistance with each scroll, which ensures greater precision overall.

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These could really save your life. | © HyperX

It's also worth mentioning that the mouse comes with additional glides and anti-slip tapes, so regardless of what style of mouse you use, you have the option to adjust it for yourself.

Precision

How does the Pixart 3355 perform in this mouse? Surprisingly well; we tested the mouse on various mousepads, and on each, its performance was outstanding. However, there's one catch.

During the testing, I could see a slight difference at higher DPI values when using the mouse on slightly heavier mousepads – here, the precision somewhat drops, but we would say that it remains good. Still, if you want to get the most out of this mouse, we recommend using a slightly softer mousepad, especially if you are one of those high DPI players. That's often the case with premium gaming mice, though – they can offer you magic, but you have to adapt to it. However, the magic that the HyperX Pulsefire Haste offers is totally worth it.

And of course, HyperX Pulsefire Haste also has some built-in DPI presets and these are:

  • 800 DPI
  • 1600 DPI
  • 2400 DPI
  • 3200 DPI

NGENUITY Software

Dedicated software tools are a standard feature of high-end gaming mice, which help to personalize and control all essential settings. In the case of HyperX Pulsefire Haste, we have access to HyperX NGENUITY software, which you can download here.

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NGENUITY user interface. | © HyperX

Honestly, this software is very intuitive to use compared to competitive options. In games, where we rely mainly on the performance of our mouse, we want to adjust the settings to our needs without any problems. And well, we have absolutely no complaints for NGENUITY in this matter. And for all the gamers who play on budget hardware, if you worry that this software might slow down your PC, you can chill; NGENUITY puts virtually no strain on your CPU and RAM unlike other software of its kind, which is also a big plus.

Price

You can usually find this mouse for $40, and honestly, it's hard to find anything better in this price range, especially for a lightweight mouse. So, not only is it relatively underpriced for what it offers, but it also beats some slightly expensive mice in their features.

Verdict

Well, this mouse is just fantastic; lightweight, well-refined software, reasonable price. The only downside is that you may want to customize a mousepad for it, but honestly, it will make a case with most high-end mice.

So, to conclude – do we recommend the HyperX Pulsefire Haste for gamers? Yes, especially for the avid ones, the so-called tryhards, that despite their ambitions, prefer not to spend their entire wallet on a lightweight mouse and still get a high-quality gaming experience.

Thanks to HyperX for sending us the Pulsefire Haste!