More than RGB
The Pulsefire Surge from HyperX is a wired gaming mouse with solid specs and 360-degree ring of RGB lighting. The heart of the mouse is its optical sensor, which in this case is the Pixart PMW3389; a sensor with a native 16,000 DPI (or CPI) resolution. A pair of Omron switches handle clicking duties for the left/right mouse buttons, and on paper this seems like a pretty good option - with the added flair of RGB effects. So how did it perform? Let's find out!
First here's a look at the specifications from HyperX:
- Ergonomic: Symmetrical
- Sensor: Pixart PMW3389
- Resolution: Up to 16,000 DPI
- DPI Presets: 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI
- Speed: 450ips
- Acceleration: 50G
- Buttons: 6
- Left / Right buttons switches: Omron
- Left / Right buttons durability: 50 million clicks
- Backlight: RGB (16,777,216 colors)
- Light effects: Per-LED RGB lighting and 4 brightness levels
- Onboard memory: 3 profiles
- Connection type: USB 2.0
- Polling rate: 1000Hz
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- Dynamic coefficient of friction: 0.13µ
- Static coefficient of friction: 0.20µ
- Cable type: Braided
- Weight (without cable): 100g
- Weight (with cable): 130g
- Dimensions:Length: 120.24mm
- Height: 40.70mm
- Width: 62.85mm
- Cable length: 1.8m
Pricing and Availability:
- HyperX Pulsefire Surge - $69.99, Amazon.com
Out of the box the Pulsefire Surge looks quite conventional - more like a standard productivity mouse than a gaming product. This is a compact symmetrical design (aside from the two side buttons along the left edge). Without RGB lighting enabled this could pass for any number of inexpensive or OEM mice on a desk - but we will discover that actual use paints a very different picture.
Subject: General Tech | July 30, 2018 - 08:42 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: wired, RGB, Pulsefire FPS Pro, PMW3389, pixart, Omron, mouse, mice, hyperx, gaming
HyperX today announced a third member of their gaming mouse family with the Pusefire FPS Pro, a wired model featuring the Pixart PMW3389 sensor, Omron switches, and single-zone RGB lighting effects.
"The Pulsefire FPS Pro features the Pixart 3389 sensor for accurate tracking and utilizes premium Omron switches with 20M click durability, six programable buttons, and onboard memory to save up to three custom profiles through HyperX NGenuity software.
Subject: General Tech | June 15, 2018 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Pulsefire Surge, PMW3389, NGenuity, kingston, input, hyperx
There are two things that stand out about this new mouse from Kingston HyperX, the moniker they hung on it and the RGB programmability. The Pulsefire Surge may sound like a special attack you need to charge up but The Tech Report found it to be fairly generic, from the shape of the body to the Pixart PMW3389 IR LED sensor. However, for those who love to put on a lightshow, the HyperX NGenuity software offers a unique trick. You can program the 33 RGB LED clusters individually, offering a chance for a truly enlightened mouse, if you are willing to pay the $70 MSRP.
"HyperX's Pulsefire Surge starts with a proven design and rings it with an array of configurable RGB LEDs to let gamers enjoy both form and function. We put the Pulsefire Surge to the mat to see whether it games as well as it glows."
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- Logitech G513 RGB @ Benchmark Reviews
- Corsair's Strafe RGB MK.2 @ The Tech Report
- We Tried the World's First Analog Mechanical Keyboard: 3 Months with the Wooting one @ Techspot