HyperX Pulsefire Raid Review

HyperX the Pulsefire Raid is not positioned as a high-end mouse, but for $60 (Windows pc, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One). Therefore, it offers many of the adaptabilities and a series of fine touches, including the smooth functioning of the braided cable and the RGB lighting. However, some of the quality issues still prevent it from being the best game of the mouse, and in the sub-software that doesn’t do anything to improve the poor mouse into the category of the ultimate. Even with his gold position, it is reasonable to think in terms of alternatives. This is the HyperX Pulsefire-Raid Review.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid Review: Design

The Pulsefire Raid looks just like a mouse. It has a matte black plastic case with a profile, scroll-wheel, with a textured grip, and the need for the light of the RGB. If these are not sufficient to meet the desired target, and then the buttons on the side that is supposed to be. There are five on the left.

All about HyperXit’s more up-to-date mouse that was released in January), and immediately feels familiar. That’s not a bad thing; the industry to settle on standards that are specific to a subject. On the other hand, this also means that it’s not helpful to distinguish between the Pulsefire Raid from the competition. It could easily be mistaken for a Logitech, Razer, SteelSeries or Corsair mice, if it were not for the RGB-backlit HyperX logo on the mouse’s palm rest. Both the offset and the HyperX logo on the feature, the RGB lighting, with support for 16.8 million colors. The scroll wheel’s lighting designs (presumably unintentionally) into a nearby wall.

The HyperX Pulsefire Raid is 5.03 inches (127.8 mm) long, 2.8 inch (71 mm) wide, and 1.63 inches (41.5 mm) tall. Without a non-detachable, 1.8 m (1.8 m) cable, the mouse weighs in at 3.35 oz (95 g). I was surprised by the size of the Pulsefire Raid. The mouse is just a little thinner and shorter and only slightly longer than that of the Razer DeathAdder V2 (5 x 2.4 x 1.7 inches). However, in the Pulsefire Raid, I have felt a lot less and was much more comfortable to wear for periods of time longer than that of the DeathAdder V2. The texture is smooth on the inside, will probably help a bit with that as well. Please note that the Razer DeathAdder V2 is lighter in weight than our unit of analysis, weighing 2.89 oz (without the cable).

The Software and Features

Don’t let’s bury the fucking HyperX Ngenuity feels like a beta version of the software. And that’s because it is. HyperX acknowledges as much on his web site – where you don’t even have to mention the Pulsefire Raid, as it is a product that is compatible and the app on the Microsoft Store page. If your mouse needs to be stable, then look for another place to live. The first “I” is not the only thing that is ignored in the HyperX Ngenuity.

The app crashed the first time I launched it. Then it crashed again when I clicked on the Pulsefire Raid, it only shows up as a “Mouse” on the side bar of the application to upgrade the firmware. Fortunately, it is up-to-date, the mouse’s firmware, without any problems, but it has since fallen off.

Assuming that the application feels like it is working, it pretty much looks like any other manufacturer of software for personal. One section gives you control over the mouse, RGB lighting effects, and 16.8 million color options. The other section can be used to describe the function of a button of the mouse. The last section provides the CPI of settings, as well as the polling rate, and the like.

Interestingly enough, the opening of HyperX Ngenuity once in a while, but not always, the changes on the Pulsefire Raid for the first (CPI) definition (a colleague of mine also tried this with the unit). The only indication that this has happened to you is a quick change of the RGB lighting for the scroll wheel, but if you don’t look at the mouse, at the moment, it can be a challenge to figure out why all of a sudden, you feel as if you are on the lemonade.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid Review: Performance

HyperX has the HyperX Pulsefire Raid with a PixArt PMW3389 sensor, which allows you to up to 16,000 in the CPI. A button under the scroll you can switch between five different CPI settings. This can be useful when switching between different areas of the game – for example, some people prefer a lower CPI in the first-person shooter (FPS), but a larger inquiry into MOBAs. Help to find in the middle of the game, it’s a smoother texture than the rest of the mouse, however, the finger is still going to have to travel a little bit.

I did not encounter any significant problems with the Pulsefire Raid in the game, but there have been times when the CPI setting seemed to change at random. It is not clear as to whether I’ve accidentally pressed the button, in a heated moment, or if something else caused the problem. Either way, that’s the last thing you want to happen in an FPS, and I was a bit worried with all these changes in the game. It doesn’t give a lot of confidence.

However, in the Pulsefire Raid, you should be the one of many of the buttons are customizable, and that’s where it gets tricky. Four of these buttons are easy to reach from the inside of the grip. However, I have not been able to reach the fifth button is the play of the game as it is, using my usual grip palm. I’ve also accidentally pressed the two buttons a couple of times, due to the relatively small separation between the rows of buttons on the side.

HyperX Pulsefire-Raid Review

In addition to this, it is not clear how well the buttons on the side that will hold up over time. The plastic feels a little thinner and lighter, and there is a little movement when you try to move them. The fact that the HyperX is ranked as the primary mouse button, which uses the industry standard Omron switches, just a 20-million clicks, it has not been able to dispel that fear. Today, many of the parameters that are capable of 50 to 60 million times. The fact that the Pulsefire Raid is the main button of the mouse, they are expected to take one-third more than some of its rivals, it’s disappointing.

This mouse doesn’t have a lot of buttons on the side, like an MMO mouse. And a lot of games don’t benefit much from having more than two buttons on the side. When I used to play League of Legends with the Pulsefire Raid, it still felt like the three buttons on the side were a good idea, rather than a must-have. Those of you who are thinking about buying this mouse, you should make sure that they are in need of the 11 programmable buttons, and no more, or less, inputs.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid Review: Conclusion

The Pulsefire Raid, it seems to be built to appeal to one and all. It is comfortable to wear for hours, and it has the shape of a real mouse game, and it’s the same with the ability to adapt to change. Unfortunately, the beta version of the software is far from being ready to justify the $60 price, especially when compared to the competition, in the Pulsefire Raid. Think of the SteelSeries Rival 3. Sure, it has fewer buttons, and no braided cable. But it has the best lighting of the RGB, it feels more durable, and does not rely on beta software for you to customize. For more options, check out our list of the Best Gaming Mouse

6.5 The Total Score

The HyperX Pulsefire Raid, so there are plenty of options for customization, and light weight construction, but the durability is average, and u and software, are the commitments that limited its appeal.


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  • Customizable buttons, there are easy-to-use