HyperX's brand new Pulsefire FPS Pro has released and it aims to improve upon it's older sibling the Pulsefire FPS. It offers fully-customizable RGB lighting, an upgraded Pixart 3389 sensor, high quality switches all-around, and huge rubber grips.
Does all of that make the HyperX Pulsefire Pro a mouse you should buy? Well, let's take a closer look and review its features so we can know for sure!
HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro
HyperX's Pulsefire FPS Pro is an awesome gaming mouse in the sub $50 price range. It's employing high-quality Omron switches, a Pixart 3389 sensor, RGB lighting, and loads of comfort.
- Sensor: Pixart PMW3389 (up to 16000 DPI)
- Speed: 450ips
- Acceleration: 50g
- R/L Switches: Omron
- Buttons: 6
- Weight: 130g
- Connection: USB 2.0
- Polling Rate: 1000Hz
- Cable: 1.8m (5.9ft)
- Lighting: Customizable RGB
Kingston's HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is an all-around good mouse for whatever type of gaming you do. Whether you're playing an FPS, a MOBA, a Battle Royale, or something else, this mouse will definitely get the job done, and well.
The associated HyperX NGenuity software is an absolute must if you want to customize your mouse. But we'll dig deeper into that in the Design and Performance sections.
It's a light mouse and the shape caters more to a palm grip than a claw grip. The RGB lighting options are limited but they look good overall.
During my time using the Pulsefire FPS Pro, I had a hard time finding many faults. The only real things I could find were more subjective than anything and could be either a pro or a con depending on one's personal preference. You'll see that as we get further into the review.
The overall design of the Pulsefire FPS Pro definitely caters to those who prefer a palm grip. Meaning, it has a high center point and more bowed shape to support the palm of your hand. Due to its size, it's also great for people with larger hands but probably wouldn't be ideal for small hands.
All 6 of the buttons are situated well and nothing feels out of place.The DPI toggle is out of the way without being annoying to press when you need to. The middle mouse button feels neither too far forward nor too far back. Finally, the side thumb buttons are located in a great place without being easy to accidentally bump.
The rubber grips basically span the entire height and length of the sides. They're textured well and make it much harder for your hand to slip when compared to mice with no grips.
There aren't as many RGB lighting zones as the Pulsefire Surge, but what's there looks crisp and clean. The HyperX logo and edges of the middle mouse button are lit and can be customized almost any way you see fit via the HyperX NGenuity software.
At 130g including the cable, the FPS Pro is definitely not a heavy mouse. It's very much in the light category and that can either be good or bad depending on your own personal preference.
For dimensions, the FPS Pro is 120.24mm (4.7in) long, 62.85mm (2.4in) wide, and 40.7mm (1.6in) tall at its peak. Beyond that, it connects via USB 2.0 and has 1.8m (5.9ft) braided cable.
Performance-wise, the FPS Pro does great. It's equipped with a Pixart 3389 sensor that's capable of up to 16000 DPI and has 3 preset DPI profiles at 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI. There's 0 hardware acceleration and tracking feels not only fluid but highly responsive and very accurate.
All 6 buttons are completely programmable and you can easily create macros via the HyperX NGenuity software. The software also allows you to set up your own custom DPI profiles just in case the preset options aren't what you like to use.
The large foot pads allow for buttery smooth movement across an array of surfaces. The amount of resistance they offer is minimal without being too little and enables much easier precision tracking.
All complaints I had about the previous Pulsefire FPS's muddy buttons are gone and the FPS Pro has much crisper auxiliary buttons; the R and L buttons are actuated by quality switches from Omron and they feel great.
HyperX did a great job of improving on the Pulsefire FPS with the release of the Pro edition. The previous complaints I had about the Pulsefire FPS are effectively rectified with the FPS Pro which makes it a mouse you should definitely be considering.
Although RGB lighting options are somewhat limited compared to the Pulsefire Surge, the customization of them is not and they light up with vivid colors regardless. The lighting is very much minimalist which can either be good or bad.
All-in-all, if you're not currently thinking of buying the Pulsefire FPS Pro, you should be. If you're looking for a 6-button mouse that's not too heavy and has some RGB lighting options, this is without a doubt a mouse you should have on your radar.