HyperX Pulsefire FPS Mouse and Fury S Pad Review
Published: 8th June 2017 | Source: Kingston | Price: |
The mouse is one of those things that is very personal to each individual user. Most of us begin our gaming careers with either whatever mouse came with the system, or whichever we could afford, without paying too much attention to the specifications or the capabilities.
As time passes we end up realising what we would and wouldn't like, and perhaps even take a moment to try a few out before settling on something that ticks our own personal boxes. You might not even be aware of how used to your mouse you have become until you have to use someone else's rodent and then, as if by magic, your muscle memory screams in agony as the pointer doesn't go anywhere near where you'd expect it to, the buttons aren't where you're expecting them to be, and in general your speed and accuracy plummet. As we say, mice are a very personal thing even if you don't realise it. Whilst missing an icon or something similar can be a pain on the desktop, when gaming having a mouse which either rewards your muscle memory or is neutral enough to build you up from nothing can be the difference between getting teabagged and winning all the plaudits.
However, there are such a bewildering array of mice on the market that if you haven't already got this bank of knowledge to utilise then the multitude of features and lofty price tags of some models can be confusing. Do you need a 16000 DPI sensor? Is it important to have adjustable buttons? What exactly is the difference between a £10 mouse from your local peripheral shop and a £100 flagship model from a major brand? Wouldn't it be simpler if the mouse did away with all that dressing and just did the "be comfortable and accurate" thing well?
Enter the Kingston Pulsefire FPS.
As the DPI of high end mice climbs towards the stratosphere it has left a vacuum in the market between the kind of mouse that your Uncles PC came with when he brought it from PC World, and the aforementioned 'cost as much as my first car' ones at the other end of the price range. Kingston's HyperX arm has dispensed with all the RGB macro stuff and focussed upon producing a mouse which ticks all the boxes the average user could want, and it begins with the combination of the excellent Pixart PMW3310 sensor and Omron switches. You want an accurate sensor for those pixel perfect headshots, and the Pixart is one of the best around. Omron switches are so good that they have become the mouse equivalent of the Cherry MX switches found in 99% of mechanical keyboards. Boxes ticked.