HyperX Pulsefire FPS Mouse and Fury S Pad Review
Published: 8th June 2017 | Source: Kingston | Price: |
The HyperX Fury S mouse pad is the easier of the two items we have looked at today to sum up. Okay the size of our review sample is not for me, but the design, the slick surface, the grippy underside and the luxurious padding mean that at whichever size you prefer you're going to be getting an exceptionally good platform from which to perform your gaming exploits.
The HyperX Pulsefire FPS is the kind of mouse that you either 'get' or you don't. How you feel about certain concepts and whether you buy into them will largely dictate whether this appears on your shortlist of future purchases. How so? Let us get metaphorical for a moment.
There is a famous cooking program called Masterchef. In it a bunch of cooks demonstrate their prowess by providing umpteen dishes with a smear of this sauce, a jus of something odd, usually a flower petal or two, a foam of something odd, the meat or fish itself cooking in a water bath or some equally unlikely method and a selection of unlikely vegetables that all - it is hoped - show how cultured and sophisticated their cooking is. The portions are tiny, food is usually stacked high in a manner impossible to eat as presented and the judges all pretend that this is exactly the type of food everyone should be eating. Meanwhile, at home, I spend my time shouting at the television that it needs gravy and potatoes. No matter how much creativity and artistry you put into steamed pork with fennel foam and buckwheat rissoles it doesn't compare to a good steak with well cooked chips. So what has all this to do with the HyperX Pulsefire?
If, reading the above or even watching these various cooking competitions, you find yourself delighted that they are caramelising the rose petals then you wont appreciate the simplicity of the HyperX Pulsefire FPS. If, however, you will always pick the steak and chips because it's tasty, then this might be right up your street.
Yes, it is shorn of RGB lighting, heavyweight software packages that provide macro capabilities, the DPI doesn't reach levels that only 1% of the population can utilise and there are no 3D printed bits and bobs to customise it to your own tastes. What it provides is a brilliant sensor that is sublimely accurate and comes with some well chosen DPI stages to have you killing people with the minimum of fuss. The buttons are the regular five that most mice are equipped with, LMB/RMB as well as the two side buttons that it is impossible to live without, and a well placed DPI changer that neither gets in the way nor is difficult to reach in those frantic moments you want to stabilise your sniper rifle. Lighting is restricted to red for the scroll wheel and HyperX logo in the palm position, whilst the colour choices on the DPI change button are different enough to be understood at a glance.
In short, if you want a mouse that doesn't rely on features most people don't actually use and doesn't take a fortnight to set up to your tastes, then the HyperX Pulsefire FPS is the perfect weapon. Unbox. Plug in. Win.