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HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 21, 2021 at 09:27 am
HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Picture
7.2
Office/Multimedia
7.9
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
7.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.2
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is a very good budget gaming mouse. It has a low click latency, a wide CPI range, and a low lift-off distance, although it isn't as low as some other options. You can adjust the CPI in increments of 50, remap buttons, and customize the RGB lighting through the HyperX NGENUITY software, but it's available on Windows only. Its right-handed design is suitable for all hand sizes using a palm grip, and only people with small hands might struggle with a claw or fingertip grip. Unfortunately, it's a heavy mouse, its braided cable isn't very flexible, and the PTFE mouse feet have sharp edges and make a slight scratching sound when used directly on desks.

Our Verdict

7.2 Office/Multimedia

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is decent for office use. While its shape isn't ergonomic like most dedicated office mice, it should still feel comfortable and is suited for all hand sizes when using a palm grip. You can remap most of its buttons using the companion software that's available on Windows only. Unfortunately, you can't use it wirelessly, and its scroll wheel doesn't have L/R tilt buttons or a free-scrolling feature.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All default controls work in Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel doesn't have L/R tilts or free-scrolling.
  • Wired-only.
7.9 Video Games (FPS)

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is a very good FPS gaming mouse. It has a fairly consistent sensor with a wide CPI range, a low click latency, and you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50. While its lift-off distance is good, it isn't as low as some other options. Unfortunately, its cable retains kinks and isn't very flexible, and the mouse feet make a scratching sound when used directly on desks. Also, the mouse is heavy, so it isn't an ideal choice if you like lighter mice.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Cable isn't very flexible.
  • PTFE feet have sharp edges.
7.2 Video Games (MMO)

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is decent for MMO use. It doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice do, but you can reprogram most of the buttons it does have. It's a solid-feeling mouse with low click latency, a wide CPI range, and a CPI you can adjust in increments of 50. While its lift-off distance isn't as low as some other options, it's still good. Unfortunately, its cable isn't very flexible, and it retains kinks from packaging.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Cable isn't very flexible.
  • PTFE feet have sharp edges.
  • No profile switching button.
7.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

While the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro scores decently as an ultra-light gaming mouse, it's significantly heavier than what we consider ultra-light. Its cable isn't very flexible, and it retains kinks from packaging. Also, the mouse feet have sharp edges and make a scratching sound when used directly on a desk. On the bright side, it feels well built, has low click latency, and has a wide CPI range.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Cable isn't very flexible.
  • PTFE feet have sharp edges.
5.2 Travel

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is inadequate for travel since it's a fairly bulky wired mouse, so it may not easily fit in a laptop case. Also, its cable might be cumbersome in tight spaces like a plane, bus, or train.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All default controls work in Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Wired-only.
  • 7.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.2 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 21, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 16, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Height 1.6" (42 mm)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Grip Width
66 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
22.88 in³ (375 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
131 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
103 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
103 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

If you're interested in a mouse with similar performance that has an internal fan intended to keep your hand cool and dry, check out the Marsback Zephyr RGB.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro
  • Documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
4%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. For a model with a lower lift-off distance, check out the Gamesense Meta.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No
Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name NGenuity
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is only available in black and doesn't have any variants. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is a good FPS gaming mouse if you're on a budget. It succeeds the HyperX Pulsefire FPS, a similar mouse that has red lighting instead of RGB lighting. It has a similar shape to the models in the Razer DeathAdder lineup, although the front of the mouse dips lower. Like many mice in its price range, it has a low click latency, a wide CPI range, and a low lift-off distance, although it isn't as low as some other options. Also, it's quite heavy compared to some other FPS gaming models.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best cheap gaming mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro are both wired gaming mice. If you prefer ultra-light gaming mice, the Razer is a better choice since it's significantly lighter than the HyperX. It's also a better choice for fingertip grip users thanks to its small form. Otherwise, it has a more flexible cable, much smoother-gliding mouse feet, and a much lower click latency. Also, you can set a HyperShift button to give you a second layer of controls. On the other hand, the HyperX has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a more consistent sensor. Also, if you're a palm grip user, you may prefer the HyperX's larger size.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro and the Razer DeathAdder V2 have a similar shape, but the Razer is taller and lighter. It also has a more flexible cable, much better quality PTFE feet, and more programmable buttons. Performance-wise, the Razer has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and a lower click latency; However, the HyperX's sensor is more consistent.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is overall a better gaming mouse than the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro. The Haste has a much lighter weight, smoother-gliding mouse feet, a more flexible cable, and a lower lift-off distance. It also feels better built, and its scroll wheel doesn't wobble. On the other hand, the FPS Pro has a marginally lower click latency, and its CPI can be adjusted more precisely.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is a very good FPS gaming mouse. Thanks to its honeycomb design, the Glorious is much lighter, although its build quality feels worse since its body flexes quite a bit. Its cable is much more flexible, and its mouse feet glide much smoother. On the other hand, the HyperX has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a more consistent sensor. Like the Glorious, the HyperX's customization software is available on Windows only.

Logitech G403 HERO

The Logitech G403 HERO is overall a better mouse for gaming than the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro. The Logitech has a more flexible cable, smoother-gliding mouse feet, a much wider CPI range, and a lower lift-off distance. Also, you can set a G-Shift button to give you a second layer of customization. The Logitech G HUB software is available on Windows and macOS, while the NGenuity software is only available on Windows.

HyperX Pulsefire Core

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is a better wired gaming mouse than the HyperX Pulsefire Core. It has an ambidextrous shape and is marginally lighter. It also feels sturdier and has a much wider CPI, a more adjustable CPI, and a much lower click latency. Comparatively, the Core has a right-handed shape and two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel, rather than just one. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the FPS Pro is likely more comfortable for extra-large hands using a palm grip, while the Core is better suited for small hands using a claw grip.

SteelSeries Rival 3

The SteelSeries Rival 3 and the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro are both wired gaming mice, but the SteelSeries performs better overall. The SteelSeries has a lighter weight, a sturdier feel, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and more programmable buttons. Unfortunately, due to its lower profile, it isn't an ideal option for palm grip users with larger hands. On the other hand, the HyperX has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower click latency. Its higher profile is also better suited for larger hands using a palm grip than the SteelSeries is.

Dream Machines DM1 FPS

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro and the Dream Machines DM1 FPS are wired gaming mice with comparable performance. The HyperX feels sturdier and has a more precisely adjustable CPI. It also has lower click latency, and you can set custom profiles using the customization software, which is a feature the Dream Machines lacks. On the other hand, the Dream Machines is lighter and has slightly better mouse feet. It also has a more flexible paracord-like cable. The Dream Machines also has an ambidextrous shape, while the HyperX has a right-handed shape. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the HyperX is suitable for medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip while the Dream Machines isn't.

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