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HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 11, 2022 at 12:07 pm
HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Picture
8.0
Office/Multimedia
8.2
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.6
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.0
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is a mid-range lightweight gaming mouse and a wireless version of the popular HyperX Pulsefire Haste. It has a plastic body with honeycomb-shaped cutouts to reduce the overall weight, a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel, and two side buttons on the left. It also shares the same symmetrical shape and sensor as the original wired version.

Our Verdict

8.0 Office/Multimedia

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is very good for office and multimedia work. It feels very well-built and has a comfortable symmetrical shape that's suitable for all hand sizes. You can connect this mouse with a USB receiver and program all of the buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, there's no Bluetooth support, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly via USB receiver.
  • All buttons are programmable using the customization software.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.
8.2 Video Games (FPS)

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is a great FPS gaming mouse. It feels very well-built and has a symmetrical shape that's suitable for nearly all hand sizes using any grip type. It's also extremely lightweight and its feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has a broad CPI range and you can precisely set your preferred CPI by increments of 50. The click latency is also good, but it's higher than most mid-range FPS gaming mice, and you should look to other options if you're interested in fast-paced or competitive games.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape suitable for all hand sizes using nearly all grip types.
Cons
  • Click latency is good for casual gaming, but too high for competitive play or fast-paced games.
  • CPI isn't as precisely adjustable as on many similar gaming mice.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is a decent mouse for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a mouse designed specifically for MMO gaming. That said, you can customize all the buttons using the customization software. it also feels very well-built and its symmetrical shape is suitable for nearly all hand sizes and grip types. Performance-wise you can precisely set the CPI in a very broad range. The click latency is also good, although it's somewhat higher than most gaming mice in this price range.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape suitable for all hand sizes using nearly all grip types.
Cons
  • Click latency is good for casual gaming, but too high for competitive play or fast-paced games.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
8.6 Ultra-Light Gaming

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, weighing in at only 60g. Despite its weight, the build quality feels excellent, and the feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. Its comfortable, symmetrical shape also makes it almost universally suitable for all hand sizes using any grip type. Unfortunately, while the latency is good, it's somewhat higher than many competing ultra-light options at this price point.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape suitable for all hand sizes using nearly all grip types.
Cons
  • Click latency is good for casual gaming, but too high for competitive play or fast-paced games.
8.0 Travel

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is great for travel use. It feels sturdily built and has a comfortable symmetrical shape. Its fairly low-profile and compact shape makes it easy to slip into bags or travel cases, and it connects wirelessly with a USB receiver. There's also a compartment for storing the USB, so you don't risk losing it in transit. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Good portability.
  • Storage compartment for the USB receiver.
  • Connects wirelessly via USB receiver.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • 8.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.6 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.0 Travel
  1. Updated May 11, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated May 04, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless has a matte black plastic shell with honeycomb-shaped cutouts in the top and bottom. There's a HyperX logo on the left side towards the front, and a single RGB zone in the scroll wheel. Visually, it looks identical to the original HyperX Pulsefire Haste.

Design
Shape
Length 4.9" (124 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
7.7
Design
Portability
Volume
19.34 inยณ (317 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
94 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
60 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
60 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless feels excellent. There's no noticeable rattle when shaking the mouse and only very minor squeaking when you forcibly squeeze it. HyperX also notes that this mouse is rated IP55 for protection against dust and liquids. This rating offers better protection than most gaming mice.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless has a symmetrical shape that's comfortable whether you're right- or left-handed, although the side buttons are only on the left side. Its shape is also almost universally well-suited for all hand sizes using any grip type. However, if you have small hands, you may have trouble reaching some of the buttons using a fingertip grip.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

All hand sizes are able to use this mouse comfortably using a palm grip.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

All hand sizes are able to use this mouse comfortably using a claw grip.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

If you have small hands, you may find the scroll wheel and front side button to be difficult or impossible to reach using a fingertip grip without changing your hand position.

7.0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator No

HyperX advertises that this mouse has a battery life of up to 100 hours.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless has a good quality paracord-like charging cable that glides well across desks. Unfortunately, it retains some kinks from its packaging.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

The feet on this mouse are superb. They have an average thickness and rounded edges, and they glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.

Design
In The Box

  • HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Mouse
  • Grip tape
  • Extra set of feet
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • Receiver extender
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3335
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
10%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate options on the HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can set up to five custom CPI settings per profile and switch between them using the dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel.

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

You can program all buttons on the HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless. However, the scroll up and down inputs can't be re-programmed, and you can only switch the position of the left- and right-click buttons. The left- and right-click buttons use TTC Golden Micro switches, rated for 60 million clicks.

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

The scroll wheel has mediocre step definition and doesn't feel very satisfying. That said, it's quiet and scrolls fairly quickly.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
7.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
20 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
17 ms

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless has good click latency, but it's higher than many other similarly-priced wireless gaming options. It isn't well suited for fast-paced or competitive games but more than sufficient for more casual gaming and everyday use. The latency was tested at a polling rate of 1000Hz.

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

The HyperX Puslefire Haste Wireless uses HyperX's NGenuity software. It's easy to use but offers fewer customization options than software options from some other manufacturers, such as Razer Synapse or Logitech G Hub. For example, it lacks both an adjustable debounce and lift-off distance slider, and there's also only a single onboard profile that you can customize.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

This mouse is fully compatible with Windows, and all default button functions work in macOS. However, there isn't a compatible software version for macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless we tested is the matte black color variant. There's also a white color variant available. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is an ultra-lightweight gaming mouse and a wireless version of the popular HyperX Pulsefire Haste. It's also HyperX's first attempt at a wireless gaming mouse. While the original version is an entry-level model for those looking for an affordable ultra-lightweight option, this wireless version lands more squarely at a mid-range price point. Although, it retains the lower-end PixArt PAW3335 sensor as the previous version. There aren't many wireless gaming mice that compete with its weight around this price. However, it lacks the click latency performance of similar lightweight options like the GLORIOUS Model O Wireless.

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Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless are both ultralight wireless gaming mice, but the Logitech performs better overall. The Logitech has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a wider CPI range in which you can more precisely set your CPI, and significantly lower click latency. Its companion software is also compatible with Windows and macOS, while the HyperX software is only compatible with Windows.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless and the Razer Viper Ultimate are both symmetrically-shaped wireless gaming mice, but the Razer performs better in most respects. The Razer has a wider CPI range in which you can more precisely set your CPI and significantly lower click latency. It also has a pair of side buttons on either side, making it a true ambidextrous design, while the HyperX only has side buttons on the left. On the other hand, the HyperX is 15g lighter and feels somewhat sturdier.

GLORIOUS Model O Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O Wireless and The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless are similar symmetrically-shaped gaming mice. The GLORIOUS has a slightly more flexible cable and allows you to adjust your CPI more precisely. It also has lower click latency. On the other hand, the HyperX is slightly lighter and better suited for a wider range of hand sizes and grip types.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless is a wireless version of the HyperX Pulsefire Haste. The two mice are almost visually identical and share the same sensor. They're also the same weight. The standout difference between the two is that the newer Pulsefire Haste Wireless connects with a USB receiver. However, the original Pulsefire Haste has lower click latency.

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