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HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed May 11, 2022 at 12:07 pm
Latest change: Test bench update Dec 09, 2022 at 01:07 pm
HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Picture
6.8
Work
8.2
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.4
Raw Performance

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

6.8 Work

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.
  • Good portability.
  • Storage compartment for the USB receiver.
  • 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.
  • Good portability.
  • Storage compartment for the USB receiver.
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.
7.2 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.
  • Good portability.
  • Storage compartment for the USB receiver.
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.
8.4 Raw Performance

Pros
  • Good portability.
  • Storage compartment for the USB receiver.
Cons
  • 6.8 Work
  • 8.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.4 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Dec 09, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  2. Updated Nov 08, 2022: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed Glorious Model O PRO in the Style section of this review.
  3. Updated Sep 06, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. This update adds a new Sensor Latency test and makes minor changes to several of our existing tests, resulting in test result changes in several sections. For more information, you can check out our full changelog here.
  4. Updated Aug 01, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update simplifies our Weight test and expands on our CPI test from Test Bench 1.1, resulting in changes to test results in both sections. For more details, you can see our complete changelog here.
  5. Updated Jul 20, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.1. This update revamps our Click Latency test and results in changes to test results. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  6. Updated May 11, 2022: Review published.
  7. Updated May 04, 2022: Early access published.

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.

For other recommendations, see our picks for the best wireless mice, the best gaming mice, and the best cheap gaming mice.

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.

Razer Viper Mini

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless and the Razer Viper Mini are both FPs gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The HyperX connects wirelessly and has a wider CPI range and lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Razer is a wired-only model with much lower click latency.

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.

GLORIOUS Model D

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D are lightweight gaming mice. The HyperX is a wireless model with a symmetrical shape. It's also slightly lighter and feels a bit sturdier. Performance-wise, it has a somewhat wider CPI range and a lower minimum lift-off distance. On the other hand, the  GLORIOUS is a wired model with lower click latency.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
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. If you're interested in a mouse with a similar shape and size that has a solid plastic shell without honeycomb cutouts, check out the GLORIOUS Model O PRO.

Design
Shape
Length 4.9" (124 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No
7.7
Design
Portability
Box Volume
19.34 inยณ (317 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
Yes
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the HyperX 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.

9.0
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
60.5 g
Default Weight
60.5 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

The HyperX 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.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
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
Connectivity Wireless
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
6.5
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

You can program all buttons on the HyperX 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.

7.6
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
9.3 ms
Wired
10.0 ms
Receiver
9.3 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

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.

7.6
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.33%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.46%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.83%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
1.14%
Precision Error Between CPI
5.78%
Worst Tracking Error
22.13%
Minimum CPI
200 CPI
Maximum CPI
16,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
8.7
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
15.8 ms
Delay At Half Movement
4.4 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
4.8 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3335
Works On Glass
No
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.

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
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name NGenuity
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
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.

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