The quest for the holy mouse begins and no we will not be retracing the steps of the Knight Templar to find it. “No Cap” the HyperX Pulsfire Haste gaming mouse is holy, just take a look at it for yourself. HyperX designed this mouse for competitive-level gamers looking for those extra milliseconds. It weighs a mere 59 grams featuring a honeycomb shell (It’s holy I tell you!), TTC golden micro switches, 6 buttons, pure virgin-grade PTFE skates, a pixart 3335 sensor, and a hyperflex USB cable priced at $49.99.
At first glance, I was a bit skeptical about the durability of the design, but HyperX always seems to come through on “Tanky” products. Pulsefire Haste has a simple thin shape fits perfectly in your hands. It is wrapped with an Ultra-light hex shell design that covers most of the entire outside with holes to reduce weight. Weighing in at mear 59 grams only putting the Pulsefire Haste about 12 grams over the lightest mouse in the world the “FinalMouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town” which weighs in at only 47 grams. At this point in weight, you are comparing hairs off a kitten. I cannot say that 10 grams is even noticeable by human senses. I am really impressed with the durability of the TTC Golden micro dustproof switches; they just feel so solid, and HyperX claims they are rated up to 60 million clicks. Out of the box, the Pulsefire Haste has no grip on the buttons. Such a big brain move allowing you to customize which buttons you want your grip to be on by not setting them stock. I cannot say I expect anything less, but the design and quality of this mouse are way above the price point.
This mouse is ideal for pretty much anything but an MMO due to the lack of buttons. It does however excel heavily in the FPS and MOBA genres. I am a huge fan of these switches! They feel crisp and responsive with a compact rebound that has virtually no lag. The skates are made from a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material which have a decent glide distance. Out of all the skate testing I have done over the years nothing glides like ceramic. However, the Pulsfire Haste Pure virgin-grade PTFE Skates do glide at a very high level. Most impressive though is the 16,000 DPI, 450 IPS, 40G Pixart 3335 sensor. This sensor is mad legit virtually no jitter or acceleration with an extremely fast polling rate of 1000Hz. You could make an argument that this is one of the best sensors on the market today. It will be extremely hard to find a mouse that matches the Pulsefire Haste performance at this price range.
Unfortunately for my RGB lighting crew, all you get with the Pulsefire Haste is a lit mouse wheel. I get it, this mouse is a performance-first product but they did the absolute minimum for RGB lighting. I have seen other mice that also feature a mesh shell that was able to get more out of the RGB at this price range. Adding just one RGB light in the main hull of the mouse covered by clear plastic would have done so much for this mouse! It’s clear you won’t find much lighting to program in the HyperX NGENUITY Software but you can still program a profile for all your mouse buttons. It is really going to come down to personal preference here, but I do understand people want the best of both worlds. While this mouse has the performance to match any mouse on the market you will sacrifice that ever addicting RGB lighting effect that you love at your battle station.
Shape – Symmetrical
Sensor – Pixart PAW3335
Resolution – Up to 16000 DPI
DPI Presets – 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI
Speed – 450ips
Acceleration – 40G
Buttons – 6
Left / Right buttons switches – TTC Golden Micro Dustproof Switch
Left / Right buttons durability – 60 million clicks
Light effects – Per-LED RGB lighting1
Onboard memory – 1 profile
Polling rate – 1000Hz
Cable type – HyperFlex USB Cable.
Connection type – USB 2.0
Skate material – Virgin-grade PTFE
Weight (without cable) – 59g
Weight (with cable) – 80g
Cable length: 1.8m