HyperX rounded out their CES 2018 offerings with the introduction of the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse. The first RGB mouse from HyperX, which also introduced their very first RGB keyboard this year at CES 2018, the Pulsefire Surge RGB features a 360 degree RGB lighting ring. To ensure smooth, precise tracking without any acceleration in typical DPI ranges, HyperX is outfitting the Pulsefire Surge RGB with a Pixart 3389 optical sensor. Keeping with industry standards for high end gaming mice, HyperX is using Omron 50 Million Click switches for the buttons on the Pulsefire Surge RGB, so there should be no issues with click reliability.
With a traditional shape and layout for an FPS mouse, the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB really stands out most in the lighting department, with its 360 degree ring of LED lights, which can be customized or disabled. It looks like HyperX is going with a single shell top rather than the individual button style of some of the mice released in the past couple of years. The Pixart 3389 optical sensor that HyperX went with for the Pulsefire Surge RGB is top-notch and is currently used in a couple of other mice. Pixart makes a great sensor and are currently the go-to manufacturer when it comes to optical sensors for gaming mice, so the choice was obvious for HyperX. If you find a gaming mouse that doesn’t a Pixart 33xx or variant, do a little more research into what sensor you’re getting.
The Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse will be compatible with the new NGenuity software from HyperX. NGenuity from HyperX will let users control lighting effects and set personalized macros on each of the six buttons of the Pulsefire Surge RGB, for total customization. In addition to the Pulsefire Surge RGB, NGenuity software will also be used with other HyperX products such as their newly announced Alloy Elite RGB keyboard. It is really nice to see HyperX expand their products and allow for deeper customization through software. I am eager to try the new lineup of HyperX RGB products and see how their NGenuity software stands up. The Pulsefire Surge RGB certainly hits the looks department for me and with its Pixart 3389 optical sensor and Omron 50 million click switches, it looks to offer excellent performance. Only time will tell how the mouse feels and operates, but on paper, it is looking pretty solid.
The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB is slated for a second quarter of 2018 release and will retail for $69.99 MSRP. For more information on HyperX and their lineup of products for PC enthusiasts and gamers, check out the HyperX website.