You may have also noticed the nice HyperX mouse pad in some of the images. Well, Kingston also sent over an early sample of their new Fury S Pro Gaming mouse pad (not to be confused with the existing Fury Pro that’s out today) to make sure we had a proper surface to test on and it’s a very nice quality mousing surface I must say. We were sent the extra large model at 420mm x 900mm – which is just massive. Plenty of room for an extended keyboard plus wrist rest on top while still affording ample room to mouse on.
It’s 3-4mm thick with a textured rubber bottom which gives it a soft feel but definitely won’t accidentally slide around. The manufacturing quality looks excellent, with clean embroidered edges. If I had to nitpick and come up with a negative, I’d say it’s the lack of variability in the design. It has just a single HyperX logo in the bottom right corner in an otherwise sea of black where some others in the market have very decorative designs though this is an early prototype so the final design might be more dynamic. Still, it gets two thumbs up from me and it will debut this summer in a variety of sizes – likely similar to the sizes offered on the current Fury Pro mousepads.
Which brings us to our final thoughts on the focus of the review, the Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse. For Kingston’s first entry into the gaming mouse segment, they’ve put forth a quality yet conservative product. On one hand, it’s very simple to use with no accompanying software to mess with and a clean, uncomplicated design that should fit nicely in the hands of most users. On the other hand, that same lack of software means minimal customization in the form of only four DPI presets, a single LED color, and no special buttons like a sniper button that’s so popular for first person shooters – though the lowest DPI setting can be used in such a manner.
I have no real complaints about how it works or feels so if I was a consumer, knowing the narrow feature set going in, I’d be plenty happy with my purchase. However, knowing Kingston, they are never satisfied with playing second fiddle so I’d be willing to bet (no reading between the lines here – we’ve been told nothing) that Kingston has another model already in the works that will cater to the more demanding gamer with more customization options. At $49.99 shipped, it runs into some stiff competition from others who offer more in the way of features but sometimes simple is good and the Kingston HyperX brand does have a pretty strong following that should make for decent sales numbers.
Legit Bottom Line: If you’re looking for simplicity in a gaming mouse from a trusted brand and don’t care about bling and customization, the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse is a solid offering you’ll want to consider.