Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Pulsefire Dart as my main mouse for a couple of weeks now and I am surprised at how much I like it. After using multiple lightweight gaming mice moving to something heavier took a day or so to get used to, but I was actually surprised at how comfortable the Pulsefire Dart really is. The two rubberized grips on each side give you the perfect place to put your fingers and all of the buttons are in within reach. I never felt uncomfortable pressing any of the buttons and the scroll wheel has a good “glide” to me, but the right amount of resistance.
This is a wireless mouse and the wireless performance is quite good, but you need to use the extender to have the receiver pretty close to your mousepad. In our experience when using the mouse with the RF receiver plugged directly into the back of our system we did notice some input lag. Having the receiver more towards the back of our desk using the extender we did not experience any of these issues. Say you forget to charge the mouse, you can also use it wired with the included cable.
The perfect accessory for this mouse is the Chargeplay Base. It is made to not only charge the Pulsefire Dart, but any Qi-enabled device. It supports up to two devices so now I use it to charge my phone when I’m sitting at my desk. At the end of the day I put the Pulsefire Dart on it to charge it till the next time I’m at my computer.
The NGenuity software works well and allows you to customize and mouse to your liking, but is not the best software we’ve seen. Also the software will only recognize the mouse when it is in wired mode. The only other bad thing I can say about this mouse is that it does collect fingerprint and dust pretty easily, but that is what is going to happen with pretty much all black gaming mice.
Right now the Pulsefire Dart is selling at our favorite online retailer for $89.99 and if you wanted to pick up the Chargeplay Base it is $59.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the HyperX Pulsefire Dart Wireless Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
– Very comfortable
– Can be used wired or wirelessly
– Just the right number of buttons for FPS gamers
– Great sensor and switches
– NGenuity software
– Input lag when we did not have the RF receiver in the extneder
– NGenuity software only detects the mouse when in wired mode
– Pics up fingerprints pretty easily