To start out our usage section, we always like to comment on the comfort of the a mouse and the overall feel during use. The first thing I noticed when I started to use the Pulsefire FPS Pro was just how smooth the plastic body of the mouse is. This has a nice feel during standard PC use, but I found the surface to be too slick during my gaming sessions. I often found my index and middle fingers sliding around on the left and right mouse buttons, and not due to sweat or any type of oil. This feel was consistent across multiple days of use, and in multiple locations, as I tried to rule out as many factors as I could before I blamed it on the plastic surface. In my opinion, just a tiny bit of texture would be preferable to the smooth sheen that is present. The other comfort note I want to point out is that the rubber grips on the sides of this mouse also felt a bit slick when fast gaming movements were involved. In day to day use the mouse felt great, but as soon as I was making quick flicks of the mouse and moving it around a lot, it instantly felt like it was almost going to fly out of my hand. Now this is all subjective commentary, as we all have our personal preferences. It could also be that this mouse feels a bit large in my hand compared to even the slightly smaller Pulsefire Surge, which I pulled back out during this testing to make sure I wasn’t being overly judgmental.
Fit and feel aside, our gaming experience with the FPS Pro was quite pleasant. The majority of my testing was done in Fortnite Battle Royale, any my current button setup uses the forward and backward thumb buttons for building ramps and walls, and while these buttons are a little higher up than my daily driver mouse, they were still very easily accessible. Aiming precision felt as accurate as my mediocre skills allow for, and at no point did I feel at a disadvantage with the FPS Pro. The same feelings were had when I switched over to Overwatch for a bit more a true FPS experience, and my time gaming with the FPS Pro proved to be quite enjoyable. The movement of the FPS Pro was quite smooth on my hard desk surface, but really shined when paired up with the HyperX Fury S Pro gaming mouse mat.
With a current retail price of $59.99 on Amazon, the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is situated right in the gaming mouse hotspot. That means there are a ton of competitors fighting to earn your money, and the feature set of the FPS Pro stacks up pretty well in that competition. The proven Pixart 3389 optical sensor offers a wide range of DPI adjustment, which can be configured via the NGenuity application, so dialing in the mouse to your exact settings is easily achievable. Add in Omron switches for the two main buttons and you have just matched or bested some of the most popular gaming mice. Though a bit limited, the FPS Pro’s RGB lighting lets you customize the look of the mouse, and we found making those changes, in addition to the performance adjustments, a breeze with HyperX’s NGenuity software.
Our only drawbacks were related to the fit and feel of the mouse, which is going to differ for everybody, so we can’t hold them all against HyperX. The only change we would really like to see with regards to this is to maybe add a slight bit of texture to the plastic body of the mouse for a bit of additional traction for your hand. Overall though, we were quite impressed with the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro, and award it an 8 out of 10.
- Pixart 3389 Sensor
- Omron Switches
- HyperX NGenuity Software
- Fit and Feel (Subjective)
- Two RGB LED Zones, Non-Independent