In our time with the HyperX Pulsefire Haste, we have used it as our main mouse in both daily computing work, as well as while gaming. In both environments, the overall shape and feel of the Haste was quite comfortable. While slightly larger than our previous go-to mouse, the Corsair Harpoon, the Pulsefire Haste fit our hand nicely, and with the left and right grip pads installed, it really stayed in place quite well. We did use the mouse for quite a while without the grip pads, and we were not a fan of that at all. The plastic body just didn’t have enough built-in grip, and we were constantly having to regain our grip on the mouse. But as soon as we had the left and right pads on the mouse, that all went away. We also opted not to use the left button grip pad, as the texture was a bit off-putting for our finger after a bit of use. The build quality of the Pulsefire Haste is great, and the extensive number of cutouts for weight savings did not seem to effect the stability or integrity of the mouse at all.
Using the Pulsefire Haste in an FPS title like Apex Legends was an instant hit, as it really felt like our performance improved due to the lightweight nature of the mouse. We configured the two thumb buttons for different abilities in-game, which is pretty standard for us, and they worked without any issues. The accuracy of the PixArt PAW3335 felt spot on, and at no time did we notice any sensor-related issues with the mouse.
Branded as an ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, the HyperX PulseFire Haste definitely lives up to that claim. At just 59 grams, this mouse is the lightest gaming mouse we have reviewed. The hexagonal cutouts in the mouse body and buttons shave off a significant amount of weight, without weakening the mouse and making it feel flimsy in any way. To add to the mouse’s lightweight feel, the HyperFlex cabling has a soft outer fabric, and very flexible inner wires for little-to-no drag on your mousinng surface. Add in the PTFE feet, and the Pulsefire Haste is ready to flick around your desktop with ease.
The optional grip pads included with the mouse let you customize it to your liking, and the extra set of mouse feet ensure a long life of sliding across your desk. While it would have looked kind of cool to have some interior lighting to illuminate the visible interior of the mouse, the illuminated mouse wheel will have to suffice. That is probably a good thing though, as the added lighting components would have surely added a bit more weight, though probably negligible.
Available at our favorite online retailer for just $49.99, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste is an amazing lightweight gaming mouse – one that has become our new daily driver. With the quality we have come to expect from HyperX’s gaming products, we are happy to award the Pulsefire Haste with the ThinkComputers Recommended Award and a 10 out of 10 score.
- Solid Build Quality
- Ultra-Lightweight – 59g
- PixArt PAW3335 Optical Sensor
- TTC Golden Micro Dustproof Switches; 60M click life
- HyperFlex Cable
- Grips & Extra PTFE Feet Included
- NGENUITY Compatible
- Single RGB Zone