Kingston’s gaming brand, HyperX, has been offering gaming headsets and keyboards for quite some time with great results like the Cloud line of headsets. One peripheral area that HyperX had not yet ventured was mice, but that has now come to an end with the HyperX Pulsefire Surge. As the name suggests, the Surge is part of the HyperX Pulsefire line, and offers great hardware like a Pixart 3389 sensor and Omron switches, as well as 360-degree RGB LED lighting effects. In addition to the standard gaming mouse options, the Surge gives users access to HyperX NGenuity, a software application that delivers extra customization options. Let’s get right into the review!
Form Factor: Ergonomic – Wired
Lighting: 360-degree RGB Light Ring
Switches: Omrom – 50M Clicks
Sensor Type: Optical – Pixart 3389
Max Resolution: 16,000 DPI
Max Speed: 450 IPS
Max Acceleration: 50 G
Polling Rate: 1,000 Hz (1ms)
Cable Type: Braided
Weight (without cable): 100g
Dimensions: 63mm x 120mm x 41mm (W x L x H)
Warranty: 2 Years
The Surge comes packed in a nice retail box that highlights with a mostly matte finish, aside from a few glossy highlights on the front. Features like NGenuity compatibility and RGB lighting are both highlighted with text, and the image of the mouse shows off the 360-degree light ring that surrounds the mouse.
The back of the box gives a top-down look of the mouse and lists a few additional features of the mouse in various languages. Overall the packaging for the Pulsefire Surge is nice and compact, and a few additional features and specifications can be found on the side of the box.
Included with the Surge are three simple items; a Quick Start Guide, a HyperX “welcome” card, and a support information card. The Quick Start Guide offers a few tips on adjusting the mouse via on-board controls, helpful at first, but the real customization comes from using the NGenuity application.