HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse Review

Speaking of software, HyperX has created NGenuity, an easy-to-use application that lets you personalize your compatible HyperX devices. With regards to the Pulsefire Surge, NGenuity lets you adjust lighting, create macros, and dial in the performance aspects of the mouse. Lets take a quick look at some of the features found in NGenuity.


When you launch the HyperX NGenuity application, you are first presented with a very basic window that lets you adjust some very basic lighting settings via a few HyperX buttons. You can also preview the look of the mouse with three different buttons that show the mouse at different angles. In order to really configure the Pulse to your liking, you can either adjust the Default profile, or create a new one via the menu buttons in the bottom left of the window.

We chose to create a new profile, which allows us to give it a custom name and icon image. You can also link an application to the profile, or choose from a few pre-defined game profiles like Fortnite, Rocket League, and The Witcher. With our profile created, we can then choose to customize it with the “Customize” button.


The first option on the left is Lighting. Here we have the option of using the Standard or Advanced editors. Standard gives access to basic lighting effects like Solid, Color Cycle, Breathing, Wave, Trigger, or none. Each of these options has various levels of customization available, ranging from color to motion direction and speed.

Moving to the Advanced mode gives you control of each of the 32 individual RGB LEDs on the perimeter of the Surge. Each LED has options for colors, and you can even do a bit of motion customization with the Wave option. The HyperX logo can also be customized here with either a solid color or a breathing effect.


The Performance section of NGenuity offers the ability to configure up to five DPI settings, ranging from 100 to 16,000 DPI. Each DPI setting has a corresponding color in the application, and when the DPI button is pressed on the mouse, the light ring will glow that DPI setting’s color for a few seconds. This visual indicator is nice to have, and is in addition to a small on-screen indicator that shows your DPI setting for the same amount of time.


The Macros section is where you can adjust the following buttons: right-click, scroll wheel button, DPI, forward, and backward. The left mouse button can not be configured with a custom action.

After selecting a button to adjust, you are presented with a drop-down menu with options ranging from Keyboard Function and DPI Change, to Multimedia and Windows function. Each selection then offers a sub-menu of additional choices, which really adds a ton of versatility to the Pulsefire Surge. The Macros section also allows you to create custom macros, which can then be assigned to the five customizable buttons if you choose.

360-Degree Light Ring

Below is a small example of some of the custom lighting options that can be configured on the Pulsefire Surge via the NGenuity application.

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