Additionally, the companion software is incompatible with macOS, and the cable and mouse feet are just passable. The Pulsefire Core is a highly customizable, responsive, and light mouse. It feels quite strong and provides good gaming and productivity performance, while it isn’t as high-end as more expensive options . Although there are many mice in this price range, with Logitech’s entry level costing $10 less while still providing programmable buttons and macro support, HyperX’s Core combines a nice selection of features to make it a solid choice in the $30–$40 gaming mouse market.

HyperX Pulsefire Core review: Design

If you’ve ever seen a gaming mouse, the HyperX Pulsefire Core should appear recognizable with its ergonomic shape and RGB logo. Either way, it has a sleeker appearance than a standard office mouse, with more curves and sharper angles. You can choose between a plain black chassis or a stylish pink chassis. The several buttons on this mouse are all easily reachable. There are two DPI adjustment buttons, two thumb buttons, a clickable scroll wheel, and left and right buttons. All of them feel nice and sturdy, and the HyperX nGenuity software’s programmed commands are accurately executed by them. The only drawback is perhaps the biggest criticism I can make of the Pulsefire Core. While the left side of the mouse feels good, with a textured thumb grip, the right side of the mouse feels wrong. Instead of curving toward the ring and pinky fingers, it curves inward, leaving the two outermost fingers without a place to rest. It’s an annoying and persistent problem that makes the mouse much less comfortable than it should be.


An ambidextrous mouse with a symmetrical design is the Pulsefire Core. For right-handed users, however, there are buttons solely on the left side. Physically, the mouse measures 119 mm by 64 mm by 41 mm (L x W x H). Without the 1.8-meter braided USB cord, it weighs roughly 87 grammes (or 89 grammes on our scale). The mouse’s body is primarily comprised of matte plastic, with glossy accents around the edge. To let the RGB lighting through, the HyperX logo is translucent. There are two sizable rubber feet at the top and bottom. Regarding total size, the Pulsefire Core is in the middle. For users of the claw grip, the taller hump is ideal because it is shifted further toward the rear. The buttons are all conveniently reachable. The Pulsefire Core has a total of seven reprogrammable buttons, including the two located behind the scroll wheel. TTC makes the switches, and the two main buttons are rated to last for at least 20 million clicks. you can read our article on HyperX Pulsefire Core review.

HyperX Pulsefire Core review: Connectivity

There are no features like wireless connectivity, adjustable weights, replaceable side panels, or any other high-end peripheral functions. However, the capable HyperX nGenuity software still allows for a good amount of flexibility with the gadget. we ’ve written about nGenuity a few times in the past. It has occasionally functioned properly and occasionally not, but regardless, it has been a basic experience in comparison to something like Razer Synapse or Logitech G Hub.

RGB Lighting

The only illumination area on the Pulsefire Core’s body is the HyperX logo. The NGENUITY (Beta) has a wide range of options for managing the RGB lighting. The effects’ brightness, opacity, speed, and colors can all be changed. There are four effects that are pre-loaded, including breathing and trigger. The lighting is bright and brilliant, and the color shifts are seamless. also you can check our article on HyperX Pulsefire Core review.

HyperX Pulsefire Core review: Performance

We tested the mouse with Age of Empires IV, Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy XIV, and found that the mouse delivered consistent results across the board. It didn’t favor any particular genre, but it parsed my commands quickly and accurately, whether it was ordering a group of villagers to build a castle or syncing a gun to a cybernetic implant. It’s worth noting that the Pulsefire Core’s versatility can be to the detriment of a particular genre. It’s not as light as e-sports mice; it has fewer buttons than massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming mice; it lacks the additional “sniper” button of FPS mice. But to get genre-specialized mice, it’s most realistic to spend more than $30.

Pricing and Availability

The optical sensor (Pixart 3327), which has a maximum DPI of 6200 and lies between the FPS and Surge, is the first technical distinction to be made. It also offers a quicker 220 IPS speed than the FPS versions. Although you must upgrade to the Pulsefire Surge to acquire the Omron brand switches with its 50 million clicks, mouse switches are rated for the same 20 million clicks as the FPS.


An excellent FPS gaming mouse is the HyperX Pulsefire Core. It boasts a solid build quality and an ambidextrous form that works with almost any grip style and hand size. Its CPI range is fairly wide, and you can change it in 100-point steps. Though not as low as many other gaming mouse, it also has a short lift-off distance. Sadly, it has a high click latency, and some players might prefer a more responsive option.  Comparing the HyperX Pulsefire Core to other gaming computers in a similar price range, the performance is strong. A well-made gaming mouse that is ideal for most hands, with the exception of those who don’t like front-flare designs.

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