In this day and age, wireless charging is a fancy and hip feature among gaming mice. Because of the trend, tons of companies started offering mice that support it. With that, we’re going to talk about this kind of mouse in our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review.
HyperX brings an affordable mouse with Qi wireless charging. The Qi standard allows you to use a mouse with any third-party wireless charging pad. Aside from wireless charging, the Pulsefire Dart also comes with other excellent features, which makes it even better.
Generally, the HyperX Pulsefire Dart is a wireless gaming mouse offering 2.4GHz RF connections. It comes with a wireless adapter that lets you extend the range for desktop computer setups. The mouse guarantees high levels of accuracy with its Pixart 3389 sensor and split-button design with Omron switches.
Plus, its ergonomic shape and padded leatherette side grips allow you to experience long-lasting comfort during your gaming sessions. Also, it’s highly customizable through the HyperX NGENUITY Software.
Before we talk about the mouse, let’s first look at what’s inside the box. It will be on the next part of our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review.
HyperX Pulsefire Dart Packaging
The Pulsefire Dart comes in a white rectangular box with red accents. In front, you will find an image of the mouse itself. Above it is the brand, product name, as well as some of the mouse’s key features.
Like the box’s front, the back portion also has the mouse’s photos, together with other features of the Pulsefire Dart. On the right is its technical specifications, while the left displays one side of the mouse, highlighting its side buttons.
Inside, you will find the product itself in a plastic shell, and next to it is the mouse’s dongle. In a separate compartment at the base of the box, you will find the other accessories of the mouse. These include a USB cable adapter, USB-A to USB-C cable, a 5-page quick start guide, and a tech support card.
HyperX Pulsefire Dart Review – Design and Functionality
This part of our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review will be about the mouse’s design and wireless charging feature.
The mouse comes with six buttons: left & right-click, the scroll wheel, centre button, and two additional side buttons. The centre button lets you cycle through give tracking resolution presets, while the side buttons are customizable via the software.
The sides of the HyperX Pulsefire Dart feature grips padded with synthetic leather. It also comes with additional padding, which is useful for reducing pressure during intense gaming sessions. If you grip your mouse tighter when gaming, the extra padding also helps keep the mouse protected. When it comes to the grip type, the Pulsefire Dart is best for palm or claw grips.
The mouse’s feet are large, thus, providing adequate gliding, giving you better control over the mouse. Its smoothness also helps solve weight distribution issues that you may experience. Plus, the onboard RGB lights are a nice touch to the HyperX Pulsefire Dart.
The excellent features of this mouse are all under the hood. It comes with the PixArt PMW-3389 sensor that detects movements up to 16,000 DPI. With that, gamers can execute more actions with accuracy and ease.
Wireless Qi Charging
Another nice feature of the Pulsefire Dart is the Wireless Qi Charging support, allowing for charging on a wireless base. With that, you can continue your gaming sessions even when you run out of power.
What we like about this mouse’s Qi charging is that it’s compatible with charging pads from other manufacturers. It’s a big plus since other wireless charging mice are only compatible with their charging pad. Because of this, you won’t have to purchase the HyperX’s ChargePlay charging base if you already have one. However, the Chargeplay also has its advantages – it has dual chargers that support the iPhone.
Key Features of the HyperX Pulsefire Dart
This time, our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review will cover the key features that make this product unique.
Wireless Gaming-Grade Mouse
The HyperX Pulsefire Dart’s 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, RF technology, and 1ms response rate provide absolute freedom as you play. You can also go for wired mode with its USB charging cable.
Heavy Duty Battery
A single charge gives you up to 50 hours of playtime. With the HyperX NGENUITY Software, you can manage and monitor your mouse’s battery.
Pixart 3389 Sensor
The Pixart 3389 sensor provides the precision and accuracy that you need for competitions. Customize a maximum of five different settings with up 16,000 DPI.
Ergonomic Shape with Padded Grips
The HyperX Pulsefire Dart is for claw and palm grips. For added comfort, it also comes with leatherette side grips with pads.
Split-Button Design for Responsiveness
The main left and right clicks are independent. So, clicks towards the buttons’ back quickly register, as it does in front.
USB wireless adapter included
The HyperX Pulsefire Dart comes with a USB wireless adapter, allowing for the extension of wireless signal range. It’s best to use when you have a desktop computer setup.
Now, our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review will be all about the product’s technical specifications.
As mentioned earlier, the Pulsefire Dart has a Pixart PMW3389 sensor with a resolution of up to 16,000 DPI. It has DPI presets of 800, 1600, and 3200. The mouse has a speed of up to 450ips and 50G acceleration.
For the buttons, its left and right clicks feature Omron switches that guarantee up to 50 million clicks. Also, it has a polling rate of 1,000Hz, and its onboard memory can hold one profile. The Pulsefire Dart allows for 2.4Ghz wireless or wired connectivity.
When it comes to its battery life, the mouse can last up to 90 hours with its LED switched off. With default LED lighting, it can last up to 50 hours. It supports wireless Qi charging, and you can also charge it with its inclusive USB cable.
For the dimensions of the HyperX Pulsefire Dart, it is 124.8mm x 73.9mm x 43.6mm (L x W x H). The mouse alone weighs a total of 110g, and with the cable, it’s 150g. The cable’s length is 1.8m.
Next up in our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review, we’re going to discuss our hands-on experience with this product.
Hands on with the HyperX Pulsefire Dart
On this part of our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review, we’ll talk about the HyperX NGENUITY Software and the mouse’s performance. We’ll let you know if it’s responsive, accurate, precise, and if we experienced any issues while using it.
In terms of movement, the mouse was also precise, thanks to its sensor. It was highly reliable in tracking movements whether we used the minimum 200 DPI or the maximum 16,000 DPI.
The scroll wheel was great since the mouse also registered our clicks. It surprised us since it was more responsive than what we’ve experienced from a lot of other gaming mice we have tested before. Its feedback was as swift as the main buttons, which made it easier to open tabs. Activating abilities in-game also became easier and faster with its responsiveness.
Software: HyperX NGENUITY
HyperX NGENUITY is an intuitive utility that allows you to customize your compatible HyperX products, such as the Pulsefire Dart. Through the interface, you can set button bindings, create & save macros, as well as customize lighting. The software provides a lot of control and offers a wide range of presets to choose from.
Mice from HyperX have always been quick and precise, and the Pulsefire isn’t different. The left and right buttons were fast and responsive due to the Omron switches. With the split-button design that separates the left and right buttons, the sensitivity of these was equal. It registered our clicks whether we pressed at the front, back, and sides of each button.
While activating the Pulsefire Dart from sleep mode, we encountered occasional stuttering. However, we’re not sure if it’s because of the wireless connectivity or if it’s a sensor issue. I` Since it performs excellently while in use, we still consider this mouse highly reliable and efficient.
For a wireless mouse, the battery matters as much as its responsiveness. The company’s claims were true; the Pulsefire Dart lasted up to 50 hours during our test. It took us a week of heavy use to drain the fully charged mouse, making it better than other mice.
Overall, the HyperX Pulsefire Dart was excellent, and we’re giving five stars for its performance.
HyperX Pulsefire Dart Review Summary
The HyperX Pulsefire Dart is an improved version of its predecessors, making it the company’s best gaming mouse. Aside from that, the inclusion of wireless functionality and its better design makes it a great product.
Its Qi charging support makes it an excellent peripheral to include to your gaming rig. From its design, you could see that they paid a lot of attention to the comfort of users. We highly appreciate its design & performance, and it’s one of the best gaming mice we’ve used.
To conclude our HyperX Pulsefire Dart review, we highly recommend this wireless gaming mouse. If you want to purchase this, check out the store locator on HyperX’s official website to see the nearest sellers.