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HyperX PulseFire Surge RGB: gaming mouse with 16,000 DPI

HyperX, the Kingston brand’s worldwide gaming and peripherals subsidiary, has released its new PulseFire Surge RGB mouse. This new gaming mouse model has been designed to be handled by skilled players and features a high-precision optical sensor manufactured by PixArt. The design of gamer mice is something that all peripheral manufacturers spend many hours on before creating the final product they will release. After all, not only do you have to bear in mind that not everyone holds the mouse in the same way (you can hold it with a claw or palm grip), but you also have to bear in mind that not everyone holds it with the same hand. And, although many manufacturers have been releasing ambidextrous models (i.e. they can be used by both right-handed and left-handed users) for some time now, it is not long ago that mice were designed for right-handed users.

HyperX PulseFire Surge RGB: gaming mouse with 16,000 DPI

That seems to be the way HyperX has gone with the new PulseFire Surge RGB gaming mouse, as the mouse is designed to be used only by users who are right-handed and who use a “palm-like” grip. The main battle weapon of the PulseFire Surge RGB gamer mouse from HyperX is the PixArt PMW 3389 optical sensor. This component has a resolution of 16,000 DPI and a sampling rate of 1000 Hz. These high resolutions are only usable by the most experienced and experienced gamers, as they allow for large changes in direction with minimal peripheral movement. The mouse is equipped with an indicator light that indicates at all times the resolution at which it is being used.

On the other hand, the mouse also incorporates switches from the prestigious Omron brand, with a wear resistance certified for correct use up to 50 million keystrokes. Since it is not only the accuracy of the optical sensor that is important, but also the reliability of the switches on the mouse buttons, Omron’s choice as a supplier of these seems to us to be the right one.

Finally, HyperX has equipped the PulseFire Surge RGB with a luminous ring that surrounds it completely, in which dynamic optical effects can be programmed. The new HyperX mouse will be available for purchase from the second quarter of 2018 at a price of €69.95 from specialist retailers.

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