I’ve been keeping a secret for a long time. I’m ashamed to admit that it has been a hard couple of weeks, but I think I am finally ready to let you all know. I’ve been cheating on my Razer Basilisk. There. I said it. You can all judge me however you want. It was nice to experience something else. I like to keep my options open. This particular one is the new Pulsefire Dart, by HyperX.
Speaking of options, the first thing that had me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside was the fact that this mouse can be used wired or wireless. The 1.5m USB-C cable supplied works as a charger or a direct contact, with a lovely little adapter that allows you to plug in the supplied wireless adapter so as not to take up too many valuable USB ports.
While, the mouse also supports wireless charging, you will need to purchase an additional accessory for this to actually happen. No biggie. I prefer cords, but the wireless aspect would be very beneficial if I was dragging my computer around with me, and with up to 50 hours of battery life, you can almost afford to forget the cable on that business trip you have next week.
Like most gaming mice, the Pulsefire Dart supports RGB lighting, because we all know that flashy lights are what every gamer really wants. Easy to use software can be downloaded via the HyperX website and will allow you to change the lighting to your heart content, amongst other, less important things like sensitivity and setting up the 6 programmable buttons.
Sensitivity levels are around where you’d expect a gaming mouse to be, sporting up to 16000 DPI due to the Pixart 3389 sensor with a whopping 50g acceleration. Using the aforementioned software, you can dial this in as much as you want, while possibly setting up one or two of the buttons to change this on the fly. The Pulsefire Dart also boasts Omron switches, allowing you to click that button up to 50 million times before you’ll need to think about buying a new one, perfect for healing your teammates as you carry them through to victory.
In terms of appearance, the Pulsefire Dart looks just like any other mouse, but it is extremely comfortable to use. Each side of the mouse is lined with a cushioned pad that provides a small amount of comfort if you’re one of those people who grips a mouse like it’s trying to run away.
The rear shell of the mouse is a little more pronounced than what we have come to know as a gaming mouse. For me personally, I like this feeling as it reminds me of my early years in gaming and it feels like I have a better grip on it. All six buttons are easily accessible, with two at your thumb, one behind the scroll wheel, as well as the usual two and the scroll wheel itself. As nice as more buttons would possibly be, I personally find that I don’t use them all because they’re usually just out of reach. Unless you’re holding your mouse in a strange way – but that could just be me and my awkward hands.
While, it might not have all the bells and whistles that some other gaming mice have, the Pulsefire Dart is still a great option, especially if your budget is a little tighter. With a price point sitting around the $100 mark, you really can’t go wrong with this one. The fact that you have the option of wired or wireless is something that I feel could be very appealing to some.
The design would look equally at home next to a work laptop as it would set up next to a gaming rig, while still working as aggressively as some of the more expensive units. I really can’t think of a reason not to use it.
- Wired or Wireless
- Feels more solid than some mice I’ve used
- Built in battery
- Supports wireless charging
- Soft cushioning on the sides
- The USB cable is easy to lose
- Not as many buttons as some gaming mice
- Does not come with a wireless charger