Aimed squarely at gamers, the new mouse also includes 360-degree RGB lighting effects, Omron switches, and a Pixart 3389 sensor.
Gaming mice vary greatly in a bid to offer the best mix of comfort, performance, and longevity while at the same time standing out from the competition. This can result in some of them looking like they belong in a Transformers movie. That’s not the case with the HyperX Pulsefire Surge, which launches today after winning a Red Dot 2018 Design Award.
When not in use, the Surge looks like a standard mouse. However, hidden inside is a Pixart 3389 sensor offering a resolution of up to 16,000 DPI. Both mouse buttons are rated at 50 million clicks thanks to the Omron “click feel” switches. On the under side are large skates to allow for very easy gliding, and around the edge of the mouse is a light ring offering dynamic 360-degree RGB effects.
The RGB colors are controlled using HyperX’s NGenuity software and on-board memory to store customizations. The light ring is split into zones, which can be set to different colors and then animated using five different effects (Solid, Color Cycle, Breathing, Wave, and Trigger) or turned off completely. NGenuity also handles changing the DPI setting between the default 800, 1,600, 3,200, 6,400, and the highest 16,000 option. But all the values up to 16,000 can be tweaked and saved as presets. You can also link a mouse color change with each active DPI setting.
The on-board memory can also be used to create and store macros and button bindings, which will come in useful if you switch between games often. There’s also a library of game profile presets to take advantage of.
Gaming mice can cost anywhere from $40 right through to $250. The Surge is priced at $69.99 with a two year warranty, but that’s sure to fall once more retailers get their hands on it.