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I’ve been reviewing HyperX products for a few years now, and something I really love about them is that they’re consistent. From their low-priced products to their most expensive surround-sound headset, they never cease to amaze me. They pack more than you’d expect into whatever I get from them, for the price they’re marked at, and the product of the day is no different. That product, of course, it the Pulsefire Core Gaming Mouse, which retails for about 40 bucks from any of their sellers.

Before I get into my experience with the mouse, let me just list the specs down below, which come right from the HyperX website.

Ergonomics: Symmetrical
Sensor: Pixart PAW3327
Resolution: up to 6,200 DPI
DPI presets: 800 / 1600 / 2400 / 3200 DPI
Speed: 220 IPS
Acceleration: 30G
Buttons: 7
Left / Right buttons durability: 20 million clicks
Backlight: RGB (16,777,216 colors)
Light effects: 1 lighting zone and 4 brightness levels1
On board memory: 1 profile
Connection type: USB 2.0
Polling rate: 1000Hz
USB data format: 16 bits/axis
Cable type: Braided
Weight (without cable): 87g
Weight (with cable): 123g

In terms of a $40 gaming mouse, it does absolutely everything that you could want. It’s got 7 programmable buttons, eight basic DPI presets, a nice braided cable, and of course, RGB lighting. The lighting is basically completely pointless when you’re using the mouse, because it’s really only in the logo, which your palm is covering while you’re using it. Unless you hold the mouse like a claw machine, you’re never going to see those 16,777,216 colors, which is a slight shame. It doesn’t really detract from using the mouse though, and like I said before, it’s a pretty cheap mouse, so I’m not expecting a crazy light show.

At least it looks nice when it’s sitting at your desk.

The shape of the mouse is symmetrical, which is great for righties and lefties alike, and it’s extremely light. Not light in the sense that it feels cheap, but just light enough to set itself apart from similarly priced mice. It’s just a well-built, durable mouse, I used it for playing OverwatchBioshock, and extended work sessions with video editing. Across all three of those things, it performed extremely well, and that’s considering the fact the I normally use the Pulsefire Surge, their top-of-the-line mouse! The Surge definitely feels a little bit better to use, it’s higher quality, got a lot more to offer in terms of RGB, and feels a bit smoother to use. The Surge is one of the best mice I’ve ever used though, so that’s not to detract from the Core, it’s still a damn good mouse. If you’re putting together a Gaming PC rig, and trying to save money on peripherals, the Core is a fantastic mouse for the price. Even if you’re just looking for a more comfortable casual mouse to work with, it’s a great selection for that as well.

HyperX impresses me once again!

I've been reviewing HyperX products for a few years now, and something I really love about them is that they're consistent. From their low-priced products to their most expensive surround-sound headset, they never cease to amaze me. They pack more than you'd expect into whatever I get from them, for the price they're marked at, and the product of the day is no different. That product, of course, it the Pulsefire Core Gaming Mouse, which retails for about 40 bucks from any of their sellers. Before I get into my experience with the mouse, let me just list the specs…
A fantastic RGB gaming mouse for forty bucks, whose quality can't be beat at that price.

HyperX Pulsefire Core

Build Quality - 9
Functionality - 9
Ease of Use - 9
Price - 10

9.3

Must-have!

A fantastic RGB gaming mouse for forty bucks, whose quality can't be beat at that price.

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Nathaniel Smyth

The author Nathaniel Smyth

Born and raised in Plymouth, NH, Nat has been gaming since he was 3 starting on his brother’s Sega Genesis, all the way up to the Xbox One. Well rounded in a range of game genres from beat-em-ups to shooters, to role-playing-games, and more, he’s had a passion for all things gaming as long as he’s been able to hold a controller. While busy with school, sports, working, he still finds time to sit down, play, read up on the latest news, and hunt for deals on new and classic games.