When I checked out the HyperX Pulsefire Haste mouse a couple of years ago, I was impressed. Its budget-friendly, super-light device was solid for the price, and its distinct honeycomb style made it look unique as hell. Well, now the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 has been released without the cool honeycomb style on top, but this time it’s even lighter.
The original Pulsefire Haste came in at a tiny 59 grams, which is insanely light. Well, not wanting to be beat by their own mouse, HyperX has gone above and beyond by reducing the sequel to a tiny 53 grams. Both are insanely light, and this is pretty impressive.
One of the ways they achieved this in the original was with the honeycomb cutouts over the body of the mouse. I dug this style, as it gave the mouse some nice flare while also dropping the weight. The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 has gone back to a more classic look. The honeycomb holes are on the bottom of the mouse. If the honeycomb holes weren’t your jam, then this is a big win for you.
One thing that may appeal to the minimalists among us is the RGB. The lights inside the mouse only wind up coming up through the gaps around the wheel. Some people like their computer peripherals to light up like Christmas trees, some not so much. I can go either way, but I was digging this one.
I was given a white mouse to review, and having the colours come up through the wheel looked simple but nice. You can customise this using the NGENUITY software. Here you can tweak the colours, the DPI settings, etc. Given the price point of the mouse, it is pretty impressive what the mouse offers under the hood.
Not light on comfort
The mouse has a comfortable shape that makes it super easy to use. I definitely found it more comfortable in the hand than the original Pulsefire Haste, which was pretty damn comfy on its own. Like the Pulsefire Haste, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 comes with some grip stickers that you can use if you want. I recommend them, as they are nice and grippy for my sweaty fingers.
One weird thing is the white mouse comes with black grips which kinda kills the aesthetic. White grips in this mouse would have been way better.
You can nab a wireless version of the mouse, but with a cabled version, that cable is key. The mouse has a comfortable material cover on the cable. It is designed to slip well on the desk, and it does an incredible job of that. It also bends easily, meaning the risk of tugs is so damn minimal.
A light mouse at a light price
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wired isn’t the most loaded mouse, but it’s pretty damn good given the price. At $110, the mouse packs in a whole lot of value and has its own unique benefit with how light it is. If you are looking to buy a mouse in that price range, then the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wired is an easy recommendation.
It's not the perfect mouse, but given it's price you can't go wrong here.