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Hyperx Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse Review

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The HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse features exceptional build quality, programmable buttons, RGB lighting, and a premium feeling rubber notched RGB scroll wheel with tilting L/R buttons, but the high latency means that it is for casual gamers only.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid – Gaming Mouse, 11 Programmable Buttons, RGB, Ergonomic Design, Comfortable Side Grips, Software-Controlled Customization,Black
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The HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse is a fantastic option for gamers looking for a well-built gaming mouse that features a lot of programmable buttons on a strict budget.

It features a high-quality RGB rubber notched 24-step scroll wheel that has L/R buttons. And if you are on a Windows PC, you can use the HyperX NGenuity customization software to reprogram its 11 different buttons and the RGB LEDs.

The Raid also has a 16000 DPI sensor, adjustable in 50 increments with a low lift-off distance. Measured at 98 grams, the Raid is fairly lightweight for an MMO mouse.

Tested at 23.5 ms, it has a high latency with slower response. And it features an ergonomically comfortable design for all right-handed users alongside PTFE feet for smooth gliding.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Excellent overall build quality
  • Premium feeling rubber notched 24-stepped scroll wheel that features L/R tilting buttons
  • Compatibility with the comprehensive HyperX NGenuity customization software
  • Fairly lightweight 98-gram body
  • Ergonomically comfortable design for all types of grips

Reasons to Avoid

  • Lacks wireless connectivity
  • Scroll wheel does not feature a free scrolling/infinite scrolling mode for long pages
  • HyperX NGenuity customization software is not available for MacOS users
  • Relatively high 23.5 ms wired click latency
  • Only two customizable RGB lighting zones


  • Adjustable Weight
  • Handedness
  • Max DPI
    16000 dpi
  • Min DPI
    400 dpi
  • Number Of Buttons
  • Wireless
  • Wireless Connectivity


First released back in early 2020, the HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse is a high-end product that boasts rubber panels to offer grip control along with ergonomics to right-handed gamers.

Just like some of the best mouse models out there today, this mouse features a 16000 DPI high quality sensor that is adjustable using the HyperX NGenuity customization software. And similar to the best gaming mouse options in its range, this model sports customizable RGB lighting and weighs just 98 grams.

However, if you need an even lighter weight wireless gaming mouse, then make sure to take a look at our HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless review. The Pulsefire Raid Mouse features 11 different primary mouse buttons, including a sniper button. And its 4D tilting scroll wheel supports vertical scrolling.

In addition, the Raid comes with a 5.9 feet cable for wired USB connectivity with a 23.5 ms latency.

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  • Rtings

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    The HyperX Pulsefire Raid gaming mouse is decent for office and multimedia work. It feels… read more
  • Tom’s Hardware

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    The HyperX Pulsefire Raid has a bounty of customization options and lightweight construction, but middling… read more
  • PC Mag

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    HyperX’s top-end gaming mouse, the Pulsefire Raid, offers a lot of functionality, but also poses… read more

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