HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Review

Up until I received this mouse, I always believed a heavier mouse was better for my use. I liked the heft, it made me feel more sure of my movements, so I was skeptical of how the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 could improve my play. I also never normally gravitated toward a wireless mouse either.

To put it bluntly, this was a big change, and its safe to say that Im a convert.

Testing Out the Pulsefire 2

The white HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 on an oak table. The mouse wheel is lit up in a shade of neon green.

Coming in at 61 grams, the Pulsefire Haste 2 is classed as ultra-lightweight,’. So much so, I could barely feel it was there! My arm movements felt more relaxed and this in turn had a positive impact on my comfort, as well as allowing for longer play sessions. With up to 100 hours of battery life, it wasnt going to need charging all that often, and, in fact, Ive not charged it once in the ten days Ive been using it. Moreover, there’s no disruption when switching over to a wired connection, everything feels streamlined.

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I first started using the mouse by playing Minecraft, a game that doesnt require any extraordinary inputs of movements. The Haste 2 has an incredibly satisfying click. Do you know that brain-scratching feeling you get from good ASMR? Thats the click, right there. I wanted to step up to something more intense, so Apex Legends was next. Everything still felt nice and smooth, but then I noticed a sheet of stickers in the box: “Low-Friction Skates.”

High Skates Gameplay

Photo of the black skates included with the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 on an oak table.

After sticking these Skates onto the protrusions on the underside of the mouse, the glide felt as good as the clicks; buttery smooth. Theres also some grip tape in the box for the main buttons, but as yet, Ive not felt the need to use them. When combining the speed of movement with a higher DPI – it goes up to 26,000 – things felt a bit frantic for me, but the DPI is changed on the fly by a small button below the mouse wheel.

After a time with the Haste 2, I settled on a DPI I enjoyed and eased into playing a longer session. There were no interruptions to my Bluetooth connection, though I checked out the wireless 2.4GHz connection also and that was great. Theres no real discernible difference, but it gives flexibility to users.

Of course, theres RGB lighting that glows cooly around the mouse wheel, which tops off a great mouse that feels built of high-quality components. Oddly, the RGB would light up at random moments, when my PC was shut down. This is a little frustrating when a darkened room starts to emanate a rainbow effect from the corner, but thats a minor quibble on what is a must-have mouse.


The white wireless receiver and dongle from the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 on an oak table.

Suitable for use on consoles also, this mouse could make for a good addition to any lounge setup. Priced at £94.99, the Pulsefire Haste 2 finds itself sitting at a good price point in the market. This is a more premium product and allows HyperX to use better parts to keep that weight down.

To give you an idea of how much I’ve been using the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2, Ive already boxed away my old mouse and now the Haste 2 sits in its place. You couldn’t ask for a better recommendation than that. 

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All photos captured by Dan Lipscombe | Review unit provided by HyperX

Daniel Lipscombe
Daniel Lipscombe

Daniel Lipscombe is a freelance video game journalist who brings with him over 10 years of experience online and in print. You can find his work on Eurogamer, VG247, Retro Gamer, Official PlayStation Magazine, Wireframe, Games Radar, and Fanatical to name a few. He's also an established author and videogame consultant at HarperCollins Publishing UK.